A disabled parking placard is displayed in a car window parked on J Street in downtown Sacramento in 2012. Drivers have been complaining for years that every other downtown parking spot seems to be taken by a car with a blue disabled placard on the rearview mirror. Now, city officials in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities have joined the chorus, saying the placard perk is clogging downtowns, harming businesses, cutting into city revenues and making it harder for truly disabled people to park near their destinations. Randy Pench Sacramento Bee file