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Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities Work Plan

2014 Work Plan

Outreach Committee

  • Represent the Commission at three or four community events
  • Hold three Commission meetings in Seattle neighborhoods
  • Host community picnic
  • Update logo, and brochure

Public Safety Committee

  • Emergency preparedness; establish formal working relationship Emergency Operations Center. Develop an emergency policy/plan for the disabled community.
  • Build relationships with SPD
  • Continue SPD public safety forums
  • Monitor and respond to DOJ settlement/monitor

Issues Committee

  • Transportation:
    • Address proposed cuts to metro service.
    • Assess transportation issues based on feedback from transportation forums in 2013.
    • Continue to work with SDOT; Address parking placard abuse, proposed time limits for disabled parking, and proposed policy changes at the state level. 
  • Housing:
    • Engage disability community regarding housing discrimination
  • Employment
  • Develop policy recommendations for the city to recruit, hire, and retain employees with disabilities
  • Public Access:
    • Address disability access issues with the waterfront design.