With COAST assistance, the residents of Garfield Heights, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland) have joined four other Ohio cities in banning Red Light and speeding cameras. Local organizers Frank Wagner, Ron Finnerty and Paul Long are given credit for leading this important win! These local patriots also appear to have passed an initiative to repeal a trash tax similar to the one Cincinnati City Council presently is planning to implement next year.
Read here how cities throughout the nation, including Houston, Texas, joined Cincinnati in opting against Big-Brotherism. Cleveland Plain Dealer Road Rant reporter John Horton reports here that cameras have been banned in 15 of 15 ballot issue voters over the past few years. That’s a pretty strong record.
Garfield Heights campaign continues a creepy, Orwellian trend by the camera companies who share fine revenues with their host cities (like any good parasite). Redflex funded a massive opposition to Garfield’s ballot initiative. Elsewhere, American Traffic Solutions spent $1.75 million against Houston’s ballot issue and it was also soundly defeated.”