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Some of Elk Grove'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 late 2014 Sen. Corbett termed out, and was replaced by this person


Wieckowski, author anti-motorist bill AB 666
 
R. A. Wieckowski, Author of the anti-motorist bill 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.

(Before he was in the State Legislature where he authored AB 666, he was a member of the Fremont City Council.  During his time on the council the 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 he was the maker of the 2010 motion to extend the contract to 2017.)



Elk Grove Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Total Violations, Notices Printed [4]

New 10-7-10, updated 1-25-17

Cam #
BOEG
01
BRLA
01L
BRLA
01R
EGBR
01
FRLA
01L
FRLA
01R
LALS
01










Bond
&
Elk
Grove/
Florin
[6]
[10]
Bruce-
ville
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]

Bruce-
ville
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]
Elk
Grove
&
Bruce-
ville
[6]
Frank-
lin
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]
Frank-
lin
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]
Laguna
Blvd.
&
Laguna
Springs
[6]




[3]
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
Not
Including
BOEG
& EGBR
Total
Citations
Issued
as %
of Events
Re-
corded
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
[1] [4] [12]

Nov07

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0







0
0

Dec07

2
0
130
90
0
0
0
0
277
0
0
0







409
90

2007
















Jan08

1
0
540
221
0
0
19
1
2835
1234
0
0







3395
1456

Feb08

3
1
883
343
0
0
14
2
3588
1601
0
0







4488
1947

Mar08

2
1
1076
335
0
0
14
6
2348
791
0
0







3440
1133

Apr08

5
0
759
206
0
0
6
3
900
455
0
0







1670
664

May08

4
0
849
234
0
0
5
4
926
372
0
0







1784
610

Jun08

3
0
2304
496
0
0
9
4
773
390
0
0







3089
890

Jul08

3
0
2438
672
0
0
12
2
862
450
0
0







3315
1124

Aug08

4
0
2262
708
0
0
6
0
806
389
0
0







3078
1097

Sep08

3
1
871
243
0
0
8
4
795
363
0
0







1677
611

Oct08

0
0
999
242
0
0
13
3
724
383
0
0







1736
628

Nov08
[11]
0
0

1079
279
0
0

748
319
0
0







1827
598

Dec08
[11]
0
0

1354
357
0
0

711
297
0
0







2065
654

2008
[2]














31564
11412

Jan09

6
0
1197
395
0
0
8
2
691
323
0
0







1902
720

Feb09
[8]












1525
540

Mar09
[8]












1847
693

Apr09

6
2
1001
324
0
0
8
4
661
305
207
87







1883
722

May09
[8]












1910
818

Jun09
[8]












1741
760

Jul09

3
1
816
257
0
0
4
2
651
313
193
97







1667
670

Aug09
[8]












1599
595

Sep09
[11]
0
0

915
267
0
0

559
270
216
80







1690
617

Oct09

5
2
743
215
0
0
5
0
723
270
249
117







1725
604

Nov09
[8]












1831
662

Dec09
[8]












2183
703

2009
[2]














21503
8104

Jan10

2
0
774
223
0
0
0
0
1011
373
134
81







1921
677

Feb10














1635
570

Mar10














1922
661

Apr10

3
0
699
179
0
0
3
0
949
366
163
96







1817
641

May10

7
2
674
217
1328
343
7
4
971
378
153
92





1812
693

3140
1036

Jun10

3
0
590
168
1484
318
5
3
971
374
134
60





1703
605

3187
923

Jul10

1
1
626
161
662
181
1
1
993
384
147
71





1768
618

2430
799

Aug10

2
2
604
157
610
202
4
1
766
277
126
68





1502
505

2112
707

Sep10
[11]
0
0

350
95
522
163

817
330
135
47





1302
472

1824
635

Oct10
0
0
1
0
433
117
609
217
5
4
773
306
171
78





1383
505

1992
722

Nov10














1942
677

Dec10














1866
521

2010
[2]














25788
8569

Jan11
0
0
6
0
842
161
854
229
2
2
699
241
126
68





1675
472

2529
701

Feb11
[8]












2506
704

Mar11
[8]












2608
699

Apr11
0
0
4
0
944
224
648
174
8
2
565
221
120
62





1641
509

2289
683

May11
0
0
2
0
862
257
777
152
8
3
614
268
157
76





1643
604

2420
756

Jun11
0
0
1
0
834
187
752
115
7
2
618
231
147
55





1607
475

2359
590

Jul11
0
0
1
0
690
169
879
212
4
2
691
276
139
56





1525
503

2404
715

Aug11
0
0
5
1
457
104
758
170
4
1
638
232
125
51





1229
389

1987
559

Sep11
0
0
3
1
797
184
642
143
3
1
654
254
184
71





1641
511

2283
654

Oct11
0
0
4
1
859
195
727
147
3
1
634
234
185
83





1685
514

2412
661

Nov11
0
0
3
0
848
150
761
172
3
0
573
213
124
60





1551
423

2312
595

Dec11
0
0
4
2
912
159
802
140
2
1
703
245
129
69





1750
476

2552
616

2011
[2]














