COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION County Administration Center September 4, 2007 700 H Street, Hearing Room1 5:30 - 7:30p.m. Sacramento, CA 95814 Tuesday ACTION AGENDA DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION 700 H Street, Hearing Room One (1) Tuesday September 4, 2007 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 5:30 Call To Order and Introductions Gene Lozano 5:35 Approval Of The Minutes (8/07) ACTION 5:40 WORK PLAN 2007 Discussion/ACTION 1. Emergency Preparedness/Evacuation of People with Disabilities (30 min.) City/County Coordination – Michael Paravagna, City of Sacramento ADA Coordinator Volunteers for Oct 13 Evacuation Exercise (Staff) Recent Developments, Other Current Issues and Concerns (All) 2. ADA Program Self Evaluation Phase II Facility Review (Carl Mosher, John Franklin - 10 min.) Alternate Formats – Review Draft Policy (Gene Lozano - 10 min.) Staff Training/Disability Sensitivity + Customer Service (Deferred) Deaf Access – Unmet Needs Countywide (Deferred) 3. County Web Accessibility (Deferred) 4. General Plan Update + Human Services Element (Deferred) 6:30 Review and Ratification of Housing Subcommittee Letter ACTION 6:45 Chair’s Report Gene Lozano 6:50 Chief’s Report John Franklin 6:55 Ex-Officio Report(s) Ex-Officio Members 7:00 Subcommittee and Task Force Reports (Approx. 5 Minutes Each) Housing Leoma Lee Programs & Services Access Deferred Physical Access Gene Lozano Human Services Coordinating Council (HSCC) Deferred First Five Commission Staff 7:25 Unfinished/New Business Discussion/Information 7:30 Adjournment The meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for documents in accessible formats, interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or other accommodations should be made through the County Disability Compliance Office at (916) 874-7642 or 874-7647 (TTY/TDD), no later than five working days prior to the meeting. Anyone may address the Advisory Commission regarding any item that is within the Commission's subject matter jurisdiction. However, the Commission may not take any action on this agenda except as authorized by Government Code, Section 154954.3. COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION County Administration Center September 4, 2007 700 H Street, Hearing Room1 5:30 - 7:30p.m. Sacramento, CA 95814 Tuesday SACRAMENTO COUNTY DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION (DAC) MEETING MINUTES FOR September 4, 2007 MEMBERS PRESENT: Gene Lozano, Acting Chair; Linda Cook, Lois Diamond, Pat Groff, Ex- Officio; Randy Hicks, Leoma Lee, Cheryl Martin, Carl Mosher, Ex-Officio; Reggie Nelson, Sam Seaton. MEMBERS ABSENT: Joseph Mendez, Chair (Excused); David Mana-ay, Vice Chair (Excused); Paul Hahn, Ex-Officio (Excused); Daniel Kim, Ex-Officio (Excused); Hugh Lafler (Excused). GUEST(S): Joe Valenzuela, Carol Willis, SRCCC; Michael Paravagna, City of Sacramento ADA Coordinator STAFF: John Franklin and Cheryl Bennett, Disability Compliance Office; Angelene and Vicky, ASL Interpreters. AGENDA ITEM DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATIONS ACTION/NEXT STEPS Call to Order and The meeting was called to order at 5:32 with a Those present Introductions quorum present. introduced themselves. Approval of the The Chair called for the approval of the August 7, M/S (Lee/Nelson) to Minutes 2007 minutes. approve the August 2007 minutes as submitted. Approved unanimously. WORKPLAN Michael Paravagna was welcomed as the new ADA 2007: Emergency Coordinator for the city of Sacramento. He Preparedness emphasized the importance of this issue and stated and Evacuation his commitment to enhancing collaboration between of Persons with the city and the county during emergency Disabilities preparedness planning. During Disaster Joe Valenzuela and Carol Willis updated members on the upcoming October 13 Disaster Preparedness evacuation drill. They are still hoping to recruit at least 50 volunteers who are people with disabilities to participate in order to give emergency responders in training a realistic perspective on the needs of people with disabilities in these situations. They are also seeking volunteers who are sign language interpreters to assist with the exercise. However, all instructions regarding the exercise will be distributed in writing as well as verbally, and it was acknowledged that it is important for the Deaf community to think about how they will respond and be prepared for emergencies when no interpreters are available. Staff will redistribute the event COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION County Administration Center September 4, 2007 700 H Street, Hearing Room1 5:30 - 7:30p.m. Sacramento, CA 95814 Tuesday AGENDA ITEM DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATIONS ACTION/NEXT STEPS announcement. Members are strongly encouraged to participate. Carol Willis provided her contact information