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									                      WORKSHOP CITY COUNCIL MEETING
                           March 6, 2008, 8:30 a.m.

               CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ABILENE, TEXAS
                     COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL

        The City Council of the City of Abilene, Texas, met in the Council Chambers of
City Hall at 555 Walnut Street for a Workshop on March 6, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. Mayor
Archibald was present and presiding with Councilmen Sam Chase, Stormy Higgins, Joe
Spano, Anthony Williams, Councilwomen Laura Moore and Celia Davis. Also present were
City Manager Larry Gilley, City Attorney Dan Santee, City Secretary Danette Dunlap, and
various members of the City staff.

       Mayor Archibald gave the invocation.

      Mayor Archibald led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flags of the United States of
America and the State of Texas.

       Mayor Archibald turned the meeting over to City Manager Larry Gilley who
introduced Richard King with the Buxton Company

       Mr. King briefed the City Council regarding retail development assistance from
the Buxton Company.

Benefits of a Strong Retail Sector
       Enhances residents lifestyles with more shopping and dining choices
       Increases sales and property taxes
       Decreases retail leakage
       New, permanent jobs
       Expands economic opportunities by attracting more people and businesses




       A Proven Retail Economic Development Strategy
       Uncovers Retail and Restaurant Opportunities
       Matches Specific Retailers to Your Community
       Proprietary Database of Over 5,000 Retailers
       Executable Program


About Buxton
       The industry leader in customer analytics and site selection to the retail industry
       Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2007 Southwest Area winner
       Named The Site Selection Whiz in 2006 by Retail Traffic Magazine
       500 cumulative years of retail experience
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       1,700 clients
       350 community clients
       Our communities have recruited more than 15 million sq. feet of retail

A few of their Clients




                             Key Steps in Strategy Development
Step 1. Delineate Your Trade Area
Step 2. Identify and Profile Your Customers
Step 3. Match Customers to Retailers
Step 4. Provide Customized Marketing Packages

                             Step 1. Delineate Your Trade Area

Types of Trade Areas Compared Example
                                   15 Minute
                        8     Mile
            City Limits            Drive
                        Ring
                                   Time
Population 9,947        15,715     25,583
Retail      $450        $750
                                   $1 billion
Potential million       million
Restaurant              $64        $100
            $41 million
Sales                   million    million
Automobile 3,243        4,522      6,968
Sales       vehicles    vehicles vehicles

Retail Leakage/Surplus Analysis
        How many dollars are leaving
        What stores attract outside dollars
        How strong is your retail sector
        What are our retail opportunities
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Example of Major Store Type. Buxton analysis includes details within Major Store Types
and analysis by Product Type

Step 2. Identify & Profile Your Customers
 Age
   2004 PROJECTION                               335,270         203,595           180,704            38,737
   1999 ESTIMATE                                 317,227         191,531           171,169            33,401
   1990 CENSUS                                   288,000         168,911           155,053            25,170
   1980 CENSUS                                   251,960         124,794           130,920            19,579


       Sex
   GROWTH 1980 - 1990
   2004 PROJECTION
   1999 ESTIMATE
   1990 CENSUS
                                                 14.30%
                                                 112,977
                                                 106,024
                                                  95,664
                                                                 35.35%
                                                                  70,933
                                                                  66,197
                                                                  58,156
                                                                                   18.43%
                                                                                    61,090
                                                                                    57,315
                                                                                    51,452
                                                                                                     28.56%
                                                                                                      13,189
                                                                                                      11,341
                                                                                                       8,688
   1980 CENSUS                                    80,666          40,242            39,015             6,626
   GROWTH 1980 - 1990
         2004 PROJECTION                         18.59%335,270   44.52% 203,595    31.88% 180,704    31.12%38,737
 1999 ESTIMATED POPULATION BY RACE
         1999 ESTIMATE                           317,227
                                                       317,227   191,531191,531    171,169171,169     33,40133,401
   WHITE                                         38.25%          50.97%            35.23%            74.57%
         1990 CENSUS                                   288,000          168,911           155,053            25,170
   BLACK                                         48.93%          41.02%            58.74%            13.50%

