Listening Forums

March 2018 Listening Forum
California Disabled Parking Programs: Part 2

We Want to Hear Your Thoughts about the State’s Disability Parking Programs

March 13, 2018

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Public Forum)
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (Coffee Chat with Legislators)

Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community
2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
(Free Parking)


Who Should Attend
Businesses, disability community, governmental entities, and general public are welcome to attend. Come and share your thoughts as we discuss:

  • Broad parking accessibility issues, including the DMV Disabled Parking Placard Program; and
  • Solutions to deter the misuse of disabled parking placards while maintaining access for individuals with disabilities.

Attendees are invited to stay for a follow up Coffee Chat with Legislators. CCDA will summarize and present key points from both the July 2017 and March 2018 forums.


Participate by Teleconference/Webinar

To listen/participate in the events, choose one of the following options to participate:


RSVP and Accommodations

If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP to the California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) by calling (916) 319-9974 or via email:  by 5:00 p.m. on March 5, 2018.

Seating is limited. We welcome requests for accommodations from individuals with disabilities. Please include your request in your RSVP in order for the Commission to accommodate your needs.


Informational Flyer (PDF) (DOC)

Participant Workbook (PDF) (DOC)

California State Auditor for Department of Motor Vehicles (Report 2016-121) Summary of Recommendations (PDF) (DOC)

California State Auditor for Department of Motor Vehicles (Report 2016-121) Fact Sheet (PDF) (DOC)

Senate Bill 611 (Hill) Summary (PDF) (DOC)

Comment Form (PDF) (DOC)



July 2017 Listening Forum
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Parking Placard Program


Serving as a neutral body for multifaceted topics, CCDA will be hosting Listening Forums in diverse locations throughout the State.   CCDA’s goal is to address in these forums the various complexities of issues facing citizens and businesses of California.   CCDA will invite members of the disability communities, business community, governmental entities, and the general public to share thoughts and ideas through facilitator lead discussions.

In Los Angeles, held at the California Endowment the CCDA through the facilitation Sacramento University Center for Collaborative Policy hosted it first Listening Forum.  The topic was on the  DMV Disabled Parking Placard Program.  The discussion was centered ways to deter the misuse of parking placards while maintaining access for people with disabilities.  As subject references to this discussion were the California State Auditor’s office released report recommending administrative and statutory changes to improve the Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) ability to detect and deter the misuse of the parking placards program for individuals with disabilities and the recently passed bill SB611( Allen).

Below is a video of the July Los Angeles listening forum, including American Sign Language interpreting.