Don’t be fooled. Vote YES on 35!

October 29, 2014

Maybe you’ve seen the slick new TV spot with Mayor Jackson telling you that the traffic revenue cameras are there to protect our kids.  Don’t be fooled.  The city government’s sole purpose in operating these cameras has always been revenue.  The cameras were introduced in 2005 to close a budget gap.

Councilor Brian Cummins, a camera proponent, announced plans to analyze crash data at selected camera intersections.  Mr. Cummins told the Plain Dealer, “Clearly no one has done this type of analysis, and that’s the whole reason why people complain about the program.”  If Mr. Cummins and his colleagues were really concerned about safety, don’t you think they would have looked at the safety data before they voted to renew the camera program in 2009 and expand it in 2013?  Instead, they waited until our petitions had been filed and they knew they would have to justify traffic revenue cameras to the voters.

How many kids do you see walking to school at the exit ramp from 480 onto Grayton Road or on Rocky River Drive by the Hopkins Airport rental car facility?  Don’t be fooled.  Vote YES on 35!

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Cleveland – Vote YES on 35! Maple Heights – Vote YES on 99!

October 23, 2014

Issue 35 Discussion on The Sound of Ideas

October 18, 2014

The Camera Removal Team’s Jason Sonenshein will be on The Sound of Ideas on Monday, October 20 at 9:00 am on WCPN 90.3 FM.  You can call 216-578-0903 or 866-578-0903 with your questions and comments during the show.


YES on 35 endorsements/recommendations

October 17, 2014

YES on 35 endorsed by half of the Plain Dealer editorial board and recommended by the Log Cabin Republicans of Greater Cleveland!


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October 16, 2014

This video from WEWS Channel 5 illustrates what we need to overcome.  Paul Kiska interviews two voters who mistakenly believe that a “no” vote would ban traffic revenue cameras.

We need your help to educate voters and clear up the confusion.  Your financial support is vital to our effort.  You can make a donation on-line at rally.org/liberateohio or send a check to Liberate Ohio, 13825 Liberty Av., Cleveland, Ohio 44135.


More coverage of 10/14 camera occupation

October 15, 2014

Here are two more articles about yesterday’s event:

In reverse?  Messages on traffic cameras heard loud and clear before election. (Fox 8 WJW)

Protesters call for ban on Cleveland’s traffic cameras (Cleveland Scene)


News Roundup – October 14

October 14, 2014

Our rally and camera occupation got quite a bit of media attention today:

Supporters, Opponents of Cleveland’s Traffic Cameras Ramp Up Ballot Issue Campaigns  (Ideastream)

Campaigns for and against traffic cams ramp up (WKYC Channel 3)

Red-light camera opponents ‘occupy’ Chester Avenue intersection (Northeast Ohio Media Group)

Protests surrounding Cleveland’s traffic cameras as citizens prepare to vote on the issue (19 Action News WOIO)

Red light camera opponents want voters to ban the cameras in Cleveland this November (WKSU 89.7)