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06/22/2011 12:19 pm ET Updated Aug 22, 2011

Red-Light Cameras: More Votes Needed To Prevent Elimination

Red-light cameras at 32 Los Angeles intersections remain scheduled to be removed, after the City Council's failure Tuesday to overturn a Police Commission decision to end the divisive program.

The contract with American Traffic Solutions, the company that runs the camera program, costs the city $2.7 million a year and will run out July 31. The council voted 7-5 to overturn the commission's decision and retain the program, but the motion needed at least eight votes to pass.

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