Gas-station bill moves in House Proposal is opposed by counties, including Leon, as a preemption of local control

Florida Capital Bureau Posted: March 06, 2014 Written by: Paul Flemming A business-backed proposal to provide uniform rules for gas stations to aid drivers with disabilities was approved by a House committee Wednesday, but not before advocates and counties raised objections that the bill would preempt local ordinances, including in Leon County. Rep. Mark Danish,…

Access: Paradise Around the Corner

By JR Harding Life in Action magazine December 2013 There is nothing like soaking up the sun’s warm rays on a pristine sandy beach. If you use a wheelchair, that statement takes on a whole new meaning because finding an accessible beach can be like searching for an elusive oasis. Florida residents and others with…

County votes to work on accessible gas stations

Tallahassee Democrat Posted: July 10, 2013 July 10, 2013 The Leon County Commission voted to continue working with gas station owners and advocates of people with disabilities to come up with a market-driven plan that would make gas stations accessible for everyone. Americans with Disabilities Act consultant J.R. Harding told the Commission on Tuesday the…