In a split decision, the Burlingame City Council will move forward with forming a plan to implement license plate reading surveillance cameras within the city in hopes of deterring crime and expanding law enforcement capabilities. 

The cameras, an increasingly used technology on the Peninsula, would collect plate numbers and vehicle descriptions to alert officers to the whereabouts of vehicles suspected of being involved in a crime. Data would also be stored for a set amount of time for potential later law enforcement use. 

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aball52

wHEN i LEAVE MY HOUSE i LEAVE MANY LIGHTS ON. i CONSIDER THEM A DETERRENT FOR ANYONE THINKING NO ONE IS HOME aSLONG AS YOU LINGER WITH A DECISION TO USE THESE CAMERAS AS A DETERRENT YOU LEAVE THE DOOR WIDE OPEN FOR CRIME TO COME INTO BURLINGAME. STEP UP AND USE THIS TECHNOLOGY ONLY CONSIDERING HOW MANY CRIMES YOU MAY HAVE DETERRED USING THEM. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH TWICE ON MY STREET A SIGN ON EACH BLOCK WE ARE TOLD TO WATCH PEOPLE NOT FAMILIAR TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD MAKE THEM UNCOMFORTABLE THAT'S WHAT THESE CAMERAS DO MAKE CRIME A DETERRENT TO ENTERING IN THIS TOWN GO FOR IT AND USES IT TO THE CITY'S ADVANTAGE. QUIT MALINGERING DECISIONS NOW THAT ARE NEEDED STEP UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!

Pacman

I'm all for the cameras. As long as they don't share my whereabouts with my wife!

Terence Y

Pacman – I hope your wife doesn’t know someone who knows someone at the police station. Guess some folks may need to skirt around Burlingame…

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