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In 2018, Vote No on Sheila Kuehl

Do you live in LA County?  Was Zev Yaroslavsky your County Supervisor?  (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. 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.
In 2016 she voted to put an additional LA County-wide sales tax, to go to Metro, on the Nov. 2016 ballot - and it passed.  (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.



City of Del Mar Documents
(and Information)

Del Mar, pop. 5000, is on the coast 15 miles north of downtown San Diego.



It may be possible to completely ignore a Del Mar ticket !
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
.

 


  Del Mar Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

(Citations Issued)

New 11-6-10, updated 11-3-16

Cam #
CAHE-01
CAVV-01
CAVV-03









Camino Del Mar
@
Del Mar Heights
nbd straights and lefts
Camino Del Mar
@
Via de la Valle
sbd
Camino Del Mar
@
Via de la Valle
nbd



[3]

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

Notices
Printed
[1] [4]

May04











Jun04
16
11
88
63
37
29






141
103

Jul04
225
114
516
359
69
50






810
523

Aug04
189
100
380
279
28
20






597
399

Sep04
112
56
231
165
16
11






359
232

Oct04











Nov04











Dec04











2004











Jan05
77
55
145
101
27
15






249
171

Jul05
153
55
316
184
34
15






503
254

2005











Jan06
61
29
123
81
19
8






203
118

Jul06
77
16
231
94
34
12






342
122

2006











Jan07
53
33
74
65
16
10






143
108

Jul07
58
18
324
189
23
18






405
225

2007











Jan08
21
9
111
85
11
8






143
102

Jul08
23
6
122
79
7
4






152
89

2008











Jan09
14
7
42
32
6
3






62
42

Jul09
77
39
124
89
11
4






212
132

2009











Jan10
57
43
61
45
12
9






130
97

Mar10









151
105

Apr10









155
106

Jul10
112
48
113
59
9
5






234
112

Sep10









133
83

Oct10









117
78

2010
[2]









1162
(proj.)

Jan11









150
101

Feb11











Mar11









128
92

Apr11









138
85

May11











Jun11











Jul11









176
96

Aug11











Sep11









131
86

Oct11









125
91

Nov11











Dec11











2011
[2]









1102
(proj.)

Jan12









154
115

Feb12









93
71

Mar12









111
81

Apr12









107
76

May12









95
70

Jun12









150
111

Jul12









173
126

Aug12









128
86

Sep12









93
64

Oct12









70
55

Nov12
24
14
61
48
7
4






92
66

Dec12









69
47

2012
[2]









968

Jan13









68
52

Feb13









87
35

Mar13









105
42

Apr13









109
39

May13









74
22

Jun13









44
18

Jul13









165
86

Aug13









130
74

Sep13









62
32

Oct13









85
54

Nov13









99
66

Dec13









95
40

2013
[2]









1123
560

Jan14









100
68

Feb14









73
39

Mar14









156
59

Apr14
28
9
108
39
3
1






139
49

May14
47
13
153
102
8
2






208
117

Jun14
21
8
134
77
4
2






159
87

Jul14
120
55
192
125
7
6






319
186

Aug14
106
62
173
137
4
2






283
201

Sep14









190
144

Oct14









212
171

Nov14









249
166

Dec14
77
33
111
69
5
2






193
104

2014
[1]









2281
1391

Jan15









219
151

Feb15









255
166

Mar15
140
83
156
98
4
2






300
183

Apr15









259
181

May15
68
27
161
97
5
1






234
125

Jun15
144
80
187
100
6
2






337
182

Jul15
139
51
231
108
11
1






381
160

Aug15
90
15
189
41
2
0






281
56

Sep15
74
25
145
51
6
2






225
78

Oct15
87
26
143
66
5
0






235
92

Nov15
101
34
122
50
9
1






232
85

Dec15
105
50
137
71
7
5






249
126

2015
[2]









1585

Jan16









201
92

Feb16
109
75
165
126
2
1






276
202

Mar16









294
189

Apr16









215
137

May16









261
156

Jun16
177
13
192
37
0
0






369
50

Jul16











Aug16











Sep16











Oct16











Nov16











Dec16











2016
[2]









1652
(proj.)

Cam #
CAHE-01
CAVV-01
CAVV-03









Camino Del Mar
@
Del Mar Heights
nbd straights and lefts
Camino Del Mar
@
Via de la Valle
sbd
Camino Del Mar
@
Via de la Valle
nbd



[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, 2004 - 2010
Official reports, 2010 - 2012
Official reports, 2012 - 2013
Official reports, 2013 - 2014
Official reports, 2014 Apr. - July
Official report, Aug. 2014
Official reports, 2010 - 2015
Official reports, Spring 2015
Official reports, Late 2015
Official reports, Early 2016

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  These annual totals, or annual projections, are 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 was requested on: 
[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.



Del Mar 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.

CAHE-01, July 2005
CAHE-01, July 2010

CAVV-01, July 2005
CAVV-01, July 2010

CAVV-03, July 2005
CAVV-03, July 2010

All cameras, July 2012

All cameras, July 2014

All cameras, Aug. 2015

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




Del Mar Docs Set # 3
The Contract

Agenda and Minutes of 2003 Public Hearing
2003 Contract
2009 Amendment

The 2009 Amendment extended the contract to June 2016.  The City can cancel before then, but it must give notice one year ahead of time.
Invoices received in June 2013 showed that the City is paying $1578 per camera.

U-T Editorial

On Oct. 10, 2013, several days before the hearing scheduled for the city council in Poway to consider their staff's
recommendation to remove the cameras from that City, the Union-Tribune published an editorial which recommended:

"Letís eliminate every trace of this bad civic memory.
And to city leaders in Oceanside, Vista, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar ó itís time to do likewise.
The cameras are simply not doing the intended job."


  Sept. 15 2014:  Discussion about Quitting

A June 2014 article said the City was considering closing the program.
Additional Article

Staff Report for Sept. 15 Meeting
 

At the meeting the council was skeptical about the claimed safety gains but nevertheless voted to continue the program.  During the meeting staff showed a slide indicating that 92% of the tickets have been going to visitors.

Article  Article  Opinion


May 2016:  More Discussion about Quitting

The contract was set to expire the next month and the staff recommendation was to renew for another year, but at their May 16, 2016 meeting the council put off making a decision until the Finance Committee (two members of the council) could conduct a review of the program.
Article

In June 2016 the City signed a contract amendment, to allow the program to continue month-to-month pending the Finance Committee review.


This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of  8-17-16.






Del Mar Docs Set # 4
Mickey Mouse Tickets - Mostly Left Turns

An official report showed that in 2014, 70% of the City's tickets were for left turns.




Del Mar Docs Set # 5
Info on City's/Sheriff's Website?

As of Nov 5, 2010 I could not find any red light camera program info on either the City's or the sheriff's website.





Del Mar Docs Set # 5
More Coming

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



 
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