Automatic door openers being added to new courthouse

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Updated: 2/06/2013 2:37 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Mayor's Disability Council (MDC) announced its full support for the Mayor's action plan to ensure access for the disabled at the Duval County Courthouse.

The 13-member council met Tuesday and unanimously voted to endorse the courthouse door solution. Mayor Brown has directed city officials to install automatic door openers or power-assisted openers for 112 doors to provide access to activities at the courthouse.

"Public buildings must be accessible to all people who need them," said Mayor Alvin Brown.  "The public expects its elected leaders to step forward, solve problems and do what's right for all people. My goal is to ensure not only accessibility, but accountability and responsibility."

Mayor Brown has authorized the city to pay costs up front to ensure all visitors have access to programs offered at the county courthouse

The city will work to get taxpayer money back from the contractor
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