By Roland Cilliers

A City of Burlington employee has been terminated after a municipal vehicle was parked in a wheelchair accessible space without a valid permit.

On Feb. 1, a series of photos went viral of a Burlington city parking services vehicle parked at an accessible space at Costco.

Vito Talone, director of transportation services with Burlington, said this is unacceptable behaviour and action has been taken.

“The City of Burlington has followed up with disciplinary action and the individual involved will no longer be working for the City of Burlington,” Talone said.

“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.”

The city thanked those who brought the matter to the city’s attention and apologized for any inconvenience.

“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,” said Talone.

Originally posted by the Hamilton Spectator on 02/03/2020.