CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has taken a harsher stance against the city’s red light cameras, as he steps up his bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
“The program is just one more way that the mayor takes our money, and gives it away to his corporate backers. It’s time to end the red light ripoff,” he said.READ MORE: West Side Teens Get Some Maritime Experience Out In Lake Michigan On Boats, Thanks To Community Leader Rev. Walter Jones
Garcia said people hate the red light cameras, so while he’s previously said he would put a moratorium on the program, and might keep some of them in operation for safety reasons, on Thursday he said he would end the entire program.
“I will do it on Day One. No more tickets,” he said.