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Does ATS think we’re stupid?

Arizona red light camera company continues pattern of deception, as if we wouldn't notice Just like an obsessed stalker, traffic camera vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS) refuses to take NO for an answer! Despite a resounding message from the citizens from...

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Score 1 for the home team!

Great news! Friday Morning in Snohomish County Superior Court, Judge Michael T. Downes, ruled that the Mukilteo initiative will be allowed to go on the November ballot, in spite of the claims made by the ATS front group "Mukilteo Citizens for Simple Government" that...

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Candidate Survey Responses

We sent out a questionnaire a few weeks ago to all the Washington State Legislative candidates, listed below are the responses that we have received. If you are a candidate for the Washington State legislature and would like to complete the survey please follow the...

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ATS won’t give up Mukilteo without a fight!

We knew it was only a matter of time before the big money would come out and attack us... and now they have. Mukilteo Initiate #2 is under attack! The red light camera vendor, American Traffic Solutions (ATS), through their lawyer, has informed us and the City of...

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Mukilteo Council votes 5-1 to Let The People Vote!

Last night we had a big victory! The Mukilteo city council voted 5-1 to put Mukilteo initiative # 2 on the ballot this November! While 5-1 seems like it was a pretty slam dunk, easy decision, it was anything but easy for the council. We worked very hard and collected...

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Dori Monson vs. Lynnwood

This is an awesome broadcast where Dori Monson calls out Lynnwood city councilman, Ted Hikel, who tries to defend the use of scameras. (Fast Forward to about 2 min). Make sure you listen past the first few callers. Ted Hikel calls back to "set the record straight" and...

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Sorry ATS, Mukilteo doesn’t want Big Brother!

Last Night at the Mukilteo City council meeting the council discussed traffic cameras. The topic of traffic cameras was the last item on the docket, even though many people attended so they could speak against the cameras. When they finally got their turn to speak (2...

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Help! We need 537 more signatures!

We turned in our signatures last Wednesday, more than the 1,793 necessary. We thought we were safe, but the Snohomish County Auditor told us shortly after the verification process began on Thursday that many, many of them won't count. They've completed the review and...

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We did it! It only took 2 weeks!

We did it! We have enough signatures to let the people decide on the cameras in Mukilteo! The response from the people was very encouraging! I don't think that it is a coincidence that the city council will probably vote again and reverse the decision to install the...

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SeaTac’s cameras bring in cash. What about safety?

Today the Highline Times posted an article about SeaTac's three Automatic Ticketing Machines, located at S.188th St & Pacific Hwy, Orilla Rd S & Military Rd, and S. 200th St. & Pacific Hwy.  The article is about how much money the machines have been...

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Eyman trots out red-light camera initiative

From Komo News Mukilteo's Tim Eyman is well known across the state for his initiative efforts, but now he's turning attention to an issue that hits close to his home -- red light cameras. Eyman was at City Hall Monday to announce an official city-wide initiative to...

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Mukilteo Announcement!

RE: Mukilteo Initiative No. 2 -- Let The People Decide on Red Light Cameras in Mukilteo Dear Mr. Mayor and City Council members: This letter provides you with our official notification that, starting today, we will work very hard over the coming weeks to collect...

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BanCams Mentioned in USA Today

Very nice mention of our efforts in Washington. Check out the ironic street name in the photo below. Traffic cameras divide nation's drivers By Larry Copeland, USA TODAY Along the USA's streets and highways, one issue mirrors the nation's partisan divide: using...

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Fife Protest!

Thanks everyone that showed up today! We had an awesome time! Contrary to what he Seattle PI reported, we did NOT expect a large turnout at any other location than the Fife one & the rain certainly didn't help attendance elsewhere. But Fife had a great turnout! Photos...

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BanCams Story in the TNT

Traffic cams: Groups form to protest governments raising funds with red-light, speed cameras From the Tacoma News Tribune To get the attention of passing drivers, Nick Sherwood covered his head with a giant cardboard box shaped like a traffic camera. A sign that hung...

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