Miami Beach residents have been complaining for months about people allegedly abusing disabled placards to park for free not just in public parking spaces, but in residential zones as well.
Miami Beach city commissioner Mark Samuelian is one of four co-sponsors of the proposed ordinance which is up for a final reading and vote on Wednesday.
If approved, it would limit parking in residential zones to area residents, placard or not.
“What we’re going to do is allow Miami Beach residents to park in the Miami Beach residential zones. Folks with placards can park in a number of other areas,” said Samuelian.
Samuelian says the proposal is about improving resident quality of life and calls it a community-driven solution, with the help of the city’s disability access committee.