Monday, January 19, 2009

Snow and Disabled Parking

After numerous meetings in 2008 of the Cambridge City Council, the Traffic and Parking Committee, and others, the City Manager still ignores the basic right to travel of persons with disabilities. The City Manager promised that when clearing the streets of snow the city would no longer put excess snow into parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities. But here it is again on January 19, 2009 one day after the latest snow storm on January 18, 2009. This is in the incubator for limousine liberals, Cambridge, MA, host city of Harvard University and MIT. It is the home of the most compassionate, considerate, loving, peaceful intellectuals. This is the group who generates more hate speech toward Republicans than the rest of the nation. Liberals control billions of taxpayer dollars appropriated for human services corporations. They are not focused on the rights of persons with disabilities. They are focused on funding for corporations who earn their money providing services to persons with disabilities. In 2008 the Massachusetts state court awarded $6 million to a former Cambridge city employee for discrimination. Does the City Manager have attention deficit disorder? Did he not learn from the loss of a lawsuit for discrimination? Does the City Manager have this cavalier attitude toward state and US laws because it is not his money?
Sometime before 3:00 PM on Tuesday January 20, 2009, the disabled space at CRLS was cleared of snow. When I took this footage there was a car from Connecticut with a disabled parking tag from that state. Do states extended courtesy parking across state lines? Barack Obama was sworn in as President at noon on January 20, 2009. Is this what we can expect as change?


Anonymous said...

It would be great to see someone track down the head of the Cambridge DPW for some questions. Why do they do this? When will they get rid of it? If snow is a royal pain to the average motorist, can you imagine how much fun for someone in a wheelchair or on crutches? Just because the space has snow covering the handicapped marking, it's still a handicapped space. Thanks for the attention on this issue.

Diogenes said...

After this comment was received I posted a new video showing that the space was cleared of snow sometime before 3:00 PM on January 20, 2009.