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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Equity and Human Rights

Realizing Equity. Enhancing the City of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-4433

Fax: 503-823-4420

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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Disability Advisory Session

Please find below and attached the agenda for a listening session next Thursday, May 2, 6 to 8 p.m. with Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Dr. Markisha Smith, Director of the Office of Equity and Human Rights.

Note that the location and meeting time are based on the results of a poll sent to current members of the Portland Commission on Disability, as well as community participants who attended an initial PCOD meeting on Thursday, March 7.

**The location is directly next door to 1900 SW 4th Avenue, which was identified as 1st choice for a location but did not have adequate room space available on May 2.**

Please see details below. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please submit your feedback via email to and we will do our best to include your thoughts in the discussion.

Thank you and we hope you are able to participate.

Disability Advisory Listening Session
May 2, 2018. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Jacobs Center, 2020 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97201
Lincoln Room (first floor of Jacobs Center)

6:00 – 6:10 Introductions: All

6:10-6:15 Opening: Dr. Markisha Smith, Director, Office of Equity and Human Rights

6:15-6:20 Agreements: Dr. Markisha Smith
6:20-6:30 Brief background on proposal and budget request: Commissioner Fritz

6:30-7:30 Discussion: All
How can the City prioritize ADA Title II Compliance via a high-level advisory body to Council, and also provide an ongoing forum for larger concerns from the Disability Community?

7:30-8:00 Summary and Next steps: Dr. Markisha Smith, All

Jonathan Simeone
(503) 823-1231

In compliance with Civil Rights laws, it is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any City program, service, or activity on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or disability. To help ensure equal access to City programs, services, and activities, the City of Portland reasonably provides: translation and interpretation services, modifications, accommodations, auxiliary aides and services, and alternative format. For these services, complaints, and additional information, contact 503-823-1231, use City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711.