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Some of Newark's "tickets" can possibly 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 Docs Set # 7 (below) and the Snitch Ticket section on the Your Ticket page.

If you have a Newark red light camera ticket, please be sure to contact me.


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 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.

As of 2017 he is in the State Legislature in Sacramento and was co-author of SB-1 (raises gas tax and car registration fees beginning Nov. 2017).  In 2013 he was the author of AB-666 which - had it passed - would have increased the number of red light camera tickets.  Before reaching the Legislature he was a member of the Fremont City Council, and during his time on the council 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 in 2010 he made the motion to extend the contract to June 2017.

Please don't vote for him.

Send him back home to his bankruptcy law practice.



Newark Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Total Violations, Notices Printed [4]

New 8-14-10, updated 7-8-17

Cam #
CEMO
01
CHMO
01
MOCE
01
NEJA
01
NEJA
03







CITY
OF
NEWARK
CALIF.
Cedar
Nbd at
Mowry
left
&
straight
[7]
Cherry
Sbd at
Mowry
lefts
straight
&
right
[7]

Mowry
Wbd at
Cedar
lefts
straights
&
right
[7]
Newark
Nbd at
Jarvis
left
&
straights
[6]

Newark
at
Jarvis
lefts
straights
&
right
[6]


[3]

Total
Citations
Issued
as %
of Events
Re-
corded
Total
Violations
Recorded/
Notices
Printed
[1] [4]

Aug06

70
39








70
39

Sep06

53
33








53
33

Oct06
158
66
61
34
9
2







228
102

Nov06
586
212
57
33
714
396







1357
641

Dec06
723
202
29
16
576
443







1328
661

2006
[5]










Jan07
666
306
31
20
483
385







1180
711

Feb07
526
289
27
18
225
177







778
484

Mar07
531
246
38
27
275
193
52
27
1416
692





2312
1185

Apr07
423
139
40
23
388
213
70
38
1355
841





2276
1254

May07
571
139
54
29
458
232
61
31
1150
676





2294
1107

Jun07












Jul07
529
246
25
17
370
219
66
35
16
1





1006
518

Aug07












Sep07












Oct07










1496
849

Nov07












Dec07












2007
[5]








10471
(proj.)

Jan08
297
157
33
18
274
166
36
20
474
256





1114
617

Feb08












Mar08










1196
758

Apr08










1146
679

May08










1202
746

Jun08












Jul08
252
183
23
4
245
134
28
11
382
175





930
507

Aug08












Sep08










1106
586

Oct08










1081
756

Nov08










1050
732

Dec08












2008
[2]
[5]








8072
(proj.)

Jan09
259
220
14
10
298
228
27
16
315
223





913
697

Feb09












Mar09










858
619

Apr09










792
539

May09










885
583

Jun09












Jul09
225
164
41
16
249
144
21
7
355
243





891
574

Aug09












Sep09










898
634

Oct09










869
632

Nov09










788
581

Dec09












2009
[2]
[5]








7289
(proj.)

Jan10
280
224
31
19
216
168
8
2
206
144





741
557

Feb10










860
564

Mar10










999
597

Apr10
359
232
20
9
284
173
24
4
297
165





985
583

May10
252
171
41
32
269
125
26
7
295
165





883
500

Jun10
294
209
32
25
236
146
13
10
258
165





833
555

Jul10
384
299
33
27
306
212
9
4
254
172





986
714

Aug10
[5]









986
595

Sep10
219
151
47
38
224
156
8
3
314
211





812
559

Oct10
292
153
28
10
232
109
28
11
264
115





844
398

Nov10
336
210
38
24
292
168
13
5
300
198





979
605

Dec10
335
241
33
15
261
151
18
10
280
197





927
615

2010
[2]










6842

Jan11
298
232
49
24
246
126
-
-
167
133





760
535

Feb11
251
172
36
20
241
182
-
-
290
216





818
590

Mar11
321
220
36
17
273
183
-
-
304
216





934
636

Apr11
328
226
25
17
252
174
-
-
289
188





894
605

May11
357
229
27
17
305
196
-
-
333
228





1022
670

Jun11
401
261
22
15
317
209
-
-
304
220





1044
705

Jul11
381
240
41
32
333
223
-
-
194
136





949
631

Aug11
368
224
37
25
357
230
-
-
290
191





1052
670

Sep11
318
220
41
18
345
253
-
-
350
245





1054
736

Oct11
344
253
33
18
397
282
-
-
345
239





1119
792

Nov11
289
212
34
21
266
182
-
-
373
272





962
687

Dec11
320
170
34
16
230
103
-
293
119





877
408

2011
[2]










7665

Jan12
263
100
43
11
243
78
-
309
107





858
296

Feb12
300
152
40
12
300
128
-
265
106





905
398

Mar12
379
216
38
13
242
106
-
306
136





965
471

Apr12
335
182
41
20
283
118
-
300
145





959
465

May12
342
169
37
17
257
85
-
322
137





958
408

Jun12
351
203
29
17
292
132
-
323
173





995
525

Jul12
401
229
38
26
262
139
-
308
144





1009
538

Aug12










969
456

Sep12










981
428

Oct12










1063
502

Nov12










955
458

Dec12










932
468

2012
[2]










5413

Jan13










876
453

Feb13










824
393

Mar13
380
213
43
23
274
127
-
291
139





988
502

Apr13










923
451

May13
368
188
44
16
240
98
-
339
129





991
431

Jun13










1025
460

Jul13










909
452

Aug13
351
178
111
21
372
132
-
475
150





1309
481

Sep13










918
352

Oct13










990
407

Nov13










617
201

Dec13










845
386

2013
[2]










