Assemblymember Cusick Kicks off the Disabled Parking Task Force’s Public Awareness Campaign
Staten Island – The Disabled Parking Task Force, organized by Assemblymember Michael Cusick, D-Mid Island, announced the start of the Task Force's 14th annual Public Awareness Campaign this morning at the Staten Island Mall.
“During the holiday season, as stores fill up with customers, I urge shoppers and Staten Islanders to remain mindful that parking spaces are reserved for handicapped residents for a reason,” said Cusick. “Time and again we see inconsiderate drivers park their vehicles in designated handicap spots, disregarding disabled shoppers who need access to these spaces.”
The Staten Island Mall also has parking signs for Expectant Mothers and Veterans by select entrances.
Present for the Disabled Parking Task Force annual Public Awareness Campaign announcement were Michael Anderson with the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, Michelle Sabatino with the Staten Island Center for Independent Living, Jim Easley with the Staten Island Mall, Victoria Giordano with the New York City Department of Public Transportation, Joe Crocitto with the New York Police Alliance, Dennis McKeon with Where to Turn, and representatives from the New York Police Department.
Any Staten Island business that wishes to participate in the campaign should contact Assemblymember Cusick’s office and a Task Force volunteer will install a sign in their parking lot reminding shoppers to reserve the disabled parking spaces for those who truly need them.
You can reach Assemblymember Cusick’s office at (718) 370-1384 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.