By Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross : sfgate – excerpt
Legislators balked at the city transit agency’s suggestion that holders of disabled parking placards should pay at meters.
Convinced there’s widespread abuse of disabled parking placards, San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency passed a series of recommendations to crack down on the problem – only to have them deep-sixed by the city’s own lawmakers in Sacramento…
One idea was to start charging the placard holders for parking, something that a number of cities already do. The transportation agency said there should then be subsidies for low-income placard parkers.
The locals, however, needed approval from the state Legislature… (more)
Thanks to efforts made by Assembley memebers Ammiano, Yee, and Hernanadez, and San Francisco’s FDR Democratic Club, and Disability Rights California, this is a dead issue for now.