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Hillsborough commissioners to talk red-light cameras



TAMPA -- In the aftermath of two controversial red-light camera votes by local city councils, County Commissioner Les Miller wants to talk next week about cameras in the unincorporated county. Would-be red-light runners shouldn't get their hopes up, though. Miller thinks they work. 

Miller has asked for a discussion to be scheduled for the next commission meeting, April 2, for a status report on the cameras, which the county installed in 2009. City councils in St. Petersburg and Tampa have recently voted to end the lights in their cities, however several Tampa City Council members said they'd reverse their votes if the mayor changed how ticket revenue was spent.

Miller said Tuesday he'd be open to expanding the county's red-light program, if representatives from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office recommend it. The county has lights at six intersections. 

"I think they work," Miller said. "I'd like to hear what the experts have to say." 

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 5:06pm]


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