Under ongoing criminal investigation for Medicaid fraud and other crimes, St. Augustine Mayoral "candidate" BILL McCLURE is "donating" a $4000 ADA-violating "TROJAN TROLLEY," unadorned by a disabled lift, as is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
The U.S. Department of Transportation and St. Johns County have been asked to investigate.
Thanks to Disabled Rights advocate Merrill Paul Roland, who documented the violations two weeks in a row. Last night, Mr. Roland was allegedly threatened with arrest and stalked by McCLURE for asking questions about the apparently illegal shuttle service.
McCLURE and his wife sit on the shuttle bus and literally use it as a "campaign vehicle," lobbying shuttle bus riders to vote for him as Mayor of St. Augustine.
Here's my letter to County Attorney Patrick McCormack and County Administrator Michael Wanchick:
From: Ed Slavin
Sent: Thu, Jun 21, 2018 9:49 am
Subject: Request No. 2018-177: No ADA lift in SABCA Wednesday "Concerts by the Sea" shuttle bus -- "service" violates ADA & Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act? (corrected, attachment added)