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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Townscape's city hall, police station, and fire stations were all built in the 1950's during the first building boom when the population soared from 2,000 to 30,000 in less than a decade. These buildings were built prior to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and have older wiring, and a hot/cold water based air handling system.

Several city employees have developed respiratory problems, coughs, and headaches which have resulted in a loss of time and productivity. The City Manager has called all city council members to identify the various government, private and non-profit agencies that may be potential resources or may be affected by this problem. What remedies do the city employees have to solve this dilemma? What is the city's responsibility in addressing this situation? What remedies can the courts provide?

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City government provides a wide range of services to people, such as police, fire, courts and correctional facilities, etc. and also maintains facilities such as sports facilities, parks, etc. Such agencies may be affected by this issue.

The private agencies that may be potential resources for this problem will be architectural and constructions firms who can help the government in making the workplace as per regulations of ADA as well as improve the working conditions, so that the buildings of the city government not only adheres to regulations of ADA as well as other laws such as OSHA (occupational health and safety hazards), but also provide safe, healthy working conditions for the employees of the city government which, in turn, will make more productive.

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Townscape's city hall, police station, and fire stations were all built in the 1950's during the first building boom when the population soared from 2,000 to 30,000 in less than a decade.

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