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ADA Information


In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Alpharetta will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Employment: The City of Alpharetta does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication:   The City of Alpharetta will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in The City of Alpharetta’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures:  The City of Alpharetta will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities.  For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in The City of Alpharetta’s offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of The City of Alpharetta, should contact the office of 

The ADA Coordinator,
James Drinkard,
2 South Main Street
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
678-297-6014

as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. The ADA does not require The City of Alpharetta to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of The City of Alpharetta is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to

The ADA Coordinator,
James Drinkard,
2 South Main Street
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
678-297-6014

The City of Alpharetta will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.


The City of Alpharetta
Grievance Procedure under The Americans with Disabilities Act

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA").  It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by The City of Alpharetta.  The City’s Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem.  Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:                                               

The ADA Coordinator,
James Drinkard,
2 South Main Street
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
678-297-6014

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, John Wesserling or his designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions.  Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, James Drinkard or his designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape.  The response will explain the position of The City of Alpharetta and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

If the response by James Drinkard or his designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the City Administrator or his designee.

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions.  Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the City Administrator or his designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.

All written complaints received by the Assistant City Administrator or his designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by The City of Alpharetta for at least three years.

Title VI


The City of Alpharetta hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of the City to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statues and regulations in all programs and activities. It is our policy that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs or activities.

Any person who believes they have been subjected to unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint must be filed in writing or in person with the City of Alpharetta’s, Title VI Compliance Officer, within one hundred-eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory action. Title VI Discrimination Complaint Forms may be obtained from the Title VI Compliance Officer by calling (678-297-6014).

Title VI Complaint Form

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