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Leaders' vote seems to support cameras, but future still uncertain

3 years 1 month 1 week ago September 10, 2013 Sep 10, 2013 Tuesday, September 10 2013 September 10, 2013 9:43 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

ZACHARY- The future of controversial speed cameras here is still up-in-the-air after a confusing decision by the town council Tuesday night.

Leaders voted no on an agenda item that would have let the contract lapse, and not be renewed. But, despite a vote that essentially supported the camera system, there was no vote on the program's next step.

The camera company will need to sign a new contract with the city. The groundwork for that has not been laid yet, officials said. Before the council can take further action, a new contract needs to be written.

But, the mayor already has his mind made up. He said he'll veto any city measure that continues the camera program.

"I don't believe it changes driving habits," Mayor David Amrhein said. "I have complete faith in my police department and they can do the traffic monitoring here."
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