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City of Inglewood Documents (Program Closed)
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Inglewood, pop. 115,000, is just east of LAX.

It may be possible to completely ignore an Inglewood ticket.
1.  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
and footnote 8 to Docs Set # 2, below.
2.  The LA County Superior Court does not report ignored red light camera tickets to the DMV.  More info is in "Countywide Information," which is Docs Set # 2 on the LA County Documents page.

Details of recent trials and arraignments of Inglewood tickets are at:  Inglewood Chronology.


Inglewood Contacts
City Hall, 1 Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301
(3/4 mile east of 405 freeway)
City offices are closed every Friday.
City Council phone: (310) 412-5301
Councilmembers' email addresses are:
Mayor James Butts - jbutts@cityofinglewood.org or mmcdade@cityofinglewood.org or mayor@cityofinglewood.org
Judy Dunlap - jdunlap@cityofinglewood.org or councilofficedistrict2@cityofinglewood.org or CD2@cityofinglewood.org
Eloy Morales - emorales@cityofinglewood.org or jgutierrez@cityofinglewood.org
Ralph Franklin - rfranklin@cityofinglewood.org or cmatthews@cityofinglewood.org
  Mike Stevens - michaelstevens@cityofinglewood.org or jbowman@cityofinglewood.org
Council meetings:  Most Tuesdays at 7 p.m.  Opportunity for public to speak:  Near end of meeting.  Call (310) 412-5301 to confirm council meeting date or to leave a message for the mayor or councilmembers.

Inglewood Chamber of Commerce
330 E. Queen St., Inglewood, CA 90301
inglewoodchamber@sbcglobal.net
(310) 677-1121



Inglewood Docs Set # 1
Missing Warning Signs - Prairie / 111th

After the arraignment session of Aug. 17, 2004 I drove around and looked at some of Inglewood's camera installations.  I noticed that at Prairie and 111th, there were no warning signs on 111th either side of Prairie.  They are required to be visible to traffic approaching from all directions.  See Defect # 4 on the Home page.
On August 17 and 18, I took pictures down the length of 111th near Prairie, to document the absence of the signs.  Those pictures are below.  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 their courtroom computer.

Click on the thumbnails to see larger photos.

Westbound 111th (east side of Prairie, walking east, facing west):













Click on the thumbnails to see larger photos.



Eastbound 111th (west side of Prairie, walking west, facing east):











Click on the thumbnails to see larger photos.



Inglewood Docs Set # 2
Ticket Counts (Program Closed in Feb. 2014)

Citations Issued
(per the City's monthly invoices from RedFlex)

Please be sure to read the footnotes, indicated by [  ]

New 12-3-04, updated 2-2-15

(See also the City report linked in Set # 7, below.)

<
Cam #
CEBE
01
CECR
01
CEDO
01
CEFL
01
CEIN
01
CEIN
03
CR104
01
CRCE
01
CRIM
01
CRIM
03
FLCE
01


CRMA
03
MACR
01
FLEU
01
FLPR
01
LBCE
01
LBCE
03
MAPR
01
MAPR
03
PR11
01
PR11
03
PRCE
01
PRCE
03
PRIM
01





Cen-
tinela
EB@
Beach
Cen-
tury
EB@
Cren-
shaw
[9]
Left
Cen-
tury
&
Doty
Cen-
tinela
SB@
Flor-
ence
[9]
Left
Cen-
tury
WB@
Ingle-
wood
Cen-
tury
EB@
Ingle-
wood
Cren-
shaw
SB@
104th
Cren-
shaw
NB@
Cen-
tury
[9]
Left
Cren-
shaw
NB@
Imp-
erial
Cren-
shaw
SB@
Imp-
erial
Flor-
ence
EB@
Cen-
tinela

Thru
Cren-
shaw
NB@
108

[8]
Thru
Cren-
shaw
SB@
108

[8]
Thru
Cren-
shaw
NB@
Man-
chester
[9]
Left
Cren-
shaw
SB@
Man-
chester
[9]
Left

