U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Coordination and Review Section P.O. Box 66118 Washington, D.C.

20035-6118 NOV 23 1993 The Honorable Jon Lindgren Mayor City of Fargo City Hall, 200 North 3rd Street Fargo, North Dakota 58102 Re: Department of Justice Complaint Number XX (b)(6) Dear Mayor Lindgren: Enclosed is a copy of the executed settlement agreement between the government of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, the FARGODOME, and the Department of Justice. As you know, this settlement resolves a complaint with our office alleging that the City of Fargo and the FARGODOME. are in noncompliance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The complainant alleged that the FARGODOME, a sports stadium and general entertainment facility, owned and operated by the City of Fargo, North Dakota, had failed to adopt a ticket pricing policy providing for equivalent prices for tickets to events for individuals with disabilities requiring special seating as compared to others who attend such events. In addition, the complainant asserted that the city had failed to appoint an ADA coordinator for its sports facility, did not have a grievance procedure, and had not conducted a self-evaluation of the facility's policies and practices to determine whether they comport with the requirements of the ADA. Under paragraph 21 of the agreement, the agreement is effective on the date of my signature. Reporting Requirements Under the Settlement Under the paragraph 16 of the settlement, the following actions (as set forth in paragraphs 8 to 15 of the agreement)

shall be taken by city of Fargo and the FARGODOME: 01-02733

-2Within 30 days of the execution of this agreement, the City shall provide the Coordination and Review Section, Civil Rights Division, the following documentation: A. A copy of its self-evaluation that addresses the policies and practices of the FARGODOME as required by 28 C.F.R. 35.l05; B. A copy of its published grievance procedures for resolving ADA grievances involving the FARGODOME which comply with the requirements of 28 C.F.R. 107(b); C. The name, address, and telephone number of its ADA Coordinator responsible for the programs, services, and activities of the FARGODOME as required by 28 C.F.R. 107(a); and, D. A copy of the final written ticketing policy. Within 30 days of our receipt of this documentation, we shall evaluate these documents for compliance with the agreement and the Department's title II regulation. We shall report our determination to you. Thereafter, if we find that the actions taken by the city comply with the agreement, the city is required to provide the notices contained in paragraph 18. Please address any future correspondence to me at P.O. Box

66118, Washington, D.C. 20035-6118. In future correspondence to the Coordination and Review section, please reference the Department of Justice Complaint Number stated above. Should you have any questions concerning this letter, call Louis M. Stewart at (202) 616-7779. Sincerely Stewart B. Oneglia Chief Coordination and Review Section Civil Rights Division Enclosure cc: John Gordon, FARGODOME 01-02734