Mayor Len Pagano
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Leonard B. "Len" Pagano lives in Hanover Crossing and has been a resident for over 35 years. He was honorably discharged form both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He is a high school graduate and took specialty courses at both St. Charles County and Florissant Valley Community Colleges. He is retired from Unilever HPC where he worked as St. Louis Plant Warehouse Coordinator. He and his wife, Joyce, have three children, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mayor Pagano has served the City of St. Peters as an elected official since 1983. He was a Ward 3 Alderman from 1983-2007. In April 2007, he was elected Mayor of St. Peters to fill a vacancy. In April 2008, he was re-elected to a full, four-year term.
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Message from Mayor Pagano
Red Light Camera Program Update
I wanted to provide an update to our residents regarding the status of the City’s Red Light camera enforcement program. At this time the City is in negotiations with the vendor, Redflex, to permanently terminate our contract for red light cameras. Those negotiations began in January and will continue until a fair agreement is reached between the company and the City. As with any contract, we cannot simply cancel the agreement, there are provisions we must follow. We are negotiating in good faith with the company to reach a fair solution. I will keep you updated on the status of this situation. Please understand, it is no longer a matter of “if” we end this program, it is “WHEN” we end this program. We heard the voters in November and we will work toward settling this contract situation to permanently end red light camera enforcement in St. Peters.
In the meantime, I wanted to remind you of our actions over the last six months regarding this program. As of September 1, 2014, we have stopped using the red light cameras installed at seven intersections in the City of St. Peters. The City and Redflex agreed to take this first step through an agreement while the state courts decide several cases, one of which directly impacts the City of St. Peters. We do not know when the Missouri Supreme Court will make that decision.
The red light camera company has also installed various “covers” on the cameras at all the locations to demonstrate that these cameras are no longer recording any video or photos at those locations.
The Board of Aldermen has also directed City staff to continue to provide funding for the older/disabled adult transportation program for the remainder of this year. As you may remember, since red light camera enforcement began in late 2006, all of the City’s revenue from the red light camera program has gone toward funding the older/disabled adult transportation program in St. Peters. The City’s revenue over the past eight years of the red light camera program has averaged less than $90,000 per year.
I hope this information is helpful and resolves some of the rumors being circulated about this situation. Please know that we are working in the best interest of the City of St. Peters and all of our residents. We answer to you, our residents.
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