Davie’s Town Council voted this week to amend the code to implement recent changes in Florida’s red-light camera law.
The new state law, which went into effect July 1, requires municipalities with red-light cameras to let drivers contest their tickets in a local hearing instead of in county court.
Davie’s amendment to the town code will apply the state law in Davie and provide for a hearing officer to hear local red-light camera cases.
The code amendment ordinance passed 3-2.
Davie Mayor Judy Paul and council members Caryl Hattan and Susan Starkey voted for the code amendment, and Vice Mayor Bryan Caletka and Councilmember Marlon Luis voted against.
Luis said he voted against amending the code because he opposes red-light cameras. “It’s the principle,” he said. “It’s the principle of the cameras.”
An existing employee of Davies’s code enforcement division or another town agency will hear the town’s red-light camera cases.