Letter: City ‘heartless’ on accessible parking

Either make a lot more designated handicapped parking areas or just leave things alone

To the editor:

The heartlessness of Dave Duncan, Kelowna’s city parking manager, knows no bounds. [Kelowna Downtown Lacks Dedicated Parking for Disabled, July 8 Kelowna Capital News.]

Why doesn’t he just run all the disabled and low income seniors out of town? He might just as well.

Now we are expected to pay for parking in metered stalls. We are only supposed to park in designated parking spaces, notwithstanding the fact that there are very few disabled parking spaces on the city streets near where disabled people need to park.

This Kelowna council and city management has got really mean and greedy. Kelowna is quickly being turned into a horrible Vancouver 2.0.

Parkades are city property too. Either make a lot more designated handicapped parking areas or just leave things alone, Mr. Duncan. You say you are slated to revisit this state of affairs next year. Why the wait? Get going now.

I wonder how you would feel if you were disabled, Mr. Duncan, and had to struggle financially and physically trying to find an appropriate parking stall. I think the outcome would be a very different story.

Laurence D. M. Marshall, Kelowna