Comment: Speed Cameras Are 'Just a Revenue Generator'
Howard County readers weigh in on the top news of the week.
Readers took their opinions to Howard County Patch sites this week, commenting most on the possible uses of a historic building in downtown Columbia, a story on speed cameras in operation during spring break, and coverage of a Laurel bank robbery.
“If it needs $20 million in ‘base building improvements,’ it should probably be torn down. A brand new building could be built for less than that. – Ohai
“I believe the building should be utilized in a manner such that it is occupied at capacity during normal business hours and should also have the ability to activate the lakefront during the evenings and weekends. This speaks to at least some of the space converted to restaurant or performance (or both) space.” - b.santos
“This is just a revenue generator for the county, an additional tax, has nothing to do with the safety of the children. In the near future, expect to see these speed cameras placed in non school zones, most likely on streets with 25-30 mph speed limits to maximize revenue.” - Darin
“People can easily avoid being affected by these enforcement cameras by obeying the speed limit. It's very simple.” – Louis P
Attempted Robbery at PNC Bank: "As a prior bank teller, I can't believe the teller actually ‘confronted’ the robber! I was always taught to not ask questions at a possible robbery. Thankfully, he left without incident." - Betty