Tuesday morning we will know if the city still wants red light cameras in Lubbock. Councilman John Leonard says the intent of red light cameras is revenue, not safety, and if the state of Texas deemed this a safety issue, the state would have provided criminal penalties for violators. Leonard also writes the state has substantially changed red light camera enforcement by capping fines, cutting revenue, and mandating how cities use what's left. Under the current contract, Lubbock can cancel its agreement for that reason.
So, if this resolution passes Tuesday morning at council, American Traffic Solutions, the contractor with the city would immediately stop services, and the city would immediately stop using services. We know that councilman John Leonard and newly elected Todd Klein plan to vote to yes on this resolution.