Notice Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

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

City of Pismo Beach 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.
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Effective Communication

City of Pismo Beach will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in City of Pismo Beach’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 & Procedures

City of Pismo Beach 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 City of Pismo Beach 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 City of Pismo Beach, should contact the office of Ian Livingston, ADA Coordinator, 805-773-7070, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.


The ADA does not require the City of Pismo Beach 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 City of Pismo Beach is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Ian Livingston, ADA Coordinator, 805-773-7070.

City of Pismo Beach 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.

Full Policy

This ADA Grievance Policy has been created to assist the City of Pismo Beach, to comply with the ADA, 28 CFR Part 35.107(b). The policy provides a procedure to be followed to respond to individuals, or a specific class of individuals, who wish to communicate a complaint alleging that they have been subject to discrimination on the basis of disability by the City of Pismo Beach. Please review the policy in its entirety.