Commissioners talk making Augusta accessible

October 2, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Some commissioners say downtown Augusta does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and last night they heard from you on the issue.

Commissioners have talked about everything from sidewalks to parking spaces not meeting federal ADA guidelines, but the city administrator says the situation will get better.

"We're sorta doing a hit and miss kinda thing now," Fred Russell said. "Somebody will complain about this or we'll do a project here so we'll make it ADA compliant. What I am looking for is the ability to put together a comprehensive plan that we can budget annual dollars for."

Three more public meetings are set on the same issue. The first is tonight at the Maxwell Branch Library on Lumpkin Road at 6 o'clock. You can also attend Thursday the 11th at the downtown library, at either noon or 6 o'clock.

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