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Some of Daly City'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.

 

 

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 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 to the State Senate in 2022 if his current run for Alameda County Supervisor doesn't work out.

In March 2020 please don't vote for him for Supervisor.

Send him back home to his bankruptcy law practice.

As of 2019 he still is in the State Legislature in Sacramento and was the author of SB 246 of 2019 (had it passed it would have added a 10% tax to each barrel of oil).

He was co-author of SB 1 which raised gas tax and car registration fees beginning Nov. 2017 and which was the subject of an attempted repeal, by Prop. 6 on the Nov. 2018 ballot. 
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.


 

Daly City Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Total Violations, Notices Printed [4]

New 8-5-09, updated 1-21-20

Cam #
HIGE-01
JDSH-01
JSWA-01
SPJS-01







DALY
CITY

Hickey
&
Gellert



[6]
John Daly
&
Sheffield



[6]
Junipero
Serra
&
Washington


[6]
San Pedro
&
Junipero
Serra


[6]

[3]

Total
Citations
Issued
as %
of Events
Re-
corded
Total
Violations
Recorded/
Notices
Printed
[1] [4]
Total
Citations
Issued/
Rolling
Right
Citations
Per CVC
21455.5(i)
Annual
Reports

All
Cameras [12]
Revenue
from
Court
($ thou-
sands)
[11]
Feb08











Mar08



181
124







Apr08



240
175







May08



290
136







Jun08



257
143







Jul08



230
117







Aug08



157
67







Sep08



253
192







Oct08



275
199







Nov08



141
92







Dec08



171
122







2008











Jan09



155
105







Feb09



131
85







Mar09



145
94







Apr09



180
101







May09



112
76







Jun09


52
41
123
68




175
109


Jul09
124
104
298
232
80
51
87
57




589
444


Aug09
214
155
340
244
167
129
86
55




807
583


Sep09
168
137
245
187
258
181
100
77




771
582


Oct09
157
120
157
111
304
252
136
105




754
588


Nov09
147
100
23
12
304
229
138
105




612
446


Dec09
155
120
200
152
252
196
148
93




755
561


2009











Jan10
88
67
203
143
226
179
120
68




637
457


Feb10
80
61
188
159
204
161
105
84




577
465


Mar10
110
82
212
160
240
183
136
93




698
518


Apr10
113
65
193
130
238
151
99
61




643
407


May10
127
81
232
187
250
171
37
20




646
459


Jun10
137
83
237
174
196
138
7
3




577
398


Jul10
112
74
225
163
199
130
0
0




536
367


Aug10
99
62
240
194
186
131
62
39




587
426


Sep10
117
83
277
211
201
135
171
122




766
551


Oct10
129
70
245
200
222
159
167
111




763
540


Nov10
122
95
210
162
204
146
166
107




702
510


Dec10
153
76
200
151
235
157
161
107




749
491


2010
[2]
1387
899
2662
2034
2601
1841
1231
815



71%
7881
5589


Jan11








618
442


Feb11








512
364


Mar11








564
322


Apr11








541
325


May11
169
49
105
77
121
75
136
84




531
285


Jun11








566
307


Jul11








551
379


Aug11








633
435


Sep11
121
93
117
83
174
66
96
19




508
261


Oct11








443
313


Nov11








429
321


Dec11








496
359


2011
[2]







64%
6392
4113


Jan12








468
252


Feb12








440
270


Mar12








529
304


Apr12








534
341


May12
120
89
108
69
181
116
155
84




564
358


Jun12








531
296


Jul12








494
262


Aug12








535
245


Sep12
131
59
131
70
185
112
129
56




576
297


Oct12








576
281


Nov12








549
278


Dec12








507
253


2012
[2]







55%
6303
3437


Jan13








445
219


Feb13








462
256


Mar13








546
241


Apr13








513
270


May13
115
46
145
79
201
130
135
61




596
316


Jun13








552
251


Jul13








549
303


Aug13








536
302


Sep13
146
81
154
108
150
108
114
50




564
347


Oct13








594
343


Nov13








509
290


Dec13








589
324


2013
[2]