Flor-
ence
WB@
Pra-
irie
La
Brea
SB@
Cen-
tury
[9]
Left
La
Brea
NB@
Cen-
tury
[9]
Left
Man-
chester
@
Pra-
irie
Man-
chester
@
Pra-
irie
Pra-
irie
NB@
111


Thru
Pra-
irie
SB@
111


Thru
Pra-
irie
SB@
Cen-
tury
[9]
Left
Pra-
irie
NB@
Cen-
tury
[9]
Left
Pra-
irie
SB@
Imp-
erial
[9]
Left

[3]

Total
Cites
Is-
sued


[1]
Sep03






























Oct03
[7]











114
[11]
137
[11]
















492
Nov03
[7]











526
[11]
630
[11]
















2267
Dec03
[7] [9]











624
[11]
747
[11]
















2687
2003






























Jan04
[7]











539
[11]
645
[11]
















2324
Feb04
[7]











328
[11]
393
[11]
















1416
Mar04

76

55



138


59
310
419
20
3


76
45


51
51
66
123
30



1519
[10]
Apr04

88

35



113


54
243
297
15
10


47
32


54
69
52
96
17



1222
[10]
May04

198

45



83


53
320
376
22
11


50
12


51
84
48
125
19



1497
Jun04

193

25



58


51
413
362
9
12


33
3


43
139
39
96
25



1501
[10]
Jul04

125

19



46


17
386
309
14
13


5
1


55
114
40
93
20



1257
[10]
Aug04

130

38



46


29
358
669
7
4


22
26


84
149
91
55
31



1739
[10]
Sep04

73

47



45


42
202
350
7
-


56
49


85
191
81
50
28



1306
[10]
Oct04

103

49



62


55
61
92
6
2


37
41


76
177
64
34
30



889
[10]
Nov04

93

50



51


69
13
26
17
1


8
18


99
189
62
37
31



764
[10]
Dec04

163

69



64


87
2
7
11
2


11
3


122
179
112
57
28



917
[10]
2004






























Jan05

113

45
60
40
92
51


63
2
1
2
2


5
4


113
123
90
41
29



876
[10]
Feb05
133
77

40
124
81
185
51


53
[8]
[8]
7
-

201
6
4


74
105
88
34
23



1290
[10]
Mar05
162
77

42
94
126
139
61


52
[8]
[8]
10
1

288
3
3


75
156
108
45
22



1464
Apr05
93
79

50
72
98
98
64


46
[8]
[8]
10
1

139
2
4


72
115
80
54
26



1103
May05
93
76

52
91
97
184
77
35
67
41
[8]
[8]
9
-

135
2
6


43
105
80
41
22



1257
Jun05
103
45
38
29
51
77
131
67
87
99
54
1
[8]
10
6

85
4
6


32
78
58
49
12



1121
Jul05
85
105
77
27
74
58
147
91
51
89
59
[8]
[8]
8
2

133
12
11


48
150
86
53
18



1384
Aug05
77
82
67
40
70
38
128
51
83
139
29
[8]
[8]
5
1

100
16
4


35
167
73
67
22



1294
Sep05
120
31
107
40
50
29
94
59
105
131
43
[8]
[8]
3
1

153
12
5


16
143
94
41
20



1297
Oct05
156
59
194
52
61
52
159
60
107
113
50
[8]
[8]
4
4

185
11
8


34
170
83
47
17



1626
Nov05






























Dec05






























2005






























Jan06
[7]





























Jan06-
Jul06
(7 Months)
1634
830
1794
651
2607
1444
652
308
873
536
745
441
1978
1195
1125
606
2600
1143
2798
1637
1017
414




0
0
2493
1457
665
330
536
247
0
0
0
0
704
355
1896
1075
1339
664
781
286
0
0



26237
13619
2006





























44625
21908
Jan07
[7]




























Jul07
[7]




























2007






























Jan08
[7]




























Jul08
[7]




























2008






























Jan09
[7]




























Jul09
[7]




























2009






























Jan10
[7]




























Jul10
[7]




























2010






























Jan11
[7]




























Feb11






























Mar11






























Apr11






























May11






























Jun11






























Jul11
[7]




























Aug11
[7] [12]



























