ETHNIC & MINORITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

JANUARY 10, 2005

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:35 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:45 p.m.

 

Present were:†††††  Chairperson Councillor Konstantina B. Lukes

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Joseph M. Petty

 

Also: ††††††††††††††††††  Deputy City Solicitor Michael Traynor

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Human Rights Director Francis Manocchio

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† DPW Assistant Commissioner Andrew Murch

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Michael Galvin, Staff Liaison to City Managerís Advisory Committee

on People with Disabilities

Worcester Police Affirmative Action Officer John Lewis

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

All items in City Council on January 18, 2005

 

1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to the ADA Transition Plan update for the City of Worcester.

††††††††† #14A CM September 28, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council if ADA Compliance has been required as part of the request for space for the Executive Office of Neighborhood Services and at polling locations.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager update the City Council concerning the status portion in each of the categories in the September 28, 2004 Transition Plan Update.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council concerning staffing and overall funding in other cities for ADA-related work.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager remind all departments of the requirement that the three designated entities: the Center for Living and Working, the Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities and Rights, Equality and Dignity for the Disabled be contacted for review of plans that fall under ADA jurisdiction.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager consider using a reference to ADA commitment in future City of Worcester stationary.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report concerning the use of assisted listening devices for Public Agency Meetings broadcast on cable television.

 

Speakers:††

1.     Barbara T. White, 38 Upland Gardens Drive, Worcester

2.     Ron Madnick, 12 Pine Tree Drive, Worcester

3.     Jacqueline Norton, 245 Fairmont Avenue, Worcester

4.     Dawn Clerk, 232 Burncoat Street, Worcester

5.     William S. Coleman III, 31 Brownell Circle, Worcester