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May 7, 2013 7:42 AM by Kristen Holloway

LCG Takes Up Red Light Camera Issue

Tonight the Lafayette City-Parish Council will once again take up the issue of red light cameras.
They're trying to figure out how they will collect on all those unpaid tickets, but some issues have come up.

During tonights meeting the council hopes are to figure out the grey area with who gets the green.
Right now 60% of the money collected from traffic cameras goes to LCG and 40% to Redflex.
So the question for tonight, is that split still the same even if LCG does all the work to collect it?
Basically Redflex gets their same percentage of the tickets without having to shell out money the parish would in legal fees.
Dee Stanley of LCG says this concern prevented a vote during last months meeting for a proposal to allow an amnesty period for late fees.

"Yes it was during that the discussion that the council realized and recognized that if there's a sharing in the cost of the revenues, that there ought to be a sharing in the cost of the expenses as well and that's what this amendment does," said LCG Chief Administrative Officer.

This will be up for introduction at tonights meeting at 5:30p.m. and up for final adoption in two weeks along with re-addressing the amnesty issue.



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