I was following up on some issues and just found out that the City of Toledo did settle the lawsuit filed by Jason Gloyd and COAST over public access to the appeal hearings for the red-light camera tickets.
In addition to the $15,000 settlement, the city agreed to allow anyone from the public to attend and observe the appeal hearings.
This is a big win for public access, but an unnecessary cost for the citizens of Toledo. The mayor should never have restricted access to these hearings in the first place and when challenged on the issue, should never have allowed it to actually go to court and then cost us $15,000.
Here is the letter from the city: