Disabled girl sues PPA after being denied a handicapped spot

    A 12-year-old disabled South Philadelphia girl has sued the Philadelphia Parking Authority for denying her a handicapped-parking space in front of her home.

    As reported in the Daily News, the authority rejected Salina Sok’s application on grounds that she didn’t have the consent of one of her next-door neighbors on Mifflin Street.

    The lawsuit, which her mother filed Thursday on her behalf, alleges that the authority discriminated against Sok and that no federal or state law mandates a neighbor’s consent to determine who can park on a public street.

    The authority declined to comment. The suit seeks unspecified damages, a court order requiring the authority to give the family a reserved parking space and a ruling throwing out the need for a neighbor’s consent.

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