Redmond Mayor John Marchione issued a statement Wednesday upon receiving news that Scott Harlan intends to visit the City Clerk’s office on September 14 to submit his initiative petition to the City. This petition is regarding the City’s Traffic Safety Camera pilot program.
“As I indicated on this issue last month, the Traffic Safety Program has always been a one-year pilot program and the City continues to gather data and community input to make the best decision by December 1st of this year,” began Mayor Marchione.
“Residents have been very forthcoming with their opinions and the Council and I continue to listen to the wide variety of views being expressed,” he added.
Mayor Marchione continued, “As part of our open, transparent pilot evaluation process, we welcome residents' opinions at email@example.com
. This fall we will review our residents’ feedback, along with Mr. Harlan’s efforts, in the context of recent court rulings in this area as we consider next steps for Redmond.”
The public outreach program for the Traffic Safety Camera pilot program began in September 2010 and included a brochure and posters sent to employees of large employers and distributed through all public buildings, articles in the Redmond Reporter and the City’s newsletter, and information on the City’s website at www.redmond.gov/safetycameras
The cameras were installed and fully operational by March 2011.