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January 21, 2014 > Accessibility Advisory Committee applications being accepted

Accessibility Advisory Committee applications being accepted

Submitted By AC Transit District Secretary

Applications are being accepted from individuals who are interested in volunteering to serve on the DistrictÕs Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC). All openings on the committee during calendar year 2014 will be filled from qualified applications received during this recruitment.

The AAC consists of 14 members with two members being appointed by each of the seven elected members of the DistrictÕs Board of Directors. Committee members serve a term of one (1) year beginning March 1 and may be reappointed annually thereafter, but their appointment shall not extend beyond the appointing DirectorÕs term of office. Appointed members shall complete and file with the District Secretary a Statement of Economic Interest pursuant to the DistrictÕs Conflict-of-Interest Code.

Any individual that utilizes AC TransitÕs fixed-route service, is a senior or an individual with a disability and/or represents such groups, and is willing to devote the necessary hours to attend meetings of the committee shall be eligible for appointment. The Board of Directors encourages that membership on the committee be ethnically diverse and cover all geographical areas of the DistrictÕs service area as well as representation by/for seniors and individuals with varying types of disabilities.

The AAC has been established by the District to review, comment, and advise the Board of Directors and District staff regarding implementation and enhancement of programs and services for seniors and disabled people.

The AAC currently meets on the second Tuesday afternoon of every month at AC TransitÕs General Offices located at 1600 Franklin Street in Oakland. Regular meetings typically last 3 ? hours (from 1p.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Committee members are expected to be on time to all meetings and be prepared to offer input and participate in the committee process. It is requested that participants and attendees of AAC meetings refrain from wearing scented products as there may be attendees who are susceptible to environmental illnesses. Upon advance request, sign language interpreters will be provided for persons with a hearing impairment attending AAC meetings.

All AAC members, during their tenure on the AAC, will receive a fixed-route bus pass similar to the type of pass provided by the District to its temporary employees.

Applications may be obtained from the District SecretaryÕs Office. Completed Applications must be submitted by January 30th to:

AC Transit District SecretaryÕs Office
1600 Franklin Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, California 94612
Phone: (510) 891-7201
TDD for Hearing Impaired: Call 711 - California Relay Service and specify (510) 891-4868.
Applications may be emailed to or faxed to: (510) 891-4705.

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