Nov 7, 2010 3:34 PM by AP

Boulder opts for video parking enforcement

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Parking meters are the next stop for government photo surveillance. Boulder is planning to start a photo parking enforcement system in which parking officers use a vehicle-mounted camera to record license plates. The Daily Camera newspaper reports the tag numbers will go into a computer system to pick out vehicles that have been parked too long, an update on the old chalking system.

The Boulder County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has taken issue with the surveillance. The ACLU says the photo enforcement is invasive and could be used for investigations unrelated to parking rules. The images will be kept for two years.

The city insists the parking photos are sikmilar to video radar and red-light cameras.

Information from: Daily Camera,

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