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Leave handicapped parking spaces for those who need them

I have multiple sclerosis, and it is difficult for me to stand very long or walk very far. For this reason, the state of California has issued me a handicapped parking placard.

The other day I found it necessary to go to the large chain office supply store in the Brunswick Plaza. Imagine my distress when I found there were no handicapped parking places in front of this store. All of the parking places were painted yellow. What does that mean? The entire store front was for loading?

When I inquired in the store, I was told that the store does not own the building. Does that mean this large chain store does not have any say in the parking lot? This I find strange – they can’t say they want handicapped parking? Thanks a lot.

As for the rest of you who park in handicapped parking even though you do not have a placard or license plate, please leave these places for those of us who really need these spots, or we really won’t be able to go to the post office or shops.

Helen Turner

Alta Sierra

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