Q. We have a person in our business complex who parks in the handicapped space without a handicapped card. He says police cannot issue tickets on private property. Is that correct?
Jim Stedt, Irvine
A. Fortunately, no.
Which is a really good thing, because Honk gets irked at those who take such parking spaces but shouldn’t.
“While we cannot enforce many California Vehicle Code issues on private property, handicap violations are an exception,” said Sgt. Matt August of the Irvine Police Department.
“We most certainly can, and do, issue parking citations for this violation,” he added.
Q. Hello Mr. Honk: For months now, there has been a lot of construction activity south of Oso Parkway at the southern terminus of the 241 toll road. The last I remember reading or hearing was the 241 extension to meet up with I-5 was dead. This recent activity sure looks as if the extension is being built. What gives?
John Costigan, Coto de Caza
A. In November, a settlement was reached by the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency’s board, the state attorney general and environmentalists that certain areas would be off-limits if any 241 extension were ever built.
But it is possible that someday the roadway grows.
Honk dropped a line to Lisa Telles, a spokeswoman for the agencies that operate all of the tollways in Orange County except the 91 Express Lanes.
That construction is for the $103 million Los Patrones Parkway, which will offer two lanes in each direction, from Oso to near Ortega Highway and Antonio Parkway, when it is completed in 2020.
“Los Patrones is an arterial highway being constructed by Rancho Mission Viejo to serve the Rancho Mission Viejo development currently under construction,” Telles told Honk in an email.
“If Los Patrones Parkway becomes a component of the extension of the 241 will depend on the outcome of plans for traffic relief in south Orange County, which is currently in the very early stages of discussion,” she…