BUFFALO, NY-- Buffalo City Parking Commissioner Kevin Helfer has agreed to study downtown parking regulations covering Delaware Avenue following a meeting with a disabled Amherst man who got a parking ticket for using a space reserved for the disabled.
Arthur MacDonald says he parked on Delaware Avenue near Eagle for a City Court appointment and put the required coins in the designated blue headed meter which indicated parking was allowed at 8 AM. But he then got a ticket from parking enforcement which cited a nearby sign stating no parking from 7 AM to 10 AM.
MacDonald says that prevents anyone with a disability who has business in the 9 AM hour from parking in that reserved spot.
MacDonald says the ticket was dismissed and Helfer agreed to study the issue with Buffalo Police. He pointed out that some spaces for the disabled in nearby parking garages may not always be accessible as well.
MacDonald says he has also asked Helfer to check for some expired no parking signs in the city. He found one which expired in June 2005 in front of Buffalo General Hospital. Helfer agreed to look into that as well.