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Disabled activist puts city in his sights

Original post made on Jul 6, 2008

George Louie weighs over 300 pounds, he says, and when his wheelchair has to roll off an unmodified sidewalk to cross the street, "it's like going off a cliff."

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Posted by John Delacroix, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 6, 2008 at 10:25 am

Ha ha you're fat!

Posted by eric, a resident of another community
on Jul 7, 2008 at 9:28 am

This guy is not an 'activist'! He is exploiting a well meaning but poorly written law that allows anyone to sue any entity for noncompliance with the ADA. I wonder how long he had to search Mtn View for enough non-compliant curbs to make it worth the payday?

There's a better name for Mr. Louie's profession than 'activist', but its only legal in Nevada.

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 8, 2008 at 10:13 pm

Eric -- How about [word removed]?

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 9, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Eric -- Apparently my word involving a donkey and a hole isn't acceptable either.

The disabled as a group is about the only remaining special interest group that is still well liked. This lard-donkey could single handedly change that.

Posted by Resident, a resident of another community
on Jul 10, 2008 at 8:43 am

Seems as if this guy is making a nice living out of suing cities. Shame he can't get a proper job and work like the rest of us.

Posted by michael hampson, a resident of another community
on Aug 10, 2008 at 5:17 pm

regardless of his motives these citys are in violation one else seems to be standing up to these barriers, so i applaud him

Posted by randy edwards, a resident of another community
on Jan 14, 2009 at 2:02 am

In my opinion it is indeed unfortunate that drastic measures have to be taken to promote compliance in my area.Even the new construction storefronts seem to have only a slight understanding of what is required in a parking lot.Some times the only way to bring about compliance in a timely manner is to litigate.