Congressman agrees with complaint - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Congressman agrees with complaint

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:54:50 GMT
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>

July 5, 2007 

Albany --   A U. S. Congressman is weighing in on an Albany woman's complaint that downtown sidewalks aren't fit for the disabled.  Audrey Alfieri, who uses a wheelchair, says the city needs to fix broken and cracked sidewalks so she and others can better navigate around downtown.

Se told city commissioners Tuesday she plans to file a federal complaint after repeatedly asking the city for help without results.

 Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop, who wrote the city a letter asking them to address her concerns, says Alfieri has a valid complaint.

"I think she has a legitimate concern and I would hope that from the various federal resources that we have made available to this community that they will see to come into full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act," says Rep. Sanford Bishop\(D) Georgia.

 Congressman Bishop says people with disabilities, specifically seniors who use wheelchairs, can have problems navigating curbs that haven't been cut with ramps and with sidewalks that are cracked and broken.  

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=Bishop-Alfieri/KC

Powered by WorldNow