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Old 10-20-2018, 10:52 AM
 
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Do you think the city does enough for the handicapped. I ask because of two things I have seen recently. On one hand the city just settled a law suit with a handicapped person because they are not doing enough, fast enough. On the other hand I see a huge amount of money being spent to make every sidewalk and intersection meet the latest ADA standards.
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:12 AM
 
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There are people who go around the country filing lawsuits based on the ADA, it's a cottage industry. Some of it is legit, some of it just blackmail....pay us and we'll go away.
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:34 AM
 
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I think if you had a disability and needed to get around this city, particularly if you needed to get around as a pedestrian, in a wheelchair, or rely on public transportation, etc., you'd find it pretty challenging. I think that is true in most places. When they redo those sidewalks it benefits all of us anyway - they've been slowly redoing ones in my neighborhood over the past 3 years or so - before that they hadn't been done since they were initially put in in the 50s, except for a few updated in the 70s. It is infrastructure investment just up to newer standards. That's ultimately a pretty good thing in many cases.
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Old 10-21-2018, 05:59 AM
 
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There are people who go around the country filing lawsuits based on the ADA, it's a cottage industry. Some of it is legit, some of it just blackmail....pay us and we'll go away.
60 Minutes did a story about those lawsuits

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minu...derson-cooper/

Slimy lawyers are always looking for opportunities to blackmail those with deep pockets.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:38 AM
 
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I think if you had a disability and needed to get around this city, particularly if you needed to get around as a pedestrian, in a wheelchair, or rely on public transportation, etc., you'd find it pretty challenging. I think that is true in most places. When they redo those sidewalks it benefits all of us anyway - they've been slowly redoing ones in my neighborhood over the past 3 years or so - before that they hadn't been done since they were initially put in in the 50s, except for a few updated in the 70s. It is infrastructure investment just up to newer standards. That's ultimately a pretty good thing in many cases.
I agree that updated infrastructure is good. But somewhat wasteful in places. I've seen newer sidewalks with ramps ripped out to update to the latest guidelines.
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