1528
Sep11
[7]
[12]




























1528
Oct11
[7]
[12]




























1528
Nov11
[7]
[12]




























1528
Dec11
[7]
[12]




























1528
2011






























Aug11-
Jan12
(6
Months)
1353
733
1806
257
1597
589
604
229
736
351
643
323
2688
1597
1364
172
1582
562
1340
501
384
156




653
372
1088
473
585
251
681
373
964
205
1725
430
457
227
627
436
1447
304
1198
267




23522
8808
Jan12





























3471
1170
Feb12






























Mar12






























Apr12





























3842
1369
May12






























Jun12






























Jul12





























4075
1430
Aug12






























Sep12






























Oct12
276
208
316
55
309
195
198
131
122
80
156
113
154
95
299
82
343
92
274
188
184
115




153
89
195
119
60
36
41
23
159
46
235
103
116
80
127
84
377
116
138
6




4232
2056
Nov12






























Dec12






























2012
[2]





























18075
(Proj.)
Jan13
239
133
294
66
213
115
138
51
120
68
125
54
153
87
267
62
340
132
278
140
121
68




93
51
144
64
40
20
31
16
188
54
220
91
97
55
103
65
285
42
167
35




3656
1469
Feb13






























Mar13






























Apr13






























May13






























Jun13






























Jul13






























Aug13






























Sep13






























Oct13






























Nov13






























Dec13






























2013
[2]





























19028
(Proj.)
Jan14





























793
(proj.)
Feb14





























CLOSED
2014






























Cam #
CEBE
01
CECR
01
CEDO
01
CEFL
01
CEIN
01
CEIN
03
CR104
01
CRCE
01
CRIM
01
CRIM
03
FLCE
01


CRMA
03
MACR
01
FLEU
01
FLPR
01
LBCE
01
LBCE
03
MAPR
01
MAPR
03
PR11
01
PR11
03
PRCE
01
PRCE
03
PRIM
01





Cen-
tinela
EB@
Beach
Cen-
tury
EB@
Cren-
shaw
[9]
Left
Cen-
tury
&
Doty
Cen-
tinela
SB@
Flor-
ence
[9]
Left
Cen-
tury
WB@
Ingle-
wood
Cen-
tury
EB@
Ingle-
wood
Cren-
shaw
SB@
104th
Cren-
shaw
NB@
Cen-
tury
[9]
Left
Cren-
shaw
NB@
Imp-
erial
Cren-
shaw
SB@
Imp-
erial
Flor-
ence
EB@
Cen-
tinela

Thru
Cren-
shaw
NB@
108

[8]
Thru
Cren-
shaw
SB@
108

[8]
Thru
Cren-
shaw
NB@
Man-
chester
[9]
Left
Cren-
shaw
SB@
Man-
chester
[9]
Left

Flor-
ence
WB@
Pra-
irie
La
Brea
SB@
Cen-
tury
[9]
Left
La
Brea
NB@
Cen-
tury
[9]
Left
Man-
chester
@
Pra-
irie
Man-
chester
@
Pra-
irie
Pra-
irie
NB@
111


Thru
Pra-
irie
SB@
111


Thru
Pra-
irie
SB@
Cen-
tury
[9]
Left
Pra-
irie
NB@
Cen-
tury
[9]
Left
Pra-
irie
SB@
Imp-
erial
[9]
Left

[3]

Total
Cites
Is-
sued


[1]

This table made by highwayrobbery.net.  The 2003 - 2005 data is from the City's monthly invoices from RedFlex.  It is possible that a ticket issued, and invoiced, in a particular month, could be for a violation that occurred several months before.  This is due to the City's use of Traffic Violation Notices (see Fake Tickets/Snitch Tickets on the Your Ticket page, and Footnotes 8 and 9, below).
The 2006 - 2013 data is from reports generated by RedFlex' database.
RedFlex reports, 2006 and 2011-2012
RedFlex reports, 2006 - 2013

