Rochester City Council schedules forum on red light cameras

Dec 13, 2016

Credit cityofrochester.gov

Rochester City Council has scheduled a public forum Thursday evening on Mayor Lovely Warren’s proposal to end the red light camera program.

After a review by a traffic consultant, Warren said she was troubled by the fact that there were more total red light violations in zip codes with the highest rates of poverty.

Warren also says the results in terms of helping prevent accidents were inconclusive and she wants to end the program as of December 31st.

City Councilwoman  Carolee Conklin, who heads Council’s Finance Committee, says she felt it was important for the public to have some input into the decision to end the program, and the forum will be held Thursday, starting at 5:15 pm at City Hall.

Residents will also be able to address Council prior to its voting on the proposal, at this month's 'Speak to Council' meeting on Tuesday, December 20th at 6:30 p.m. in Council chambers.