Vancouver limits disabled parking downtown

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Disable drivers will no longer have free unlimited parking in downtown Vancouver.

The city council approved an ordinance Monday night for a four-hour limit to encourage turnover.

The Columbian reports businesses had complained that disabled people were parking indefinitely in front of their shops, tying up space and discouraging customers.

The limit was opposed by residents of a downtown housing project for low-income seniors. The 46-unit Lewis and Clark Plaza has no parking and residents park on the street.

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Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com