Public meeting to be held on red light cameras

Here’s your chance to have your say about right light cameras. The city will be hosting a community outreach meeting about the red light and speed zone cameras. It comes after City Councilwoman Kerri Lonergan-Dreke raised concerns about the program earlier this year. “What I’m hearing from folks, both inside and outside of Lynnwood, is…

City to take another look at red light cameras

The city council will take up one of the most controversial issues in the city of Lynnwood – red light cameras. Council members will hold a roundtable discussion on the topic tonight. Councilwoman Kerri Lonergan-Dreke requested the discussion. She says red light cameras are usually the first thing people bring up when they find out…

State Supreme Court says voters can’t ban red light cameras

Bad news if you were hoping to get rid of Lynnwood’s red light cameras by ballot. Today the State Supreme Court ruled that voters do not have the right to ban red light cameras, according to our news partners at The Seattle Times: The Supreme Court ruling says the Legislature gave local governing bodies, but…

State Supreme Court says voters can't ban red light cameras

Bad news if you were hoping to get rid of Lynnwood’s red light cameras by ballot. Today the State Supreme Court ruled that voters do not have the right to ban red light cameras, according to our news partners at The Seattle Times: The Supreme Court ruling says the Legislature gave local governing bodies, but…

Red light cameras staying put for now

The city’s controversial red light cameras won’t be going away anytime soon. Last week the City Council extended the contract with Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions (ATS) through this November. Last November council members extended the expiring contract until this February so an investigation into a few police department leaders’ questionable interactions with ATS was completed….

Red light camera contract up for renewal

Tonight the Lynnwood City Council will decide whether to extend its first contract with American Traffic Solutions, the Arizona-based company that administers the city’s right light camera program. The current contract expires on Nov. 12, but the mayor and city attorney proposed renewing the contract for just another three months. That will give them enough…

Longview or Lynnwood? Red light camera tickets dismissed due to computer error

More than 300 drivers who received red light and speed camera tickets in Longview will catch a break because the tickets said the violations occurred in Lynnwood. Both cities contract with American Traffic Solutions, an Arizona-based company that provides the equipment and helps manage the system. A city of Longview spokesperson said the mistake was…

State lawmakers debate red light cameras

State lawmakers in Olympia are entering the debate of red light and speed zone cameras. Three bills have been introduced that would change how the cameras are used. Rep. Christopher Hurst has introduced two bills. One would require a public vote before red light cameras are installed. It would also require that the timing of…

KING 5 reports on Lynnwood’s red light cameras

KING 5’s Up Front ran a report on red light cameras today, with a lot of focus on Lynnwood. The use of red light cameras and speed cameras to enforce traffic laws is widespread in Washington state. About 20 cities use them. But people are pushing back saying the photo enforcement is all about the…

KING 5 reports on Lynnwood's red light cameras

KING 5’s Up Front ran a report on red light cameras today, with a lot of focus on Lynnwood. The use of red light cameras and speed cameras to enforce traffic laws is widespread in Washington state. About 20 cities use them. But people are pushing back saying the photo enforcement is all about the…

City Council President Hikel defends speed cameras on KIRO Radio

City Council President Ted Hikel was interviewed by KIRO Radio talk show host Dori Monson this week about Lynnwood’s use of photo enforcement cameras. Hikel defended the use of red light and school zone speed cameras while Monson was critical of them. (Starts about 2 minutes in.) More audio at MyNorthwest.com

Mukilteo voters say they don’t want to become like Lynnwood

Initiative sponsor Tim Eyman held a news conference this morning in Lynnwood to announce that he has enough signatures for his anti-red light camera initiative. The measure is in response to a vote by the Mukilteo City Council to install photo enforcement cameras along Mukilteo Speedway. The council reversed that decision earlier this week. “Time…

Mukilteo voters say they don't want to become like Lynnwood

Initiative sponsor Tim Eyman held a news conference this morning in Lynnwood to announce that he has enough signatures for his anti-red light camera initiative. The measure is in response to a vote by the Mukilteo City Council to install photo enforcement cameras along Mukilteo Speedway. The council reversed that decision earlier this week. “Time…

Lynnwood City Council will discuss red light cameras tonight

A discussion about Lynnwood’s red light and school zone photo enforcement system is on the agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting. Lynnwood police officials will brief the Council on the program. Council members also will decide on a change to the ordinance that would require school zone camera signs to include messages that indicate the…

City councilman will argue for lower red light camera fines

Editor’s note: Lynnwood has two school zone cameras. One is in front of Lynnwood Elementary on 44th Ave. W. The other one is in front of the school zone on 168th St. SW that covers Meadowdale High, Middle and Elementary schools, as well as Beverly Elementary. **** Fines for red light and school zone cameras…

Protest against Lynnwood's red light cameras planned for Saturday

A group opposed to red light traffic cameras is planning a protest tomorrow in Lynnwood and other local cities. The group known as BanCams plans to hold signs at the corner of 196th Street SW & 44th Avenue West at 1 p.m. Saturday. Similar protests are planned in Fife, Lacey, Renton and Bremerton. As them…

Protest against Lynnwood’s red light cameras planned for Saturday

A group opposed to red light traffic cameras is planning a protest tomorrow in Lynnwood and other local cities. The group known as BanCams plans to hold signs at the corner of 196th Street SW & 44th Avenue West at 1 p.m. Saturday. Similar protests are planned in Fife, Lacey, Renton and Bremerton. As them…