Fate of RNC Surveillance Cameras Under Discussion

Sixty of the snoopy things were installed in downtown Tampa for the convention, and some city officials are loath to write off the investment


Tampa city leaders today are scheduled to discuss what to do with roughly 60 surveillance cameras installed downtown for last month's Republican National Convention.

Police have switched off the cameras, but the equipment remains in place — on light poles, traffic posts and buildings.

Now city officials must decide whether to keep the cameras trained on Tampa or pull the plug on the system. Options will be discussed by the Tampa City Council at a workshop at 10 a.m.