Dollard-des-Ormeaux woman with disability wants city to lift ban on tempos

A Dollard-des-Ormeaux woman with a disability is asking the city to lift its ban on tempos.

Up until three years ago, Charlotte Gibson didn't care about tempos one way or another. 

But then an accident that injured her leg changed her opinion.

Gibson told CJAD 800 it's hard to get around and also hard to clear snow and ice from her car and to get it in and out of her driveway during the winter.

Since she spoke out on Facebook, Gibson said she's heard from others who also want a tempo - seniors on a fixed income, families with young children or disabled children, dialysis patients.

Gibson said the mayor won't act until a task force studies the issue.

"In my opinion, he's not allowing me any freedom to go out the way that I would like to go out," said Gibson.

"This is our homes and we should be able to get out and do things."

Gibson said she and others in a similar situation should be given a temporary exemption for this winter.

Gibson will make her case heard at the next council meeting.

Gibson said she`ll attend the next council meeting to reiterate her request.

CJAD 800 is waiting for comment from mayor Alex Bottausci.