The Baytown Local government has rejected a petition which was submitted to allow residents to vote on Red Light Camera’s in thier city. The petition was rejected on the grounds that it had been filed after 20 days from the application of a city counsel descision to allow red light camera corporations to merge with the local government to form a Cartel. The history of these corporations have been to bribe thier way into local governments and takeover local law enforcement. It is in all likelyhood what is happening in Baytown Texas.
Baytowns official statement is the 20-day period for the submission of a referendum petition has been long-established in Baytown and was confirmed by the citizens of Baytown as recently as May of 2006, after a thorough review of the citizen-led Charter Review Committee,” They wrote. “Ultimately, the charter is the law of our city and we are following it.”
In November 2006 the city of Baytown allowed a petition labeled as an “initiative ordinance” to be placed on the Baytown ballot. This ordinance repealed previous ordinances which have stood on the books for years, well over the 20 day deadline. In contrast to thier statement Baytown Officials are selectively applying the charter to petitions they view as unfavorable. Not based on following the law of the city, as they claim, but on the politics of the city officials.