Florida: Red-light camera debate kicks off Bradenton’s 2018 meeting schedule

It may not be the level of fireworks one sees on New Year’s Eve, but 2018 may indeed feature a fiery start for Bradenton’s first workshop of the new year, with red-light cameras topping the agenda. Vice Mayor Gene Brown wanted to resume the debate on whether to return red-light cameras to specific intersections as soon as possible in 2018. He’ll get his wish as officials resume the conversation at the city’s first workshop of 2018 at 9 a.m. Wednesday at city hall. The conversation died down late last year until Bradenton Police Chief Melanie Bevan could present crash statistics at the city’s intersections to determine which are considered to be the most dangerous in relation to data. Bevan, who has remained neutral about the red-light camera program, will present her findings Wednesday morning…