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Montebello, pop. 61,000, is 8 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.


It may be possible to completely ignore a Montebello ticket.
1
.  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.
2. 
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.



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. 

She was a vote to put an additional LA County-wide sales tax, to go to Metro, on the Nov. 2016 ballot.  (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.




Montebello Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Violations Recorded (in red type), and Citations Issued [5]

New 11-6-04, updated 11-7-17

Cam #
5002
5005
5013
5014













ACS
System
Locations
Monte-
bello
SB @
Para-
mount
[6]
Monte-
bello
NB @
Para-
mount
[6]
Beverly
EB @
Monte-
bello
[6]
Beverly
WB @
Monte-
bello
[6]








[3]
Total
Notices
Printed
as % of
Violations
Recorded
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
Per
Official
Monthly
CMR
Reports
 [5]
Total
Citations
Issued/
Rolling
Right
Citations
Per CVC
21455.5(i)
Annual
Reports
[11]
Revenue
from
Court
(thou-
sands)
[10]
Jan03

















Feb03
1
1259
155
0
0









12%
1269
156


Mar03
1
1232
454
0
0









37%
1246
455


Apr03
1
1319
408
14
15









31%
1428
438


May03
2
1315
324
11
19









25%
1434
356


Jun03
0
1167
283
7
11









24%
1259
301


Jul03
2
984
230
8
18









24%
1069
258


Aug03
2
1042
306
15
13









29%
1166
336


Sep03
2
997
300
12
11









30%
1079
325


Oct03
2
759
254
10
9









32%
855
275


Nov03
1
899
416
9
19









46%
966
445


Dec03
2
955
362
12
15









37%
1047
391


2003
185
16
11928
3492
341
98
364
130









29%
12818
3736


Jan04
2
767
375
12
13









49%
827
402


Feb04
1
672
289
11
13









42%
743
314


Mar04
1
861
249
7
9









29%
927
266


Apr04
0
840
227
11
12









28%
896
250


May04
2
866
256
9
15









30%
943
282


Jun04
0
902
161
7
6









18%
961
174


Jul04
1
904
263
8
7









29%
963
279


Aug04
1
911
186
7
8









20%
989
202


Sep04
0
738
249
9
7









33%
802
265


Oct04
0
616
151
14
5









25%
670
170


Nov04
2
486
275
15
8









55%
545
300


Dec04

















2004
YTD
10
8563
2681
110
103









31%
9266
2904


Jan05

















Jul05

















2005

















Cam #
[7]
MOPA
-03
MOPA
-01
MOBE
-01

BEGA
-01
GAVC
-01
MOWH
-01
VCGA
-01
WAGR
-01








Redflex
System
Locations
Monte-
bello
SB @
Para-
mount

Monte-
bello
NB @
Para-
mount

Beverly
&
Monte-
bello
[6]

Beverly
&
Garfield
[6]
Garfield
&
Via
Campo
[6]
Monte-
bello
&
Whittier
[6]
Via
Campo
&
Garfield
[6]
Wash-
ington
&
Green-
wood
[6]



[3]






Jan07
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0





0


Apr07














33
14


Jul07
349
177
311
163
0
0

0
0
969
496
0
0
436
199
745
261





2810
1296


Oct07














2299
1188


2007

















Jan08
174
106
207
152
0
0

0
0
520
297
0
0
198
90
239
126





1338
771


Mar08














1687
1127


Apr08














1499
937


Jul08
227
135
138
92
33
16

204
145
526
332
73
40
208
126
219
124





1628
1010


Sep08














1542
980


Oct08














1647
1167


2008
[2]














11984
(proj.)


Jan09
246
127
117
65
299
91

126
70
881
360
132
38
335
120
263
111





2399
982


Mar09














2408
1000


Apr09














2327
932


Jul09
165
85
146
75
276
86

96
60
552
248
129
49
299
77
286
124





1949
804


Sep09














1929
800


Oct09














1939
839


2009
[2]














10714
(proj.)


