Should Lafayette Have Speed Cameras In School Zones?
One of the items up for discussion at tonight's Lafayette City-Parish Council meeting is a resolution about possibly having speed cameras installed in school zones in Lafayette and the unincorporated areas.
This measure is not an ordinance, only a resultion that asks whether or not the council supports the idea. A resolution is only an expression of opinion and doesn't have the weight of law.
Lafayette's red light and speed light camera program provided by Redflex was shut down in the summer of last year when the contract with the company ran out.
Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux said last year he could negotiate a new contract with a different company, have the government take over the program or not bring it back at all.
If council members vote for the resolution it would lend support to any future effort to have a program where speed limits in school zones could be enforced with the cameras.
The meeting begins at 5:30 tonight at City Hall at the corner of St. Landry and University Streets.
Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Bruce Conque will join Bernadette Lee and Rob Kirkpatrick on Acadiana's Morning news tomorrow at 8:10 a.m. to talk about the issue.