Title VI/Nondiscrimination Policy

Title VI/Nondiscrimination Policy and Plan
for Sub-Recipients in the Local Agency Program (LAP)

Policy Statement:

The City values diversity and welcomes input from all interested parties, regardless of cultural identity, background or income level. Moreover, the City believes that the best programs and services result from careful consideration of the needs of all its communities when those communities are involved in the transportation decision making process. Thus, the City does not tolerate discrimination in any of its programs, services or activities. Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal and state authorities, the City will not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination anyone on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, income or family status.

Complaint Procedures:

The City has established a discrimination complaint procedure and will take prompt and reasonable action to investigate and eliminate discrimination when found. Any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, family or income status in any of county/city’s programs, services or activities may file a complaint with the City’s Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator:

Jackie Wehmeyer, Senior Director of Strategy and Intergovernmental Affairs/ADA Coordinator
Nondiscrimination Coordinator
6600 University Drive
Parkland, FL 33067
Phone: 954.757.4134

Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay at 7-1-1 or www.ftri.org/relay.

If possible, the complaint should be submitted in writing and contain the identity of the complainant: the basis for the allegations (i.e., race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or family status); and a description of the alleged discrimination with the date of occurrence. If the complaint cannot be submitted in writing, the complainant should contact the Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator for assistance.

The Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator will respond to the complaint within thirty (30) calendar days and will take reasonable steps to resolve the matter. Should the City be unable to satisfactorily resolve a complaint, the City will forward the complaint, along with a record of its disposition to the appropriate District of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

The City’s Title VI Coordinator has “easy access” to the City Manager and is not required to obtain management or other approval to discuss discrimination issues with the City Manager. However, should the complainant be unable or unwilling to complain to the City, the written complaint may be submitted directly to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). FDOT will serve as a clearing house, forwarding the complaint to the appropriate state or federal agency:

Florida Department of Transportation

Equal Opportunity Office

ATTN: Title VI Complaint Processing

605 Suwannee Street MS 65

Tallahassee, FL 32399