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Council Recognizes ADA Anniversary
Posted on 07/19/2022
It’s been 32 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law and the City of Statesville took time at Monday night’s City Council meeting to recognize the importance of this legislation.  Mayor Costi Kutteh issued a proclamation celebrating the anniversary and emphasized the City’s renewed efforts to “ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.”

George Campbell, Statesville’s Safety and Risk Manager, accepted the proclamation, and encouraged the public to participate in the City’s survey to help identify areas where improvements are needed.  The survey can be found at and takes about 5 minutes to complete.

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities.  This legislation established a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.  Since that time, the anniversary of the signing is observed to recognize the progress that has been made by reaffirming the principles of equality and inclusion and recommitting the efforts to reach full ADA compliance.