great post as usual!
Have followed the efforts of other locales to remove this inane revenue generator called Safety Cameras.
A sage observer of politics once told that..
A politician has three tasks.
1, Raise money, 2, Pass new laws, 3, Get their names on record for same. And they do not surrender easily.
As a NW resident, I support the efforts.
Not wishing to play the Devils advocate here, there is only one red light camera that seemed to make a difference. The installation at NE 39th and Sandy Blvd
in Portland. Did reduce the number of accidents.
However, when the Oregon Gov. gleefully signed, and that is a quote. Doubling the fines.
Revealed more than one could stomach…
By the way, are public employees exempt from the same fines in Washington ?