28661
7933

Jan12
0
0
3
0
905
141
650
130
1
1
573
203
105
70





1587
415

2237
545

Feb12
[10]
0
0
3
1
918
146
602
114
2
1
525
200
129
69





1577
417

2179
531

Mar12
159
31
3
0
986
156
539
114
5
2
539
219
130
64





1603
441

2361
586

Apr12
1213
279
4
1
895
156
813
187
4
2
503
189
127
65





1533
413

3559
879

May12
1865
369
5
0
903
164
688
112
5
1
634
234
105
59





1652
458

4205
939

Jun12
1732
269
1
0
1009
188
765
129
4
1
606
126
97
47





1717
362

4214
860

Jul12
1618
239
5
1
1139
178
770
162
3
3
553
209
116
56





1816
447

4204
848

Aug12
1298
143
4
1
1078
145
514
66
5
1
561
190
123
61





1771
398

3583
607

Sep12
1200
156
1
0
954
118
515
73
8
2
528
176
144
67





1635
363

3350
592

Oct12
1403
156
6
3
943
108
706
110
3
0
572
189
164
75





1688
375

3797
641

Nov12
1111
202
5
2
922
138
646
149
2
0
531
174
107
54





1567
368

3374
719

Dec12
1075
133
1
0
855
133
680
144
4
0
508
172
107
64





1475
369

3230
646

2012
[2]
12674
1977
41
9
11507
1771
7888
1490
46
14
6633
2281
1454
754





19681
4826

40293
8393

Jan13
1111
229
5
0
838
151
549
131
4
0
476
151
64
36





1387
338

3047
698

Feb13
1067
240
2
2
701
134
537
116
3
1
407
155
75
50





1188
342

2792
698

Mar13
1227
218
6
1
841
154
687
120
13
0
440
170
119
62





1419
387

3333
725

Apr13
1237
236
6
2
827
147
664
141
5
1
498
202
90
36





1426
388

3327
765

May13
1183
173
4
0
980
190
638
116
2
0
553
219
114
61





1653
470

3474
759

Jun13
1075
179
2
0
1031
204
681
146
8
0
508
230
121
54





1670
488

3426
813

Jul13
1052
184
5
2
1084
192
678
155
5
2
523
215
104
49





1721
460

3451
799

Aug13
969
165
15
3
1051
194
639
144
4
3
477
192
114
62





1661
454

3269
763

Sep13
888
175
10
2
991
167
543
129
6
3
473
193
114
66





1594
431

3025
735

Oct13
993
162
7
1
930
155
728
135
5
2
429
160
105
56





1476
374

3197
671

Nov13
825
111
5
1
966
97
738
122
3
1
505
161
104
59





1583
319

3146
552

Dec13
766
120
7
1
995
126
722
109
6
4
469
140
81
43





1558
314

3070
543

2013
[2] [12]
12393
2192
74
15
11235
1911
7804
1564
64
17
5758
2188
1205
634





18336
4765

38557
8521
5044

Jan14

[8]













2819
561

Feb14
[8]













2540
477

Mar14
806
134

700
138
587
103

472
152
123
71





1295
361

2688
598

Apr14
739
98

761
133
579
88

534
211
91
44





1386
388

2704
574

May14
860
113

871
154
578
84

600
218
113
56





1584
428

3022
625

Jun14
615
62

1045
176
490
59

530
181
118
47





1693
404

2798
525

Jul14














2800
469

Aug14














3379
815

Sep14














3232
693

Oct14














3215
711

Nov14














3056
651

Dec14














2911
628

2014
[2]
[12]













20.8%
35164
7327
4389


Jan15














2996
559

Feb15














2767
606

Mar15
938
125

971
155
689
142

607
226
120
57





1698
438

3325
705

Apr15














3197
693

May15














3281
717

Jun15














3171
567

Jul15














3410
723

Aug15














3386
743

Sep15














3161
682

Oct15
738
108

933
168
633
106

551
214
151
83







3006
679

Nov15
854
169

1016
180
639
127

571
220
100
45







3180
741

Dec15














3085
679

2015
[2]














37965
8094
5038

Jan16














2823
665

Feb16














2798
666

Mar16














2985
699

Apr16














2890
623

May16














3006
667

Jun16
862
120
0
0
1054
182
592
109
0
0
540
173
149
77







3197
661

Jul16














3296
596

Aug16














3699
609

Sep16
[13]














3473
621

Oct16
[13]














3319
547

Nov16














3083
610

Dec16
















2016
[2]














7646
(proj.)

