On Aug. 7, the Atlanta City Council voted to pass legislation that will require gas stations to install and maintain video surveillance cameras. The ordinance will go into effect upon approval of an implementation plan presented by the chief financial officer to the council’s finance executive committee. The timeline for approval of the plan is 120 days.
The legislation was passed in hopes that it will help to reduce crime and the number of car thefts and violence at service stations throughout the city.
Dekalb County passed a similar ordinance back in June, affecting all 243 stations in the area.