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Red-Light Camera Ticket Money Directed to Arnold Safety Programs

The City Council voted to approve an ordinance mandating the money only be used for safety issues.

The Arnold City Council voted, 8-0, to direct money generated by the city’s red-light camera system towards city safety programs.

By creating an ordinance, a city law, the current council would assure that the purpose of red-light camera money would be known by an entirely new group of councilmen in the future, Police Chief and Interim Arnold City Administrator Robert Shockey said during the council meeting on July 19 at .

Shockey confirmed that no more than 25 percent of the money collected in the fund would finance a specific Arnold safety program after Ward 2 Councilman Michelle Hohmeier asked how the funds would be used.

Shockey also said that about $50,000 would be generated in red-light camera tickets the city’s current fiscal year which runs from September 2011 to August 2012.

If a future council wanted to use the safety fund money for other city purchases, Shockey said the future councilmen would need to vote to remove the recently approved ordinance to release the safety fund money into the city’s general fund that is used for various purchases.

The ordinance, No. 2514, obligates the City of Arnold to use red-light camera ticket money for city safety programs only.

Jim July 24, 2012 at 06:41 PM
If you ever go out to California and borrow a friend's car, warn your friend about Snitch Tickets, the fake red light camera tickets California cops use to bluff car owners into ID'ing the driver. (This is one of those only-in-California things.) Snitch Tickets have not been filed at court, so don't say "Notice to Appear," don't have the court addr. and phone #, and usually say (on the back), "Do not contact the court about this notice." Since they have NOT been filed with the court, they have no legal weight whatsoever. You can ignore a Snitch Ticket. If in doubt, Google the term.

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