54%
6455
3462
1953
410

Jan14








535
277


Feb14








427
229


Mar14








537
270


Apr14








569
288


May14
82
30
134
83
158
94
180
89




554
296


Jun14








387
178


Jul14
[9]







418
222


Aug14








503
265


Sep14
134
65
139
92
150
93
147
79




570
329


Oct14








553
343


Nov14








456
296


Dec14








583
395


2014
[1]
1293
610
1261
816
1723
1068
1818
902



56%
6095
3396
2009
413

Jan15
109
72
181
120
106
72
171
101




567
365


Feb15
101
76
149
123
157
93
141
85




548
377


Mar15
120
93
174
127
173
111
177
108




644
439


Apr15
131
96
119
84
193
126
156
91




599
397


May15
116
69
129
89
165
88
196
117




606
363


Jun15
121
75
133
67
193
120
211
113




658
375


Jul15
152
66
148
94
214
88
204
116




718
364

34
Aug15
[10]
177
79
192
127
165
101
217
115




751
422

29
Sep15
[10]
145
74
199
135
152
102
181
107




677
418

33
Oct15
[10]
173
112
179
137
151
79
229
145




732
473

32
Nov15
[10]
145
105
104
58
136
72
143
87




528
322

34
Dec15
132
90
71
38
153
97
184
116




540
341

12
2015
[2]
1622
1007
1778
1199
1958
1149
2210
1301



62%
7568
4656
2841
446

Jan16
122
67
86
56
134
89
178
109




520
321

26
Feb16
158
105
96
57
193
129
193
139




640
430

26
Mar16
114
78
68
46
185
120
241
175




608
419

32
Apr16
146
100
84
56
200
133
248
168




678
457

30
May16
132
69
86
46
212
136
251
147




681
398

37
Jun16
170
94
100
73
125
78
254
153




649
398

23
Jul16
196
76
86
57
247
158
180
115




709
406

26
Aug16
168
57
110
52
210
95
208
96




696
300

38
Sep16
183
85
103
52
243
118
195
88




724
343

31
Oct16
167
89
119
61
273
145
174
75




733
370

24
Nov16
185
94
106
49
242
113
219
80




752
336

24
Dec16
141
71
104
50
307
142
203
91




755
354

24
2016
[2]
1882
985
1148
655
2571
1456
2544
1436



56%
8145
4532
2777
459
341
Jan17
130
67
94
49
264
154
180
93




668
363

36
Feb17
97
68
92
66
221
143
204
122




614
399

26
Mar17
146
81
106
52
277
138
218
103




747
374

31
Apr17
154
93
113
74
249
146
211
114




727
427

31
May17
178
69
140
62
288
145
266
108




872
384

31
Jun17
160
50
98
39
267
107
286
125




811
321

29
Jul17
181
54
107
33
282
121
218
74




788
282

27
Aug17
225
52
121
52
266
111
176
67




788
282

29
Sep17
204
76
105
56
312
144
183
77




804
353

26
Oct17
221
99
115
51
351
141
222
93




909
384

24
Nov17
213
58
122
45
337
123
210
73




882
299

21
Dec17
222
46
117
28
282
59
209
48




830
181

21
2017
[1]
2131
813
1330
607
3396
1532
2583
1097



43%
9440
4049
2569
351
332
Jan18
166
63
99
49
263
128
183
77




711
317

21
Feb18
208
81
114
37
234
80
176
59




732
257

19
Mar18
206
46
132
35
273
60
240
65




851
206

23
Apr18
194
35
115
25
318
73
261
54




888
187

20
May18
225
23
140
21
271
55
287
35




923
134

21
Jun18
254
35
130
23
293
57
280
58




957
173

15
Jul18
244
5
163
19
344
39
260
25




1011
88

15
Aug18
210
18
172
29
306
53
283
46




971
146

11
Sep18
219
31
168
38
248
44
284
52




919
165

10
Oct18
278
33
190
22
285
19
30
54




1059
128

11
Nov18
216
53
153
42
329
87
274
63




972
245

13
Dec18
261
47
166
26
406
76
279
45




1112
194

10
2018
[1]
2681
470
1742
366
3570
771
3113
633



20%
11106
2240
1459
189
189
Jan19
185
66
148
51
300
108
237
84



36%
870
309

14
Feb19
166
53
136
64
325
135
205
89



40%
832
341

16
Mar19
[5]








946
396

24
Apr19
[5]








1071
690

25
May19
[5]








1419
924

34
Jun19
[5]








1291
794

45
Jul19
[5]








1379
741

62
Aug19
[5]
410
316
176
111
395
242
353
258




1334
927

57
Sep19
[5]
355
282
164
111
411
252
356
248




1286
903


Oct19








1194
733


Nov19








1126
627


Dec19








1094
686


2019 [1]
3671
2352
1877
1069
4383
2339
3911
2211



58%
13842
7971


Cam #
HIGE-01
JDSH-01
JSWA-01
SPJS-01







[8]

Hickey
&
Gellert



