County Executive Ed Mangano has warned of painful spending cuts to help fill the $30 million budget gap created by the speed camera repeal.
The Legislature is expected to unanimously approve a repeal of Nassau’s controversial speed camera program Monday.
Nassau County Republicans have now joined Democrats in calls to repeal the law.
County Executive Steve Bellone said Monday that he and county legislators have decided to nix the idea.
Democratic legislators in Nassau County are calling for the troubled speed camera program aimed at catching speeders in school zones to be stopped until its signage problems can be corrected.
The pilot speed-camera program is generating a lot of complaints from motorists, who say they had no idea school speed zones are in effect in the summer.
Legislation introduced in Albany dramatically expands the number of speed cameras in New York City, and lets Nassau and Suffolk counties install them too.
In an effort to combat speeding drivers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking lawmakers to approve requests from Nassau and Suffolk counties for a camera at each of the island’s 125 school districts.
Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) said speeding is a real problem in the city, but it can be especially dangerous around schools.
Walking to school is healthy and “green.” It’s also getting safer. Accident rates for school-age pedestrians have been dropping in recent years. So you might be surprised to know where kids can be most at risk: in school zones.