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IE red-light-camera fines may go to charity

January 31, 2011 12:53:53 AM PST
The money from a red-light-camera fine in Murrieta may no longer be going to the city.Murrieta officials are pledging to donate any revenue from red-light-camera operations to charity. City officials say they want to disprove the notion the cameras are a money-making venture for the city.

A police department report shows the city brought in more than $261,000 in fines in the first five years of the program.

The city will vote on the proposal on Feb. 15. There will be three public discussions in February and March, and if the motion passes, it will go into effect in April.