[6]
John Daly
&
Sheffield



[6]
Junipero
Serra
&
Washington


[6]
San Pedro
&
Junipero
Serra


[6]

[3]

Total
Citations
Issued
as %
of Events
Re-
corded
Total
Violations
Recorded/
Notices
Printed
[1] [4]
Total
Citations
Issued/
Rolling
Right
Citations
Per CVC
21455.5(i)
Annual
Reports

All
Cameras [12]
Revenue
from
Court
($ thou-
sands)
[11]

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

Official report, Mar. 2008
Official report, Apr. 2008
Official reports, 2008 - 2010
Official reports, 2011 - 2012
Official reports, 2012 - 2013
Official reports, 2013 - 2014
Official reports, 2011 - 2015
Official reports, mid 2015
Official reports, late 2015
Official reports, early 2016
Official reports, 2010 - mid 2016
Official reports, Fall 2016
Official reports, 2015 - mid 2017 [10]
Official reports, 2017 - 2018
Official reports, May 2018 - Sept. 2018
Official reports, 2018 - 2019
Official reports, to Oct. 2019
Official reports, to Dec. 2019

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  Annual total, or projection, by highwayrobbery.net.
[3]  Un-used columns are to allow for later expansion of City's system.
[4]  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 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 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).
[5]  The official monthly reports for mid-2019 were requested on 10-11-19 and received on 11-22-19.
[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]  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.
[9]  The official report for this month was prepared close to the end of the month, so may not be complete.
[10]  Over 300 of the tickets from these months were dismissed.  When we re-requested the reports in 2017, the official numbers had not been adjusted.  See Set # 9, below.
[11]  To see the latest editions of the Court's official tables of how much fine money the Court has
sent to the City, go to Docs Set # 5 on the San Mateo Docs page.
[12]   From the annual reports required, beginning with 2013, by CVC 21455.5(i).  They become available by the Fall of the following year.


Ticketing Highlights

The 2019 jump in the amount of fine money flowing from the court to Daly City (the figures in the rightmost column in the table above) was the first hint that in early 2019 the city doubled, or more, the number of red light cam tickets issued each month.
(We requested the official month-by-month ticketing reports on 10-11-19 but did not receive them until 11-22-19.)  

Background:  Daly City's contract with RedFlex expires in January 2020 and at their meeting of Nov. 25 the council will decide
to let the program end - like San Mateo and Menlo Park did recently with their RedFlex programs - or
enter into a new contract and continue enforcement.
Also see Set # 4, below.




Daly City Docs Set # 2
"Late Time" Graphs

The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera, at four intersections.
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.

17 months up to July 2009

Jan 2009

July 2009

HIGE July 2010
JDSH July 2010
JSWA July 2010
SPJS July 2010


July 2012

July 2014

2014 Twelve Months

Aug. 2015 (tabular version)

2015 Twelve Months

July 2016

April 2019

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




Daly City Docs Set # 3
2009 & 2011:  Successful Appeals


In Dec. 2009 and Jun. 2011 defendants won appeals on the cost neutrality issue.  
P. v. Lopez, P. v. Chew. 
In response, the City revised its contract, as did San Mateo after its loss in P. v. Bullock.



Daly City Docs Set # 4
The Contract - Paying Way Too Much, with No Escape until Jan. 2020 Expiration

2007 Contract

In Mar. 2007 the city council approved a contract, in which they agreed to pay RedFlex $6000 per month, per camera, for five years.

