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MP Seeking To Bridge Budget Gap Via Police Ticketing Frenzy?
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by That Red-Light Flashing Now Means Ka-Ching!, Menlo Park: other,
on May 18, 2009
OK, I guess the "Big Brother" red-light-photo money-makers aren't bringing in enough funds to bridge the city's budget gap, so Plan B is evidently to send out swarms of MP's finest in an effort to traffic-ticket our way back into the black, judging by the recent huge uptick in police traffic presence, especially along El Camino Real.
Given that it now appears to be only a matter of time until all our turns finally come (no matter how safe you may drive), I think that all MP citizens stopped and cited should be allowed to designate the city's portion of their fine to a specific city program (the library fund, for instance). This would at least make this "traffic-trap" scheme semi-palatable to us MP taxpayers.
Are you listening, Mayor Robinson?