Civil Rights Act, Title VI Notice
The Lee County Board of County Commissioners values diversity and welcomes input from all interested parties, regardless of cultural identity, background, or income level. Moreover, Lee County believes that the best programs and services result from careful consideration of the needs of all residents especially in the decision-making process for transportation, public transit, human services, and disaster recovery. Therefore, Lee County does not tolerate discrimination in any of its programs, services, or activities and will not exclude anyone from participation, deny benefits, or discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, income, or family status.
Details about Lee County’s Notice of Policy Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d, et seq. can be found online at leegov.com/civilrights
. Lee County departments further comply with the implementing regulations of the United States departments of Justice, Transportation including Executive Order 13166, and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) including 24 CFR Part 1.
As part of this compliance, Lee County and subrecipients of HUD federal financial assistance will provide meaningful access to all programs and activities for persons with limited English proficiency. The County will demonstrate this compliance through annual monitoring that includes the required four-factor analysis set forth in Federal Register notice (FR-4878-N-01).
Lee County provides online content in formats accessible to optical character readers (OCR) and screen readers. Lee County’s website is equipped with options for language selection. If you have problems accessing any web content, please contact Samantha Westen at 239-533-2112 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. To request a reasonable accommodation for an alternate format, contact Joan LaGuardia, 239-839-6038 or email@example.com
El condado de Lee ofrece contenido en línea en formatos accesibles para lectores ópticos de caracteres (OCR) y lectores de pantalla. El sitio web del condado de Lee está equipado con opciones para la selección de idiomas. Si tiene problemas para acceder a cualquier contenido web, comuníquese con Samantha Westen al 239-533-2112 o firstname.lastname@example.org
. Para solicitar una adaptación razonable para un formato alternativo, comuníquese con Joan LaGuardia, 239-839-6038 o email@example.com
Lee County bay kontni sou entènèt nan fòma aksesib pou lektè karaktè optik (OCR) ak lektè ekran. Sit entènèt Lee County a ekipe ak opsyon pou seleksyon lang. Si w gen pwoblèm ak aksè nan nenpòt kontni entènèt, tanpri kontakte Samantha Westen nan 239-533-2112 oswa firstname.lastname@example.org
. Pou mande yon aranjman rezonab pou yon lòt fòma, kontakte Joan LaGuardia, 239-839-6038 oswa email@example.com
Lee County has a discrimination complaint procedure and will take prompt and reasonable action to investigate and eliminate discrimination when found. All persons who believe they have been subjected to discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, income, or family status in any of the County’s programs, services or activities may file a complaint with the County Title VI Nondiscrimination Coordinator:
Joan D. LaGuardia
Title VI Nondiscrimination Coordinator
1500 Monroe Street, 4th Floor
Fort Myers FL 33902
Florida Relay Service 711
The County’s Title VI Coordinator has easy access to the County Manager and is not required to obtain management or other approval to discuss discrimination issues with the County Manager.
If possible, the complaint should be submitted in writing and contain the identity of the complainant, the basis for the allegations (i.e., race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or family or income status) and a description of the alleged discrimination with the date of occurrence. If the complaint cannot be submitted in writing, the complainant should contact the Title VI Nondiscrimination Coordinator to discuss alternative methods of communication.
The Title VI Nondiscrimination Coordinator will meet with the complainant within 30 calendar days and will take reasonable steps to resolve the matter. Within 30 calendar days of the meeting, the Title VI Nondiscrimination Coordinator will report on the resolution of the matter in writing or in an alternate format accessible to the complainant. If the resolution does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or a designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to Glen Salyer, Assistant County Manager, or his designee.
The County will forward the complaint, along with a record of its disposition, to the appropriate District of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Should the complainant be unable or unwilling to complain to the County, the written complaint may be submitted directly to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). FDOT will serve as a clearinghouse, forwarding the complaint to the appropriate state or federal agency:
Florida Department of Transportation
Equal Opportunity Office
ATTN: Title VI Complaint Processing
605 Suwannee Street MS 65
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Regarding Lee LeeTran (public transit):
A complainant may communicate directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights below, or by calling 888-446-4511. The complaint information should be emailed to FTACivilRightsCommunications@dot.gov with "FTA complaint form" included in the subject line.
Office of Civil Rights
Attention: Complaint Team
East Building, 5th Floor-TCR
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
Regarding Human and Veterans Services Programs:
Should the complainant be unable or unwilling to complain to the County, the written complaint may be submitted directly to the regional HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) office at the address below, or by calling 1-800-669-9777or by submitting online at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/online-complaint:
Miami FHEO Center
909 SE First Ave.
Miami FL 33131
Regarding FEMA or HUD disaster recovery programs:
Should the complainant be unable or unwilling to complain to the County, the written complaint may be submitted directly to:
HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Phone: 1-800-669-9777 or TTY: 1-800-877-8339
Online at: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/online-complaint
Atlanta Regional Office of FHEO
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Five Points Plaza
40 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
TTY (404) 730-2654
Civil Rights Complaints: ComplaintsOffice04@hud.gov