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Capitola Documents

Some of Capitola's tickets can possibly be ignored.  If your "ticket" does not have the Superior Court's name and address on it, it is what I call a "Snitch Ticket."  For more details, see the Snitch Ticket section on the Your Ticket page.
If you have a real Capitola ticket (not a Snitch Ticket), please be sure to contact me.



Do you live in the South end of Alameda County or the North end of Santa Clara County - State Sen. Ellen Corbett's former District?

In late 2014 Sen. Corbett termed out, and was replaced by this person

Wieckowski, author
                  anti-motorist bill AB 666
 
Wieckowski, Author of the anti-motorist bills SB 1 and AB 666


who will be running for re-election in 2018 and 2022.

Please don't vote for him.

Send him back home to his bankruptcy law practice.

As of 2017 he is in the State Legislature in Sacramento and was a co-author of SB 1 (raises gas tax and car registration fees beginning Nov. 2017).  In 2013 he was the author of AB 666 which - had it passed - would have increased the number of red light camera tickets.  Before reaching the Legislature he was a member of the Fremont City Council, and during his time on the council he approved two extensions of Fremont's contract with RedFlex:  He was the maker of the 2005 motion to extend the contract to 2010, and in 2010 he made the motion to extend the contract to June 2017.



Capitola Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Total Violations, Notices Printed [4]

New 11-20-10, updated 6-1-17

Cam #
CP1
CP2
CP3









41
Sbd
@
Capitola
Mall



41
Nbd
@
Capitola
Mall



41
Sbd
@
Clares





[3]

Total
Citations
Issued
as %
of Events
Re-
corded
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
[1] [4]

Lane #
-1-
-2-
-3-
-4-
Tot.
-1-
-2-
-3-
-4-
-2-
-3-
-4-
-5-
Tot.







Sep05





 [3] 















Oct05
49
12
3
2
11
8
21
16


3
1
4
2











91
41

Nov05

5
4
5
4
34
29



10
4











54
41

Dec05

11
9
12
8
87
65



11
9











121
91

2005





















Jan06

12
6
18
7
85
65



8
6











123
84

Feb06





















5 Mos.
[8]
49
12
46
28
70
41
332
243


3
1
52
32











552
357

Mar06





















Apr06



















139
63

May06





















Jun06





















Jul06

30
16
33
24
79
49


44
13
78
34
38
11










302
147

Aug06





















Sep06





















Oct06



















645
122

Nov06





















Dec06





















2006
[2]



















3627
1248
(proj.)

Jan07

15
4
22
7
42
11

 
28
7
22
6
25
1










154
36

Feb07





















Mar07





















Apr07



















232
58

May07





















Jun07





















Jul07

28
8
26
11
28
3


17
6
17
3
20
1










136
32

Aug07





















Sep07





















Oct07

27
8
39
12
28
2


29
6
44
5
45
3










212
33

Nov07

13
6
19
6
18
1


6
0
14
0
9
0
28
5
35
15
38
11
1026
497






1206
541

Dec07

11
3
14
5
34
7





40
4
73
17
48
0
520
49






740
85

2007
[2]



















5360
1570
(proj.)

Jan08

17
8
11
7
16
3





35
5
44
21
44
16
87
11






254
71

Feb08

19
4
19
10
11
4





41
7
50
27
44
19
62
4






246
75

Mar08





















Apr08



















170
80

May08





















Jun08





















Jul08

18
10
21
11
17
5





18
9
52
24
35
18
31
8






192
85

Aug08





















Sep08





















Oct08



















220
96

Nov08





















Dec08





















2008
[2]



















2596
976
(proj.)

Jan09

28
10
40
20
95
14





11
5
34
24
34
24
19
5






261
102

Feb09





















Mar09





















Apr09



















206
83

May09



















293
148

Jun09





















Jul09

23
11
59
27
74
38





22
15
64
29
42
26
51
14






335
160

Aug09





















Sep09



















213
86

Oct09



















325
164

Nov09





















Dec09





















2009
[2]



















3266
1486
(proj.)

Jan10

20
4
40
13
82
46





18
9
49
30
33
20
48
15






290
137

Feb10



















259
157

Mar10





















Apr10

24
15
39
21
89
51





21
11
53
36
37
22
55
13






318
169

May10





















Jun10



















422
162

Jul10

38
11
60
28
93
47





20
9
49
26
32
16
81
1






373
138

Aug10





















Sep10

38
13
67
20
128
39





32
12
82
32
59
19
148
1






554
136

Oct10

28
9
43
20
90
40





14
8
45
19
41
22
85
0






346
118

Nov10





















Dec10



















350
138

2010
[2]



















4368
1732
(proj.)