Jan10
170
78
134
66
205
81

110
58
606
270
114
26
159
50
186
86





1684
715


Feb10
163
75
96
58
171
44

69
38
121
57
111
29
171
39
168
74





1070
414


Mar10
211
107
108
60
174
55

146
96
133
56
120
48
205
66
166
80





1263
568


Apr10
186
102
136
71
197
63

131
94
239
101
121
35
197
66
144
82





1351
614


May10
275
121
151
79
178
47

119
88
263
123
130
43
181
65
184
105





1481
671

55
Jun10
190
83
95
44
169
49

130
82
239
118
106
34
221
66
169
85





1319
561

58
Jul10
183
87
126
59
172
50

109
65
198
94
127
34
203
66
193
108





1311
563

55
Aug10
205
96
124
61
192
51

118
68
255
103
76
23
205
68
149
57





1324
527

50
Sep10
149
66
109
50
187
60

97
62
256
100
77
16
164
58
176
96





1215
508

49
Oct10
202
87
110
59
170
40

116
81
279
105
105
37
160
75
158
81





1300
565

42
Nov10
153
71
96
50
137
34

63
41
102
54
88
25
136
46
172
92





947
413

36
Dec10
224
107
123
57
121
27

105
62
68
25
69
17
113
32
157
76





980
403

39
2010
[2]
2311
1080
1408
714
2073
601

1313
835
2759
1206
1244
367
2115
697
2022
1022




43%
15245
6522


Cam #
[7]
MOPA
-03
MOPA
-01
MOBE
-01

BEGA
-01
GAVC
-01
MOWH
-01
VCGA
-01
WAGR
-01








Jan11
177
78
121
63
123
27

87
54
117
41
78
22
135
52
103
42





941
379

43
Feb11
153
56
92
58
123
30

101
69
81
42
94
33
162
58
94
42





900
388

44
Mar11
164
79
128
70
125
24

135
92
112
48
82
27
180
54
159
68





1085
462

44
Apr11
190
76
121
64
147
51

147
93
106
44
75
34
205
73
161
74





1152
509

44
May11
222
99
135
79
145
43

117
84
127
58
104
35
175
56
178
92





1203
546

44
Jun11
194
84
146
73
179
40

123
82
115
49
102
40
175
75
188
85





1222
528

40
Jul11
227
114
161
95
169
42

133
90
124
46
95
28
207
66
207
96





1323
577

36
Aug11
223
103
141
77
205
53

137
102
110
44
97
44
214
75
227
98





1354
596

31
Sep11
220
98
156
82
209
61

149
105
113
35
115
32
196
80
226
111





1384
604

36
Oct11
229
90
174
116
236
68

132
81
137
63
79
30
226
82
207
106





1420
636

39
Nov11
216
98
142
92
201
60

138
92
92
32
91
42
194
62
206
102





1280
580

43
Dec11
[9]
184
80
201
64
188
59

126
73
147
77
98
38
210
63
236
126





1390
580

39
2011
[2]
2399
1055
1718
933
2050
558

1525
1017
1381
579
1110
405
2279
796
2192
1042




44%
14654
6385


Jan12














1146
411

44
Feb12














1149
482

45
Mar12














1269
522

37
Apr12














1238
540

37
May12














1326
566

36
Jun12














1519
706

40
Jul12














1511
697

37
Aug12














1521
738

47
Sep12














1481
725

45
Oct12
259
111
206
106
199
63

169
114
132
70
117
47
185
83
201
111





1468
705

55
Nov12














1240
615

47
Dec12















1403
628

43
2012
[2]













45%
16271
7335


Cam #
[7]
MOPA
-03
MOPA
-01
MOBE
-01

BEGA
-01
GAVC
-01
MOWH
-01
VCGA
-01
WAGR
-01








Jan13














1397
614

44
Feb13














1392
683

44
Mar13














1595
731

56
Apr13














1252
675

55
May13














1033
688

50
Jun13














1159
704

46
Jul13














980
601

57
Aug13














1101
742

48
Sep13














1018
624

51
Oct13
131
61
202
110
139
86

170
130
80
59
91
60
175
125
94
56





1082
687

59
Nov13














1002
613

46
Dec13
199
141
165
77
124
69

134
94
70
56
44
17
158
102
230
117





1124
673

55
2013
[2]













57%
14135
8035
7622
4358

Jan14
108
73
95
63
91
52

97
80
73
52
59
32
121
80
156
87





800
519

52
Feb14
105
59
82
44
104
64

143
111
68
49
83
42
152
103
134
79





871
551

51
Mar14
142
95
62
26
122
76

105
78
70
41
57
33
186
136
124
71





868
556

53
Apr14
131
89
173
80
124
60

198
143
84
57
89
41
164
94
163
81





1126
645

47
May14
180
107
252
116
78
48

222
159
63
51
68
27
195
101
188
78





1246
687

50
Jun14
182
107
253
138
100
60

178
132
93
66
51
24
181
92
196
96





1234
715

51
Jul14
106
70
225
115
129
68

197
140
52
33
71
50
154
40
183
82





1117
598

45
Aug14
185
110
245
123
134
63

179
124
261
168
66
33
75
29
236
106





1381
756

49
Sep14
178
118
191
106
155
86

208
150
305
175
48
32
90
51
228
83





1403
801

49
Oct14
100
65
186
71
94
56

234
153
235
169
56
36
69
37
278
116





1252
703

58
Nov14
174
104
264
142
125
70

159
116
631
385
48
26
265
74
226
97





1892
1014

44
Dec14
182
102
236
116
125
74

251
171
566
344
58
30
113
61
163
66





1694
964

64
2014
[2]
1773
1099
2264
1140
1381
777

2171
1557
2501
1590
754
406
1765
898
2275
1042




57%
14884
8509
8091
4926

Cam #
[7]
MOPA
-03
MOPA
-01
MOBE
-01

BEGA
-01
GAVC
-01
MOWH
-01
VCGA
-01
WAGR
-01








Jan15
146
92
251
112
131
80

148
100
559
363
53
30
136
68
121
49





1545
894

68
Feb15
175
103
228
91
111
57

174
124
520
310
68
34
144
74
216
81





1636
874

75
Mar15
170
101
245
119
114
56

190
133
618
381
86
57
169
88
195
90





1787
1025

93
Apr15
137
85
269
131
148
90

166
115
570
383
78
50
163
90
146
43





1677
987

78
May15
183
102
274
154
152
101

157
125
550
385
91
58
139
79
143
57





1689
1061

77
Jun15
182
115
294
148
144
85

190
119
549
346
94
59
156
93
157
64





1766
1029

81
Jul15
180
113
270
159
157
108

209
140
615
329
75
41
217
105
247
98





1970
1093

75
Aug15
180
86
272
63
136
64

149
62
650
287
93
40
202
81
183
43





1865
726

77
Sep15
160
106
305
134
128
58

133
91
588
353
87
44
229
125
261
103





1891
1014

68
Oct15
187
113
293
134
189
88

197
131
665
316
0
0
228
124
267
107





2026
1013

71
Nov15
172
104
264
134
78
28

186
140
475
296
0
0
210
119
196
84





1581
905

56
Dec15
233
151
280
191
108
58

183
145
488
344
0
0
195
142
213
105





1700
1136

76
2015
[2]
2105
1271
3245
1570
1596
873

2082
1425
6847
4093
725
413
2188
1188
2345
924




56%
21133
11757
11019
7383

Jan16
130
78
270
170
121
52

128
84
627
437
0
0
165
104
162
87





1603
1012

78
Feb16
154
94
251
152
124
58

218
166
634
459
0
0
251
166
350
184





1982
1279

81
Mar16
162
78
238
124
152
92

206
147
659
440
0
0
249
170
354
171





2020
1222

83
Apr16
152
92
112
55
176
109

214
171
623
452
0
0
290
195
331
165





1898
1239

86
May16
129
68
123
54
183
120

220
163
581
409
56
32
257
170
328
141





1877
1157

88
Jun16
147
97
131
54
167
92

204
128
644
456
109
60
316
204
304
131





2022
1222

91
Jul16
99
59
204
72
152
79

217
157
666
484
135
81
261
172
332
148





2066
1252

93
Aug16
141
96
176
77
176
99

220
164
729
523
116
84
351
188
298
150





2207
1381

90
Sep16
157
115
149
67
187
109

215
176
639
438
147
92
327
206
351
179





2172
1382

98
Oct16
173
117
145
52
153
96

218
174
736
532
100
69
232
112
338
195





2095
1347

96
Nov16
127
85
134
49
133
77

220
158
649
477
421
184
216
156
299
148





2199
1334

100
Dec16
256
179
146
67
141
94

212
168
589
430
344
219
230
153
361
189





2279
1499

101
2016
[1]
1827
1158
2079
993
1865
1076

2492
1856
7776
5538
1428
821
3145
1996
3808
1888




63%
24420
15327
14277
9896

Jan17
138
99
152
69
12
5

180
125
561
422
191
129
218
147
398
211





1850
1207

115
Feb17
156
102
135
60
87
55

113
91
520
381
168
87
161
104
306
156





1646
1036

101
Mar17
205
148
181
91
176
121

209
139
678
501
275
175
324
215
412
231





2460
1621

125
Apr17
166
107
175
84
159
98

224
159
611
426
198
133
283
186
326
174





2142
1367

122
May17
















119
Jun17
















104
Jul17
















97
Aug17
















104
Sep17
















101
Oct17
















117
May-
Oct17
[4]  [12]
1036
701
1074
522
1000
601

1410
1039
3175
2188
1025
672
1964
1185
2265
1172





12949
8082


Nov17

















Dec17

















2017
[2]
(proj.)
2041
1388
2060
991
1721
1056

2563
1864
6654
4702
2228
1435
3540
2204
4448
2333




63%
25256
15976


Cam #
[7]
MOPA
-03
MOPA
-01
MOBE
-01

BEGA
-01
GAVC
-01
MOWH
-01
VCGA
-01
WAGR
-01








[8]
Monte-
bello
SB @
Para-
mount

Monte-
bello
NB @
Para-
mount

Beverly
&
Monte-
bello
[6]

Beverly
&
Garfield
[6]
Garfield
&
Via
Campo
[6]
Monte-
bello
&
Whittier
[6]
Via
Campo
&
Garfield
[6]
Wash-
ington
&
Green-
wood
[6]



[3]
Total
Notices
Printed
as % of
Violations
Recorded
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
Per
Official
Monthly
CMR
Reports
 [5]
Total
Citations
Issued/
Rolling
Right
Citations
Per CVC
21455.5(i)
Annual
Reports
[11]
Revenue
from
Court
(thou-
sands)
[10]

This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official monthly tabulations of citations actually issued.

Official reports, Jan. 2007 - Apr. 2010
Official reports, 2010 - 2011
Official reports, 2011 - 2012
Official reports, 2011 - 2013
Official reports, 2007 - 2013
Official reports, 2013 late
Official reports, 2010 - 2014
Official reports, 2008 - 2015
Official reports, 2015 early
Official reports, 2015 Spring
Official reports, 2015 late
Official reports, 2016 to July
Official reports, 2015 & Aug. 2016
Official report, Aug. 2016 to Mar. 2017
Official reports, Aug. 2016 to Apr. 2017
Official report, May to Oct. 2017 [4] [12]

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  These annual totals, or annual projections, are by highwayrobbery.net.  The 2017 projection is based upon Jan. - October.
[3]  Un-used columns are to allow for later expansion of City's system.
[4]  Month-by-month data was requested on 11-7-17.
[5]  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 ACS (the city's camera supplier before 2007) calls Citations Issued and
RedFlex (the supplier after 2007) 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).
[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]  One of these camera codes (Cam #) will appear in the data bar above the
photos on your ticket.
[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 Dec. 2011 report generated in Jan. 2012 differs from the Dec. 2011 report generated in Dec. 2012.  highwayrobbery.net has entered the later-generated report in the table.
[10]  For more info about monthly revenue, see Set # 5, below.
[11]  From the annual reports required, beginning with 2013, by CVC 21455.5(i).  They become available by the Fall of the following year.
[12]  The official report for this time period was generated less than ten days after the end of the final month.  As a result, many violations were still  "in progress" and the eventual number of "approved violations" would be expected to be greater than the number shown in the official report. Before being posted in the table above, the figures given in the official report were adjusted by assuming that the "in progress" violations would be approved in the same proportion that violations were approved during the previous calendar year.  For this time period the proportion used was 63%.





