License plate reader

Police Chief Michelle Weber is requesting $184,800 to purchase and install 30 cameras — 28 stationary and two portable — and software from Flock Group Inc.

The Jackson Town Council is weighing public safety benefits against expectations of privacy when it comes to using drones and license plate readers for law enforcement.

On Monday the council voted 4-0 to continue the conversation to its June 5 meeting to give the public more time to weigh in on a proposal from the Jackson Police Department.

Michelle Weber mug

Jackson Police Chief Michelle Weber

Jim Rooks

Jim Rooks

Jonathan Schechter

Jonathan Schechter

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Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington has worked for newspapers across the West. She hosts a rescue podcast, The Fine Line. Her family minivan doubles as her not-so-high-tech recording studio.

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