Title VI Policy Statement
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, or family status. Reasonable accommodation will be made for access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact DeVann Cook, 850-983-1863 or DeVannC@santarosa.fl.gov or TTY 711, at least 48 hours in advance.
Title VI / Nondiscrimination Posted Statement:
Santa Rosa County assures state and federal agencies that no person shall on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, family, sex or religious status as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992, as well as other applicable Federal statutes, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination or retaliation under any program or activity undertaken by the agency. The Environmental Justice component of Title VI guarantees fair treatment for all people and provides for Santa Rosa County to identify and address, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations, such as undertaking reasonable steps to ensure that Limited English Proficiency (LEP) persons have meaningful access to the programs, services, and information Santa Rosa County provides.
Environment Justice Regulations are:
- To avoid, minimize, or mitigate disproportionately high and adverse human health and environmental effects, including social and economic effects, on minority populations and low income populations;
- To ensure the full and fair participation by all potentially affected communities in the transportation decision-making process;
- To prevent the denial of, reduction in, or significant delay in the receipt of benefits by minority and low-income populations.
The responsibility for carrying out Santa Rosa County’s commitment to this program has been delegated to the Title VI Coordinator who will receive and investigate Title VI complaints, which come through the complaint procedure. The Title VI Coordinator and/or his designee will participate in any yearly FHWA and/or FTA Title VI training, including videos, power points, etc. that is made available and will disseminate to leadership staff. All managers, supervisors and employees share in the responsibility for making Santa Rosa County’s Title VI Program a success.
Implementation of the Title VI Program is accorded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by Santa Rosa County in its financial assistance agreements with state and federal agencies that include DOT and US Department of Treasury
ADA / 504 Posted Statement:
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504L the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and related federal and state laws and regulations forbid discrimination against those who have disabilities. Furthermore, these laws require federal aid recipients and other government entities to take affirmative steps to reasonably accommodate those with disabilities and ensure that their needs are equitably represented in transportation programs, services and activities.
The County will make every effort to ensure that its facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to those with disabilities. The County will also make every effort to ensure that its advisory committees, public involvement activities and all other programs, services and activities include representation by communities with disabilities and disability service groups.
The County encourages the public to report any facility, program, service or activity that appears inaccessible to those who are disabled. Furthermore, the County will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities who wish to participate in public involvement events or who require special assistance to access facilities, programs, services or activities. Because providing reasonable accommodation may require outside assistance, organization or resources, the County asks that requests be made at least 48 hours prior to the need for accommodation.
Questions, concerns, comments or requests for accommodation should be made to the County ADA Officer:
Title VI Coordinator
DeVann Cook, Risk Management Director
6495 Caroline Street, Suite I
Milton, FL 32570