Mayor has qualms about red-light cameras
League City Mayor Toni Randall is having second thoughts on the city's decision to install red-light cameras at five of the city's intersections.
The city has been flooded by complaints about the devices.
I am so over the red-light cameras," Randall said.
Randall has been a staunch supporter of the red-light cameras, but she said she is unsure if the city made a mistake by installing the devices.
I'm questioning not them," Randall said. I'm questioning whether we should have handled it differently maybe instead of just arbitrarily. We should have had maybe more public meetings . . . But that was done last year and oh well. I wasn't driving the bus last year."
Randall said she is aware that many residents are angry about the red-light cameras. She said she has heard the most complaints about southbound lane of the Interstate 45 feeder at FM 518 in the westbound right-turn lane, the location with the most violations.
The number of violations at that intersection is ridiculous," Randall said.
It's not really on all the other ones," Randall said of the complaints. Just that one because people don't know what to do."
Yet with citations only being issued to red-light runners since late October, Randall said more time is needed to evaluate the devices. But her qualms could end up being significant.
I guess if enough people complain, then council's going to have to take another hard look at it," Randall said.
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