Tuesday marked the 18th time that photo enforcement has been rejected by voters. In fact, those nasty cameras have still never survived a public vote.
Going into yesterday’s voting at the polls the numbers were already against camera opponents with early and absentee voting putting them behind by about 800 votes. City councilor Dan Lewis had been the only major outspoken opposition to the program, calling red light cameras “a big scam.”
It was Lewis’s actions alone that put the measure to a vote, but on voting day, a huge push by Campaign For Liberty members certainly made the difference in the results. Live phone calls were made to likely voters reminding them to go out and cast their votes against the red light camera program.