Last night people debated at City Hall over a plan to install surveillance camera's around some businesses on NP Avenue in downtown Fargo.
FARGO - City Hall stroke emotion from Fargo downtown business and citizens over the debate of a plan to install surveillance camera's around some businesses on NP Avenue in downtown Fargo.
At the request of some businesses, police say they will move forward with their plan to install the cameras.
Several people appeared before city commissioners to protest the plan. They say putting the cameras in for certain businesses should not be the city's responsibility. Bridget Ertelt says it amounts to special treatment at taxpayer expense.
Police Chief Keith Ternes defends the decision. He says the businesses are not getting special treatment. He says the NP Avenue area has the highest rate of crime in Fargo and is the cheapest solution to the problem.
The cameras will only be installed on a temporary basis.
(KFGO file photo)