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Aurora City Council seeks more info on how red-light revenues used [ Colorado ]
Aurora Sentinel ^ | August 4, 2016 | Rachel Sapin

Posted on 08/04/2016 3:52:38 PM PDT by george76

This year, Aurora City Council doled out $864,239 in nexus funds among five nonprofits, awarding the most money to nonprofits identified by Aurora police as the most helpful to law enforcement.

Aurora nonprofits that receive funding through the city’s “nexus” program dodged a legislative bullet this year, but that won’t prevent city lawmakers from taking a closer look at how the money is being spent.

Six nonprofit groups in Aurora receiving money from photo red-light enforcement were relieved after Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed legislation this year that would have created a statewide ban on the cameras.

But how that money is doled out is under review by Aurora City Council members. Members of council’s public safety committee are asking Aurora police to provide them with more information about how the money is split.


The photo red-light program brings in approximately $3.3 million annually, according to Aurora police. In 2015, about $1.1 million of photo red-light revenues went to nexus groups.

Bergan said she was also skeptical of having photo red-light closely tied to nexus because of the controversy surrounding the cameras.


She said is also not convinced the photo red-light program reduces accidents — a key claim made in defense of retaining the camera system.

City data from 2010 to 2015 of Aurora’s photo red-light cameras located at 14 busy intersections across show an uptick in fender benders at photo-enforced intersections

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; donutwatch; followthemoney; photoredlight; redflex; redlight; redlightcamera; redlightcameras; redlightrevenues

1 posted on 08/04/2016 3:52:38 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

The header was a tad confusing-——for me.

Red-light revenues ????????


2 posted on 08/04/2016 4:19:21 PM PDT by Mears ("Does it really matter?)
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To: Mears
The header was a tad confusing-——for me. Red-light revenues ????????

Different kind of whores.

3 posted on 08/04/2016 6:14:57 PM PDT by Gil4 (And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, ax and saw)
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