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The parking division manager, Tracy Scott, and associated parking board members are due an accolade for coming to the assistance of my family. My wife and daughter recently experienced traumatic surgeries, placing them both into a permanent medically disabled condition. Due to those diagnosed conditions, Scott and the board confirmed and allowed for the issue of a disabled parking permit sign directly in front of my residence.

The allowance for a disabled parking sign allows for only those vehicles that are issued a handicap card to park in that designated space. The proximity to my residence for the entrance and egress from our vehicles, is so much easier, as care must be taken on sitting into and exiting one's vehicle to prevent further injury.

An ardent decision such as what Scott and the board members issued to my family makes you feel good about living in Billings. Billings is growing, we have our expansion pains, but it really feels good knowing that Billings is still small enough and that our city leaders will listen to and act on our needs.

I must include a positive suggestion from Mike Yakawich, council member from Ward 1, that initiated the decision to contact the parking division manager. Yakawich is always there in situations that require thought and action for our neighborhood.

The board members that deserve laurels of praise are: Tracy Scott, Dave Fishbaugh, Mark Kary, Kallie Parsons, Daniel Brooks, Brandon Scala, Joni Harmon, Sean Lynch, Kevin Heaney and Todd Morgan.

We can't thank you enough.

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Jose A. Bustos Jr.

Billings

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