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Language Access

Language Access

For clients who are Limited English Proficient (LEP), the City Hall Events Office is happy to provide language translation and interpretation services on request.

Language Access has been a key priority in San Francisco since 2001, when the City enacted the Equal Access to Services Ordinance, which ensures meaningful access and the same level of service to LEP persons that is available to all City residents.

Since the Ordinance was amended in 2009 as the Language Access Ordinance, the Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs of the City and County of San Francisco has been charged with overseeing compliance, implementing one of the most comprehensive local language access laws in the nation, and engaging community organizations and City departments in an ongoing effort to better serve LEP residents in San Francisco.