Thursday, Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick with introduce a resolution to do away with day-long parking for the disabled and handicapped population. Currently those with handicapped placards can park in metered spots for free. Novick says he wants to cap the handicap parking to three-hours.
The commissioner says it will free up spaces for those wanting shop. “The disabled parking task force which includes people from disability community and the disability commission has endorsed it. And part of the reason is, they’re coming downtown to shop to,” Novick told our news partner KGW.
He also says the city will create dedicated parking for the disabled, and special permits to those who need all day parking.