ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audit of a sampling of state government parking lots found numerous shortfalls in compliance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act but remedial steps, officials said.

State Auditor Brian Colon on Tuesday released findings from the audit that included checking 23 sites in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and other sites across the state.

“All New Mexicans should have equal access to their government, and that means physical spaces such as buildings owned by the state of New Mexico,” Colon said.

Anna Silva, a General Services Department administrator who overseas state facilities, said changes that included restriping and other work have already been made at the sites examined by auditors.

Department spokesman Thom Cole said the agency plans to ask the Legislature for $275,000 to hire three building inspectors and $5 million to make state buildings ADA-compliant.

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