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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - The You Paid For It Team continues its investigation of one of the most contentious issues facing St. Charles voters. A St. Charles County Councilman is speaking out against the St. Peters Lawsuit to try to overturn a charter change amendment passed by the voters to outlaw red light cameras.

St. Peters is suing St. Charles County Government even though the measure was passed by the people. St. Peters could spend up to $750,000 in legal fees on the lawsuit. St. Charles County could be out $150,000 to defend itself.

St. Charles County Councilman Joe Brazil was the main force behind the charter change amendment on the council that went to the voters and passed by 73 percent. He accuses St. Peters of going against the will of their own citizens since he says St. Peters residents voted for the measure by more than 70 percent.

St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano has defended this lawsuit, and so far at least refuses to drop it to save taxpayers money.