Cambridge City Council is proposing a new policy order that would have civilian employees of the Traffic and Parking Dept. conduct traffic stops and enforce ch. 90. “The presence of an armed police officer during a ROUTINE traffic stop raises the tension of the encounter unnecessarily and can itself lead to conflict, causing harmful stress to both parties and damaging the relationship between police and the community.” Seems like a great idea. It’s Cambridge, so I have to say, I’m not the least bit surprised.