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If you haven't already done so, please read the Beverly Hills  section on the Camera Towns page

City of Beverly Hills Documents
(and Information)

Beverly Hills
, pop. 34,000, is 8 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.


June 2016:  Beverly Hills Just Added More Cameras - See Set # 3, Below



It may be possible to completely ignore a Beverly Hills ticket !


1.  If your "ticket" does not have the Superior Court's name and address on it, it is a fake ticket, which I call a "Snitch Ticket."  For more details about Snitch Tickets, see the Snitch Ticket section at the top of the Your Ticket page
.

2.  The Los Angeles County Superior Court does not report ignored red light camera tickets to the DMV.  More info is in "Countywide Information," which is Docs Set #
2 on the LA County Documents page.

Yes, this is the webpage with a LOT of info about tickets from the red light cameras in Beverly Hills. 

But first, this important political announcement ...




In 2018, Vote No on Sheila Kuehl

Do you live in LA County?  Was Zev Yaroslavsky your County Supervisor?  (Until Nov. 2014, he represented the Third District, which includes the central and western San Fernando Valley, Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills, the City of West Hollywood, and part of Hollywood.)

Zev "termed out," and in the Nov. 4, 2014 election, Sheila Kuehl won the race to succeed him, by a narrow margin.
Sheila Kuehl authored 3
                  speed camera bills
Sheila "Kuehl Cams" Kuehl, in 2007

During her career in the California Legislature, Kuehl made three attempts to pass bills to allow the use of automated speed enforcement (photo radar) in California.

As an LA County Supervisor, she has a seat on the MTA/Metro board and she will be a vote to continue and expand Metro's huge (101 cameras, so far) red light camera system.
She also voted to put an additional LA County-wide sales tax, to go to Metro, on the Nov. 2016 ballot.  (See
Measure M on the Action/Legis page, for more about that tax.)

Kuehl will be up for re-election in Nov. 2018 and Nov. 2022.



It's rare for a city's local paper to be critical of a city's actions, but on May 22, 2015 the Beverly Hills Courier described the City as having "a sour reputation as a red-light camera speed trap...."



Local Attractions Near Beverly Hills' Red Light Cameras

Restaurants:  Bouchon, Cut, Mastro's Steakhouse, Matsuhisa, Maude, Red Medicine, Scarpetta, Spago, Urusawa

Hotels:  Hotel Bel Air, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Wilshire, Four Seasons, L'Ermitage, London West Hollywood, Mondrian, Montage, Mr. C, Peninsula, SLS Hotel, Sofitel, Sunset Marquis

Other:  Rodeo Drive, The Grove, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center


Map of Beverly Hills Cameras (Purple Dots)
Includes New Beverly Hills Cameras Installed in June 2015 and May 2016

Maps of Beverly Hills and West
                Hollywood red light cameras

 
 
Beverly Hills Docs Set # 1

Ticket Counts

Total Violations (in red type), Citations Issued/Notices Printed (7)

Including Former ACS System, 2008 - 2014 RedFlex System, and 2015 - 2019 Xerox System

New 10-5-04, updated 12-17-16

ACS
System
Locations
Wil-
shire
NB
@
La
Cien-
ega
Wil-
shire
SB
@
La
Cien-
ega
La
Cien-
ega
EB
@
Wil-
shire
La
Cien-
ega
WB
@
Wil-
shire
Olym-
pic
EB
@
Spal-
ding
Olym-
pic
WB
@
Spal-
ding
Sun-
set
EB
@
Whit-
tier
Sun-
set
WB
@
Whit-
tier
Sun-
set
EB
@
Rex-
ford
Sun-
set
WB
@
Rex-
ford
Sun-
set
EB
@
Foot-
hill

Sun-
set
WB
@
Foot-
hill

Olym-
pic
EB
@
Cam-
den

Olym-
pic
WB
@
Cam-
den

Total
Cites
Issued
(1)

