The RM of Portage la Prairie's developing an accessibility plan. Coordinator Andrea McCabe outlines their efforts.
"We're in the preliminary stages of our plan," says McCabe. "This plan states our commitment to removing the barriers for accessibility for everyone. The first standard developed is our customer service standard. It's our commitment to our ratepayers to provide accessible service."
She explains this will cover the office in Portage as well as locations throughout the communities.
McCabe says physical barriers in the RM office building are their current focus. With a stairway leading to the office and another going down to council chamber, budgets for upgrades are now being planned.
She adds, in the meantime, if you're unable to physically enter the building you can call and meet them outside, or email them or communicate over the phone. McCabe notes at this time they don't have a financial figure to budget, but it's an ongoing process.