Civil Rights Act, Title VI Notice
Lee County 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 of its communities including when those communities are involved in the transportation, public transportation, and human services decision-making process.
Thus, Lee County does not tolerate discrimination in any of its programs, services, or activities. Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal and state authorities, the County will not exclude anyone from participation, deny benefits, or discriminate against anyone on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, income or family status.
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Lee County has established 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, religion, age, disability, family, or income 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
2115 Second St.
Fort Myers FL 33902
(239) 533-2314 - desk
(239) 839-6038 - mobile
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 for assistance.
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 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 may be submitted by calling
800-440-8091 or by
Miami FHEO Center
909 SE First Ave.
Miami FL 33131