Arnold City Administrator Responds to STL Red-Light Camera Ruling
Administrator Matt Unrein said the St. Louis law is isolated.
Arnold City Administrator Matt Unrein said today that red-light camera laws in St. Louis City are not relevant to Arnold.
St. Louis City will continue to use its red-light cameras, despite Circuit Court Judge Mark Neill’s ruling, on Feb. 17, that upheld a partial judgment he made last May, that found the city improperly enacted its red-light camera ordinance.
As reported in STLtoday, the judge said the law is unconstitutional because it offers little way for someone to contest the violation.
Unrein said the St. Louis law has no relevance to the Arnold ordinance.
“From my understanding of the case, all it did was throw out that individual’s ticket that was issued,” Unrein said. “It didn’t do anything as far as what effect it is has on developments of other tickets.”
Unrein recognized he’s speaking without the benefit of the knowledge of an attorney.
“The tickets that are issued in St. Louis City, are of course under a different ordinance, and different laws, than regulations than are written here in Arnold,” he said, “so it has zero effect on our ordinance, or continued future legality.”
He said Arnold’s City Attorney, Bob Sweeney, had explained the situation to him.
“It’s isolated, and in our case, irrelevant,” Unrein said.