Red light camera revenue stream to be ready by Thanksgiving
The Chronicle's Matt Stiles reports that city officials expect to have the Red Light Camera Revenue Stream supplying city coffers by Thanksgiving.
KHOU-11's Mike Zientek has an amusing quote from HPD:
Police deny charges they'll use the cameras to beef up city coffers.
"We would be happy if we didn't collect a penny in fines once the system goes into place," said HPD Lt. Robert Manzo. "And that's exactly what would happen if everyone would obey the laws."
It's probably worth repeating our old maxim that when pols and their subordinates say it's not about the money, it's almost always about the money.