             Race
         1980 CENSUS
   ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER
   OTHER RACES1980 - 1990
         GROWTH
         2004 PROJECTION
 1999 ESTIMATED POPULATION
                                                  0.90%
                                                 11.92%
                                                       251,960
                                                       14.30%
                                                       112,977
                                                 317,227
                                                                  1.96%
                                                                  6.05%
                                                                 191,531
                                                                        124,794
                                                                        35.35%
                                                                         70,933
                                                                                    0.74%
                                                                                    5.29%
                                                                                          130,920
                                                                                          18.43%
                                                                                   171,16961,090
                                                                                                      0.38%
                                                                                                     11.55%
                                                                                                             19,579
                                                                                                            28.56%
                                                                                                      33,40113,189
         1999 ESTIMATE
   HISPANIC ORIGIN                               18.41%106,024   11.30%66,197       8.96%57,315      17.93%11,341
         1990 UNITS
 OCCUPIEDCENSUS                                   95,66495,664    58,156 58,156     51,45251,452       8,688 8,688
   OWNER OCCUPIED
                 2004 PROJECTION                 61.02%80,666
                                                                 335,270
                                                                 62.99%40,242
                                                                                   203,595
                                                                                   62.58%39,015
                                                                                                     180,704
                                                                                                     63.00% 6,626
                                                                                                                     38,737
         1980 CENSUS
                 1999 ESTIMATE
   RENTER OCCUPIED 1990                          38.98%          317,227
                                                                 37.01%            191,531
                                                                                   37.42%            171,169
                                                                                                     37.00%          33,401
         GROWTH 1980 -                                 18.59%           44.52%            31.88%            31.12%
                 1990 CENSUS
   1991 PERSONS PER HH                               2.98        288,000
                                                                     2.88          168,911
                                                                                       2.98              2.8133,401 25,170
                                                                                                     155,053
      1999 ESTIMATED POPULATION BY RACE                317,227          191,531           171,169

