Raise your hand if you hate red light cameras and photo speeding enforcement. Everyone? Yeah, that’s what we thought.
Two bi-partisan bills passed last session would ban the universally despised mechanisms that are mostly intended to raise cash for local municipalities. So why on earth would our very own Gov. of Denver Hickenlooper threaten to veto such popular and common sense measures?
Hick is even pontificating asking the Department of Transportation for a study on the matter, telling Colorado Public Radio:
“Part of this, as is often the case, it’s hard to get the real facts. Part of me wants to go to the Department of Transportation and say, ‘Why don’t we do our own study,’ and once and for all, in Colorado, try and gather the data and see does this make a difference or not?”
We’ve known for a long time now that Hick couldn’t make a decision to save his own life, but this is beyond absurd. He needs to stop letting fellow mayors pull his strings and just sign the damn bills. It’s what the people who elected him expect.