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Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees those with disabilities the same rights and opportunities as other citizens.

The ADA consists of five titles. Title II prohibits discrimination by state and local governments, and requires that they ensure all facilities, services and information provided are accessible to persons with disabilities. Public entities must reasonably modify their rules, policies and procedures to avoid discriminating against people with disabilities 28 C.F.R. § 35.130(b)(7).

According to the U.S. Census, there are 39,923 or 11 percent of the population within the City of Bakersfield that have a disability. The City of Bakersfield is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities have access to City services, programs, activities and facilities. The City of Bakersfield does not discriminate on the basis of disability.  

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Any person who has questions, comments or needs an accommodation should contact the City’s ADA Title II Coordinator in the City Manager’s Office. 

Citywide ADA Coordinator

City Manager's Office
City Hall North
1600 Truxtun Ave, 5th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 326-3745

Employment Related Issues

Human Resources Department
City Hall North
1600 Truxtun Ave,1st Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 326-3773