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File #: O-259-20    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/8/2020 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 6/25/2020 Final action: 6/25/2020
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 72 TO EXPAND AND ENHANCE PROTECTIONS AND ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ACCESSIBLE PARKING (AS AMENDED).
Sponsors: Brandon Coan (D-8), Bill Hollander (D-9)
Attachments: 1. O-259-20 V.2 CAM 061620 - CH. 72 TO ACCESSIBLE PARKING.pdf, 2. O-259-20 PROPOSED CAM 061620 - CH. 72 TO ACCESSIBLE PARKING.pdf, 3. O-259-20 V.1 061120 CH. 72 TO EXPAND AND ENHANCE PROTECTIONS AND ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ACCESSIBLE PARKING.pdf, 4. ORD 076 2020.pdf
ORDINANCE NO._____, SERIES 2020
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 72 TO EXPAND AND ENHANCE PROTECTIONS AND ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ACCESSIBLE PARKING (AS AMENDED).
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS COAN AND HOLLANDER

WHEREAS, Louisville strives to be a city of inclusivity where all citizens may enjoy, participate and connect in our shared experiences; and
WHEREAS, Louisville Metro Council takes pride in playing its part to ensure our city is open and accessible to all of its residents and visitors; and
WHEREAS, to help fulfill that mission, Louisville Metro Council believes changes are warranted to the Accessible Parking Ordinance to expand and enhance protections granted under Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances ("LMCO") Chapter ? 72.001-007 for accessible parking.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF METRO GOVERNMENT (THE COUNCIL), AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I: LMCO ? 72.001 is hereby amended as follows:
? 72.001 DEFINITIONS.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ACCESSIBLE PARKING. Parking set aside for persons with disabilities, which limit or impair the ability to walk as defined in KRS 186.042. The specifications of accessible parking are set forth in ?72.002.
ACCESS AISLE. A designated space for the maneuvering of a wheelchair or other mobility device when entering or exiting a vehicle, and that is immediately adjacent to a properly designated accessible parking space. Such spaces shall be marked pursuant to LMCO ?72.002.
LEVEL GROUND. Level ground means having a slope that is no greater than 1:50 in all directions.
PERSON WITH A DISABILITY. Any person who has a severe visual, audio, or physical impairment, including partial paralysis, lower limb amputation, chronic heart condition, emphysema, arthritis, rheumatism, or other debilitating condition which lim...

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