On June 25, 2012, the Globe City Council held a meeting on the Redflex issue. The red light camera program was put in place by previous and some current council members and is owned by Redflex. The council had a discussion on keeping or getting rid of the red light camera program. This issue was placed before a public hearing to be held on July 16, 2012 at 6 p.m. at city hall.
Mary Ann Uhl of District 3 was the most vocal voice of keeping the program as is, citing safety and revenue issues. Mary Ann Uhl stated, “Many places have cameras to keep you safe even when you shop, like Wal-Mart.” She doesn’t seem to understand Wal-Mart is a private company with every right to monitor their store.
The city is a public place that belongs to us all. We do not need big brother to watch over us and make us safe in the pretense of upholding the law. A founding father, Thomas Jefferson, stated, “He who would give up freedom in the pretense of safety deserves neither.”
I for one hold true to these statements. I served in the military for our freedom. Many veterans have done the same.
Let’s honor them and hold these truths to our city council. Let’s get rid of Redflex. Mary Ann Uhl doesn’t listen to her constituents of District 3. I live in this District and have heard the voice of the people many times over.
The vast majority think this program is the wrong thing for Globe. We are a small town with a close nit society.
We need to stand together now and let the council know this is the wrong thing for Globe.