East Ridge Residents Get Public Hearing Over Traffice Cameras
Submitted by Amy Katcher on January 4, 2010 - 6:58pm. News | Community | Hamilton County News
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East Ridge residents continue to just say no to traffic cameras in their city, and their grassroots protest got the attention of the Mayor.
Magoo's Family Restaurant is headquarters to the anti-speed camera movement.
Owner Jennifer Lawhorn says she doesn't want East Ridge to end up like Red Bank.
A city where people avoid driving through and doing business because of traffic cameras and speed vans.
A petition out for two weeks now has 600 signatures and 800 Facebook friends.
Jennifer Lawhorn\Owner, Magoo's Family Restaurant]
"We just got a phone call today that Mayor Mike Steele is willing to do a town hall meeting with the business owners of East Ridge so that will be occuring in the next few weeks."
Lawhorn says only two of her customers have been in favor of the cameras.
She says she's heard from Signal Mountain's mayor and he said he voted against the cameras in his town because that was the will of his residents.