On South Beach we are all used to the lack of parking but we hope as we leave the island that the problem stays at home. It doesn't for a section of the population which deserves better treatment than they are currently getting. Veterans. A lack of available parking in modern times with the ADA act is unacceptable and it has garnered the attention of our Washington DC representation.
Ros-Lehtinen contacts the Miami Veteran's Affairs Medical Ctr regarding their lack of available parking for patients and visitors.
September 29, 7:42 PMSouth Beach Community ExaminerGeorge Houck IV
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior member of the Florida Congressional Delegation, today Thursday contacted the Miami Veteran's Affairs Medical Center regarding a lack of available parking at the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. The Congresswoman was contacted by a constituent from her Congressional District who has encountered many difficulties trying to find a suitable parking space at this Center.
Ros-Lehtinen's missive to the Miami VA's Director, Mary Berrocal, states that, although she is aware of the construction of a new Fisher House as well as a new security perimeter, she is troubled by the lack of parking spaces surrounding the hospital. The Congresswoman asks the VA to do everything within their reach to provide adequate parking for patients and visitors to the facility noting that the Miami VA is the primary point of care for veterans living in South Florida as well as a specialty treatment center for veterans from across the State of Florida.
Said Ros-Lehtinen, "The Miami VA serves so many of our brave and deserving veterans from South Florida and indeed the State, that constructing enough parking spaces must be a top priority for VA officials. A constituent from my District brought this problem to my attention and thus I contacted the Miami VA with his concerns and I am sure the concerns of other veterans as well. Our veterans deserve the best when visiting this facility and finding suitable parking is a very important component of the care and attention they expect."