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Wheelchair user sues over ‘self-park’ policy

Do condo association rules discriminate against resident?
Published on Aug 16, 2006

Between 1993 and 2004, Mimi Greenberg was a renter -- and later an owner -- at the 196-unit Los Feliz Towers condominium complex. She is disabled, suffering from problems with mobility, fatigue, short-term memory loss, and loss of bladder control. Greenberg uses a motorized scooter because she fatigues easily, causing her to stumble and fall. Los Feliz Towers does not have any parking spaces reserved for handicapped residents and guests. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. Although Greenberg owned a deeded garage space, she was unable to use it with her handicapped-equipped van lift. The Los Feliz "parking policy" for disabled residents requires the individual to ask the security guard to retrieve the owner's vehicle for pick up in front of the building after 15 to 30 minutes. Upon returning, the security guard parks the handicapped resident's vehicle. After she purchased her handicapped-equipped van, Greenberg requested an accessible parking space, either the manager's space or any of ...

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