Salt Lake City Mayor Palmer DePaulis has declared May 7 as Barrier Awareness Day and announced initiation of a handicapped parking enforcement program.
The program, created by the mayor's Handicapped Concerns Committee, will help promote adherence to the handicapped parking ordinance. Anyone who sees an unauthorized vehicle park in a handicapped parking space can fill out a citizen complaint form.The form can be delivered or mailed to the city prosecutors office, which will trace the vehicle's owner and forward the information to the community affairs office. First-time violators will receive a warning letter and information on how to get a special license plate for the handicapped. On the second offense, the city prosecutor's office will press charges.
Complaint forms are available at the Salt Lake Community Affairs Office, 535-7915, or the prosecutor's office, 535-7767.