Wednesday, the Jefferson Parish Council voted to refund fines drivers paid for red light camera infractions.
The cameras operated at intersections on both sides of the river for a two year period until 2010.
The parish collected nearly $20 million in fines, but the money has been sitting — untouched — in an account.
But before any drivers get too excited about getting their money back, Councilman Chris Roberts says a judge must decide the process and timetable for issuing the refunds. And since the red light cameras are the subject of lawsuits, including one class action suit, it could be a while before any refunds are issued.