The contract included an illegal "cost neutrality" clause, whereby the City did not have to pay RedFlex the full rent if there weren't enough fines to cover the cost.  See Subsection B. of Defect # 10.

The contract also said:  
Definitions.  "Warning Period" means the period of thirty (30) days after the Installation Date of the first intersection approach.  (Emphasis added.)  See Defect # 6.

A 2011 amendment removed cost neutrality.

The contract was due to expire in a few months, so on Dec. 10, 2012 we wrote to the City Council, suggesting that if they decided to renew the contract, they should not agree to pay more than $3000 per camera, per month. 
(To see a list of cities that pay less than $3000, go to FAQ # 17.)

On Jan. 14, 2013 the City Council approved, without discussion, a
contract amendment in which they agreed to pay $5520 rent for each camera each month, which when compared to a $3000 target price means the City overpaid by $604,800 over the five-year term, enough money to purchase and equip a dozen new patrol cars. 
Or, looking at it as the motoring public would:  To cover that extra rent, the City needed to issue an extra 6048 tickets (assuming that the City received $100 of revenue from each ticket issued).

The amendment also provided for automatic renewal of the contract!
(Renewal should never be automatic - this is not a contract for cable TV!  Renewals should occur only after a public review by the City Council.)

The amended contract did not include an escape clause (Termination at the Convenience of the City), so the City was stuck paying the too-high rent for five years, until Jan. 2018.

In 2014 we noticed that Elk Grove, a RedFlex customer having five cameras, had negotiated camera rents much lower than those in Daly City.

Price schedule from 2014 Elk Grove contract
Table from March 2014 contract between the City of Elk Grove, California and RedFlex, for the City's system of five cameras.

 Daly City's first automatic renewal was due to occur in Jan. 2018, so in Nov. 2017 we sent them a copy of the Elk Grove pricing table and suggested that they bargain to get the rent down to $2000.  
Daly City took no action, eventually allowing a second one-year automatic renewal to occur.  They
continued to pay $5520 per camera, so they overpaid by $337,920 during the extra two years.
The total overpayment during the 5 + 2 years?  $942,720.


Late 2019:  Contract Extended 5 Years

There were no more automatic renewals, so the city's contract with Redflex expired in January 2020.  The city council voted, at the council meeting of Nov. 25, to extend the program for another five years (plus two one-year automatic renewals) and with a rent of $5000 per camera.  Over the five years the City will pay $720,000 extra, when compared to Elk Grove prices, and to cover that extra rent they will need to issue an extra 7200 tickets.

The new contract appears to re-instate cost neutrality, which was removed by a 2011 amendment.

Here are some reasons to they should have let the contract expire.

Staff Report
Proposed Contract
Signed Contract


This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of  Jan. 21, 2020.




Daly City Docs Set # 5
How Much They Get

To see how much fine money the Court sends to the City, see the rightmost column in the big table above or go to Docs Set # 5 on the San Mateo Docs page.



Daly City Docs Set # 6
Prevailing Wage Action

RedFlex' construction work in Daly City was the subject of a
Prevailing Wage action by the California Department of Industrial Relations.



Daly City Docs Set # 7
The Business Rules

Business Rules, as of Sept. 2014



Daly City Docs Set # 8
Mickey Mouse Tickets - Mostly for Turns

An official report showed that in 2017, 58% of the City's tickets were for turns, mostly left turns.



Daly City Docs Set # 9
Late 2015:  Big Refund/Dismissal of Tickets

The City failed to lengthen its yellows prior to the Aug. 1, 2015 deadline (see Defect # 2 for more info about the deadline), and in Dec. 2015 asked the court to cancel (or refund) 300+  tickets issued Aug. 1 or later.
City's Correspondence about the Refund
List of Tickets to be Refunded (78% went to visitors to Daly City)



Daly City Docs Set # 10
Countywide Info

Including a Grand Jury Report about the Cameras

Look in Countywide Info on the San Mateo Docs page for info about the judges, the court, and the Grand Jury report.



Daly City Docs Set # 11
More Coming

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


 


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