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Re: ADA Tenant Landlord problem


From: L. P. Skeen (lpskeen@living-tree.net)
Date: Tue Jul 18 2000 - 17:12:49 PDT

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    Kimberly, I'd go straight to the media guy w/ this one. Nothing fixes
    things like some serious publicity.

    Good luck; let us know how it turns out.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Kimberly Herbert <kimberly>
    To: ArtsEdNet Talk <artsednet>
    Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 8:07 PM
    Subject: OT: ADA Tenant Landlord problem

    > I know several of you are very well versed in ADA requirements and I hope
    > you might be able to help my coworker. She lives a senior citizens complex
    > and the building manager is being verbally abusive to those tenants who
    use
    > walkers and scooters. He has banned them from one of the two laundry
    rooms.
    > Even though the company just bought a bus with a lift, he will not allow
    > them to take their scooters on the bus. This is the only transportation
    many
    > have to the grocery store. He tell them they have to use the scooters
    > provided by the stores, but the number of tenants who need them out number
    > the scooters the stores provide. He threatens them if they try to take
    their
    > complaints to a higher level.
    >
    > I called the city manager and his office gave me the address and phone
    > number for the federal DOJ's office on the ADA (civil rights division),
    and
    > the building manager here in the cactus is going to give us some state
    > information. I have suggested finding out who his supervisor is and filing
    a
    > complaint with them giving them 30 days to remedy the situations or
    > complaints will be filed with the feds and state of TX. I've also
    suggested
    > they file a complaint the Better Business Bureau. And if nothing else
    works
    > call the media in (the anchor for one local station is a docent that
    helps).
    >
    > If you have any other suggestions please e-mail them to me off list at
    > kimberly
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Kimberly Herbert (kimberly)
    > CAM Administrator
    > San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum
    >
    >
    >
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    >

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