Condemning Emergency Evacuation Deficiency


Resolution 13-07.40L


WHEREAS on July 20, 2013, the evacuation process of Hilton Orange County failed to appropriately provide for guests with and without disabilities and

WHEREAS in the event of an actual emergency at least five persons in wheelchairs would have been stranded to fend for themselves and possibly remain in harm's way and

WHEREAS there is an ongoing problem of facilities greatly lacking in
their training on these matters;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the CDP affirms support for and enforcement of emergency procedures and provision of all services to persons with disabilities and joins the Disabilities Caucus of the CDP in condemning the response by staff at the Hilton Orange County as inadequate;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the CDP shall pursue complaint actions against the hotel that will result in no further patronage of this facility until these matters are corrected.


Submitted by Alyson L Abramowitz, Secretary of the CDP Disabilities Caucus 

Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa
July 21, 2013





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