- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council has approved the extension of a traffic camera operator’s contract with the city.

The Advertiser reports (https://bit.ly/1syA41s ) Redflex Traffic Systems’ contract will be extended by a year until June 2017.

The council took no action Tuesday on Councilman William Theriot’s request to let city voters decide in November whether to continue with the traffic camera enforcement program.

Theriot says Lafayette Consolidated Government and Redflex split revenue from the citations, but 2,100 fines haven’t been paid, leaving $12 million uncollected.

Councilwoman Liz Webb Hebert asked city officials to spend the next year investigating the possibility of LCG operating its own traffic camera system.

Chief Financial Officer Lorrie Toups says the $1.2 million a year the program generates is used to pay police department salaries and transportation costs.


Information from: The Advertiser, https://www.theadvertiser.com

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