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For Immediate Release:
June 07, 2016
Media Contact:
Manuel Orbis Jr

786-804-0925

No Red Light Cameras for Miami-Dade’s Unincorporated Areas


Today, the County Commission adopted legislation, sponsored by Commissioner Sosa, striking down previous policy that would have allowed the operation of a red light camera program in the unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County.

The initiative to carry out a red light camera program in unincorporated areas came via legislation passed in July 2010 and January 2011. This new ordinance ends Miami-Dade County's ability to implement a red light camera program by repealing the authority and direction established via the legislation mentioned above. It should be noted that this legislative action does not affect red light camera programs operated by municipalities.

"These cameras have become a source of tension throughout our community, and can prove very costly," said Commissioner Sosa. "We have heard the residents of our unincorporated areas like Fontainebleau, Schenley Park, Westchester and Kendall to name a few, and I want them to know that I am working to make sure that red light cameras don't get installed in their neighborhoods."

Link to legislation: http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/legistarfiles/Matters/Y2016/160839.pdf