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“Giving preference to qualified persons with disabilities is simply the right thing to do.”
- County Executive Ike Leggett
“In order for the County to significantly expand opportunities to bring qualified people with severe disabilities directly into County Government jobs, the County Charter (Constitution) must be amended…”
- Councilmember Phil Andrews

Vote for Question A

Question A Ballot Language:

Charter Amendment Merit System - Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

"Amend Section 401 of the County Charter to allow the County to operate a program within the merit system to recruit and select qualified individuals with severe physical and mental disabilities on a noncompetitive basis."

A Enmienda a los Estatutos Sistema de Merito - Contratación de personascon discapacidades

"Enmendar la Sección 401 de los Estatutos delCondado para permitir que el Condado implementeun programa dentro del sistema de merito paraseleccionar y contratar a personas condiscapacidades físicas y mentales severas bajo unsistema no competitivo."

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Ready, Willing and Able to Work

A vote for Question A will amend the County Charter to allow County Government more flexibility to recruit and select qualified individuals with severe physical or mental disabilities for County jobs.

Over the years, public and private employers state that they are committed to the employment of people with disabilities. However, the data clearly demonstrates that disabled veterans and persons with disabilities have an extremely high unemployment rate. In the County, 46% of individuals with disabilities ages 18-64 are unemployed or not in the labor force.

Vote for Question A:


Vote for Question A - An Initiative to broaden job opportunities for disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities. It's the right thing to do!