Boynton's Red Light Cams Operational Again In September

We told you last week that Boynton Beach commissioners had voted to turn back on those red light cameras that still hang over seven of the city's busiest intersections.  The police department says that will happen on September first.  

Boynton will once again become the only municipality in Palm Beach County to use the cams to target red light runners.  The city was the last one locally to stop using the technology in January.  

Warnings will be issued for violators caught during the first two weeks, and fines will be dished out beginning September 15th.  

Three of the intersections where the cams will be operational are along Boynton Beach Boulevard, include where the roadway intersects with Congress Avenue.  

The Controversy

Commissioner Mack McCray voted for years against the cams, but he led the charge to bring them back. He said he’s seen an increase in speeders and red-light runners since the program ended.  

McCray's motives are being questioned by at least one fellow commissioner, because his former campaign manager, David Katz, who helped McCray get re-elected last year, is the chair of the city's planning and development advisory board and a lobbyist for American Traffic Solutions, the company that leases the cameras to the city.

McCray claims Katz has not lobbied him for the cameras.

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