Civil Rights Assurance


Title VI

The Sarasota/Manatee MPO seeks to meet the transportation needs of our unique, diverse and vibrant communities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The MPO is committed to not only considering the transportation needs of everyone in our two counties, but also to conducting substantial outreach to ensure broad input from the community.  In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal and state nondiscrimination authorities, the Sarasota/Manatee MPO does not and will never deny the benefits of, exclude from participation or subject to discrimination anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, relation, or family status.

The law states that recipients of federal funds, such as transportation planning organizations, must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and other nondiscrimination authorities, ensuring that no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion and family status in employment and the provision of government services. 

The Title VI/Nondiscrimination Policy works in concert with the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Public Participation Plan and Limited English Proficiency Plan, which identify specific tactics for outreach and involvement (i.e. notification, information, and opportunities for diverse participation). Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services for a meeting (free of charge) should contact Leigh Holt at 941-359-5772 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least seven days in advance.

Título VI

La Organización Metropolitana de Planificación de Sarasota/Manatee (MPO) busca cumplir con las necesidades de transportación de su diversa y vibrante comunidades en los condados de Sarasota y Manatee. La MPO está comprometida con no tan solo considerar las necesidades de transportación de ambos condados, sino que también busca la participación y opinión de la comunidad. De acuerdo con Título VI del Acta de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y otras autoridades de no discriminación federales y estatales, el Sarasota/Manatee MPO nunca negara los beneficios de, excluir la participación o discriminar en contra de ninguna persona a base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, discapacidad, religión o estatus familiar. 

La ley indica que los recipientes de fondos federales, como organizaciones de planificación de transportación, deben de cumplir con Título VI del Acta de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Sección 504 del Acta de Rehabilitación de 1973, el Acta de Americanos con Discapacidades de 1990 (ADA), y otras autoridades de no discriminación, asegura que ninguna persona será sujeta a discriminación a base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, discapacidad, religión y estatus familiar en el trabajo y/o por proveer servicios del gobierno.

El Título VI/Política de No Discriminación trabaja en conjunto con el Plan de Participación Pública y el Plan de Ingles Limitado, el cual identifican tácticas de alcanzar e involucrar a la comunidad. La participación del publico es solicitada sin importar raza, color, origen nacional, edad, sexo, religión, discapacidad o estatus familiar. Personas que necesiten algún acomodo razonable bajo el Acata de Americanos con Discapacidades o personas que deseen servicios de traducción (libre de costo) debe de contactarse con Alvimarie Corales-Cuadrado al 941-359-5772 o enviar un correo electrónico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. por lo menos con siete (7) días de adelanto.

MPO Grievance Procedures Under the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

This Grievance Procedure is established in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services by or access to activities or programs of the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization. This Grievance Procedure does not apply to complaints relating to employment by the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization

This Grievance Procedure is established in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services by or access to activities or programs of the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization. This Grievance Procedure does not apply to complaints relating to employment by the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning OrganizationThe complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Assistance will be provided to anyone requesting help with the writing of his or her complaint.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his or her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:

Leigh Holt, Planning Manager, ADA Coordinator
Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
7632 15th Street East
Sarasota, Florida 34243
Ph: 941-359-5772
Fax: 941-359-5779
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Within fifteen (15) calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the ADA Coordinator or designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, the ADA Coordinator or designee will respond in writing to the complainant. The response will explain the position of the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.

Adopted by the Board of the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization on February 26, 2007.
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