In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City of Port St. Lucie will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the City of Port St. Lucie services, programs, or activities.
The City of Port St. Lucie does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The City of Port St. Lucie will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the City of Port St. Lucie programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
The City of Port St. Lucie will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of the City of Port St. Lucie programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the City of Port St. Lucie offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City of Port St. Lucie program, service, or activity, should contact the office of Susan Williams, City of Port St. Lucie, City Hall, Building A, 121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Florida 34984-5099, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require the City of Port St. Lucie to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Complaints that a City of Port St. Lucie program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Susan Williams, City of Port St. Lucie, City Hall, Building A, 121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Florida 34984-5099.
The City of Port St. Lucie will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modification of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to person who use wheelchairs.
First posted: April 1, 2006