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“Despite a steady stream of court challenges, Santa Ana is poised to double the number of automatic cameras it has watching over intersections for red-light runners,” according to the O.C. Register.

This despite recent evidence that we posted here, indicating that the City of Santa Ana is losing money on this program.  And despite the fact that the courts just don’t like these cameras.

I think that the Santa Ana City Council looks at this as a way to help increase law enforcement, but I think if that is the case, they are off-base.

Red light runners aren’t killing our young people.  Other young people are.  The drug runners are using our teenagers and even younger kids to sell drugs.  The gang violence we are seeing is mostly fighting over turf – because they are all making a mint selling a ton of drugs in our city.

Folks, we need to contact the City Council and our Mayor and let them know we don’t want any more of these red light cameras and we want them all removed!

Click here to contact Mayor Miguel Pulido.  Click here to contact the Santa Ana City Council.  You can contact City Manager Dave Ream’s assistant, Mark Lawrence, at MLawrence@santa-ana.org



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4 thoughts on “Should the City of Santa Ana install more red light cameras, or get rid of them all?”
  1. Red light cameras are good and illegal drugs are bad.

    The city losses money cause the state and county get to take a large cut from gross fines without regard to operating costs that the cities bear exclusively.

    Fix that by having the state senator and assemblymen change the law on the state and counties cut to NET and not GROSS. Or put into it a restitution cause of fines plus cities borne costs of operation.

    I don’t get the connection between RED LIGHT running and DRUG running, other than both are BAD for society.

  2. Cook,

    You missed the entire point. Our public safety problem right now is teenage drug runners shooting each other. These cameras lose money and may cause accidents. They do nothing to resolve the current crime problem in our city.

    At a time when cities like Anaheim are banning these cameras, we are installing more of them. No bueno…

  3. The ONLY reason Police Chief wants additional cameras is for additional REVENUE. He won’t say it in public, of course, but it is THE ONLY REASON. The “force multiplier” statement mentioned in the press is nothing more than a buzzword.

    1. MADD Proponent,

      If so, this is coming from Dave Ream.

      But it seems silly when you consider that the cameras are losing money and may be found to be unlawful by the courts.

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