Traffic cameras are coming to Shaker Heights, but they aren't likely to arrive for several months.
Mayor Earl Leiken said this week that the Police Department has been authorized to seek vendors to install and operate photo enforcement cameras at major intersections throughout the city.
Once police have settled on a potential vendor, a proposal will be presented to city council. Both Leiken and Councilman Rob Zimmerman indicated that it would be a thorough process and would only say that it should be complete some time in the next calendar year.
Leiken believes that a majority of council members support photo enforcement cameras. James Brady is the only member to publicly voice displeasure with implementing cameras.
"All council members, as a course with every situation, will continue to preserve their right to due diligence with respect to selection of the contractor and appropriateness of the contract," Leiken said. "The issue will be dealt with next year."
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