                  Income
                 1980 CENSUS
 1999 EST. HOUSEHOLDS BY INCOME
         WHITE
                 GROWTH 1980 - 1990
   $150,000 OR MORE
         BLACK
   $100,000 TO $149,999
                 2004 PROJECTION
         ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER
                                                 106,024
                                                  4.03%
                                                  8.57%
                                                       38.25%
                                                       48.93%
                                                                 251,960
                                                                  66,197
                                                                 14.30%
                                                                  7.21%
                                                                 11.61%
                                                                 112,977
                                                                        50.97%
                                                                        41.02%
                                                                                   124,794
                                                                                    57,315
                                                                                   35.35%
                                                                                    4.10%
                                                                                    9.41%
                                                                                    70,933
                                                                                          35.23%
                                                                                          58.74%
                                                                                                     130,920
                                                                                                      11,341
                                                                                                     18.43%
                                                                                                      3.78%
                                                                                                      6.71%
                                                                                                      61,090
                                                                                                            74.57%
                                                                                                            13.50%
                                                                                                                     19,579
                                                                                                                    28.56%
                                                                                                                     13,189
   $ 75,000 TO $ 99,999
                 1999 ESTIMATE                   13.07%0.90%     15.67%1.96%
                                                                 106,024           13.86%0.74%
                                                                                    66,197           10.85%0.38% 11,341
                                                                                                      57,315
      OTHER RACES                                     11.92%             6.05%             5.29%            11.55%
               1990 CENSUS                                        95,664            58,156            51,452             8,688
    1999 ESTIMATED POPULATION                         317,227           191,531           171,169            33,401
               1980 CENSUS                                        80,666            40,242            39,015             6,626
                       2004
      HISPANIC ORIGIN PROJECTION                      18.41%           335,270
                                                                        11.30%          203,595
                                                                                           8.96%         180,704
                                                                                                            17.93%          38,737
               GROWTH 1980 - 1990                                18.59%            44.52%            31.88%            31.12%
                       1999
    OCCUPIED UNITS ESTIMATE                            95,664          317,227
                                                                         58,156         191,531
                                                                                           51,452        171,169
                                                                                                               8,688        33,401
             1999 ESTIMATED POPULATION BY RACE                   317,227           191,531           171,169            33,401
      OWNER OCCUPIED   1990 CENSUS                    61.02%           288,000
                                                                        62.99%          168,911
                                                                                          62.58%         155,053
                                                                                                            63.00%          25,170
               WHITE CENSUS
                       1980                                      38.25%251,960     50.97%
                                                                                        124,794      35.23%
                                                                                                         130,920       74.57%
                                                                                                                            19,579
      RENTER OCCUPIED                                 38.98%            37.01%            37.42%            37.00%
               BLACKGROWTH                                       48.93%            41.02%            58.74%            13.50%
      1991 PERSONS PER HH 1980 - 1990                     2.98         14.30%
                                                                            2.88        35.35%2.98       18.43% 2.81      28.56%
                       & PACIFIC ISLANDER
               ASIAN 2004 PROJECTION                              0.90%112,977      1.96%70,933       0.74%61,090       0.38%
                                                                                                                            13,189
    1999 EST. HOUSEHOLDS BY INCOME                    106,024            66,197            57,315            11,341
               OTHER RACES                                       11.92%             6.05%             5.29%            11.55%
                       1999
      $150,000 OR MORE ESTIMATE                        4.03%           106,024
                                                                         7.21%           66,197
                                                                                           4.10%           57,315
                                                                                                             3.78%          11,341
             1999 ESTIMATED POPULATION                           317,227           191,531           171,169            33,401
                       1990
      $100,000 TO $149,999CENSUS                       8.57%            95,664
                                                                        11.61%           58,156
                                                                                           9.41%           51,452
                                                                                                             6.71%           8,688
               HISPANIC ORIGIN
                       1980 CENSUS                               18.41% 80,666     11.30%40,242       8.96%39,015      17.93%6,626
      $ 75,000 TO $ 99,999                            13.07%            15.67%            13.86%            10.85%
             OCCUPIED UNITS 1980 - 1990
                       GROWTH                                     95,664
                                                                       18.59%       58,156
                                                                                        44.52%        51,452
                                                                                                         31.88%          8,688
                                                                                                                          31.12%
      $ 50,000 TO $ 74,999                            21.87%            23.51%            23.03%            21.28%
               OWNER OCCUPIED POPULATION BY RACE
                     1999 ESTIMATED                              61.02%317,227     62.99%
                                                                                        191,531      62.58%
                                                                                                         171,169       63.00%
                                                                                                                            33,401
      $ 35,000 TO $ 49,999                            16.16%            15.04%            15.81%            13.18%
               RENTER OCCUPIED
                       WHITE                                     38.98%38.25%      37.01%
                                                                                        50.97%       37.42%
                                                                                                         35.23%        37.00%
                                                                                                                          74.57%
      $ 25,000 TO $ 34,999                            11.44%             9.95%            10.81%            13.82%
                       BLACK
               1991 PERSONS PER HH                                     48.93%
                                                                     2.98               41.02%
                                                                                       2.88              58.74%
                                                                                                         2.98             13.50%
                                                                                                                           2.81
             1999 EST.ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER
                        HOUSEHOLDS BY INCOME                     106,0240.90%            1.96%
                                                                                    66,197                 0.74%
                                                                                                      57,315                0.38%
                                                                                                                        11,341
                       OTHER RACES
               $150,000 OR MORE                                   4.03%11.92%       7.21%6.05%        4.10%5.29%          11.55%
                                                                                                                        3.78%
                     1999 ESTIMATED
               $100,000 TO $149,999 POPULATION                    8.57%317,227          191,531
                                                                                   11.61%                171,169
                                                                                                      9.41%                 33,401
                                                                                                                        6.71%
                       HISPANIC ORIGIN
               $ 75,000 TO $ 99,999                              13.07%18.41%           11.30%
                                                                                   15.67%            13.86%8.96%          17.93%
                                                                                                                       10.85%
                     OCCUPIED UNITS
               $ 50,000 TO $ 74,999                              21.87% 95,664     23.51%58,156      23.03%51,452      21.28%8,688
               $ 35,000OWNER OCCUPIED
                        TO $ 49,999                              16.16%61.02%           62.99%
                                                                                   15.04%                62.58%
                                                                                                     15.81%               63.00%
                                                                                                                       13.18%
               $ 25,000RENTER OCCUPIED
                        TO $ 34,999                              11.44%38.98%           37.01%
                                                                                    9.95%                37.42%
                                                                                                     10.81%               37.00%
                                                                                                                       13.82%
                       1991 PERSONS PER HH                                2.98              2.88              2.98            2.81
                     1999 EST. HOUSEHOLDS BY INCOME                    106,024           66,197            57,315           11,341
                       $150,000 OR MORE                                 4.03%            7.21%             4.10%            3.78%
                       $100,000 TO $149,999                             8.57%           11.61%             9.41%            6.71%
                       $ 75,000 TO $ 99,999                            13.07%           15.67%           13.86%           10.85%
                       $ 50,000 TO $ 74,999                            21.87%           23.51%           23.03%           21.28%
                       $ 35,000 TO $ 49,999                            16.16%           15.04%           15.81%           13.18%
                       $ 25,000 TO $ 34,999                            11.44%            9.95%           10.81%           13.82%




