ADA

Auburn access consultant could make more than $35K

Auburn is seeking a consultant ? who could end making more than $35,000 ? to create a plan for better access for disabled people in the city. The consultant will identify areas o ...

ADA rules muddled

Re: “Foresthill businesses hit by ADA lawsuits,” (Journal, May 1):Attorneys have been suing businesses for not complying with the ADA laws. I think that this is not how ...

Business owners have mixed reaction to ADA compliance bill

Auburn-area businesses say while it?s a step in the right direction, they are skeptical of the difference legislation aimed at giving them relief from ?frivolous? Americans with Di ...

Call to Readers

  Do you think Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) law should be reformed? Tell us why or why not.Your letters on this subject are wanted!Please share your thoughts via one ...

Another View: Reforms will end job-killing lawsuits

Editor’s note: Beth Gaines is running for the 6th District seat in the State Assembly and is facing challenger Andy Pugno, a Republican from Folsom.In the Sacramento region, ...

Advisory council gives employers a leg up

Every month business representatives gather at a lunch in Auburn for sessions on day-to-day issues in the workplace. The Foothill Employers Advisory Council is part of a statewide ...

Abilities of businesses vary

There seems to be some accommodation for small businesses: Under Titles to ADA: “Title III also has application to existing facilities.” One of the definitions of “discrimina ...

Attorney lining his pockets

Well, once again Scott Johnson has been busy hitting up our Placer County businesses (Weimar Country Store struggles to stay open,” Journal, March 22). I am outraged on how this ...

Who benefits from ADA lawsuits?

Who cannot, by now, legitimately question the motives of this attorney who launches all these essentially frivolous lawsuits against small businesses (Weimar Country Store struggle ...

Amend ADA so these scams will stop

Lindalou Haines missed the point regarding Assemblywoman (Beth) Gaines’ legislation of amending the ADA compliance law. Her sympathy should be with the small Auburn business owne ...

"Frivolous" ADA lawsuits targeted through legislation

A few simple changes helped Millennium Smokeshop bring its building into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. Alicia Rodriguez, regional manager for Millen ...

Our View: Access and education are needed

It’s a tale of two struggles. The Americans with Disabilities Act has been in existence since 1990. Its ultimate goal of creating access for all, especially those with disabilit ...

Closures, court cases, development, protests mark 2011 in Auburn

By Jenifer Gee Journal Editor As we welcome in 2012 and what the year has to bring, it’s also a time when we can reflect on what stories and events stood out in 2011. Auburn ...

ADA guidelines must be followed

The front-page article regarding ADA compliance (Journal, Nov. 11) should have been on the editorial page. It appears to be an opinion piece and not an unbiased news article based ...

Profiteers: Don’t game the ADA

Why is the law protecting those engaged in these ADA lawsuits (Journal, Nov. 11)? The courts know; they are filed for profit and harassment reasons. There is a pattern here of fili ...