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Cameras in Public Restrooms

Cameras in public restrooms has been causing controversy in Ludington.  

Local resident, Tom Rotta, raised his concerns at Monday night's city council meeting by showing various pictures. Pictures of cameras in the James Street Plaza and Waterfront Park were shown, which are pointed in the common area direction. City Manager, John Shay, agreed with Rotta that people can change in the common areas but the cameras are only reviewed when an incident arises, and only by police.  Since 2001, film has been reviewed only two times.  Rotta then showed pictures of smoke detectors in the restrooms at Stearns Park. He claimed the detectors contained cameras but Shay let Rotta know that they are actually humidity detectors and don't contain cameras. Current law states that cameras are allowed in common areas of public restrooms, but not stalls. 

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