ADA violations & dan
esther at pagesz.net
Wed Feb 23 10:57:01 PST 2000
This applies to U.S.A. Other countries are going to have different
I think Anita is in North Carolina, like I am. So I am a bit familiar
with the state law here for handicapped parking.
Someone with the authority of the property owner must be the person
who calls the police and requests that a car be ticketed for parking
in a handicapped space. If you cannot convince the dispatcher or
whomever on the phone at the police/sheriff department that you
represent property owner or property management, they will not send
a vehicle to write a ticket. Period.
If an employee of the veterinary practise does not support Anita,
then calling the police will produce no action. Ideally, it
should be the veterinary office manager calling the police to request a
Maybe things are different in your state, but that's how the law is
here. That's why I love the "parking posse" thing that Prince William
county in Virginia did with training uniformed school crossing guards in
how to recognize illegally parked cars in H/C spaces, and write tickets.
That county can see the revenue/expense relationship, and the benefit
for people who actually need those H/C spaces.
Anita - ya gotta train that large dog to pee on command, preferably where
the car driver is going to put his/her feet climbing into the suv :-)
Or accidentally drop that doggie stool sample :-)
When you have a pet with a special health problem, you may end up
patronizing a vet whose office is less than wonderful in other respects,
to get the best care for the pet.
On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, George Boyer wrote:
> From: George Boyer <feenix2 at bellsouth.net>
> Hey Anita - I am puzzled by how inconsistent you are (and you are really LOW KEY
> compared to the others). You seem to be all voice but no action even where you
> clearly have leverage. When you had ascertained that the woman had no permit
> for use of the space why did you not, without further ado, go to a telephone and
> call the police to ticket her? That is appropriate action. And would have
> perhaps reduced somewhat the anger which I find emanating from these posts.
> Very often posts such as this series seem to betray a need to hold on to the
> anger and resentment so prominently expressed. GeoB.
> Ranitak at aol.com wrote:
> > ok, so i take my diabetic dog to the vet yesterday.
> > granted their patking lot isn't very big, and they are very busy.
> > anyway, i pulled into the lot behind an suv. she headed straight for the
> > handicapped spot. and then she got out, in her mini skirt, and tennis shoes.
> > she had the curb cut, i didn't.
> > fortunately she left the spot right in front of the entrance open. course the
> > curb is almost 10 inches high.
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