City Council Seeks Recommendations

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Intersection of Thompson Lane at Old Fort Pkwy. - With red light camera's.

After the very involved public comment session on the issue of renewing traffic light cameras, Thursday's Murfreesboro City Council meeting was sure to spark debate as well.

Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman opened up the floor talking about this issue. He says this was a result of citizens complaining about the many traffic accidents at intersections...

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There are currently traffic light cameras at six different interactions. Some Murfreesboro residents have complained that this is just a way to generate revenue. Chrisman says that is not the case...

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He believes this is something necessary for the city to help keep residents safe...

Councilmember Madelyn Scales Harris says there are a lot of things to be considered when making this decision...

Councilmember Rick LaLance wants to know if enforcing this would be an issue. City Attorney Susan McGannon explains...

Over an hour back and forth discussing this issue among the council, they moved to approve the contract with the company that oversees the red light camera's. In other words... the red light camera's in Murfreesboro are here to stay.

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