The City Council of Santa Maria is partly to blame for the death of Jade Dodson.
Red-light runners have become commonplace within the city, and the decision to remove red-light cameras has only aggravated the issue.
Drivers now recognize the possibility of being caught running a red light are minimal, and therefore there is little reason to suspect consequences for their action.
I am a citizen of this city and I voted for the City Council, and therefore I am also partly responsible. I grieve for that young lady and her family, and next election cycle, I will remember her.