Hallandale to dump red-light cameras
By Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel - January 23, 2014
HALLANDALE BEACH — Red-light cameras are getting the heave-ho in this seaside city.
Saying he was following through on a campaign promise, Commissioner William Julian made a motion Wednesday to get rid of the cameras as soon as legally possible.
Commissioner Michele Lazarow quickly agreed.
"I absolutely do not feel they should be in Hallandale," she said. "I don't believe we need them here."
The motion passed 4-1, making Hallandale Beach the first city in Broward County to get rid of the cameras.
Mayor Joy Cooper dissented, saying the cameras help stop red-light runners and make the city's streets safer.
Hallandale Beach has a contract with Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions for three red-light cameras.
A clause in the contract allows the city to get rid of the cameras after giving the company 45 days' notice, records show.
Because the issue was not listed on Wednesday night's agenda, no one from the company was at the meeting.
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