Campustown may add cameras

Sarah Muller

Campustown Action Association is asking for community members to fill out a 10-question survey that revolves around the placing of cameras in the Campustown Business District.

The Ames City Council and Ames Police Department inquired about the issue and asked Campustown Action Association to collect feedback, concerns and suggestions from community members and Campustown business owners.

The intent of the cameras would be to record any activity for later viewing in case of an event that would provoke further investigation. The cameras would be owned and operated by a third party, which would not be the city of Ames or the Ames Police Department, and would not be regularly viewed, only as needed.