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Video Surveillance: City of Woodinville Seeks Your Opinion

City officials are considering the use of video cameras on public streets and parks to improve public safety.

City officials are considering the use of video cameras on public streets and parks to improve public safety, according to a post on their website.

The cameras would be used to help in crime investigation and would not be used to issue traffic citations. Specifics as to locations and the number of cameras that would be used have not been developed.

City officials want to understand how residents and businesses feel about the use of video surveillance cameras for public safety purposes and have set up a short survey you can take online. The City will be requesting input through the end of March 2013, when the survey results will be presented to Woodinville City Council. 

For more information on this project, contact Assistant to the City Manager Alexandra Sheeks at 425-877-2266. 

How do you feel about the use of video cameras on public streets in Woodinville? Tell us in comments.

To take the city's video surveillance camera survey, click here.

Susan Milke March 04, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Local Guy, How do we find out more about the GPS data coordinate and what does it record?!
Local Guy March 04, 2013 at 11:38 PM
I was a 2010 Census taker. We had GPS hardware. We were required to assign a GPS coordinate to every single address within six feet of their front door and upload to the National Census Bureau. No exemptions, oversight checks and balances ensured compliance. As an aside, we also verified street mapping, in some instances redrawing inaccurate streets, and/or adding new constructs. Every single address in the US is now identifiable by way of GPS data coordinates in some national database. Furthermore, remember all those remarkably intrusive Census profile questions covered in the mail in Census form or when I knocked on your door to interview because you didn't mail in your response? They are associated with that data point...
Local Guy March 04, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Nor do I consider the discussion off topic. Government fear mongering under false pretense of security while ignoring privacy and individual rights.
Dale Knapinski April 23, 2013 at 02:11 PM
I'm glad there were video cameras in Boston. We could use them in Woodinville, too.
Susan Milke April 23, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Video cameras do not make you safer. After the crime is committed you are already injured or dead. With all the Homeland Security, FBI, CIA, NSA, Navy Seals, Police, bomb sniffing dogs, army, national guards at the event, it still didn't prevent the bombing. Makes you wonder if this was a set-up to take away more of our liberties.

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