After revisions forced by an ACLU challenge, Councilor Craig Loy’s bill requiring cameras at intersections to catch drivers running red lights passed unanimously. The new bill drops the $50 administrative fee for alleged violators, and it allows citations to be reissued to someone other than the vehicle’s owner if the other person was driving.
Councilor Eric Griego introduced a blizzard of bills before his unsuccessful mayoral run. His bill calling for better bus services for handicapped people passed unanimously. Another bill establishing a Department of Youth passed 5-4, Councilors Tina Cummins, Sally Mayer, Loy and Michael Cadigan opposed. Griego called for second hearings on bills promoting wireless facilities for the city and a Martineztown community center.
Griego’s bill prioritizing Southwest Mesa needs and Westside traffic planning drew support only from Griego and Councilors Martin Heinrich, Debbie O’Malley and Miguel Gómez, failing to override a mayoral veto.
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