FREED flexed its muscles and got the Nevada City Council to remove two consent items Wednesday regarding the approval of $82,000 in funds for street and bicycle improvements.

The nonprofit, a Nevada County independent resource center serving people with disabilities, took issue with the council’s willingness to approve two items for road improvements after recent changes to Coyote Street failed to include any curb cuts.

“I want to challenge you guys to come out, maybe with a wheelchair, and see what it’s like,” said Patrick Kenny, who spoke from a wheelchair to the council. “We’ve made a lot of improvements, but I’ve seen quite a regression in regards to the (American Disability Act) in the past few years.”

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