Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Thanks very much for your front-page article on Cambridge’s continuing failure to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is excellent coverage of an important topic for our city.

One correction, however: Fifteen years after passage of the ADA, 10 years after its deadline for compliance, the Cambridge city manager submitted an inadequate report on the city’s record. Speaking for myself, I’m not, as you reported, pleased at this pitiful effort.  

The council accepted the report and referred it to committee because it needs “further discussion.” I hope this indicates councilors also know the report itself, like the city’s other efforts, fails to comply with the provisions of the ADA.  

Thanks again. Cambridge Day is a much-needed breath of fresh air for our city. 

Marilyn Wellons

Green Street

Correction: An article about the city’s compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act should have said Kathy Podgers, Marilyn Wellons and others were pleased the City Council did not accept a self-evaluation report on the act and place it on file, but, on councilor David Maher’s recommendation, sent it to committee for further discussion.