Today the Tampa city council voted not to renew the contract for Tampa’s red light camera program. The program, which is only two years old, was not renewed in a 4-3 vote by council members. Why you ask? Council members did not have an issue with the actual red light cameras, but where the cities’ camera revenue was being disbursed. The nearly 1.64 million from last year was to go into City Hall’s General Spending and numerous board members did not agree with that. They thought a portion, possibly 25%, should be going towards making our roads safer. This vote does not mean red light cameras are gone for good, the vote can still be reversed, but for now the vote stands.
For more information visit http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/red-light-cameras-up-for-renewal-at-tampa-city-council/2171067.