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Resolution RS2020-499

A resolution recognizing the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

WHEREAS, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101, et seq., was passed by the United State Congress on July 26, 1990 to ensure the civil rights of citizens with disabilities; and

WHEREAS, prior to the enactment of the ADA, people with disabilities were often segregated and denied equality of opportunity based on fear, ignorance, prejudice, stereotypes, and labels; and

WHEREAS, the ADA embraces the precept that disability is a natural and normal part of the human experience that in no way diminishes a person’s right to fully participate in all aspects of society; and

WHEREAS, the goals of the ADA include equality of opportunity, full participation, economic self-sufficiency, and independent living; and

WHEREAS, the ADA has played a vital role in enabling people with disabilities to fully participate in all aspects of society by removing barriers to employment, public services, public accommodations, public and private transportation, telecommunications, websites, online systems, mobile apps, and other forms of information and communication technology; and

WHEREAS, the ADA recognized the rights of individuals with disabilities to fully participate in their communities through independent living, equitable opportunities, and economic self-sufficiency; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County affirms the principles of equality and inclusion for persons with disabilities as set forth in the ADA, the laws of the State of Tennessee, and local ordinances; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes and commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the ADA.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. The Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as recognizing the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Joy Styles, Russ Bradford, Sean Parker, Ginny Welsch, Gloria Hausser, Jeff Syracuse, Kyonzté Toombs, Burkley Allen, Emily Benedict, Brett Withers, Bob Nash, Freddie O'Connell, Russ Pulley, Erin Evans, Thom Druffel, Zulfat Suara, Brandon Taylor, Angie Henderson, Jennifer Gamble

Legislative History

Referred toPublic Works Committee
Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

IntroducedAugust 18, 2020

AdoptedAugust 18, 2020

ApprovedAugust 19, 2020

By:Mayor Cooper's signature

Requests for ADA accommodation should be directed to the Metropolitan Clerk at 615-862-6770.

Last Modified: 08/21/2020 1:22 PM