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Except where noted otherwise, totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  Annual total, or annual projection, is by highwayrobbery.net. The 2012 projection is based upon the four calendar months of 2012 figures received from the City.  The 2013 projection adjusts the 2012 projection by the fine revenues seen (see Set # 12, below) in the twelve-month periods Mar12 - Feb13 and Mar13 - Feb14.  
[3]  Un-used columns are to allow for later expansion of City's system.
[4]  Any igures in red type are "raw" violations recorded by the cameras, and have been posted only for selected months, due to time limitations.  If there is sufficient public interest, the remaining months will be posted.  The figures in black type are citations issued.
[5]  Data has been requested but has not yet been received.
[6]  The camera enforcement is on traffic on the first-named street, but the direction of enforcement (north, south, east, west, thru, left) is not yet available.
[7]  Camera-by-camera data for these months has been requested but has not yet been received.
[8]  According to the IPD (see the staff report linked in Set # 4, below), Crenshaw/108th camera enforcement was discontinued as of Sept. 7, 2004.  The probable reason why ticket issuance continued for several months after that date is the delay caused by the City's use of Snitch Tickets - see the 'Snitch Tickets:  Do They Issue Just a Few, or a Lot?' section at the top of the Your Ticket page.
[9]  According to 2004 courtroom testimony by IPD officers, the left-turn yellows at all intersections except Florence/Centinela were increased from 3.0 to 3.6 seconds on Dec. 9, 2003.  In 2005, the left-turn yellow for Florence/Prairie may have been increased from 3.0 to 3.6 on April 4 (see also Docs Set # 6, below).
I believe the approx. 40% decrease in ticket issuance seen by Feb. 2004 was due to the Dec. 9 increase in the length of the left-turn yellows.  Inglewood makes extensive use of Traffic Violation Notices (see Fake Tickets/Snitch Tickets on the Your Ticket page), so the approx. 1-month delay in the appearance of this decrease (in the Total column above) could be because the City is not billed by RedFlex until a real citation is issued.  
[10]  Totals are by highwayrobbery.net
[11]  Oct. 2003 to Feb. 2004 camera-by-camera figures are estimates, calculated as follows.  During the six months (Mar. to Aug. 2004)
for which the City has disclosed camera-by-camera data, the following cameras accounted for the noted percentages of the total 8735 camera tickets issued citywide during those six months (according to the IPD, Crenshaw/108th camera enforcement was discontinued as of Sept. 7).
Crenshaw/108th, northbound -  2030 tickets, 23.2%.
Crenshaw/108th, southbound -  2432 tickets, 27.8%.
The assumption used for making the estimates for Oct. 2003 to Feb. 2004 is that these cameras accounted for the same percentage of tickets citywide during those months, as they did during the later months.
[12]  The Aug11 - Dec11 totals are the six-month report, minus Jan12, divided by five.




Inglewood Docs Set # 3
"Late Time" Graphs

The City has been asked for 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.

The City did not provide bar graphs.

Bar graphs are available for over 50 other cities - see the list in the expanded version of Defect # 9.




Inglewood Docs Set # 4
The Contract (Program Closed Jan. 2014)

2008 Contract

Inglewood closed its camera program on Jan. 17, 2014.  The only public announcement was an entry in the City's budget (see pg. 43 of the pdf).


This list of contracts and amendments may not be complete - there could be a contract or amendment in addition to the one listed above.




Inglewood Docs Set # 5
Info on IPD Site

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






Inglewood Docs Set # 6
Getting to Inglewood CostCo was Not So Easy
(Map of Camera Locations)

( As of 8-31-05 )

This is CostCo's map showing how to get to its Inglewood store from the three nearby freeways.  I have modified the map to show Inglewood's thirteen camera intersections (red dots), and two nearby Hawthorne cameras (yellow dots).


