According to the 2009 American Community Survey, 16% of the County's residents speak English less than "very well". To ensure equal access to government services by the population with limited English proficiency (LEP), an executive order was signed into effect in 2010 to mandate language access policies throughout all departments.
A PSA Video:Watch the County's staff introduce LEP policies.
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A Language ID Board: Available at service sites to help residents quickly identify their native languages to the staff
Signing the Executive Order: County Executive, Isiah Leggett, signed Executive Order 046-10 to mandate language access policies in the County on March 4, 2010 .
A Sign displayed in Department of Health and HumanServices: The welcome message is available in six different languages.