Jan11

25
8
43
29
66
32





19
11
22
13
30
19
79
1






284
113

Feb11



















198
99

Mar11

30
10
37
25
73
41





11
9
17
9
10
6
466
120






644
220

Apr11

35
18
45
19
87
45





11
8
25
14
33
18
1146
277






1386
399

May11

50
25
50
30
80
35





13
7
31
18
25
17
1017
175






1266
307

Jun11

32
14
46
20
82
39





9
6
41
22
29
22
989
102






1228
225

Jul11

40
16
42
14
81
25





17
9
36
20
23
15
683
116






922
215

Aug11

43
8
44
14
60
20





6
4
14
10
16
10
299
49






482
115

Sep11

46
7
50
17
78
24





2
1
9
5
12
4
272
39






469
97

Oct11

55
11
41
19
73
27





6
3
24
10
21
13
697
92






917
175

Nov11



















1213
197

Dec11



















1208
156

2011
[2]



















10217
2318

Jan12

66
9
32
11
73
16





8
6
28
17
32
14
901
74






1140
147

Feb12



















1259
115

Mar12



















1260
126

Apr12

60
5
39
11
49
12





12
7
33
24
30
17
1113
54






1336
130

May12



















1323
134

Jun12



















1315
112

Jul12

50
14
28
9
55
15





24
10
36
25
36
16
887
34






1116
123

Aug12



















1465
155

Sep12



















1084
120

Oct12

79
9
58
21
76
17





8
4
30
19
27
15
776
36






1054
121

Nov12



















861
75

Dec12



















1059
83

2012
[2]



















14272
1441

Jan13

42
9
34
15
66
9





10
3
28
17
27
13
724
30






931
96

Feb13



















516
128

Mar13



















530
132

Apr13



















659
206

May13



















521
157

Jun13



















658
189

Jul13



















685
174

Aug13



















748
208

Sep13



















780
225

Oct13



















728
276

Nov13



















715
164

Dec13



















748
187

2013
[1]

144
258
186
588




128
295
230
905
1558





8219
2146

Jan14



















697
213

Feb14



















613
183

Mar14



















725
195

Apr14




-
30








-
97





654
127

May14




-
57








-
142





838
199

Jun14




-
54








-
109





718
163

Jul14




-
81








-
177





808
258

Aug14




-
31








-
130





768
161

Sep14




-
21








-
29





722
50

Oct14




-
87








-
189





792
276

Nov14




-
66








-
174





717
240

Dec14




-
54








-
182





673
236

2014
[1]

165
246
204
615




166
367
223
939
1695





8725
2310

Jan15




-
50








-
144





450
194

Feb15




-
41








-
116





483
157

Mar15




-
62








-
112





481
174

Apr15




-
36








-
126





501
162

May15




-
50








-
122





567
172

Jun15



















563
181

Jul15



















672
192

Aug15



















608
192

Sep15



















588
153

Oct15



















691
134

Nov15



















603
130

Dec15



















527
120

2015

563
151
630
259
959
224
2152
634




316
167
629
327
764
304
2873
529
4582
1327





6734
1961

Jan16



















574
111

Feb16



















546
121

Mar16



















603
108

Apr16



















448
60

May16



















621
77

Jun16



















574
35

Jul16



















476
55

Aug16



















676
74

Sep16



















567
61

Oct16



















539
46

Nov16
[5]



















466
62

Dec16



















510
10

2016
[1]

316
53
469
94
965
78
1750
225




205
72
486
147
574
143
3585
233
4850
595





6600
820

Jan17




151
19








388
58





539
77

Feb17




136
2








391
11





527
13

Mar17




140
10








472
24





612
34

Apr17




136
19








465
33





601
52

May17
[10]




175
6








473
5





648
11

Jun17





















Jul17





















Aug17





















Sep17





















Oct17





















Nov17





















Dec17





















2017
[2]



















7025
528
(proj.)

Lane #
-1-
-2-
-3-
-4-
Tot.
-1-
-2-
-3-
-4-
-2-
-3-
-4-
-5-
Tot.







Cam #
CP1
CP2
CP3








[9]
41
Sbd
@
Capitola
Mall


41
Nbd
@
Capitola
Mall


41
Sbd
@
Clares




[3]

Total
Citations
Issued
as %
of Events
Re-
corded
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
[1] [4]

This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official reports provided by the City under the California Public Records Act.

