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City of Encinitas Documents

Encinitas, pop. 60,000, is on the coast 20 miles north of San Diego.



Some of Encinitas' tickets can be ignored.  If your "ticket" does not have the Superior Court's name and address on it, it is what I call a "Fake Ticket" or "Snitch Ticket."  For more details, see the Fake Ticket section on the Your Ticket page and Docs Set # 4, below.



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.



  Encinitas Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Incidents Recorded & Citations Issued

New 10-22-10,  updated 11-27-16


Cam #
ECEN-01 ENEC-01 OLEC-01





El Camino
Real
&
Encinitas
Boulevard
[6]
Encinitas
Boulevard
&
El Camino
Real
[6]
Olivenhain
&
El Camino
Real
[6]
[3]

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

Notices
Printed
[1] [4]

Jun04
[8]
402
294
369
176
0
0



771
450

Jul04
[8]
382
252
379
173
0
0



761
425

Aug04
[8]
302
171
359
142
0
0



661
313

Sep04
[8]
379
222
324
154
0
0



703
376

2004








Jan05
[8]
211
132
251
99
0
0



462
231

Jul05
[8]
280
154
229
74
0
0



509
228

Nov05
[8]
173
51
202
54
258
181



633
286

Dec05
[8]
162
91
202
93
178
135



542
319

2005








Jan06
[8]
145
77
170
105
160
117



475
299

Feb06
[8]
133
75
191
111
151
115



475
301

Jul06
[8]
171
102
197
104
120
74



488
280

Oct06
[8]
144
95
154
92
136
101



434
288

2006
[2]






3504
(proj.)

Jan07
[8]
97
57
99
69
93
73



289
199

Jul07
[8]
150
63
137
89
175
118



462
270

Oct07
[8]
141
95
113
81
119
97



373
274

2007
[2]






2972
(proj.)

Jan08
[8]
71
57
125
85
93
74



289
216

Jul08
[8]
132
103
240
83
89
49



461
235

Oct08
[8]
76
58
392
167
105
82



573
307

2008
[2]






3032
(proj.)

Jan09
[8]
54
40
322
160
81
66



457
266

Jul09
[8]
48
26
351
107
64
28



463
161

Oct09
[8]
49
39
245
123
102
78



396
240

2009
[2]






2668
(proj.)

Jan10
[8]
32
31
211
111
60
52



303
194

Mar10






508
262

Apr10






326
195

Jul10
[8]
71
50
362
138
55
43



488
231

Sep10
[8]
68
58
188
85
79
65



335
208

Oct10
[8]
64
51
362
206
83
69



509
326

2010
[2]






2832
(proj.)

Jan11
53
43
355
213
59
39



467
295

Feb11








Mar11






440
242

Apr11
54
40
241
96
53
43



348
179

May11








Jun11








Jul11
78
54
316
168
32
11



426
233

Aug11








Sep11






418
276

Oct11
64
50
256
133
55
43



375
226

Nov11








Dec11








2011
[2]






2902
(proj.)

Jan12
42
34
262
124
40
16



344
174

Feb12






299
149

Mar12






361
195

Apr12
45
35
300
135
43
37



388
207

May12






383
205

Jun12






387
202

Jul12
68
55
241
102
33
23



342
180

Aug12






387
220

Sep12






357
192

Oct12
[8]






404
242

Nov12
[8]






357
228

Dec12
[8]






386
227

2012
[2]






4395
2421

Jan13
[8]






384
196

Feb13
[8]






437
229

Mar13
[8]






494
248

Apr13
[8]






497
196

May13






496
222

Jun13






453
230

Jul13






466
233

Aug13






370
197

Sep13






496
278

Oct13






368
204

Nov13






354
193

Dec13






363
201

2013
[2]






5178
2627

Jan14






362
137

Feb14






405
136

Mar14
83
39
289
80
55
24



427
143

Apr14
[8]
82
53
340
126
80
45



502
224

May14
[8]
80
60
401
145
107
69



588
274

Jun14
[8]
100
67
315
106
118
38



533
211

Jul14
96
60
388
143
105
65



561
262

Aug14






646
311

Sep14






611
283

Oct14
87
66
368
182
129
81



584
329

Nov14






450
269

Dec14






590
303

2014
[2]
0
0
0
0
0
0


0
0
6259
2882

Jan15






546
293

Feb15






493
290

Mar15
92
65
445
195
120
96



657
356

Apr15






539
259

May15






605
290

Jun15
100
71
384
132
103
68



587
271

Jul15
110
87
398
149
105
68



613
304

Aug15
118
88
424
139
119
85



661
312

Sep15
124
87
422
132
119
78



665
297

Oct15
138
99
401
138
109
79



648
316

Nov15
187
117
243
88
96
63



526
268

Dec15
153
102
356
166
118
84



627
352

2015
[2]
1660
1160
(proj. last 6 mos.)
4488
1624
(proj. last 6 mos.)
1332
914
(proj. last 6 mos.)

