City Makes Quick Decision To Form Disability
February 18, 2004
GREELEY, COLORADO--Disability advocates walked into Tuesday night's Greeley City Council meeting expecting a battle.
They knew it was time for the town, with a population around 77,000, to have a disabilities commission.
What they got was instant, unanimous approval to form such a commission to provide input on issues that are important to citizens with disabilities, the Greeley Tribune reported.
"It surprises me that Greeley hasn't already established a commission for the disabled," said Greeley City Councilman LeRoy Johnson.
One resident noted that these issues are important to people who do not have disabilities, as well. Curb cuts, for instance, benefit people who use bicycles and baby strollers.
Some suggested that people with disabilities join the more than 30 city boards and commissions that already exist.
"Greeley forms disabilities commission" (Greeley Tribune)