No Thanks for COA

RECEIVED Mon., Nov. 28, 2016

Dear Editor,
    The day before Thanksgiving, I got off the #17 Cap Metro bus at Cesar Chavez and Red River on my way to visit the Travis County Health and Human Services offices in the old Palm School Building at 100 N. I-35. This is the only bus stop which serves this office. I discovered that a multistory high-rise under construction on that corner has the only sidewalk to the building closed. I had to walk at great peril in the gutter of Cesar Chavez to get there. No person with a physical disability could do so. On my return trip I took a chance that there would be a sidewalk on Driskill Street, one block south of Cesar Chavez. There was, along with many visible signs directing the partygoers from Rainey Street on how to get around the blocked sidewalk. But there are no signs directing poor, sick, and disabled people on how to get from the bus stop to the Health and Human Services building! And on a street named for Cesar Chavez! Shame on you City of Austin!
Philip Drexler
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