Our by-laws do not say anything about handicap parking. Why wouldn't this be handled in the rules that the Board adopts, rather than the bylaws. When I mentioned a difference in the definition of disabled I brought that up because according to Davis Stirling that dictates HOA
's in California, the definition there is much more strict. I don't think this person's disability falls in that category since he can walk a huge dog all over the complex. The part I was looking for to be addressed was that according to an article in the local paper, the parking placard doesn't seem to afford as much protection to the holder on private property as it does elsewhere. If we add the additional signage would we be able to limit it's use? Here is the article:
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Q. Recently, I had to visit my doctor at his office in Orange. As I have been issued a handicapped parking placard, I pulled into an open disabled parking space near the building and placed my placard on the rearview mirror.
A security guard approached and directed me to vacate the spot, pointing to a tiny blue sign which had been attached below the regular disabled sign. The small sign read "1120 W. La Veta only. Violators will be towed. CVC 22658 (a), OPD."
Are property owners allowed to impose such restrictions on the use of disabled parking spots?
- XXXXX XXXXX, Fountain Valley
A. It appears that this restriction is legal, according to Steve Haskins, a spokesman for the Department of Motor Vehicles.
"While the DMV distributes disabled plates and placards, parking regulations are the purview of local authorities, as are the enforcement of those laws," he said.
Haskins explained how the use of disabled placards can be restricted on private property that is marked per California Vehicle Code 22511.57, which affirms that "... local authorities may, by ordinance or resolution, prohibit or restrict the parking or the standing of a vehicle ... of a privately owned or operated off-street facility."