*Please see below a Media Statement issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont.—Feb. 3, 2019
Statement from Vito Talone, Director of Transportation Services
“This past weekend, several Burlington residents informed city officials through various social media platforms about a member of the City’s Parking Services team abusing accessible parking spaces specifically reserved for persons displaying a valid accessible parking permit. City of Burlington staff and their contractors are well aware of the behaviours and code of conduct expected when performing their jobs. The actions of the individual in question are completely unacceptable and out of line with the values expected of Burlington city staff. All municipal parking bylaws are to be followed by everyone, with no exceptions.
“As a result, the City of Burlington has followed up with disciplinary action and the individual involved will no longer be working for the City of Burlington. Transportation Services staff will be following up with the enforcement contractor to ensure this does not happen again. All parking tickets issued by subject enforcement officer will be reviewed to certify that they were issued in accordance with the City’s policies and procedures.
“We’d like thank members of the public for bringing this matter forward and apologize for the inconvenience and distress his may have caused.”
MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:
Anyone working on behalf of the City of Burlington is expected to comply with the same standards as the public. I am pleased that action has been taken and thankful to the residents who alerted us so we could take action.
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist