Control: Public Safety & Animal Services Committee
File Name: DISCUSSION ON RED LIGHT CAMERA PROGRAM
Agenda Item Number:
UPDATE ON THE PROGRESS THE COUNTY IS MAKING ON THE ''RED LIGHT CAMERA'' PROGRAM
RED LIGHT CAMERA
Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
Public Safety & Animal Services Committee
Deputy Mayor Genaro Iglesias provided a brief overview of the status of the County’s progress regarding the Red Light Camera Program, stating that the original Request for Proposals (RFP) needed to be updated pursuant to State legislation passed since the RFP was drafted in 2011. He noted more recent market data was needed pertaining to new contracts issued since the original RFP and advised that this would take approximately three to four months to complete.
Chairwoman Heyman noted the County would delay giving its jurisdiction on roads to the municipalities, adding that this was a safety issue and noted the fatalities at intersections as documented by the Police Department. She noted research needed to be done to determine every area where the cameras were located and using what would be best for the County, including no citations for right turns on red.
In response to Chairwoman Heyman’s request that the Commission be provided information in advance concerning cities that were asking to take over the County’s jurisdiction, Deputy Mayor Iglesias noted he would meet with the Public Works and Solid Waste Management Department which issued any permits for red light camera installations. He added that the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) had adopted a resolution providing that no citations would be issued for right turns on red.
Commissioner Bovo expressed his interest in the decreased amount of time the yellow caution lights remained on and noted he would provide a document to Committee members regarding that issue.
In response to Commissioner Bovo’s request for a report regarding traffic lights being manipulated to remain red for a period, Deputy Mayor Iglesias advised that this information was available, adding that timed sequencing and delays were currently imbedded in the traffic signal’s program components. He noted he would provide that information to the Committee members.
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