SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento County Supervisors have approved a two-year contract to turn 25 red light cameras back on.
The cameras have been off since January when the original contract with a company expired in December, and a new contract with a different company did not work out.READ MORE: Teachers Union Takes Legal Action Over Sac City Unified's 'Refusal' To Address Make-Up Days Related To Strike
It will cost the county nearly $1.8 million to turn back on the cameras.READ MORE: Athletics Snap Out Of Offensive Funk To Beat Twins 5-2
Some people say they are not happy with their tax dollars going toward something that could give them a $480 ticket.
“Honestly it feels like if they’ve been turned off this whole time it’s kind of a wasted effort to even have them I feel. So turning them on doesn’t really change much,” said Trenton Deadmond.MORE NEWS: La Stella Homers As Giants Beat Rockies Again, 10-7
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said the cameras are a deterrent that keeps people from running red lights.