I would like to thank the state of California for their refurbishing of the local Department of Motor Vehicles on Glenoaks Boulevard ("DMV closing for renovations," Aug. 10).
For the past month I can't begin to tell you how much nicer it has already been. With the DMV closed, those in the neighborhood can finally park on the street in front of their own property. I have called the city to see if there is anything that can be done, like having a handicap parking spot in front of my mother's house so she can at least have a place to park without having to walk a block or two away from her house. I was told as long as she has a driveway, then she cannot have handicap parking in front of her property.
Then I asked about parking that would be by permit only, and I was told that I have to poll the neighborhood and get at least 75% of the neighbors to sign a petition for it. Well, right now, the state has stepped in and closed the DMV for remodeling, and the parking situation has been much improved.