Police Chief Rick Pruitt says right now the situation is too fluid, with many measures in the Legislature that would crack down on red light cameras.
"There are just so many bills out there, and there is really no direction to these things, other than revenue sharing to the state," Pruitt told 1200 WOAI news. "We may not even be able recover the costs we need to implement this program."
The City of Beauty and Charm authorized a pilot program to test red light cameras on Broadway near Alamo Height High School last year, but so far no cameras have been installed. By contrast, Balcones Heights rushed a red light camera program into place and it's four cameras started mailing phony tickets to people photographed running red lights last Sunday.
As 1200 WOAI news has repeatedly reported, there is no legal requirement that people pay red light tickets they receive in the mail. In Houston, which has had a red light camera program in place since November, no more than a quarter of the people who have been mailed the tickets have paid them.
Pruitt says Alamo Heights will take another look at red light cameras this summer, after the Legislature has adjourned.