Mesa, Arizona, installed thirteen speed cameras and three red-light cameras in 1996. After three years the program was $10,000 in the red.  Being a governmental agency, Mesa did not let a small thing like losing money stop it from expanding the program so that taxpayers could lose more money. Mesa had net losses of $281,000 in 2007, $389,307 in 2008 and $436,797 in 2009.  Do you see a trend?  The City of Mesa doesn’t.  That’s $1,107,104 the last three years.  Mesa now has 36 red-light cameras and six speed radars.  Police say the cameras have reduced the number of accidents and traffic deaths.  The city’s contract with the camera provider, American Traffic Solutions, expires in 2012.