NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson appears to say thanks but no thanks to the Governor because his bill would allow unlimited cameras

Hours after Gov. Cuomo announced that he would double New York City’s speed camera system, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said, um, is that all?

The governor will announce Tuesday as part of his State of the State address that he will allow the city to deploy 290 school zone speed cameras, but that number is dramatically smaller than the unlimited number of cameras authorized by city legislation that Johnson shepherded through the Council last year.

“The Council was proud to enact speed cameras in time for the school year, a crucial measure that undoubtedly saved lives,” Johnson told Streetsblog. “I haven’t seen the proposal yet, but it does not seem like an expansion of the current law, which allows for an unlimited number of speed cameras.”