Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination and guarantees people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life -- to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. The ADA is an "equal opportunity" law for people with disabilities.

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

Employment: The City of Half Moon Bay 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 l of the ADA. 

Effective Communication: The City of Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay’s programs, services, and activities.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The City of Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay, should contact the office of the program, service or activity coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the City of Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to:

Doug Rider, ADA/504 Coordinator
City of Half Moon Bay
501 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94109
TTY: California Relay at 7-1-1

The City of Half Moon Bay 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 modification of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. 

This notice is available in alternate formats from the ADA Coordinator.

  1. Doug Rider

    ADA/504 Coordinator
    Phone: 650-726-7177

  2. Physical Address
    501 Main Street
    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019