Columbus City Council members want to hear from residents about plans to expand a neighborhood surveillance camera network.
Columbus installed cameras in five neighborhoods in 2011: Hilltop, Livingston Area, Mount Vernon Avenue, South Linden and Weinland Park,
The new plan calls for additional cameras in each of those neighborhoods as well as cameras in Franklinton.
The city has not finalized where cameras would go in Franklinton.
Columbus officials consider the cameras as force multipliers, because officers can focus their attention on areas that do not have cameras.
Residents who would like to have the cameras are asked to make a request in writing to City Council and Columbus Public Safety. The city then considers areas that have high crime rates.
The cameras also utilize technology to limit recording personal information on private property.
The Columbus City Council will listen to residents during a special meeting Thursday night at Columbus City Hall at 90 West Broad Street.
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