Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a contract with their partner in red-light cameras, American Traffic Solutions, despite previous concerns from one commissioner that the city is taking a financial hit with the agreement.
With this contract, the city will take on the additional costs of running a county-run appeals system that will allow drivers to contest red-light camera citations in front of a special magistrate before the $158 ticket appears on their driving record. Boynton Beach, like Palm Beach County and municipalities who use cameras, were forced to create this appeals process after Gov. Rick Scott signed the mandate into law.
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