Burlington City Attorney OKs Vote Against ADA

Disability Justice continues to monitor this situation.  We will post updates.    City of Burlington Undermines Federal Civil Rights Law BURLINGTON, WISCONSIN – The Burlington City Attorney, John Bjelajac, advised the Burlington City Council their vote against a provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act is legal. “It's aggravating how casually people with disabilities are dismissed.”  Dorothy K Dean, CEO of Disability Justice, a civil rights organization in Franklin, Wisconsin. “Attorney Bjelajac trivializes the Constitutional right of every person to be part of society.” The Americans with Disabilities Act is Federal Civil Rights Law. The City Attorney told the Burlington City Council they could, and then they did, vote to override the ADA. The vote illegally “approves” a five-year delay to install an ADA compliant restroom in a local business. “Mr. Bjelajac rejects the reality that Federal Civil Rights law supersedes building codes,” according to Dean. The Burlington City Council vote is just one example of the discrimination faced every day by people with disabilities. Attorney Bjelajac,...
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