The Commission on Disability Issues (CDI) advises the Mayor, City Council, department directors, and other boards and commissions on issues pertaining to the disability community in the City of Alameda. The Commission addresses a broad range of issues affecting the lives of people with disabilities and advises city officials on actions they can take to achieve an environment in which people with disabilities have equal access to programs, housing, facilities and services. To support the integration and participation of persons with disabilities, the Commission works to foster attitudes and promote behaviors that respect and value people with disabilities throughout the community.
Recognition: Julie Vu from Girls Inc. of the Island City
On October 12, 2016, Ms. Vu (left; pictured next to Commissioner Franco) was formally recognized by the Commission for her tireless work to update the CDI Resource Guide, which will be posted soon on this page. She spent many hours calling numbers and fixing listings. Big thanks to Julie!
To find out more regarding the requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please see the official website.
For information on emergency preparedness for individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, please click on the link to access the webcast training "Feeling Safe, Being Safe" offered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).
Regular Meeting Schedule
This commission meets every other month at 6:30 pm at City Hall in Council Chambers. (No meetings in Council Chambers in August) Please check City Calendar for dates and meeting agendas. For 2017, the meeting dates will be:
- February 8
- April 12
- June 14
- October 11
- December 13
How to Become a Commissioner
To apply, download and complete an application form and submit it to the City Clerk's office. This commission consists of nine members with backgrounds in physical, educational, and developmental disabilities who serve four-year terms.
To forward information to Commissioners, please email email@example.com, or call Kerry Parker, City Staff Liaison, at (510) 747-7930.
Commission Vice Chair
|Members||First Appointment||Current Term Expires|
|Anto Aghapekian||November, 2015||June, 2017|
|Arnold Brillinger||September, 2015||June, 2019|
|Susan T. Deutsch||November, 2010||June, 2019|
|La Donna Franco||March, 2013||June, 2017|
|Lisa Hall||September, 2016||June, 2017|
|Elizabeth Kenny||July, 2014||June, 2018|
|Tony Lewis||September, 2015||June, 2019|
|Jenny Linton||November, 2015||June, 2019|
|Michaela Tsztoo||March, 2016||June, 2017|