For retailers: It s Customers, Not People
Now, customers can be identified based on:
                  Lifestyles
                  Purchase Behavior
                  Media Habits

Buxton s Customer Data
      Over 250 databases
              120 million households
              up to 7 individuals in each household
      35 Terabytes of online data managed in our state-of-the art technology center
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Information Gathering
       Segmentation
       Credit Card
       Surveys
       Reward Cards
       Subscriptions
       Mail Order
       Warranty Cards
       Motor Vehicle Information
       Telechecks

All U.S. households fall into 1 of 66 psychographic segments




Psychographics details:
                Purchasing Behavior
                Media Habits
                Lifestyle Characteristics
                                        Census Profile
Customer One                                         Customer Two
Age: 40 Year Old Male                                44 Year Old Male
Income: $62,000                                      $66,000
Ethnicity: Caucasian                                 Caucasian
Marital Status: Married                              Married
Kids: 2 Children                                     3 Children
Education: Post-graduate degree                      College Graduate

                                   Psychographic Profile
Customer One                                       Customer Two
Owns: iPod                                          Power Boat
Eats: Boston Market                                Chili s Grill & Bar
Reads: Barron s                                    Field & Stream
Watches: PGA Tour                                  Country Music TV
Drives: BMW 5 Series                                Dodge Ram
Drinks: White Wine                                  Bud Light

                             Step 3. Match Customers to Retailers
A retailer profile is then compared to your community profile.
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Trade Area Matches Retailer Example
                            This
            Applebee s
Trade Area                  Site s
            Average
Comparison                  Trade
            Trade Area
                            Area
Total
            58,975          71,483
Population
Total
                            25,583
Households 20,219
Applebee s
Core
            9,205           15,350
Customer
Count

                                      Deliverables
       Profile up to three sites within the community
       Establish drive-time trade area and household profile
       Leakage/Surplus analysis
       Cumulative listing of all retail matches
       Provide Marketing package for up to 20 retailers
       Contact information for retailer provided
       Introductory letter sent on your behalf

                         Step 4. Customized Marketing Packages

CommunityID SCOUT 2.0 Website
Market your community using SCOUT s dynamic online tools

In 60-Business Days You Can
       Aggressively Market to Retailers You Select
       Begin to Reduce Retail Leakage
       Increase Sales Tax Revenues
       Build a Stronger Retail Sector and Economy

With CommunityID You Have:
      Immediate Competitive Advantage
      A Retail Economic Development Strategy
      A Partnership with the Most Recognized Industry Experts
      Specific Retailers Matched to your Community a Ready to Execute Program
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        Council and staff discussion included: 1) Interstate traffic; 2) city hires the
company; 3) cost of a flat fee of $70,000; 4) focus on what is doable in retail; 5) city has
the most to gain from retailers locating here; 6) outlet stores are a part of their clientele;
7) the cost would only increase if different projects are added. A deposit of half is up
front then the other payments are paid out over the next couple of months; 8) when
looking at sites there are 25 variables that they use to research and identify the best retail
company for the site based upon the variables; 9) Incentives for businesses can be how
the council wants to leverage the city, what are the retailers asking for. Shovel ready
where the infrastructure is already there, this is the type that most businesses like; 10)
military as part of the mix; and 11) the administration of the project will be a City staff
function and will be a part of the general fund monies.

No council action required on this item.

