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City of Bell Gardens Documents (Program
Recorded (in red type), Notices
This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official documents obtained under the California Public Records Act.
[ ] indicates a footnote.
 Totals are as provided by the City.
 YTD = Year-to-date total.
 Un-used columns are to allow for later expansion of City's system.
 Any figures in red type (or, if you are looking at this table in black and white, the upper figure when there are two or more figures in a cell) are what RedFlex calls Total Violations, or all incidents recorded by the cameras, and due to time limitations may have been posted only for selected months or locations. If there is sufficient public interest, the remaining months will be posted. The figures in black type are what RedFlex calls Notices Printed, and represent the sum of genuine citations issued (those filed with the court) plus any Nominations mailed (not filed with the court, a.k.a. Snitch Tickets).
 Data has been requested but has not yet been received.
 The camera enforcement is believed to be on traffic on the first-named street, but the direction of enforcement (north, south, east, west, thru, left, right) is not yet available.
Bell Gardens Docs Set
Bell Gardens Docs Set # 3
The 2008 contract includes, in its Exhibit D, an illegal "cost neutrality" clause, whereby the city will not have to pay RedFlex the full rent if there aren't enough fines to cover the cost. See Subsection B of Defect # 10.
The contract possibly provides a monetary sanction against the city if city traffic engineers lengthen the yellows. Exhibit D of the contract reads:
"Cost neutrality is guaranteed except as follows: If the Customer [the City] fails to maintain the minimum yellow light change interval as established by the Institute of Transportation Engineers [ITE]."
The passage is open to two conflicting interpretations.
1. The City is required to maintain yellows that are at least as long as the length specified by the ITE - but can be longer.
2. The City is required to maintain the exact length specified by the ITE, and may not set yellows that are longer.
Section 11.14 of the contract penalizes the
Section 11.14 and Exhibit D penalize the
A 2011 staff report recommended the closing of the program.
This list of contracts and amendments may not be up-to-date - there could be a contract or amendment later than the one listed above.
Bell Gardens Docs Set # 4
There may be some more information posted in the next few weeks. Mark your calendar to remind you to come back here and look!
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