As much as any Council district in Buffalo, Delaware may pose the most intriguing questions in this year's election.
Debate raged Tuesday over the program that uses speed camera technology to enforce the 15 mph speed limit at 20 locations near schools in the city.
“The program is failing the citizens of Buffalo. The Common Council has a duty to act,” said Peter Rizzo, a certified fraud examiner, government auditor and urban planner who works for the federal government.
Envisioned as a way to catch speeding motorists who endanger students and others, Buffalo's school speed zone camera program has been a lightning rod for criticism.
An attorney is asking how one person can serve as a prosecutor in the Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency and, at other times, as an administrative hearing officer – in the same agency.
Buffalo’s School Zone Safety Program is again in effect at schools that have returned to in-person learning.
Some riders have been known to wreak havoc citywide, zig-zagging in and out of traffic, traveling the wrong way down streets and tearing up park grounds, city officials say.