Wildomar Cemetery access is currently not ADA compliant on weekends and holidays. This was first observed during an event at the cemetery on a Saturday morning in May, and proven once again during a recent visit on the Fourth of July when photographic evidence shows that the three gates wide enough for wheelchair access are locked.
The only other proper entry point is a narrow passageway through the block wall on Gruwell about 200 feet from its intersection with Palomar St. (All other entry points require on to climb over the wall)
Having brought this to the attention of the city council, June 8th, where the mayor no less challenged the assertion without merit and the balance of the council was unable to respond as this was a “Public Comment” where response is prohibited by council rules.
The minimum width required for wheelchair access is 32 inches for a standard wheelchair per ADA Access Guide.
After having spent $31,000 installing a wheelchair swing in Marna O’Brien Park (for the second time) maybe the city could spend a couple hundred dollars to saw cut a wider passage way, 8 inches and provide a level concrete surface through it.