The objective of the DeKalb Advisory Commission on Disabilities is to conduct a self-evaluation of all services, activities, policies, and procedures in the City of DeKalb to insure that these practices are not discriminatory in any manner to persons with disabilities. The commission serves as a resource to the DeKalb Human Relations Commission in reviewing complaints that may involve discrimination due to disabilities.
Objectives & Related Code
Further, the commission works to continue the education of the citizens of DeKalb with respect to the needs of persons with disabilities. A full list of the objectives is contained in the Commission Bylaws (PDF). Check out Municipal Code Chapter 58 (PDF) for more information about this commission.
The DeKalb Advisory Commission on Disabilities is comprised of 9 members who are appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. Not less than 6 of the members shall be residents of City of DeKalb. At least 3 members must be persons with a disability. The City Manager or his/her designee shall be a member of the commission, but shall not have the right to vote. Up to 3 persons may be individuals that live outside the DeKalb city limits provided they are employed by an agency that is located in DeKalb County that provides services to residents of the City of DeKalb who have a disability.