Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Robinson "Thrilled" About Promised Red Light Camera Hearings

February 17, 2010 - The recent protest against red light cameras in Chicago has had a fast and far reaching effect, all the way down to the state capitol in Springfield. Yesterday, Illinois State Senate Transportation Committee Chairman, Senator Martin Sandoval (D-Cicero, 12th District), created a Subcommittee on Red Light Cameras, which will hold public hearings on SB 2466, a bill to ban red light cameras statewide. Sandoval promised - in the official record - that those hearings would be held within two weeks. The Red Light Camera Protest on Valentine's Day was attended by a number of local political candidates. One of those is Adam Robinson (photo), Republican candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 7th District. I asked him for his thoughts on the Sandoval announcement. Here's what Adam Robinson wrote to me: "I was thrilled when I saw that Senator Sandoval agreed to hold public hearings on SB 2466. I applaud our community's residents for taking action and making their voices heard. Without the outpouring of citizen support for this bill that occurred over the past week, SB 2466 would have been buried like so many other good ideas that die in committee down in Springfield. People hate these cameras - they're unsafe, and they're just another underhanded tax forced on our neighborhoods by disconnected lawmakers. The voters of the 7th District want these things removed, now. I'm glad that we were able to force the Transportation Committee to listen." Robinson also posted a statement at his Facebook page. Robinson has been a vocal opponent of the red light cameras for a long time, and will continue to support efforts to ban them in Illinois. (Robinson's opponent, incumbent Heather Steans, has not made any statement about the cameras. My own guess is that Steans will remain silent on this important issue.) RELATED: IL Senate Hearings to Ban Red Light Cameras "Within Two Weeks" Sen. Sandoval Promises Public Hearings On Red Light Cameras Video of Red Light Camera Protest in Chicago Leave a Comment * Conservative T-Shirts * Follow CNB on Twitter * RSS Feed