At the last election the people spoke, not only for who would represent us in the Congress of the United States or in our States, but we also voted on how our local County and City government would work and the rules in which we and our elected must abide by. The rules of a democracy dictate that the the will of the people is to be the final word. That is what voting is all about.
Apparently things are different in Houston.
Voters in Houston voted to ban red light cameras on Tuesday. The impact of that decision, according to the city? Nothing.
As unbelievable as it it may sound Houston’s mayor, Annise Parker, is more concerned about the cost of breaking the contract than the election and the will of the people.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker said the contract with the camera provider runs another four years.
“I understand the will of the voters. I respect the vote of the citizens of Houston,” she said. “We have to go through the contract and we’re going to have to find out what our options are. I don’t know the answers to that. It’s not going to be to me to decide. It’s what’s available under the contract.”
The voters have given her no choice, She has to dump the camera program, regardless of the costs. Her total lack of acknowledgement of the sovereignty of the citizens of Houston is inexcusable.