Posted Thursday, October 9 – 6:15 PM
By Victoria Talbot
In a 4–1 vote with Councilmember John Mirisch voting nay, the Beverly Hills City Council approved three new intersections for red-light cameras.
The move will bring the total of red-light cameras within the City limits to nine.
The council voted on a proposal to award the contract to Xerox State and Local Solutions Inc. for Photo Red Light Enforcement Program services rather than the current agreement with Redflex Traffic Systems, which expires Oct. 14.
The City has operated red light cameras since 1997 at the intersections of Wilshire Boulevard and Whittier Drive, Wilshire Boulevard and Beverly Drive, Olympic Boulevard and Doheny Drive, Olympic Boulevard and Roxbury Drive Olympic and Spalding Drive, and Sunset and Hillcrest Drive. Together, these cameras generate 16,800 citations a year, according to a report by BHPD Chief David Snowden.
For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.