Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones is weighing in on the felony charges leveled this week against state Representative Steve Webb.
Jones issued a statement Friday saying, “As elected officials, our actions must be held to the highest standards and the strictest letter of the law. The allegations against Rep. Webb are egregious.
Although as a nation of laws we believe that every individual is innocent until proven guilty, the allegations alone besmirch not only Rep. Webb's name and reputation, but also unfairly tarnish the large majority of outstanding public servants who always obey the laws they are elected to craft.
Rep. Webb must now search his conscience and take whatever action is necessary to preserve the integrity of his caucus, his colleagues and the institution of the Missouri House.
I also trust the good people of Missouri will realize this is an isolated incident and not at all reflective of what I know to be the ethical and lawful behavior of the many, many men and women who serve honorably in the Missouri House of Representatives.”
The City of St. Louis Red Light Camera Safety Program remains open and fully operational. That is the message from city counselor Patty Hageman.
Hageman says this week's court decision regarding the Ellisville program does not affect the City of St. Louis.
She advises that If you receive a red light camera ticket in the City of St. Louis, you need to pay it or contest it in court.
Unlike Ellisville, the City’s program allows vehicle owners to refute that they were driving at the time of the violation.
Hageman expects the state Supreme Court to eventually clarify procedures that cities must use for issuing citations.
Since the inception of red light safety cameras in the City of St. Louis, officials say violations at camera intersections have decreased by nearly two-thirds.