7480
3698
(proj. last 6 mos.)

7167
3571
(12 mos.)

Jan16
75
47
380
170
79
56



534
273

Feb16
130
94
344
139
113
83



587
316

Mar16
184
127
403
186
133
82



720
395

Apr16
113
83
422
201
125
85



660
369

May16
132
99
445
170
127
78



704
347

Jun16
168
121
380
138
138
86



686
345

Jul16
129
101
452
159
177
85



758
345

Aug16
127
95
453
211
205
129



785
435

Sep16
105
73
436
185
212
126



753
384

Oct16
99
57
445
190
181
105



725
352

Nov16








Dec16








2016
[2]
1514
1076
(proj.)
4992
2099
(proj.)
1788
1098
(proj.)



8294
4273
(proj.)

Cam #
ECEN-01 ENEC-01 OLEC-01





El Camino
Real
&
Encinitas
Boulevard
[6]
Encinitas
Boulevard
&
El Camino
Real
[6]
Olivenhain
&
El Camino
Real
[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 reports, 2004 - 2010 [8]
Official reports, 2011 - 2012
Official reports, 2012 - 2013
Official reports, 2013 - 2014
Official reports, 2006 - 2014 [8]
Official reports, 2010 - 2015
Official reports, Spring 2015
Official reports, Late 2015
Official reports, 2016


[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  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.  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.  Full official data has been received and is available at one of the links given above.
[5]  Monthly data was requested on ----- 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]  Ticket counts for these months are about 3% high, as the monthly data received from the City (see links, above) covered the first of the month to the first of the next month (inclusive). 



Encinitas Docs Set # 2
Mickey Mouse Tickets - Mostly Left Turns

An official report showed that in 2014, 93% of the City's tickets were for turns, mostly left turns.



Encinitas 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.

July 2004 & July 2010 Bar Graphs

July 2012 Bar Graphs:

ECEN
ENEC
OLEC

July 2013 Bar Graphs

Aug. 2015 Tabular Version

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





Encinitas Docs Set # 4
Fake / Snitch Tickets

Some of Encinitas' "tickets" can be ignored!  If your ticket does not have the Superior Court's name and address on it, it is a fake ticket, what I call a "Snitch Ticket."  For more details, see the Snitch Ticket section on the Your Ticket page.





Encinitas Docs Set # 5
Missing Warning Signs Discovered July 2008

  Encinitas forgot to put up the required warning signs at a couple of entrances to town.
  The sign in this picture was apparently delivered to the location where it was to be erected, but whoever was supposed to put it up, didn't, and it was left lying in the weeds!

Sign in weeds in Encinitas

 
If you tell the judge about the missing signs and the judge wants to see photos, give the judge a copy of this page, or provide the link so that he or she can look at the photos on the courtroom computer.

These pictures were taken on July 25.  It is believed that the signs were finally erected on July 30, or shortly thereafter.

For more details about the requirement to post warning signs, see Defect # 4 on the Home page.

Go here to see more photos.



Encinitas Docs Set # 6
The Contract

2004 Contract, 2009 Amendment, and 2010 Extension

The contract signed in 2004 contained, at sec. 6.1, a clause allowing the city to terminate the contract if it was not cost neutral.  The 2009 amendment removed that section.

A Second Amendment in 2011 extended the program seven years to 2018 without an escape clause permitting early termination for convenience, and provided for an annual review of financial feasibility.

In the 2011 amendment the City agreed to pay $3700 rent per camera per month.  (As of Dec. 2015 it was $3921 per month, due to cost of living adjustments.)  Many area cities pay around $2000 (see FAQ # 17), and had Encinitas' negotiators obtained a $2000 price, they would have saved the City $428,400.
To cover that extra rent, the City will need to issue an extra 4284 tickets (assuming that the City receives $100 of revenue from each ticket issued).


Program Closing?

At the June 26, 2013 council meeting, the council heard a
staff report, discussed ending the program, but took no action.


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."

This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of 3-9-15.




Encinitas Docs Set # 7
More Coming

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




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