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Updated: 05/14/2014 10:32:06AM

New traffic signals too high tech for city

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SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES

This traffic signal at Indian Avenue and Bahama Street, leading into Venice High, may be a thing of the past. The city council approved its removal this week. It will be replaced with two way stop signs.

SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES

The traffic signals which greet those entering Venice High will be removed and replaced with a two way stop sign at Indian Avenue and Bahama Street.

SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES

The traffic signals which greet those entering Venice High will be removed and replaced with a two way stop sign at Indian Avenue and Bahama Street.

SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES

The traffic signals which greet those entering Venice High will be removed and replaced with a two way stop sign at Indian Avenue and Bahama Street.

By GREG GILES

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The city of Venice wants to give up maintenance responsibility for all nine traffic signals on U.S. 41 Business, saying it doesn’t have the staff or training to maintain the new high-tech signals.

“The city does not have dedicated technicians who only work on traffic signals,” said City Engineer Kathleen Weeden and Public Works Director John Veneziano, in a memo to City Manager Ed Lavallee.

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