ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan

**Current Events**

The City needs your input to guide when and where ADA accessibility and mobility improvements should be made. Please complete the online survey www.lakestevensada.com by December 31, 2022 to share your mobility experiences, requests, and concerns. Your feedback will support the city’s ADA Transition Plan, which began in July 2022 and will be completed by March 2023.

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The City of Lake Stevens is committed to providing equal access to its public programs, rights-of-way, services, facilities, and activities for all citizens including those with disabilities. To achieve this end, the City is developing an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan with appendices in compliance with federal and state law. The ADA Transition Plan will identify physical and communicative barriers in public rights-of-way, facilities (buildings and parks), programs and activities that will be incorporated into a comprehensive ADA Transition Plan. The City's Comprehensive ADA Transition Plan will be complete by the end of March 2023. 

To satisfy the requirements set forth by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (CFR 28 Part 35), and WSDOT Local Agency Guidelines Manual (Chapter 29), this ADA Transition Plan intends to:

  • Identify physical and communicative barriers in the City of Lake Stevens’ public right-of-way, facilities, programs and activities that limit the accessibility to individuals with disabilities.
  • Describe the methods or identify projects to make the public right-of-way, facilities, programs and activities accessible.
  • Provide a schedule for making necessary modifications to provide better access and achieve compliance
  • Identify the public officials responsible for implementation of the plan.

The City of Lake Stevens’ ADA notice, see the link at the bottom of the page, provides more information on the precedent for ADA compliance and the City’s legal responsibilities.

2015 Sidewalk ADA Transition Plan

ADA transition planning in accordance with Title II is not a foreign topic in Lake Stevens. In fact, in 2015 the city completed a Sidewalk ADA Transition Plan which includes the following:

  • An inventory of curb ramps
  • Policy statement for ADA compliance
  • Established priority route criteria
  • Documented project costs
  • A process for review of Technically Infeasible Locations

City policy requires that newly constructed or altered streets shall comply with the most current ADA Title II specifications or be reviewed as technically infeasible according to 2010 ADA standards. 

Technically Infeasible Curb Ramps

In some locations, it may not be possible to design or construct standard or non-standard curb ramps that meet ADA standards. According to Section 106.5 of the 2010 ADA standards, technically infeasible means, with respect to an alteration of a facility, ADA compliance has little likelihood of being accomplished because “existing physical or site constraints prohibit modification or addition of elements, spaces or features, which are in full and strict compliance with the minimum requirements for new construction and which are necessary to provide accessibility”. In these instances, the designer shall submit to the Public Works department a completed copy of the Maximum Extent Feasible (MEF). This document will be reviewed by Public Works staff and approved or denied by the City Engineer, or designee. Once approved or denied, a copy of the form will be returned to the designer and filed with the city. Acceptance of a non-ADA compliant curb ramp will only be accepted under these conditions.

Completed MEF forms must be submitted to engineering@lakestevenswa.gov

Staff Contact Information

For questions regarding risk or access to City services, programs or activities contact: 
Risk Manager
Maximillian Roth, Risk Manager
P.O. Box 257 
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

mroth@lakestevenswa.gov
425.622.9440


For questions regarding the ADA Transition Plan process or access to City services, programs or activities:
ADA Coordinator
Erik Mangold, Capital Projects Manager
P.O. Box 257 
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

emangold@lakestevenswa.gov
425.622.9443

Other ADA Resources

Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

For persons with hearing disabilities, please use the Washington State Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1, or 1-800-833-6384.

Recent/Annual Accomplishments

The City has contracted with Transpo Group Inc. to prepare an updated ADA Transition Plan, the contract can be viewed here.

Grievance/Complaint Process

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the City of Lake Stevens is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Erik Mangold, ADA Coordinator at 425-622-9443 or email emangold@lakestevenswa.gov.  Grievances or complaints may also be filed using the ADA Grievance/Complaint Form.

ADA Accommodation Request

If you need to make a reasonable accommodation request, please complete the ADA Accommodation Request Form.