The red light cameras that have vexed Houston drivers are now out of commission, Mayor Annise Parker says.
The city council officially canvassed this morning the November 2 election results, making official the vote to remove the cameras.
Now the city has to negotiate with the owner of the cameras, since there's a contract that was supposed to last through 2014.
Also, according to Parker, the city will have to make up $10 million or so in lost revenue from the devices.
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The cameras will still be up at intersections, but they will not be working. Eventually they will come down and be returned to ATS Systems, we assume.