City of Manchester to hold Accessible Parking Awareness meeting at Manchester Library

MANCHESTER (June 3, 2009) – Parking Director Brandy Stanley, a representative from the Mayor’s Office and other city staff will be part of the second Accessible Parking Awareness meeting, which will discuss all issues related to accessible parking in Manchester. The meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at the Manchester Library; 405 Pine St.; Manchester. (Room 405 – Winchell Room)


“As the Mayor of the largest city in Northern New England, accessible parking is an important issue that is of concern to many people,” Mayor Guinta said. “Since that time, there have been many updates to the laws that dictate use and misuse of handicapped placards. I urge anyone with a placard, or someone interested in obtaining one, to come to the meeting.”


The event will provide a general overview on the following topics, and other questions participants may have:


Who should have accessible parking privileges and how to get them

An overview of how placards and plates can legally be used

How to report abuse of accessible placards and plates

State and local legislation in process


“We had a meeting last November to go over issues that some people have in regards to parking, as well as inform people how to obtain parking placard and plates, to explain handicapped parking laws in the city and how to best utilize their permit,” Guinta said. “The City of Manchester believes that everyone who has a legitimate disability have access to parking, but to also make sure that parking fraud is combated and make people aware on how to report it.”


Along with Mayor Guinta’s Office, Parking Manager Brandy Stanley; a representative from the Governor’s Commission on Disabilities and the National MS Society representative will be in attendance.


This is the second of biannual series of accessible parking awareness events, which will be held throughout the city. The event is free and open to the public of all ages.


For more information, please contact Parking Manager Brandy Stanley at (603) 624-6580.


Agenda for June 11, 2009

· Comments from Mayor’s Office

· Governor’s Commission on Disabilities representative comments

· National MS Society representative comments

· Presentation of new fraudulent use of walking disability placards/plate ordinance

· Update on current legislation in process

· Q&A Session