"I haven't changed my view point on the cameras one bit," Huff said. "But I can't fight them any more. I just want to make sure that no general fund money, no taxpayer money funds that program. I want to make sure the program is not upside down."
The comment drew a lot emails from angry constituents who oppose the cameras and see them as a money grab for the county, said Huff, a Timonium resident.
The councilman said messages took him to task for seemingly switching his position on the cameras.
The council will hold a hearing on a new contract with ACS State and Local Solutions that will add seven new speed cameras and seven new red light cameras.
Huff said he still opposes the use of speed cameras. His focus at the hearing Tuesday will be slightly different.
"I exhausted all reasonable possibilities to fight against the cameras in 2011," Huff said. "My goal now is to make sure the citizens of Baltimore County are protected financially. That is what the work session is for on Tuesday. The only thing we can scrutinize this week is the contract."