Handicap Parking Abuse Solutions

FOLSOM, Calif. — Handicapped vehicle permits allow disabled drivers and passengers better access to parking areas. But some able-bodied people abuse the system by taking advantage of a handicapped permit they shouldn’t be using. Handicap parking has been a real help for people like Milisa Houston who has cerabral palsy. “It limits my mobility, and … Continue reading »

Credit Card Parking Meters Coming Down

EUGENE, Ore. — Credit card parking meters in downtown Eugene are coming down Tuesday. The city is removing about 75 meters near the Park Blocks area.¬†They were installed last summer as part of a pilot program. The city decided not to buy them because they are too expensive. The meters cost $500 each, plus credit … Continue reading »

Ben Bond Trial Exposes Case Details

March 19, 2010 By Jeff Skrzypek EUGENE, Ore. — A judge has acquitted Ben Bond in a trial that accused him of intimidating and obstructing the work of a parking enforcer. Just a little more than two months ago, Ben Bond was arrested for aggressively plugging parking meters. And though his trial is over, the … Continue reading »

Parking Meter Controversy

January 13, 2010 By Sean Schoppe EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man says he could be $800 in the hole when he was just trying to be a Good Samaritan. “I was getting ready to go into the Post Office and I paid my meter,” Ben Bond tells KEZI 9 News. But as he was … Continue reading »