and asked that members RSVP through her office at firstname.lastname@example.org/ or WORKPLAN Carl Mosher summarized the recent activities 2007: regarding the ADA Self Evaluation. Department County-wide ADA heads are being informed of the status of their Program Self department’s program evaluation survey results. Evaluation They will also assist with identifying programs that Surveys have not yet been surveyed and matching the programs with the facilities that house them. This will assist Facilities Planning, Architecture and Real Estate (FPARE) with making determinations on which buildings will be the highest priority for further review. WORKPLAN This item was deferred to a future agenda. Staff will keep 2007: members updated as General Plan the Element Update continues to be refined and implemented. County Web This item was deferred to a future agenda. The Disability Accessibility Compliance Office and the Web Accessibility Workgroup will continue to work on these issues and report back to the DAC. Review and Staff read aloud a letter from the Housing M/S (Hicks/Lee) to Ratification of Subcommittee to the Planning Department ratify the Housing Housing regarding the lack of inclusion of ADA Accessibility Subcommittee letter Subcommittee Guidelines and Title 24 references in the draft Multi to the Planning Letter Family Design Guidelines. The Chair called for a Department motion of approval. regarding the Multi Family Design Guidelines. Approved unanimously. Chair’s Report Gene Lozano thanked Lois Diamond, Linda Cook Information Only. and Hugh Lafler for providing him with information on visual alarm systems. He reminded members of the value of the diversity of the DAC’s membership COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION County Administration Center September 4, 2007 700 H Street, Hearing Room1 5:30 - 7:30p.m. Sacramento, CA 95814 Tuesday AGENDA ITEM DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATIONS ACTION/NEXT STEPS and of our ability to be important resources to one another. Chief’s Report John Franklin noted that the Disability Compliance Office was in the process of obtaining ADA program surveys from the Public Library system. Members shared some of their concerns and experiences with barriers to access in Sacramento area libraries. They requested that Public Library staff be invited to a future DAC meeting. Housing The Board of Supervisors recently made some Next meeting Subcommittee changes in the Affordable Housing Ordinance. The September 5, 2007, Report changes did not impact the percentage of affordable 2:30–4:00 p.m., housing to Extremely Low Income families, which Hearing Room 1. was the chief item of concern to the Subcommittee. Programs and The Subcommittee Chair was not present to report. Next meeting Services Access September 11, 2007 Subcommittee from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Report Physical Access Gene Lozano summarized discussion items from Next meeting Subcommittee the previous meeting. He thanked Lois Diamond September 18, 2007 Report and Linda Cook for providing input to Airports staff from 5:30 to 7:00 about the needs of people who are Deaf or hard of p.m. hearing for their consideration when installing TTY equipment at International Airport. The Subcommittee also heard a presentation on the Los Rios Transit Plan which will improve pedestrian and public transit facilities adjacent to the Los Rios Community Colleges. American River College will be the recipient of most of the planned improvements. Ex-Officio Pat Groff noted that the Sidewalk Obstruction Information only. Report(s) Ordinance is moving forward through the process. Carl Mosher expressed appreciation for the comments Gene Lozano provided at a recent meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Terminal Modernization Program. They will be entering the design phase soon and Mr. Lozano was able to provide the TAC with input on desirable and compliant color schemes, area transition features, signage and other considerations to enhance access. Human Services This report was deferred. Next meeting Coordinating September 13, 2007 Council (HSCC) from noon to 1:30 Report p.m. First 5 Advisory First 5 Sacramento’s Annual Children's Celebration Next meeting Committee at Fairytale Town in William Land Park Saturday, September 14, 2007. COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION County Administration Center September 4, 2007 700 H Street, Hearing Room1 5:30 - 7:30p.m. Sacramento, CA 95814 Tuesday AGENDA ITEM DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATIONS ACTION/NEXT STEPS October 13, 2007, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is a free, fun, educational event for young children and their families. Unfinished/New None. Business, Announcements Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 7:30. Next meeting October 2, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.