Red-Light Camera Battle Heating Up

The battle over red-light cameras in Houston will heat up Tuesday when representatives from the camera company are expected to speak at city council.

This will be the first time we hear directly from a representative from American Traffic Solutions.(other than a written statement) addressing city leaders.

On Monday, ATS issued a ultimatum: begin issuing citations again or pay millions of dollars in promised revenue.

ATS is asking the city to make a decision by August 1, 2011.

You can read the letter here:

This follows a decision by U.S. Federal Judge Lynn Hughes that last November’s election to ban red-light cameras violated Houston’s city charter covering the repeal of an ordinance.

Fifty-three percent voted against Proposition 3 in the Nov. 2 election. .

 Hughes said the city can keep the red-light cameras, or the city has the option of paying the company the extent of the contract.

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