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File #: Res 0118-2014    Version: * Name: Give NYC control over its own red light camera program.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 3/12/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation that would give New York City control over its own red light camera program.
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Margaret S. Chin, Andrew Cohen, Brad S. Lander, Antonio Reynoso, Ritchie J. Torres, Paul A. Vallone, Helen K. Rosenthal, Rosie Mendez, Karen Koslowitz, Carlos Menchaca, Stephen T. Levin, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Inez D. Barron, Daniel Dromm
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 4/30/14, 2. Hearing Testimony 4/30/14, 3. Hearing Transcript 4/30/14, 4. Committee Report 5/29/14, 5. Hearing Transcript 5/29/14, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-29-14, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 29, 2014
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
5/29/2014*James G. Van Bramer City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/29/2014*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/29/2014*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/2014*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/2014*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2014*James G. Van Bramer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2014*James G. Van Bramer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 118
 
 
Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation that would give New York City control over its own red light camera program.
 
 
By Council Members Van Bramer, Chin, Cohen, Lander, Reynoso, Torres, Vallone, Rosenthal, Mendez, Koslowitz, Menchaca, Levin, Arroyo, Barron and Dromm
 
Whereas, In 2013, 286 people, including 168 pedestrians, were killed in traffic crashes in New York City, according to New York City Police Department data; and
Whereas, According to Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero Action Plan ("Action Plan"), since 1988, New York City's red light cameras have issued over 4 million violations, and intersections where red light cameras were installed saw a 20 percent decline in all injuries, a 31 percent decrease in pedestrian injuries, and a 25 percent decrease in serious injuries in the three years after installation; and
Whereas, According to the Action Plan, evidence exists that the red light cameras have deterred dangerous driving behavior, as the number of violations issued by the cameras declined by 22% from 2010 to 2011; and
Whereas, Current State law only allows the City to operate red light cameras at 150 intersections at any one time; and
Whereas, The authorization for the City's red light program will expire on December 1, 2014 unless State law is amended; and
Whereas, In the interest of safety, the City should be able to control the number and placement of red light cameras within its borders as it sees fit; now, therefore, be it
      Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation that would give New York City control over its own red light camera program.
 
LS# 662
3/7/2014
JM