Monday, August 20, 2012

2 Jacksonville council panels OK new red-light camera law

Jacksonville Local News – and The Florida Times-Union

Two City Council committees signed off Monday on letting Jacksonville police issue traffic tickets based on photos taken by red-light cameras.

Mayor Alvin Brown's 2013 budget assumes the city will receive $1.5 million on new fines from the cameras, but the council still has to pass legislation (2012-449) to authorize their use.

The idea cleared panels on public safety and transportation Monday, leaving only a vote by the Finance Committee Tuesday as the last stop before a full council decision next week.

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