A piece of legislation (2015-36) proposing an amendment to Article XXII of the Maple Heights Charter has been introduced by District 3 Councilman Cefaratti, who is not seeking re-election. The new amendment would make the Charter the same as the current state law which was passed after city residents banned unmanned traffic cameras. Article XXII was placed on the ballot last November, by petition. The measure was passed with 77% of voters voting for the amendment to ban traffic cameras unless an officer was present and issued the ticket.
Amendment Doesn’t Require Officer to Issue Citation
The proposed amendment eliminates the requirement that the officer issue the citation, meaning that speeders would likely receive their ticket via mail days after the violation occurred, instead of at the time the violation occurred.
This legislation will be on it’s third reading at the September 4, 2015 meeting of Maple Heights City Council. Watch as City Council has a brief discussion about the proposed ballot issue at the August 5, 2015 Caucus and City Council Meeting.