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Wheelchair-bound woman demanding sidewalk ramps

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Wheelchair-bound woman demanding sidewalk ramps Fri, 19 May 2017 23:00:08 +0000 Wheelchair-bound woman demanding sidewalk ramps Wheelchair-bound woman demanding sidewalk ramps KTSM bound woman.. demanding action to add a-d-a compliant ramps in her neighborhood... i'm don guevara. chorus nylander is live in the newscenter tonight.. with the story you'll only see on newschannel nine. chorus: don... debra whitcomb lives along escondido drive in west el paso, the sidewalks in her neighborhood don't have any ramps and tonight she's demanding the city bring them up to ada standards or she's considering legal action.... nats chorus meet debra whitcomb... debra "i have a brain disease" chorus it's left her dependent on a wheelchair to get around... debra "so i became a voice for handicap people" chorus whitcomb doesn't see her self as disabled, she's very independent but facing an obstacle she's tired of overcoming... debra "i can't access my street" chorus because the sidewalks in her neighborhood have no ramps making it hard for her to get around... debra "makes it impossible" chorus to get around her neighborhood she has to go along the street... debra "cars come by here quite fast..." chorus she says the city of el paso has a responsibility to make sure the neighborhood is ada compliant... debra "as my brain disease worsens i don't think i should have to complain about basic necessities... chorus but she says she has complained, writting her concerns to julio perez who oversees ada compliance for el paso... julio "we did receive that complaint a couple days ago" chorus perez says the main issues are time and money. he says millions of dollars are spent each year in el paso on ada issues.. julio "i'll be going out there and we'll assess the situation and get back to ms whitcomb... debra "if they were doing their jobs the sidewalks would already be safe and passable" chorus: whitcomb says she also filed a complaint with the department of justice and is hoping they will step in if the city doesn't act fast. perez says she has that right but hopes she understands it's a process that unfortuanately takes time. in the news center chorus nylander news channel 9. don: new details in the overnight shooting in las cruces... ...that sent 3 men to the hospital. police say it happened a

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