2003
Avg. (4)
9
17
3
24
41
15
25
44
-
-
-

-

-

-



Jan04
7
11
2
21
69
18
38
36
-
-
-

-

-

-

202

Feb04
3
16
2
32
64
22
24
26
88
46
114

102

-

-

539

Mar04
4
12
4
15
66
25
28
68
106
77
131

139

-

-

675

Apr04
5
13
1
18
88
32
36
56
74
70
74

94

-

-

561

May04
-
-
-
-
97
29
38
66
96
71
79

78

-

-

554

Jun04
-
-
-
-
60
20
32
62
82
64
94

94

-

-

508

Jul04
-
-
-
-
47
13
37
56
85
64
125

110

62

66

665

Aug04
(12)



















Sep04
(12)


















Oct04
(12)


















Nov04
(12)


















Dec04
(12)


















2004



















































































RedFlex
Cam #
(9)
BEWI
01
OLDO
01
OLDO
03
OLRO
01
OLSP
01

SUHI
01
SUHI
03
WIWH
01
WIWH
03










RedFlex
System
Locations
Bev-
erly
Nbd
@
Wil-
shire
Olym-
pic
Do-
heny
(8)
Olym-
pic
Do-
heny
(8)
Olym-
pic
Rox-
bury
(8)
Olym-
pic
Spal-
ding
(8)

Sun-
set
Hill-
crest
(8)
Sun-
set
Hill-
crest
(8)
Wil-
shire
Wbd
@
Whit-
tier
Wil-
shire
Whit-
tier
(8)










Jan08
(11)
0
0
244
92
251
85
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
631
338
916
336








2042
851

Feb08
(11)


















1550
1009

Mar08
(11)








2007
1167
2022
1088








5254
2876

Apr08
(11)


















1737
1088

May08
(11)


















1409
891

Jun08
(11)


















1275
807

Jul08
0
0
158
91
155
83
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
492
366
494
332








1299
872

Aug08
(11)


















1276
823

Sep08
(11)


















1234
921

Oct08
(11)


















1329
1007

Nov08
(11)


















1381
1040

Dec08
(11)


















1199
902

2008
(1)


















20985
13087

Jan09
53
0
146
87
144
88
178
0
94
5

279
0
123
8
487
369
511
387








2015
944

Feb09
(11)


















2900
1230

Mar09
(11)


















3447
1991

Apr09
(11)


















2938
1880

May09
(11)


















3093
2042

Jun09
(11)


















2796
1806

Jul09
1095
614
145
90
132
64
200
113
103
50

301
186
160
93
432
319
520
328








3088
1857

Aug09
(11)


















2965
1737

Sep09
(11)


















2817
1615

Oct09
(11)


















2640
1690

Nov09
(11)


















2390
1610

Dec09
(11)


















2404
1644

2009
(1)


















33493
20046

Jan10
671
411
84
47
99
51
132
78
65
42

205
137
138
99
433
326
408
301








2235
1492

Feb10
(11)


















2242
1475

Mar10
(11)


















2408
1445

Apr10
(11)


















1959
1151

May10
(11)


















2203
1298

Jun10
(11)


















2655
1398

Jul10
856
543
75
33
95
46
166
108
78
34

291
137
142
96
531
407
467
317








2707
1721

Aug10
(11)


















2850
1927

Sep10
(11)


















2353
1583

Oct10
(11)


















2319
1560

Nov10
(11)


















2239
1604

Dec10
(11)


















2121
1479

2010
(1)


















28291
18133

Jan11
732
497
76
44
92
53
156
87
59
35

243
173
102
62
428
311
350
262








2238
1524

Feb11
(11)


















2344
1618

Mar11
(11)


















2462
1575

Apr11
770
448
81
48
107
60
169
95
61
26

240
151
152
82
421
311
447
322








2448
1543

May11
765
475
104
50
89
42
134
70
63
25

220
124
153
83
447
321
465
305








2440
1495

Jun11
883
536
35
40
100
52
145
78
86
37

265
155
168
81
439
332
383
254








2549
1565

Jul11
892
499
76
30
121
67
180
93
72
23

330
183
205
112
405
267
509
312








2790
1586

Aug11
952
463
127
50
96
47
214
93
96
33

333
162
195
98
487
276
477
296








2977
1518

Sep11
944
471
30
10
114
55
213
100
94
47

318
155
170
89
496
327
617
454








2976
1708

Oct11
989
518
135
53
134
74
209
107
134
65

371
203
193
104
518
353
646
453








3329
1930

Nov11
978
555
95
54
124
68
174
75
111
57

294
180
179
111
319
204
460
333








2734
1637

Dec11
1053
667
96
44
125
67
154
66
104
57

340
208
169
96
447
267
532
334








3020
1806

2011
(1)


















