Lafayette Council To Consider Traffic Amnesty Program Again
The Lafayette City Parish Council has an agenda item for tomorrow night's council meeting, that if approved, would offer amnesty to individuals who owe more than $125 in traffic camera fines.
A few weeks back, the council voted to defer a vote on the amnesty program for fines related to parking and traffic camera tickets.
A introductory proposal that passed the Lafayette City Parish council several weeks ago, and was up for final adoption last month, would have let people who owe fines for their Safelight/Safespeed violations off the hook.
The council voted to wait on moving forward with the amnesty program until they find out whether or not the RedFlex Traffic Systems would share in the revenue from the fines. The item is now back on the agenda for this Tuesday, April 16th.
Right now, Consolidated Government’s contract with RedFlex dictates that they receive 40 percent of the fines for any traffic camera tickets while local government receives 60 percent. Council members want to know if they would also receive money from any settlements under the amnesty program.
Right now, there are late fees owed on several thousand outstanding violations, and millions of dollars are owed for the traffic camera tickets.
The meeting is slated to get started at 5:30 at Lafayette City Hall at the corner of St. Landry and University Streets.