Where are your speed camera fines going?

Where are your speed camera fines going?
Thanks to the tickets it is Christmas every day in Linndale.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Do you wonder where the money from thousands of speed camera tickets is being spent?

Where are your speed camera fines going?

In Linndale, it is going to a variety of projects. The numbers are staggering. A fund balance report shows that, while Linndale took in about $1,000 in property and other local taxes, it took in about $1.5 million in fines, licenses and permits. The vast majority of that is from speed camera tickets.

The police department has two new 2018 Chevy Tahoes. They replaced two 2009 sedan cruisers, so a case could be made for safety. However, they are top-of-the-line vehicles.

Fencing at three locations has been added. The exact costs have not been provided yet by the village.

The Peace Memorial has been refurbished and a sign bearing the name of Mayor Ashlee McLaughlin was added a couple of years ago.

Following the money tells you how this and other work is being done. At the end of 2016, the last year data is available, Linndale had enough cash in the bank that each resident’s share would be more than $9,400. The total cash balance was $1,693,456.

If you want to protest a ticket you get in Linndale you have two choices. You can ignore it, which is not recommended as it could harm your credit, or come to a hearing. One problem with that is inconvenience. The hearings are held every other Thursday in the middle of the work day.

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