“Major Staff Screw Up” Lead To Failure Of Phoenix Red Light Camera Contract Extension

PHOENIX — An apparent failure by City of Phoenix staff lead to the rejection of a measure to add additional funds and extend the current contract of the red light camera program. The measure was rejected in a 5-4 vote during Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

“In a list of major staff screw ups, city staff failed to inform the council on a renewal for photo radar and it fails to pass,” Councilman Sal DiCiccio advised Facebook friends. “This follows not following state law regarding posting the tax increase on Uber/Lyft and then last week staff was caught hiding information regarding Uber and Lyft exiting the airport.”

The red light camera program measure would have extended the program until December 31, 2020 and added $800,000 to the $4 million-plus current contract.

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