Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.
Here’s some news flowing across the transom this week. In case you missed it!
Riverside ends red-light cameras
The Riverside City Council has now fallen in-line with pretty much every other Inland city.
They’ve decided to end their red-light camera enforcement program.
Cities have been dumping the devices, which resulted in minimal income and tons of complaints from motorists, who were burned for turning right on red without first coming to a complete stop.
Ontario’s airport dream
Cassie MacDuff has penned another column on the “Ontario wants to control the airport” saga, in Thursday’s edition of the Press-Enterprise.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has the high road “equity” argument here. Garcetti wants Ontario to reimburse his city for what it invested in the airport.
It’s a price tag the city likely can’t afford without amassing serious debt. The opening offer: Ontario – $50 million – Los Angeles – $500 million!
Does anyone remember the absurd study Ontario commissioned that concluded it should get the airport for free?
The bigger question here is how much could Ontario pay for an operation that can’t break even.
San Bernardino’s dark side
The summer heat has definitely brought the ugliness in bankrupt San Bernardino.
The pace of shootings and homicides has increased with the heat. The current count has 4 murders in 5 days.
I guess things could be worse. Chicago had 78 shootings last weekend.