32307
19505

Jan12
892
461
81
43
118
80
182
55
88
46

314
174
149
64
432
271
324
216








2580
1410

Feb12
1010
349
94
30
107
29
194
44
74
25

314
126
165
44
492
245
549
262








2999
1154

Mar12
(11)
223
65

















2362
711

Apr12
(11)
150
50

















2482
991

May12
(11)
167
38

















2607
911

Jun12
(11)
185
51

















2740
1058

Jul12
(11)
339
157

















2882
1162

Aug12
374
201
155
71
190
79
323
52
127
48

356
147
123
47
604
269
757
451








3009
1365

Sep12
387
202
141
58
211
85
277
44
125
68

349
137
208
73
745
314
632
380








3075
1361

Oct12
(11)


















1984
656

Nov12
(11)


















2426
1361

Dec12
(11)


















2386
1333

2012
(1)


















31532
13473

Jan13
(11)


















2431
1482

Feb13
(11)


















2737
1553

Mar13
(11)


















3071
1546

Apr13
(11)


















2968
1489

May13
(11)


















3199
1506

Jun13
(11)


















2998
1377

Jul13
409
201
186
79
234
106
148
47
163
88

409
189
199
58
472
255
796
410








3016
1433

Aug13
(11)


















1779
796

Sep13
(11)


















1568
801

Oct13
(11)


















2951
1693

Nov13
(11)


















2559
1531

Dec13
(11)


















2614
1657

2013
(1)


















31891
16864

Jan14
(11)


















2367
1481
1481
Feb14
(11)


















2517
1451
1502
Mar14
408
211
161
98
191
72
175
67
200
125

405
232
240
95
541
320
701
421








3022
1641
1724
Apr14
382
164
147
78
190
61
202
72
184
112

231
119
145
45
332
175
542
316








2355
1142
1085
May14
(11)


















2620
1206
1468
Jun14
345
191
133
67
221
94
171
80
169
96

263
128
178
64
428
248
548
291








2456
1259
1435
Jul14


















2731
1285
1464
Aug14
328
190
159
106
150
77
260
112
194
134

368
214
223
88
619
392
613
430








2914
1743
1560
Sep14


















2695
1527
1527
Oct14


















1214
694
805
Nov14


















No
Cameras

Dec14


















No
Cameras

2014
(1)


















16962
(Proj.)

ACS/
XEROX
SYSTEM
BEGINS
(9)
6031
6084
6083
6074
6063

6024
6023
6044
6043
6053
6054
6001
6002
6011
6012
6093
6094


Jan15


















No
Cameras

Feb15


















No
Cameras

Mar15


















No
Cameras

Apr15


















No
Cameras

May15


















No
Cameras

Jun15

391
234TS
90
40W
0
242
81TS
40
23W
0
236
88TS
41
24W
0
446
138TS
41
56W
0
262
69TS
93
46W
0

779
73TS
122
50W
0
495
96TS
118
69W
0
113
69TS
36
22W
0
443
74TS
99
51W
0


36
36TS
0
0W
0
129
72TS
12
4W
0




3572
1030TS
721
385W
0

Jul15

324
139TS
89
36W
0
262
112TS
40
3W
8
261
126TS
49
5W
4
505
227TS
86
8W
11
262
173TS
26
0W
4

834
121TS
108
9W
13
575
129TS
135
13W
21
246
108TS
90
10W
17
420
106TS
105
14W
8
352
164TS
26
7W
0
388
182TS
50
13W
0
229
200TS
9
5W
0
317
123TS
20
4W
0
247
195TS
18
11W
0
210
208TS
1
0W
0


