We couldn't agree more... The Town Hall will be held downtown at City Hall in the City Council (Vincent E. Griego) Chambers. The full text of councilor's press release is posted below.
CITY COUNCILOR BRAD WINTER TO CONDUCT HALLMEETING TO LISTEN TO CITIZEN CONCERNS REGARDING RED LIGHT CAMERAS
City Councilor, Brad Winter (District 4) will conduct a Town Hall Meeting on
Tuesday,to allow citizens to voice their concerns regarding the Safe Traffic Operations Program Ordinance which allows for the use of photo red light cameras and electronic speed detection equipment. March 6, 2007
“Since the ordinance went into effect the Council has been bombarded with complaints and concerns from the citizens of
,” said Councilor Winter, “I just want to make sure that everyone’s voice is heard regarding this matter.” Albuquerque
An item of great concern is the amount of the fines and the 100% increase to the fines imposed when there is a delay in making payment. Councilor Debbie O’Malley and Councilor Ken Sanchez have introduced legislation to address this issue. The process to appeal violations has also been repeatedly questioned. “We need to assure that all citizens are being granted due process,” said the Councilor, “I’m really concerned about the appeals process.” The City’s hearing officer who hears appeals of violations has resigned his position.
“People have the right to have input on how they want to be policed,” stated Councilor Winter, “I think it’s time we listened to how the public feels about the laws we are imposing on them.”
The Town Hall will be held on
Tuesday,from until in the Vincent E. Griego Chambers, City/County Government Center. Parking will be provided in the underground lot in March 6, 2007 . For more information call 768-3101. Civic Plaza