The Push-back against ADA Abuse Builds in Pollock Pines
Tim Roffe, Re ADA Abuse.
Thanks to Supervisor Nutting, who made me aware of a White House briefing per tele-conference on the proposed new ADA law affecting public pools and disabled access per new ADA requirements. I took part in the briefing and the result is as follows:
There is a 60 day hold on the implementation of that part of the revised law (only the part that pertains to public pools and lift requirements)
Additionally there is a 15 day public comment period (federal register). This comment period is specifically limited to possible delay on implementation, not on the content of the law.
Maximum delay to be 6 months, maybe less... D.O.J. to apply based on comments.
I specifically asked DOJ representative if the delay would guarantee a delay of potential trial lawyer lawsuits, answer was specifically "unable to comment"
I contacted the office of Congressman Dan Lungren who is eager to participate in our common goals. I am currently reviewing HR 3356 and other proposed bills and will make recommendations as to applying effort to gain passage.
I have begun the process of contacting other county's in California to build a network for addressing these pressing issues that affect all of us.
I am beginning to build my contact list and have just added several new email addresses. I sent this update out on Friday, however wanted to ensure all received it. I do want to thank Jeanne for all her efforts. Of course it will take all of us to be successful. Email me to be added to the contact list.
A reminder.... April 24 our friends at Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) will be holding a "Day at the Capital", I plan on attending... strength in numbers.