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Shemaria v. The County of Marin

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The Settlement 




The Case


SWCK has acheived a landmark settlement in its disability access class action against the County of Marin

To view a copy of the Notice Of Proposed Settlement of this class action lawsuit click here

Assuming the Settlement receives final approval from the Court Defendants shall expend no less than 15 (fifteen) million dollars to improve programmatic access for persons with mobility disabilities, including allocating a minimum of 1 (one) million dollars per fiscal year for each of the next fifteen years, or until fifteen million dollars is expended, whichever occurs earlier.

Defendants expressly recognize that this sum shall constitute the minimum sum to be expended to implement the programmatic access priorities established by joint neutral access expert Mr. Tim Gilbert, and to continue implementing the County's ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans, dated March 2008, and its accompanying County of Marin Access Survey Facility Reports, and the Marin County ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan, Sidewalks, Traffic Signals, Curb Ramps.

Settlement funds may be expended for programmatic access improvements for persons with mobility disabilities at all County facilities, including but not limited to the Civic Center campus, all County owned or maintained facilities, and the County's parks, libraries, and pedestrian rights of way during the compliance period of this Settlement Agreement, Judgment and Order.

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