Longview City Continued Use of Safety Camera Questions, 2 (November 2011)

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Two Longview City Continued Use of Safety Camera Questions were on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Longview, which is in Cowlitz County.

One of the two measures was approved
Proposition 1:

  • YES 3,733 (37.77%)
  • NO 6,150 (62.23%)Defeatedd

Proposition 2:

  • YES 5,504 (55.79%)Approveda
  • NO 4,361 (44.21%)[1]

These two measures were placed on the ballot by the City Council in response to petition drive by residents to place an advisory vote on red light cameras in the city.

The first measure would have ended the use of cameras at intersections in the city and the second would have end the use of cameras in school zones once the trial period ends in May of 2012.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Proposition 1: The City Council of the City of Longview adopted Resolution No. 1996 concerning the question whether or not the City of Longview should continue with the use of automated traffic safety cameras at intersections (commonly known as “red light cameras”). This Proposition No. 1 is to consider the continued use of automated traffic safety cameras at intersections only after the end of the current ordinance period of May 1, 2012. This proposition is an advisory vote for consideration by the City Council.Should the City of Longview continue with the use of automated traffic safety cameras at intersections (commonly known as “red light cameras”) after the end of the trial period May 1, 2012.

Proposition 2: The City Council of the City of Longview adopted Resolution No. 1997 concerning the question whether or not the City of Longview should continue with the use of automated traffic safety cameras in school zones. This Proposition No. 2 is to consider the continued use of automated traffic safety cameras in school zones only after the end of the current ordinance period of May 1, 2012. This proposition is an advisory vote for consideration by the City Council. Should the City of Longview continue with the use of automated traffic safety cameras in school zones after the end of the trial period May 1, 2012.[3]

Editorial

The Daily News has given its editorial position on these two measures, noting that they are opposed to both. Noting that the cameras do not seem to work financially and are not suitable for promoting safety.[4]

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