Item 6 was moved up on the agenda as requested by the Mayor.

Item #6 Oral Resolution approving appointments and re-appointments to the following
Board: Mayor s Council on Physical Fitness.

      Mayor Archibald presented his list of prospective citizens for the Mayor s
Council on Physical Fitness Board.

       Councilwoman Moore made the motion to approve the Mayor appointment to the
Mayor s Council on Physical Fitness Board. Councilman Williams seconded the motion
and the motion carried.

       AYES: Councilmen Chase, Higgins, Spano, Williams, Councilwomen Moore and
Davis, and Mayor Archibald.
       NAYS: None
                     Mayor s Council on Physical Fitness Board
                    Joy Hedges                  City of Abilene
                    Liz Rotenberry              Abilene Christian University
                    Marka Riddle                Hendrick Medical Center
                    Karen Stover                Abilene Independent School District
                    Deonna Shake                Abilene Christian University
                    Dr. Ralph McClesky MD
                    Dennis O Connell            Hardin Simmons University
                    Dr. Dan Munton              Sports Medicine
                    Lisa Duncan                 Student at Hardin Simmons
                                                University
                    Tommy Morris
                    Mary Herron                 Abilene Independent School District
                    Bill Horn                   Abilene Runners Club

                       Ex-officio member              Chris Kyker
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Item #5 Presentation and discussion regarding implementation of a red light camera
enforcement program.

       Assistant City Manager David Vela made the presentation of a red light camera
enforcement program.

                                    Project Mission
  Our mission is to reduce incidents of collisions at appropriate signalized intersections in
 order to save lives and property, prevent injuries and respond to an important community
                                          concern.

                                 Goals and Objectives

       Reduce number of red light violations.
       Automate this task to allow police to focus on other objectives.
       Gain the support of the public for this initiative.
       Ensure the successful execution of a red light camera program in the City of
       Abilene.

                                        Strategies

       Determine legal requirements.
       Identify and recommend camera placement by thoroughly reviewing pertinent data.
       Identify and implement violations processing procedures.
       Identify disposal of collected revenue.
       Choose the right technology and vendor for our needs.
       Promote public awareness.

                             Red Light Running Trends

       There are more than 100,000 red light running crashes per year in the United States.
       Texas is ranked very high nationally in number of red light running fatalities with a
       rate of 3.5 deaths per 100,000 people.
       The cost of red light running injuries/fatalities in Texas is estimated between $1.4
       billion to $3.0 billion per year.
       Bottom Line: Red light running is a serious problem.

   *Source: Texas Transportation Institute, Center for Transportation Safety

                            Accident Statistics in Abilene
       Accident data from 2002 to 2007 was analyzed
       Approximately 24,841 total accidents
       11,345 accidents at signalized intersections
       2,606 red light accidents
       Approximately 10.5% of accidents were due to red light running
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*Source: Abilene Police Department

                     Tops Five Problem Intersections
                                2002-2007
   Buffalo Gap at S. Danville Dr. (57)
   S. 1st at Sayles Blvd. (39)
   S. 27th at S. Treadaway Blvd. (35)
   N 10th at Grape St. (32)
   S. 7th at S. Willis St. (32)

               Strategies to Reduce Red Light Violations
   Engineering Countermeasures
   Police Enforcement
   Increase Fines
   Red Light Cameras

               Strategies to Reduce Red Light Violations
   Engineering Countermeasures
           Signal operation changes
                   Signal Timing
                   Improve signal head visibility
                   Longer yellow phases
                   Incorporate all red phases at intersections
           Provide better motorist information
                   Signal Ahead Signage
                   Flashing Beacons
                   Curve warning signs
           Physical Improvements
   Police Enforcement
           Officer Enforcement
                   Single Officer Enforcement - Can place the driver and the officer in
                   an exposed, unsafe location
                   Two officer enforcement - resource constraints
           Confirmation Lights
                   A small light on downstream side of intersection
                   Goes on when red indication comes on
                   Allows officer to wait downstream and catch violator
   Increase Fines
           Currently violators face $160 citation
                   $63 fine
                   $97 court costs
           Maximum fine is $297
                   Maximum fine of $200
                   Maximum court costs of $97
   Red Light Cameras
           Uses a digital camera or video camera tied to the traffic signal
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             The camera is active only when the red indication is on
             Camera takes two pictures
                            As vehicle enters intersection
                            Vehicle in intersection as light is red
             Cameras record date, time of day, time elapsed since beginning of red signal,
             vehicle speed and vehicle tag

