Parking placard abuse.
Arguing for reforms in the placard system is one of the few
times parking reformers don't sound overly wonky to the larger car
driving public. In California, one out of every eight drivers has a
disabled parking placard, a number which doesn't correlate to data
concerning how many drivers SHOULD have such a placard.
This abuse of the placard system creates a ripple effect of
unsafe street conditions, a distorted view of our car parking
stock, and worst of all undercuts the value of the placard to those
drivers who are actually disabled.
Today #DamienTalks with Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-SFV) about
AB 2602, his legislation that seeks to reduce placard abuse through
two common sense reforms attacking the supply of and demand
for disabled placards to those who don't really need them.
Gatto's legislation sailed through committee last week.
Also moving in the Assembly is Gatto's "Parking Bill of Rights"
which takes a broader look at parking issues.
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