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"Our hope and anticipation is that by the end of the fiscal year, we expect to have just enough money to pay for the deputy and recover all our associated costs," [Rick] Dudley [, Vista's assistant city manager,] said. "Everybody looks at this and says $341, wow, they're making a fortune, but that's not the case at all."Source: City revenue from red-light tickets lower than perceived North County Times - North San Diego and So (North County Times (California) , 12/26/2004)
Dudley said the city's recent synchronization of traffic signals on Escondido Avenue has also helped reduce the number red lights being run.
City statistics show that red-light violations at the Escondido Avenue intersections declined last month when compared to July, the first month the cameras were used.