5432
2313TS
852
138W
86
204
Aug15

519
205TS
174
62W
0
291
125TS
59
0W
11
282
156TS
47
0W
20
385
155TS
92
0W
36
285
108TS
64
0W
36

744
119TS
113
0W
36
527
130TS
111
0W
41
242
132TS
76
0W
28
478
110TS
126
0W
28
807
156TS
110
48W
0
630
110TS
151
85W
0
187
137TS
15
3W
0
387
116TS
33
14W
0
264
162TS
48
34W
0
152
143TS
1
1W
0


6180
2064TS
1220

247W
236
630
Sep15
(11)


















6096
1842TS
1267
0W

384
504
Oct15
(11)


















6331
1699TS
1316
0W

402
514
Nov15
(11)


















6007
1740TS
1288
0W

392
477
Dec15
(11)


















5868
1675TS
1167
0W
654
743
2015
(1)


















7831
2154

Jan16
(11)


















5961
1725TS
1296
0W
696
772
Feb16
(11)


















6494
1646TS
1462
0W
855
955
Mar16
565
215TS
207
0W
119
337
108TS
127
0W
73
285
103TS
83
0W
50
327
115TS
80
0W
56
473
102TS
83
0W
54

1020
107TS
115
0W
69
688
131TS
135
0W
75
242
108TS
110
0W
57
584
107TS
139
0W
87
658
169TS
136
0W
88
596
113TS
219
0W
126
256
126TS
23
0W
10
423
108TS
53
0W
30
174
107TS
49
0W
38
138
105TS
10
0W
7
WATCH
OUT
NEW
CAMERA
WATCH
OUT
NEW
CAMERA
6766
1824TS
1569
0W
939
781
Apr16
567
277TS
171
0W
107
351
66TS
145
0W
94
292
78TS
117
0W
59
392
116TS
109
0W
81
463
96TS
78
0W
51

1002
99TS
55
0W
54
760
113TS
104
0W
59
235
104TS
93
0W
52
574
95TS
155
0W
95
608
198TS
112
0W
68
503
100TS
182
0W
97
241
108TS
12
0W
6
431
96TS
48
0W
33
159
100TS
44
0W
31
125
99TS
9
0W
8
498
141TS
33
1W
0
404
172TS
22
0W
0
7605
2058TS
1539
1W
895
1003
May16
(11)
















953
178TS
425
298W
0
1357
212TS
257
125W
0
8585
2197TS
2132
423W
861
1297
Jun16
866
572TS
182
0W
100
324
78W
130
0W
97
286
91TS
80
0W
57
431
173TS
91
0W
56
507
111TS
71
0W
48

844
121TS
106
0W
58
855
123TS
119
0W
58
221
112TS
87
0W
50
412
107TS
125
0W
73
608
192TS
98
0W
63
575
115TS
195
0W
132
256
111TS
12
0W
5
438
106TS
40
0W
24
171
108TS
37
0W
29
135
104TS
12
0W
8
892
190TS
403
33W
243
1369
256TS
246
6W
118
9190
2670TS
2034
39W
1219
1207
Jul16


















9505
2814TS
2014
0W
1361
1388
Aug16


















9706
3112TS
2198
0W
1453
1419
Sep16


















9067
2465TS
1922
0W
1251
1393
Oct16


















9408
2308TS
1996
0W
1350
1312
Nov16




















Dec16




















2016
(proj.)
(1)


















21794
13056
(proj.)
(1)

