Laguna Woods Dumps Redflex
The list continues to grow of cities canceling or deckling to renew contracts with Redflex, the company embroiled in bribery scandals in Chicago and other cities.
The Laguna Woods City Council opted not to renew its $105,000 contract with Redflex citing the decline in revenue from the program and court costs associated with challenges to the tickets issues. The Orange County Register reported the city manage stating the city would lose $25,000 on the program this year.
The city receives a mere $107 from each $500 ticket with the balance going to court costs and state fees.
Culver City renewed their contract with the legally troubled company last moth despite protests from local residents.
A ruling by the appeal court in 2010 made in more difficult for cities to defend themselves in these cases ruling that red light ticket photos and videos were inadmissible because no police officer saw the drive run the red light.
The City of Los Angeles abandoned their red light program several years ago.