The City of Shoreline recognizes and upholds the rights of individuals to be treated fairly and to live their lives with dignity and respect and free from discrimination or targeting because of their immigration status, faith, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, age, ability, ethnicity, housing status, economic status, or other social status. In 2017, the Shoreline City Council unanimously adopted Resolution 401 declaring the City of Shoreline to be an inviting, equitable, and safe community for all. The City Council passed this resolution as a way to restate the practices and policies of the City and the values that the Shoreline community has supported.
The City is committed to ensuring that Shoreline remains a welcoming, inclusive, and safe community for all who live, work and visit here. The City will continue to work, in cooperation with our community partners, to ensure our services and programs are accessible and open to all individuals.
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
The City of Shoreline has adopted Grievance Procedures to meet the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The City’s Grievance Procedure may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, facilities, or benefits by the City of Shoreline.
Any person who believes they have been subject to unlawful discrimination based on a disability has a right to submit a written complaint or fill out the ADA Grievance Form. This should be filed as soon as possible, but needs to be filed no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation. The ADA Complaint Form or written complaint may be submitted to the City’s ADA Coordinator:
City of Shoreline
ADA Coordinator – Code Enforcement and Customer Response Team Supervisor
17500 Midvale Avenue N
Shoreline, WA 98133
More information about the City’s ADA Grievance Procedure can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions document or by contacting the ADA Coordinator at:
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
The City of Shoreline hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of the City to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI requires that no person in the United State of America shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which the City receives federal financial assistance.
Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the City of Shoreline. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the Office of the City Clerk within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence.
The Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) clearly prohibits discrimination because of “gender expression or identity” in places that serve the public, such as city buildings (RCW 49.60.010). The Washington State Human Rights Commission (HRC) – the state agency responsible for enforcing the WLAD – issued regulations in 2015 clarifying that the WLAD protects the right of transgender individuals to use restrooms and other gender-segregated facilities consistent with their gender identity. In order to alert patrons and customers to this requirement the City has placed signage at restrooms in programmed facilities.
More information can be found on the Washington State Human Rights Commission website.