Official reports, 2005 - 2008
Official reports, 2005 - 2010

Official report, Nov. 2007
Official reports, 2010 - 2012
Official reports, 2010 - 2013
Official reports, 2006 - 2013
Official reports, 2009 - 2014
Official reports, 2014-2015
Official reports, 2015 early and 2013 & 2014 Annual
Official reports, 2015-2016
Official reports, late 2016
Official reports, Dec. 2016 and 2016 Annual
Official reports, early 2017

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  These totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  These annual totals, or annual projections, are by highwayrobbery.net.  The 2016 projection is based upon the official report for 1-1-16 to 7-31-16, copy linked above.
[3]  Un-used columns are to allow for later expansion of City's system.
[4]  Except where noted otherwise, the figures given in the table are for the single calendar month indicated.  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 ATS calls Total Events, or all incidents recorded by the cameras, and due to time limitations may have been posted here 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 ATS calls Total Citations Issued, 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).
[5]  Monthly data has not yet been received.  The totals for this month were calculated by subtracting the other 11 months from the total for the year.
[6]  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.
[7]  Includes enforcement of posted "no turn on red" signs.
[8]  Data covers Oct. 1, 2005 to Feb. 28, 2006
[9]  The title bar has been repeated solely for the convenience of the reader - there is no difference between it and the one at the top of the table.
[10]  The report for this month was generated before all tickets for the month had been processed - the official report shows 235 "violation events still in workflow" - so the eventual number of citations issued is likely to be higher than that shown above. 




Capitola Docs Set # 2
The Contracts - Paying Too Much, but Could End in Dec. 2017

Updated 11-26-16

Like the City of Citrus Heights, Capitola failed to hold the formal public hearing required by CVC 21455.6 before it approved its 2005 contract with ATS - see the expanded version of Defect # 6.

In 2007 the contract was re-written to permit the City to recover its costs of administering the program.
2007 staff reports
2007 contract

The 2005 and 2007 contracts include, in Section 5 and in the last paragraph of Exhibit C, an illegal "cost neutrality" clause, whereby the City does not have to pay ATS the full rent if there aren't enough fines to cover the cost.  See Subsection B. of Defect # 10.

In 2012 the City signed a five year extension.   They agreed to continue paying the original rent of $5100 per camera per month, an overpayment of $372,000 over the five years ending Dec. 2017 (when compared with a target rent of $2000).  See FAQ # 17.

In the City's favor, at six-month intervals they do a reconciliation to take advantage of the contract's Cost Neutral provision, and as a result have been paying less than the full rent. 
Per the
reconciliation for Fiscal Year 2011 - 2012 (July 2011 to June 2012) they paid ATS the equivalent of only $4044 per camera per month, which if continued throughout the five-year extension would reduce the overpayment to $245,280 (compared to a target of $2000).

To cover that extra rent, the City will need to issue an extra 2453 tickets (assuming that the City receives $100 of revenue from each ticket issued).

Per the reconciliation for the first half of FY 2012 - 2013 they paid $3112 per camera per month.
Per the
reconciliations for the eighteen months of FY 2013 - 2014 and the first half of FY 2014 - 2015 (July 2013 to December 2014) the City  paid ATS $3863 per camera per month.
Per the
reconciliation for FY 2015 - 2016 the City paid ATS $3375 per camera per month.  

Further problems with the 2012 contract extension:

1.  It has no escape clause (Termination for Convenience), something commonly found in other cities' contract extensions.
2.  It renews automatically!  It says:  "The term of this agreement shall be extended by five (5) years, expiring on December 6, 2017, and shall automatically be extended be an additional two (2) year period, unless either party notifies the other party in writing, at least sixty (60) days prior to expiration of the then-current term, of its intention to terminate this Agreement." 
Renewal should never be automatic.  Renewals should occur only after a review by the City Council.

This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of May 31, 2017.




Capitola Docs Set # 3
Info on CPD Site?

I was unable to find red light camera program info on the City's website.



Capitola Docs Set # 4
Prevailing Wage Action

ATS' construction work in the City is the subject of a
Prevailing Wage lawsuit filed in Aug. 2014.



Capitola Docs Set # 5
Mickey Mouse Tickets - Mostly Right Turns

An official report showed that in 2014, 63% of the City's tickets were for turns, mostly right turns.



Capitola Docs Set # 6
More Coming

There may be some more Capitola information posted in the next few weeks.  Mark your calendar to remind you to come back here and look!



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