TCGC Letter to Gov. Abbott asking that Red Light Camera Legislation be added to Special Session Call
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June 29, 2017
The Honorable Greg Abbott
Governor, State of Texas
Dear Governor Abbott:
Republican Party of Texas Platform Plank #42 calls for a statewide ban on photo traffic enforcement cameras – “Photo Traffic Enforcement Cameras- We oppose photo traffic enforcement cameras in the State of Texas.” Now, Republican and liberty grassroots activists from all over the state are coming together to ask you to include this plank as an official item for corrective legislation in the upcoming special session.
Many of your special session issues deal with overreaching municipal authority and with out-of-control spending at the local level. The cities holding these contracts with red-light camera vendors say these cameras are for safety and not for revenue. If that is truly the case, then they surely would not mind contributing 100% of the camera profits to the state budget where needs are greater…