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Sweeping Changes: Daley Wants Cameras on Street Sweepers

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jul 10, 2008 4:44PM

2008_7_10.parking.jpgBack in October, the city started soliciting bids to install surveillance cameras on street sweeping machines to help bust parking scofflaws. It worked! According to a proposed ordinance he unveiled yesterday, Mayor Daley wants to mount cameras on all the city's sweepers and start issuing $50 robotickets to illegal parkers.

Daley says using cameras will be cheaper and more effective than using cops, and the Streets and San head says it's all part of an effort to keep streets clean, not to rake in the sweet sweet dollars for the city. [Chitown Daily News, ABC 7]