The renovations would begin in September 2018 and require nearly 1,500 City employees from 22 departments to relocate for a 15-month period.
Designers and architects charged with making City Hall’s main entrance accessible to people of all physical abilities were given three months to draft and submit their innovative proposals.
As the City’s first accessibility compliance manager, Judy Babbitt championed the idea that accessibility is “not just a nice thing, it’s a civil right.”
Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 26 years ago, people with disabilities in San Antonio and other cities across the nation have seen increased efforts for improving the overall accessibility and inclusivity of the disabled community.
Councilman Roberto Treviño (D1) has formally requested that City Council’s Governance Committee consider a public design competition to improve the accessibility of City Hall for visitors with disabilities.