Montebello Docs Set # 2
Reasons to Stay Out of Montebello

1.  Mickey Mouse tickets.  An official report showed that in 2015, 67% of the City's tickets were for right turns.

2.  In Nov. 2017 the sales tax in Montebello will go up and you will pay an extra $10 of tax on every $1000 you spend in Montebello.

3.  Between 2014 and 2016, they nearly doubled the number of tickets, and they more than tripled the ticketing by the Garfield/Via Campo camera.  Montebello City Hall is so desperate for money that they may be tempted to increase ticketing to even higher levels.





Montebello Docs Set # 3
"Late Time" Graphs

  The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera, for all eight 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.

Highwayrobbery.net has periodically requested bar graphs for each camera. 
The following are those received.

BEGA 2009 - 2010
BEGA 2011

GAVC 2007 - 2010
GAVC 2011

MOBE 2009 - 2010
MOBE 2011

MOPA-01 2009 - 2010
MOPA-01 2011

MOPA-03 2009 - 2010
MOPA-03 2011

MOWH 2009 - 2010
MOWH 2011

VCGA 2009 - 2010
VCGA 2011

WAGR 2007 - 2010
WAGR 2011


Oct. 2012 - All Cameras

Oct. 2013 - All Cameras

Oct. 2015 - All Cameras

Oct. 2016 - All Cameras

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



Montebello Docs Set # 4
The Contract, Etc.

2006 RedFlex Contract

The 2006 contract included a "cost neutrality" clause.  (See Defect # 10 - B.)

The 2006 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.

2010 Amendment

In 2010 the contract was amended to substitute "Financial Feasibility" for "cost neutrality."  The new Financial Feasibility clause allows the City to cancel the contract upon 30 days' notice.  From Exhibit D, as amended:

"...no out of pocket costs for the Customer."

"Financial Feasibility includes, but is not limited to, whether the Customer's costs, including payment to RedFlex, exceeed or nearly exceeds the monthly revenue received by Customer."

The 2010 amendment also provided for an $18,000 monthly "concession" to the City, which had the effect of reducing the monthly rent per camera to $3750.  Many RedFlex customers have negotiated lower prices, with at least seven of them paying less than $3000, and had Montebello negotiated a $3000 price it would have saved $216,000 in twelve months.  See FAQ #  17. 

2011 - 2012 Extension

The one-year extension effective Feb. 2011 provided for a $28,000 monthly concession, which reduced the rent to $2500 per camera.


Another one-year extension, ending in April 2013:

2012 - 2013 Extension and Restated Agreement


And another one year extension:

2013 - 2014 Extension

At their meeting on Wednesday May 14, 2014 the city council adopted a staff recommendation to extend the program for another year, to April 2015, at a total monthly rent of $20,000, equal to $2500 per camera.

Two months earlier (March 2014) the City of Elk Grove, California approved a new contract which specified the following rents for their five RedFlex cameras.


From Exh. D of the Elk Grove Contract

As of late 2014 the City of Montebello still was paying $2500 per camera. 

By April 2015 all of Montebello's cameras were seven years old, or more.

Beginning in May 2015, the City signed a series of short
extensions more extensions of the contract.  The latest of the those extensions received here at highwayrobbery.net extended the contract two months to Nov. 2017, without reducing the rent.

Beginning when the cameras hit seven years of age, the City should have negotiated to pay no more than $2000 per camera.  Because they did not negotiate the rent down, they paid an extra $96,000 between May 2015 and May 2017 (compared to Elk Grove prices).  To cover that extra rent, the City needed to issue tickets to an additional 1264 motorists (the City's fine revenue averages $76 for each ticket it issues).

To see the rent that other cities pay, and how they negotiated, go to FAQ # 17.


This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of  Nov. 2017.




Montebello Docs Set # 5
The Revenue

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


Montebello Docs Set # 6
Length of Yellow Lights


Official Signal Timing Charts as of Late 2015



 Montebello Docs Set # 7
More Coming


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




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