The Menlo Park Transportation Commission meets tonight to review the city's use of red-light cameras, among other topics. Commissioner Charlie Bourne presented a list of questions for the police department to answer:
- How much revenue does the City's Red Light Camera Program generate every year?
- How does this revenue get allocated to the city's funds?
- How much does it cost the city to administer its Red Light Camera Program per year?
- How much is the fine for red light running and what percent of this fine goes to the city?
- Can you provide the initial information that justified the installation of the red light cameras in the City? What intersections were studied? What were the types and nature of collisions collected in the initial survey? How many involved left turns? How many involved through traffic?
- Is the city meeting the standard in justifying the continuation of this program and can you provide this data?
Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed a state bill sponsored by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, that included legislation to tighten the installation and use of the cameras. For more information about red-light cameras and accident rates in Menlo Park, click here.
The Transportation Commission meeting starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St.