There seems to be no penalty for persons clearly not handicapped or not displaying a handicapped permit to flagrantly occupy a parking space clearly reserved for physically handicapped persons. I see the signed marked "penalty", but pay no attention. Is the "violation" only monetary without a "civil" charge? What can a private citizen do to notify authorities when the "violation" is observed. Do authorities even care?
my expectation is that those of us who do not / or cannot partake of the internet [yay for free internet at the library] have a medium -- other than going to the library; to participate in the many and varied issues that we try to address here in the city. Add a container of rice - - and you can't go 'far wrong'. We have a SERIOUS, serious amount of poor people in our city. In our county.
I'm thinking that folks would benefit by knowing what is going on - - and how they can participate.
I am appalled that "property owners' rights" are trumping EVERY other value for this city. I am disgusted with the lack of authority our Historic Preservation Commission has. I am likewise amazed that after YEARS of the "Columbia Visioning Process" evolving-out "visions" of Columbia, veritably nothing of value has come from it that lends any aid to maintaining or preserving character. It's a massive Profit-race, and the City, and the 99%, are the losers.
Why are there homes with up to 8 sex offenders in our R1 neighborhoods? This already violates current city code. One is 800 feet from Lange nonetheless.(Which violates a Dec 2013 Missoiri supreme court ruling)