Xerox
Cam #
(9)
6031
6084
6083
6074
6063

6024
6023
6044
6043
6053
6054
6001
6002
6011
6012
6093
6094
Totals

System
Locations
(10)
Bev-
erly
Nbd
@
Wil-
shire
Olym-
pic
Wbd
@
Do-
heny

Olym-
pic
Ebd
@
Do-
heny

Olym-
pic
Wbd
@
Rox-
bury

Olym-
pic
Ebd
@
Spal-
ding


Sun-
set
Wbd
@
Hill-
crest
Sun-
set
Ebd
@
Hill-
crest
Wil-
shire
Wbd
@
Whit-
tier
(13)
Wil-
shire
Ebd
@
Whit-
tier
(13)
Santa
Mon
-ica
Ebd
@
Cres
-cent
(14)
Santa
Mon
-ica
Wbd
@
Cres
-cent
(14)
Bene
-dict
Cyn.
Nbd
  @
Sun
-set
(14)
Bene
-dict
Cyn.
Sbd
  @
Sun
-set
(14)
Cres
-cent
Dr.
Nbd
@
Sun
-set
(14)
(16)
Cres
-cent/
Cold-
water/
Bev-
erly
Sbd
@
Sun
-set
(14)
(16)
Olym-
pic
Ebd
@
Bev-
erly
(15)
Olym-
pic
Wbd
@
Bev-
erly
(15)
Events,
Possible
Violations,
Total Cites Mailed
(not incl.
warnings)
per
Reports
Linked
Below
(1) (7)
Total
Cites
as
Reported
to the
Traffic
and
Parking
Comm.
(5)

This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official reports.
Source docs: 
Official Reports 2008 & 2009 Annual Totals
Official Reports 2008 - 2011
Official Reports 2010 - 2011
Official Reports Nov. - Dec.  2011
Official Reports Jan.- Feb. 2012
Official Reports Feb. 2012 - Sept. 2012
Official Reports Oct. 2012 - Nov. 2012
Official Reports Oct. 2012 - Dec. 2012
Official Report, Nov. 2012
Official Reports, Apr. 2008 - May 2013
Official Reports, Feb. 2008 - June 2013
Official Reports, Aug. 2008 -Aug. 2013
Official Reports, Sept. 2013 - Jan. 2014
Official Reports, Feb. 2014 - June 2014
Official Reports to End of RedFlex Program, July - Oct. 2014
(New ACS/Xerox System Started in June 2015)
Official Reports, May - June 2015
Official Reports, Aug. - Nov. 2015
Official Report (expanded), June 2015
Official Reports, July 2015 - Apr. 2016 (18 MB)
Official Reports, May - June 2016
Official Reports, Jul. - Oct. 2016

(  ) indicates a footnote.

(1) Annual totals, and any projections, are by highwayrobbery.net.  In the 2015 and later annual totals or projections, the upper number is Possible Violations.
  (2)  YTD = Year-to-date total.
(3)  Un-used columns are to allow for later expansion of City's system.
(4)  Monthly average for the year indicated.
(5)  From the Monthly Traffic Reports filed with the City's Traffic and Parking Commission, available at the City's website.  These figures appear to include warning tickets.
(6)  Quarterly or monthly data was requested on:
(7)  For the Xerox cameras beginning in 2015, the top number, in red, is "Events," the second number (not having a suffix) is "Possible Violations," and the last figure is "Violations Mailed" (not including warnings).
In each Xerox camera's early months, TS=test shots, W=warning letters issued.
 
For the camera systems before 2015, 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 called Total Violations, or all incidents
 recorded by the cameras, and due to time limitations may have been posted here only for selected
  intersections or months.  If there is sufficient public interest, the remaining intersections and/or months will be posted.  The
 figures in black type are what ACS (the city's camera supplier until 2007) calls Citations Issued and
RedFlex (the supplier between 2008 and 2014) 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).
(8)  The RedFlex camera enforcement was believed to be on traffic on the first-named street, but the direction
 of enforcement (north, south, east, west, thru, left, right) shown here may be incorrect..
(9)  One of these camera codes (Cam #) will appear in the data bar above or near the
photos on your ticket.
(10) The directon of enforcement shown for the Xerox cameras (north, south, east, west) shown here is believed to be correct.
(11)  Intersection-by-intersection data for this month has not been posted in the table, but is available
at one of the links just below the table.
(12)  Data for this month has not yet been requested.
(13)  Listen to the YouTube video about Wilshire/Whittier, in Set # 4, below.
(14)  New cameras started June 2015 - See Set # 3, below.
(15)  New cameras started in May 2016 - See Set # 3, below.
(16)  Coldwater Canyon connects to Beverly Drive, then to this intersection. 





