2009-08-15 / Editorials & Letters

Writer will be avoiding Heath

Editor:

This is an open letter to the merchants and business owners operating in Heath, the New Rome, and speed trap of the East.

I normally spend time and money in Heath. This has stopped! I will no longer even pass through that area, let alone spend money there because of the new traffic camera scam.

The city councils and police speak of the safety concerns these cameras will address but most citizens have come to the realization that it's all about the money. The local radio news reported violations numbering something on the order of 2000 for the first week of operation of these cameras. Folks, that's $200,000 per week! Is the entire city being funded by these cameras?

Wake up businessmen!In these times of financial problems, do you really want less traffic through your stores?

I won't be returning and will urge others to do the same. Let me know if the cameras go away. Rick Smith Baltimore

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