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Traffic cameras are at the center of another discussion in Iowa's capital. Thursday, a House panel approved a Bill that would limit use of the movable cameras, such as the speed cameras you see on Interstate 29. But Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott is not on board with the idea.
Mayor Scott asks, what's the purpose of the traffic cameras if the state eliminates the ability to move the cameras into areas where speed needs to be monitored? He went on to say, "It's then what we had all somewhat expected. That it wasn't about personal liberties and those sorts of things. It was simply about money."
Ron Jorgensen is a member of the House that proposed the Bill. He says that cities could still present a justification report – one with detailed statistics in order to place a permanent camera on major roads. Representative Jorgensen says, "Any new cameras that want to be put on State or US Highways would need to have a permit from the Department of Transportation to do that. Essentially showing that these would be placed in a high risk or high accident area."
The permanent intersection cameras currently in place would not be affected. However, the cameras on I-29 bring in far more revenue than Sioux City's intersection cameras – close to $2 million of the $2.5 million dollars each year.
If those revenues were to be put in jeopardy, Mayor Scott says they'll need to make some tough cuts elsewhere. "Unfortunately, we're going to have to look at some more reductions in staff around here. Which gets a little more difficult every time you do that."
It's important to remember that this Bill is still in the preliminary stages and there are still other proposals being looked at. Also, a recent proposal to take the traffic camera revenue from the cities and give it to the state is still being discussed.