 



Inglewood Docs Set # 7
April 2005 Report to City Council about Crenshaw / 108th

This staff report contains a wealth of information, including ticket counts for all cameras.
It was heard at the April 19, 2005 city council meeting.
http://www.cityofinglewood.org/AgendaStaffReports/04-19-05/ca-2.pdf
The report contained the following comments about Crenshaw / 108th:
"On September 7, 2004 the City shut down the two red light enforcement systems at Crenshaw and 108th."  (Page 1.)
"In 2004 there were some adverse issues and inconsistencies encountered with the court, specifically with the bench officers [judges] assigned to our traffic court.  Much of this centered around the Crenshaw and 108th intersection, where our bench officer began to summarily dismiss any citations brought to trial.  As mentioned previously, the two systems at the Crenshaw and 108th intersection were shut down in September, 2004.  However, there are still citations from the intersection set for trial.  In early 2005, the bench officer assigned to our traffic court was changed and trial proceedings have stabilized significantly.  The lingering Crenshaw and 108th citations continue to be dismissed, with the court's reasoning being that the previous bench officer set a precedent by dismissing these citations in 2004.  It is expected the program will continue to stabilize in 2005."  (Page 2.)



Inglewood Docs Set # 8
Another Missing Sign - Florence / Centinela


On June 1, 2005 a reader sent me the following note and photo.

"This legally mandated warning sign at the westbound approach to the intersection of Florence Avenue and Centinela Avenue... is not totally invisible.  It is on the center median, however, behind a freshly trimmed tree.  The sign is visible if you really look for it to your left from the first and second lanes of through traffic but much too close to the intersection.  In fact, by the time you would be able to see it, you should be looking at the intersection itself."

"Before the tree was trimmed, the warning sign was even less visible.  Compliance with the spirit and letter of the law requiring such signs would have been complied with by placing the sign in front of this particular tree where it would have been, as it should be, clearly visible to oncoming traffic underneath the foliage of the taller, more mature trees in the median."

On June 9, that reader sent this follow-up.

"...the red light camera warning sign was moved [sometime between June 1 and 9] from the median to the north curb of Florence Avenue visible to all four lanes of west bound traffic approaching Centinela Avenue."

The photo was taken May 31.  The warning sign is partly behind the leftmost tree.  See also Defect # 4 on the Home page.





Inglewood Docs Set # 9
Yellow Lengthened at Florence / Prairie?


On April 4, 2005 the left-turn yellow for Florence/Prairie may have been increased from 3.0 to 3.6.
So far as of July 2005, I have a signal timing chart indicating some kind of revision on that date.  The City is dragging their feet very hard to delay full disclosure, so if you want to use this defect in your trial, I suggest that you subpoena the documents.  In early Sept. 2005 I received ticket counts for the intersection (see Set # 2, above), which show a big decrease in the number of tickets at Florence/Prairie.



Inglewood Docs Set # 10
  Yet Another Missing Sign!  Century / Doty


A reader sent me the following photo, taken July 18, 2005, showing that the required sign for the southbound exit from Hollywood Park is behind a pillar (I have added a white arrow).





Inglewood Docs Set # 11
"Guidelines" Presented at Court


At the trial session of Sept. 16, 2005 a defendant asked the Inglewood officers if they had guidelines (per Defect # 10, on the Home page).  They offered the document below.  The defendant made a motion for dismissal, lack of guidelines.  He noted the following problems with the City's document.
1.  The document was undated, so could have been created after the ticket was issued to the defendant.
2.  The document described itself as being "For courtroom testimony purposes..."(highlighted below) thus did not prove that the City had written guidelines that they actually used when "screening and issuing violations" back at the police station.
3.  The document did not contain guidelines for "selection of location," as required by CVC 21455.5(c)(2)(A).
(He also could have asked who wrote the guidelines - the camera company is prohibited from doing so - and for the "procedures to ensure compliance with those guidelines," as required by CVC 21455.5(c)(1), but did not ask either question.)
The judge asked the officers if the public could access the guidelines for selection of location.  The officers responded that they could be obtained via a public records request to the Public Works Department.  In a decision that I do not agree with, the judge denied the defendant's motion for dismissal, saying that the guidelines were a public record that the defendant could, and should, have requested from Public Works beforehand.








Inglewood Docs Set # 12
The Revenue


The City's monthly ticket revenue from the court is available in the Revenue Spreadsheet on the
LA County Docs page.




Inglewood Docs Set # 13
More Coming


Even though the program has closed, there may be some more Inglewood information posted here in the future. 





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