Those seeking to outlaw red-light cameras in Murrieta got good news Monday.
Petitioners Diana Serafin and Robin Nielson gained enough valid signatures for the initiative to next be presented to the City Council, according to Murrieta City Clerk Kay Vinson. The signatures were verified by both the Riverside County Registrar of Voters and the Murrieta City Clerk's office.
"The City Clerk has reviewed the petition format, and on the advice of the City Attorney, has deemed any irregularities inconsequential, so the petition is deemed sufficient in its entirety," said Vinson, in an email.
At its Nov. 1 meeting, the City Council is scheduled to give direction on the initiative petition, entitled "Prohibition of Automated Traffic Enforcement Systems."
They will decide whether to adopt the ordinance, call an election or refer the initiative for a report within 30 days, Vinson said.
There are four red-light cameras in Murrieta: two at Murrieta Hot Springs and Whitewood roads, one at Murrieta Hot Springs and Margarita roads and one at Clinton Keith Road and Nutmeg Street.
In order for the petition to be considered, 4,470 signatures of Murrrieta residents who were also registered voters were needed. That goal was met, with an extra 32 signatures, according to Vinson.