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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.


 

If you have a ticket from Daly City - even one you already have paid - be sure to read Docs Set # 9 below (in late 2015 there was a big refund of Daly City tickets) and also read the "San Mateo County Information," which is Docs Set # 4 on the San Mateo Documents page - and 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 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 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.


 

Daly City Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Total Violations, Notices Printed [4]

New 8-5-09, updated 11-2-16

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]

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








702
510

Dec10








749
491

2010
[2]








7881
5589

Jan11








618
442

Feb11








512
364

Mar11








564
322

Apr11








541
325

May11








531
285

Jun11








566
307

Jul11








551
379

Aug11








633
435

Sep11








508
261

Oct11








443
313

Nov11








429
321

Dec11








496
359

2011
[2]








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]








6303
3437

Jan13








445
219

Feb13








462
256

Mar13








546
241

Apr13








513
270

May13








596
316

Jun13








552
251

Jul13








549
303

Aug13








536
302

Sep13








564
347

Oct13








594
343

Nov13








509
290

Dec13








589
324

2013
[2]








6455
3462

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








570
329

Oct14








553
343

Nov14








456
296

Dec14








583
395

2014
[2]








6092
3388

Jan15
109
72
181
120
106
72
171
101




567
365

Feb15
101
76
149
123
157
93
141
85




548
377

Mar15








644
439

Apr15








599
397

May15








606
363

Jun15








658
375

Jul15
152
66
148
94
214
88
204
116




718
364

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




751
422

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




677
418

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




732
473

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




528
322

Dec15
132
90
71
38
153
97
184
116




540
341

2015
[2]








7568
4656

Jan16
122
67
86
56
134
89
178
109




520
321

Feb16
158
105
96
57
193
129
193
139




640
430

Mar16
114
78
68
46
185
120
241
175




608
419

Apr16
146
100
84
56
200
133
248
168




678
457

May16
132
69
86
46
212
136
251
147




681
398

Jun16
170
94
100
73
125
78
254
153




649
398

Jul16
196
76
86
57
247
158
180
115




709
406

Aug16










Sep16










Oct16










Nov16










Dec16










2016
[2]








7689
4850
(proj.)

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]


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

[  ] 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]  Monthly data has been requested but has not yet been received.
[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.  See Set # 9, 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)

July 2016

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!

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 says:  
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 will overpay 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 will need to issue an extra 6048 tickets (assuming that the City receives $100 of revenue from each ticket issued).

Unfortunately, the amended contract does not include an escape clause (Termination for Convenience), so the City is stuck paying the too-high rent until Jan. 2018. 
  The amendment also provides 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 review by the City Council.)

As of May 2014 the City still was paying $5520 per camera.


This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of  Aug. 22, 2016.



Daly City Docs Set # 5
How Much They Get

To see how much fine money the Court sends to the City, go to Docs Set # 4 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 2014, 57% 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.



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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