By Janis Mork
February 11, 2013 (El Cajon)- Tomorrow’s El Cajon Council will consider an agenda introduced by Pro Tem Mayor Bill Wells regarding the city’s red light camera program, which has been in effect since 1996 (see http://www.utsandiego.com/uniontrib/20051216/news_1m16red1.html).
The agenda item, if approved, would direct the city manager to bring back information on the program, including information on possibly ending it. It’s also been recommended that the city council set an advisory meeting for 2 p.m. on March 12 and an information session at 7 p.m. the same day to hear public opinions.
Recently, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner ended the city's red light cameras after a study found they did not reduce accidents significantly (see http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/feb/01/end-san-diego-red-light-program/?print&page=all). In the past, El Cajon officials have supported use of the cameras (see http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2010/dec/14/some-cities-bailing-on-red-light-traffic-cameras/?page=1#article-copy).
For more information on the full agenda items, go to http://www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us/council/agendas.aspx.