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Arcadia Provides Language Access Services

Post Date:06/01/2018 9:00 a.m.

In order to ensure equal access to City services, the City of Arcadia has adopted a Language Access Services Policy to ensure that translation services are accessible to all. Included in the mix of translation service offerings, the City is seeking the assistance of volunteer translators to support the City’s language access goals.  If you are interested in serving your community as a volunteer translator, please click here and download the City’s Volunteer Translator Application. Volunteer translators are expected to be available on an on-call, as-needed basis based upon your availability.

The City of Arcadia understands and appreciates the value of providing outreach and access to City services, information, and programs for limited English-proficient (LEP) residents. The City serves a significant population of limited English-proficient residents, businesses, visitors, and their families.  According to the 2010 census, approximately 60% of Arcadia residents are of Asian/Pacific Island descent, and the vast majority of residents are ethnic Chinese who predominantly speak Mandarin. The City has formally recognized the following languages: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Hindi.

If you would like to learn more about the program of the City’s Language Access Services Policy, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 574-5401.