The city's Municipal Code Enforcement Board will hear its first red light camera ticket appeals cases Wednesday.
A state law amends the red light camera ticket appeals process to include a local hearing officer, which would be the board, which will hear nine appeals at part of its normal meeting at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave.
The volunteer board typically hears cases involving sign code violations, overgrown lawns and abandoned buildings.
Drivers appealing their red light camera tickets could leave with a bigger fine if the ticket is not overturned. The board could assess an additional $250 to the $158 citation.
State lawmakers made the change to the red light camera law appeals process this year. The new rules went into effect July 1. In it, drivers can appeal to the county court as well as a local hearing officer or board.
An officer who reviews the red light camera video before issuing a ticket will also be at the hearing.
A special hearing officer or magistrate might have to be hired to hear the cases if the board becomes inundated with them, officials have said.
If you go:
What: Municipal Code Enforcement Board meeting
When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25
Where: City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave