Palm Bay councilwoman wants red-light cameras removed

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PALM BAY, Fla. —

Red-light cameras are expected to be a major topic of debate at Thursday's Palm Bay council meeting, Channel 9 has learned.

Councilwoman Kristine Isnardi said she plans to talk about the possibility of removing all red-light cameras in the city.

The red-light cams were installed over five years ago and are located at three intersections on a 2.3-mile stretch of Malabar Road.

The cameras sit at the intersection of Malabar Road and Emerson Drive, Minton and San Filippo.

Isnardi said she wants the cameras gone because they are more about revenue than about safety.

A ticket charges $158, with $30 going to the city's vendor, Gatso USA, officials said. The rest goes to the city, state and other programs.

The contract with Gatso expires in April. If council members are on board at Thursday's meeting, Isnardi will bring the topic back on the April agenda.