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Dawn Jett, Human Resources Director
Finance Director Review:
City Attorney Review:
Type of Action Requested:
Dissolution of the Mayor's Committee on Disability Issues.
Staff is recommending the dissolution of the Mayor's Committee on Disability Issues.
In early 1987 then Mayor Jimmy Kerr received a letter requesting a committee be allowed to form with the specific intent of serving as a clearing house for the large number of groups who were working to end the unemployment and underemployment of handicapped individuals. At that time many cities were creating such committees and Casa Grande honored the request. In the early 1990s the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law and the original reasons the Mayor's Committee was formed were now being addressed at the Federal level. With that, the committee, through a consent agenda item on November 7, 1994, had its name changed to the "Mayor's Committee on Disability Issues". Over the years the scope of this committee has changed until the past several years when they met only to help coordinate two events; the Halloween Dance and Disability Awareness Day. The Halloween Dance is overseen by the Community Services Department and the School District has taken the lead on Disability Awareness Day. The Mayor's Committee on Disability Issues has not met in nearly a year and the few remaining members can still be involved by working as a volunteer for the two events with which they have stayed active. Should the need arise, the Committee could be formed again in the future.
Not dissolve the Mayor's Committee on Disability Issues
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