Sheriff Requests Deferral of Action on Traffic Cameras for Plaquemines Parish

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco has asked the Parish Council to defer action on his proposal to install photo traffic cameras. Greco said Thursday that he wants to discuss the issue during a series of town hall meetings with the public in May.

12631084-smallThe sheriff said in a news release he wants to address misinformation about the cameras “in an effort to increase public awareness.” The cameras are portable and can be placed relocated to address problem areas, Greco said Thursday.

Greco said he sought the program with Redflex to decrease speeding and to supplement his patrol staff, which is stretched thin for a wide area. The parish and sheriff’s department would not incur any cost, Greco said.

The Parish Council introduced the ordinance at its April 11 meeting and could have taken action on Thursday.

The sheriff’s town hall meetings begin May 13 at 7 p.m. at Buras Auditorium.
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