                               Red Light Cameras
    Vendor sends evidence to police to review and approve violations
    Citations are mailed with the photographs or driver may view and pay fine via
    Internet
    $75 civil penalty per infraction/$25 max late penalty
            After costs of cameras paid to vendor, ½ of net goes to State of Texas and
            remainder stays with the City for traffic safety programs, public safety
            programs, intersection improvements and traffic enforcement
    Opportunity for hearing and appeals process (approx. 2% - 3% of citations are
    appealed)
    Violation backed by City ordinance

          Comparator Cities using Automated Enforcement
             Red Light     Exploring No Interest
             City          Possibility
 Carrollton
   Denton
Grand Prairie
   Killeen
  Midland
   Odessa
 San Angelo
   Waco
Wichita Falls
  Lubbock

                             The Lubbock Situation
    Went live with program June 1, 2007
    12 cameras at intersections throughout the city
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January 2008 report showed spike in rear end collisions at intersections with and
without cameras
4% decrease in total crashes at photo-enforced intersections while non-enforced
increased by 78% to 127%
71% decrease in injury collisions at red-light camera intersections
January 22 citizens committee voted to recommend to the Council that program be
terminated
February 14 Council voted 4-3 to terminate the contract and suspend the program

                      Senate Bill 1119 (Carona)
Effective September 1, 2007
Establishes statutory authority for photographic traffic signal enforcement
Legislation written so program is used for SAFETY and not to generate revenue
Citation capped at $75 per violation
                City authorized to pay cost of camera and equipment
                50% of net sent to state to fund Regional Trauma Centers
                Remaining 50% used locally to fund certain programs, intersection
                improvements and traffic enforcement (Sec. 707.008)
Compensation for vendor not based on the number of citations issued
Requires traffic engineering study prior to placement of camera
Requires City Council to establish citizen advisory committee
        One person appointed by each member of the Council
        Advises City on the installation and operation of a red light camera system

                           Public Objections
 It is all about the city making money
          Citation capped at $75
          Purpose of program is to REDUCE red light violations
          If program works our revenues decrease
 This is too much like Big Brother
          Photos taken of rear of vehicle, not of the driver

                                   Costs
There is no cost to the city
        Vendor pays for all installation, service, maintenance, signage, training,
        processing and citation mailing
City responsible for approximately one hour of officer time per week to review
violations and attend court to address challenges
Engineering study will be conducted by City staff
SB1119 Fiscal Note states Costs associated with requirements for ordinances and
enforcement would be insignificant (5/26/07)

                               Next Steps
Form committee to study the matter
Subcommittee to review vendors
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       Public Information Campaign
       Vendor presentations and selection
       Conduct engineering study
       Form citizens committee
       Contract approval and ordinance from Council
       Vendor installs cameras
       Have a warning period (2-4 weeks typical)
       Brace for negative publicity and continue public education efforts
       Conduct review after one year
       Share results with the public

                                   Parting Thoughts
       Red light program is a proven and effective tool to reduce crashes, injuries and
       fatalities
       Allows police to focus on other critical law enforcement requirements
       Provides monitoring of problem intersections 24/7
       Changes in driver behavior citywide
       Violators pay for the system, not taxpayers
       IT SAVES LIVES!!!

        Council and staff discussion included: 1) no cost to the city; 2) Engineering study
can be done in-house; 3) each city councilmember will have the opportunity to name a
person for the advisory committee; 4) this is a safety issue; 5) need to change behaviors
in drivers to stop at red lights; 6) could be operational in June or July; 7) Abilene Police
Department in favor of the cameras. Chief Martin has spoken at several civic groups and
when this is mentioned people agree that something needs to be done; 8) need a strong
community support through Education, Education; and 9) concern about the increase in
rear end collisions reported by the City of Lubbock, before removing their cameras.

       No council action required on this item.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.



_______________________                               _________________________
Danette Dunlap                                        Norm Archibald
City Secretary                                        Mayor

								
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