Beverly Hills Docs Set # 2
"Late Time" Graphs

  The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera, for all of its cameras.
These graphs track violations recorded, not tickets issued.
Where there is a large number of long Late Time violations in a curb lane, it is believed to indicate heavy ticketing on right turns.
(The curb lane will be the lane with the highest lane number.)


Grand Terrace late times bar chart
The picture above is an example from another city.

July 2008
Jan. 2009
July 2009
Jan. 2010
July 2011
Oct. 2011
Feb. 2012
July 2012
Aug. 2012
July 2013
June 2014
New vendor Xerox does not provide an equivalent report.


Bar graphs are available for more than fifty other cities - see the list in the expanded version of Defect # 9.




Beverly Hills Docs Set # 3
The Contract

The 2007 Contract

In Sept. 2012 the City extended the 2007 contract to Oct. 2013.  The City did not negotiate a lower price, so paid approx. $277,000 too much for the year.  See FAQ # 17.  The report submitted for the extension revealed that they made a net profit of nearly $1 million during the previous year.

Invoices received in July 2013 showed (and again in July 2014) show that the City continued to pay $5870 per camera, per month.

In Aug. 2013 the city manager extended the contract to Oct. 14, 2014.


The 2014 Contract - Expanding, and Then Expanding More


At their Oct. 7, 2014 meeting the City Council approved 4 - 1 a
staff recommendation to extend the program for five more years, to replace RedFlex with Xerox/ACS, and to add six more cameras.  (Safer Streets LA did a study of the proposed new cameras, and found them to be unwarranted.)

The selection of Xerox/ACS over RedFlex supposedly was due to Xerox' bid ($638,880 per year) being lower than RedFlex' ($792,000).

The new contract says that the City will pay Xerox $3694 per month for each of the cameras the company will install at the locations formerly covered by RedFlex cameras.
 
Strangely, the City put the contract out to bid without first making an attempt to negotiate with RedFlex.  Had they negotiated with RedFlex they should have been able to obtain the same pricing as that negotiated by another RedFlex client, Elk Grove, California, whose March 2014 contract for its five camera system includes this pricing table.

From the Elk Grove, CA contract with
                    RedFlex
A complete copy of the Elk Grove contract is available on the Elk Grove Docs page.

Did RedFlex accidentally run over the Beverly Hills city hall mascot, or something?

When I applied the Elk Grove pricing and terms to Beverly Hills, I got this:

Beverly Hills 2014 contract cost comparison

Just looking at the rent over five years, without the adjustments highwayrobbery.net suggests for loyalty, etc. and the cost of the transition, RedFlex would have been cheaper by $370,080.  And with Xerox the City has taken on a large cancellation fee while the typical RedFlex renewal contract - like Elk Grove's - allows cancellation with no fee.


To cover the $370,080 extra rent, Beverly Hills will need to issue an extra 4112 tickets (the City's fine revenue averaged $90 for each ticket it issued, in 2013).

A Jan. 20, 2015 Beverly Hills Courier article said that the Xerox cameras would be in operation by mid-February 2015.  A later article said that operation would begin in June - and it did.  That additional four-month delay in re-starting the cameras brought highwayrobbery.net's estimate of the revenue lost during the transition to $800,000.


2016:  Expanding More

On May 3, 2016 the 30-day warning period began for new cameras at Olympic and Beverly Drive.
 

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.




Beverly Hills Docs Set # 4

Info About Wilshire/Whittier

In Oct. 2013 Channel 4 KNBC did a
story about Jay Beeber's report on the short yellow at Wilshire and Whittier and its effect on the number of tickets.

On Feb. 3, 2014 Channel 5 KTLA did an
interview with Beeber.




Beverly Hills Docs Set # 5
The Revenue


The City's monthly ticket revenue from the court is available in the Revenue Spreadsheet on the
LA County Docs page.




Beverly Hills Docs Set # 6
More Coming


There may be some more Beverly Hills information posted soon.  Mark your calendar to remind you to come back here and look!





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