Cam #
BOEG
01
BRLA
01L
BRLA
01R
EGBR
01
FRLA
01L
FRLA
01R
LALS
01









[9]
Bond
&
Elk
Grove/
Florin
[6]
[10]
Bruce-
ville
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]

Bruce-
ville
NB @
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]
Elk
Grove
&
Bruce-
ville
[6]
Frank-
lin
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]
Frank-
lin
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]
Laguna
Blvd.
&
Laguna
Springs
[6]




[3]
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
Not
Including
BOEG
& EGBR
Total
Citations
Issued
as %
of Events
Re-
corded
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
[1] [4] [12]

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

Official Reports, Nov. 2007 to Aug. 2010
Official reports, May 2008 - Dec. 2011
Official reports, Oct. 2010 to Sept. 2012
Official reports, Oct. 2012 to Apr. 2013
Official reports, May 2013 to Jan. 2014
Official reports, Feb. 2009 to Feb. 2014
Official reports, Nov. 2008 to July 2014
Official reports, Feb. 2010 to Mar. 2015
Official reports, May 2009 to Nov. 2015
Official reports, Dec. 2015 to June 2016
Official reports, July 2016 to Nov. 2016
Official reports, Oct. & Nov. 2016, revised

[  ] 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]  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 RedFlex calls Total Violations, or all incidents recorded by the cameras.  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). Due to time limitations data may have been posted to the table only for selected months or locations.  If there is sufficient public interest, the remaining months or locations will be posted.
[5]  Data  for this month has not been requested yet, possibly due to time limitations.
[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]  Data for this month was requested on:
[8]  Official report was received and is available at one of the links given above.
[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]  BOEG began operation in March 2012.
[11]  The reports for these early years were run in 2014 and did not include figures for the -01L cameras as those low-performing cameras may have been dropped from the database.
[12]  The figures in blue type are annual totals of rolling right turn tickets issued, from reports prepared by RedFlex.  See Set # 2, below.
[13]  The official reports for these months were initially generated less than ten days after the end of the month and as a result the reports showed a number of violations "in progress."  The initial reports and a revised version are both linked above.





Elk Grove Docs Set # 2
Mickey Mouse Tickets - Mostly Right Turns & Most Go to Visitors

 Official reports show that in 2013, 94% of the City's tickets were for right turns, and that the figure was 93% for 2014.  Those are the highest percentages of right turn tickets in the State of California.

Official reports show that the July - Nov. 2015 rate of ticketing in Elk Grove was 17% higher than Jan. - Dec. 2014 and the highest since 2010.

In May 2016 a report prepared by RedFlex for another client disclosed that 69% of Elk Grove's tickets go to visitors.




Elk Grove Docs Set # 3
"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.

Bar Graphs, July 2008 & July 2010
Bar Graphs, July 2012
Bar Graphs, July 2013
Bar Graphs, July 2014
Bar Graphs, June 2016

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




Elk Grove Docs Set # 4
The Contract - Paying Too Much, For Too Long - Until 2014

Jan. 2007 Proposal
Jan. 2007 Proposal:  Clearer Copy of Pg. 112
May 2007 Five-Year Contract, and Business Rules
Dec. 2011 "First" Amendment (24-Month Extension)
Oct. 2011/Dec. 2011 "Second" Amendment (Agreement to Indemnify)

In the Dec. 2011 "First"Amendment the City agreed to extend the program for 24 months beyond the May 2012 expiration date of the original contract and to continue paying $5870 for each camera each month - while many other cities were paying $3000 or less (see FAQ # 17).  As a result, the City paid at least $413,000 too much over the added 24 months, compared to a $3000 target price. The minutes of the Dec. 2011 city council meeting during which the Amendment was approved show that it was agreed to without any discussion by the council.

The 24-month extension could have become a 36-month extension because Section 7.2 of the Amendment, which estimated a $50,000 to $80,000 per camera penalty the City would have to pay for Termination Without Cause, also included this:

"A decision by the City to not renew the Term under the same or substantially similar terms and conditions contained in this Amendment prior to expiration of the thirty-six (36) month period described in this Provision shall be considered Termination Without Cause."

Thus, in order to avoid a stiff penalty, the City could have been required to keep the cameras for 12 more months after the end of the 24-month extension.  Over that combined (36-month) extension, the City would have paid $620,000 too much.

Invoices and payment vouchers obtained from the City in June 2013 and Jan. 2014 revealed that the City was paying $5870 per camera for five cameras.


Three Year Extension

At the city council meeting of Feb. 26, 2014 the city council considered a staff recommendation to extend the program for another five years, and put the decision off, to the meeting of Mar. 26.

 

At the Mar. 26 meeting they reviewed a staff report and voted to continue the program for another three years (with the option of two additional extensions of one year each); however, after Dec. 2014 they are able to cancel on a month's notice, without penalty (per section 7.2 of the 2011 "First" Amendment). 
During the three to five years the rent will be reduced, gradually, according to this table included in the
2014 amendment.


From Exh. D of Elk Grove's 2014 Amended Contract

During the first year of the new three to five year term, Elk Grove will pay an average of $3907 (est.) per camera per month, still above the $3000 target price discussed above.  Over the five years Elk Grove will pay an average of  $2824 (est.) per camera per month.

That $2824 average rent is not as low as found in some other California cities - particularly those in southern California - but compared to many other northern California cities it is significantly lower. 

The table itself is important because it is the first time that a formal schedule of pricing over time has been published anywhere in California.  

This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of Aug. 3, 2016.




Elk Grove Docs Set # 5
Info on EGPD Site

There is program info at the police department's website.




Elk Grove Docs Set # 6
More Coming

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



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