May 6, 2013 8:57 AM by AP
The Lafayette City-Parish Council is expected to consider an introductory ordinance amending its red-light camera contract to split the costs and rewards of pursuing past-due tickets with contractor Redflex.
The council and administration have been back and forth for several months on the issue of taking to court motorists who haven't paid their red-light camera citations of $125 or more.
Under the current Redflex contract, Lafayette would pay the entire cost of taking motorists to court to recover the fines and late fees. Redflex would not be responsible for paying any of the court costs.
In the proposal to be introduced Tuesday, The Advertiser reports Redflex agrees to pay 40 percent of the legal costs of pursuing the overdue fines.