Arnold Council Members File Sunshine Request for Red-Light Camera Offenders

Two members of the Arnold city council filed a Sunshine Law request yesterday with the city demanding a list of names and addresses of people who've received red-light camera tickets in the Jefferson County municipality.

Earlier this year the council members -- Matthew Hay and Jerel Poor -- joined with ex-councilman Paul Vinson in forming a political-action committee called "Don't Tread on Me" that aims to rid Arnold of the controversial cameras.

Last week Vinson submitted a Sunshine Law request with the city asking for the list of names and addresses of people caught and ticketed by the cameras. The city responded that no such list exists and that Vinson would have to search through all Arnold's traffic citations if he wanted to extract that information.

Yesterday's Sunshine Law requests filed by Vinson, Hay and Poor asks that if the city has no such list then it must require camera vendor American Traffic Solutions to hand over the names and addresses of people it has ticketed in Arnold. The petitioners hope to use the list of red-light violators to contact people who might be sympathetic to their cause to ban the the cameras.
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