4969

Jan14










730
309

Feb14










854
377

Mar14
335
154









924
398

Apr14
268
118









848
310

May14
354
159









887
361

Jun14
161
88









728
316

Jul14
146
61









841
290

Aug14
219
91
33
18
300
106
-
421
157





973
372

Sep14
353
174
35
20
197
99
-
428
186





1013
479

Oct14
321
161









972
437

Nov15
365
208









1060
445

Dec14
316
164









881
386

2014
[1]









42%
10727
4480

Jan15
293
145









899
399

Feb15










794
374

Mar15
411
220
84
44
146
75
-
359
163





1000
502

Apr15










1047
481

May15










1007
450

Jun15
256
125
72
33
116
32

419
165





863
355

Jul15
269
101
85
42
117
35

440
189





911
367

Aug15
433
237
94
51
280
99

424
184





1231
571

Sep15
334
169
95
47
319
139

475
211





1223
566

Oct15
381
208
90
45
255
118

451
198





1177
569

Nov15
441
271
107
31
273
100

447
187





1268
589

Dec15
[9]
386
245
84
50
269
145

482
255





1221
716

2015
[2]









47%
12641
5939
(proj.)

Jan16
[9]










1163
547

Feb16
[9]










1042
488

Mar16
[10]










1242
559

Apr16
369
184
85
35
291
138

368
169





1113
526

May16
379
215
89
448
295
136

428
195





1191
594

Jun16
440
214
89
44
333
144

502
207





1364
609

Jul16
[11]










1356
610

Aug16
[9]










1348
657

Sep16
413
223
98
51
276
129

515
187





1302
590

Oct16
[9]










1404
681

Nov16
[9]










1445
685

Dec16













2016
[2]










15240
7141
(proj.)

Cam #
CEMO
01
CHMO
01
MOCE
01
NEJA
01
NEJA
03







CITY
OF
NEWARK
CALIF.



[8]

Cedar
Nbd at
Mowry
lefts
straight
&
(mostly)
right
[7]

Cherry
Sbd at
Mowry
lefts
straight
&
right
[7]

Mowry
Wbd at
Cedar
lefts
straights
&
(mostly)
right
[7]
Newark
Nbd at
Jarvis
left
&
straights

[6]

Newark
at
Jarvis
lefts
straights
&
(mostly)
right
[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.

The official reports for April - June 2010 are part of Docs Set # 3, below.
Official reports, 2006 - 2010

Spreadsheet:  Activations and Citations, 2006 - 2010 [5]
 Official reports, late 2010
Official reports, 2011
Official reports, 2011 - 2012
Official reports, late 2012
Official reports, 2007 - 2013
Official report, Jul2013
Official reports, 2013 - 2014
Official reports, 2008 - 2014
Official reports, 2008 - 2015
Official report, 2014 full year
Official reports, 2015 Spring
Official reports, late 2015
Official reports, early 2016
Official reports, mid 2016
Official reports, early & late 2016

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  Annual total, or annual projection, is 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, 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]  Additional monthly or half-year data, and annual totals, are available in the spreadsheet linked above.
[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) may not be accurate.  Also see Set # 2 and Set # 6, below.
[7]  Direction of enforcement from list provided by the City.  Also see Set # 2 and Set # 6, below.
[8] The title bar has been repeated solely for the convenience of the reader -
there is no difference between it and the one near the top of the table.
[9]  The official report for this month was generated ten days or less after the end of the month, shows a number of violations "in progress," so the "Approved Violations" figure given in the official report may not reflect the full number of tickets eventually issued.  The citywide "Total" Notices Printed figures were adjusted as follows before being posted to the table above:  The Dec. 2015 figure was increased by the number of violations in progress times the 42% issuance rate seen in 2014.  The 2016 figures were adjusted by the 47% issuance seen in 2015.
[10]  The official report for this month covered an extra day, so the official figures were reduced by 1/32 before being posted in the table above.
there is no difference between it and the one near the top of the table.
[11]  The official report for this month was generated one or more days before the end of the month.  The Processed Incidents were adjusted proportionately, as was the figure for violations "in progress."  The citywide "Total Notices Printed" figures were adjusted as follows before being posted to the table above:  The 2016 figures were increased by the adjusted number of violations in progress times the 47% issuance seen in 2015. 






Newark Docs Set # 2
"Late Time" Graphs

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.)

The City has provided bar graphs for a 12-month period in 2009 & 2010, plus July 2007, 2010, and 2011.
See the links, below.

Grand Terrace late times bar chart
The picture above is an example from another city.

CEMO-01 Jul07
CEMO-01 Jul10
CEMO-01  Nov09 - Oct10
CEMO-01 Jul11
CEMO-01 Jan12
CEMO-01 Jul12

CHMO-01 Jul07
CHMO-01 Jul10
CHMO-01  Nov09 - Oct10
CHMO-01 Jul11
CHMO-01 Jan12
CHMO-01 Jul12

MOCE-01 Jul07
MOCE-01 Jul10
MOCE-01  Nov09 - Oct10
MOCE-01 Jul11
MOCE-01 Jan12
MOCE-01 Jul12

NEJA-01 Jul07
NEJA-01 Jul10
NEJA-01  Nov09 - Oct10

NEJA-03 Jul07
NEJA-03 Jul10
NEJA-03  Nov09 - Oct10
NEJA-03 Jul11
NEJA-03 Jan12
NEJA-03 Jul12

All cameras, Dec12

All cameras, Jul13

All cameras, Jan15

All cameras, Oct15

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




Newark Docs Set # 3
Signal Timing Charts

In Aug. 2010 the City provided
signal timing charts (and the April - June 2010 ticket counts shown in the table above).



Newark Docs Set # 4
The Contract - Paying Way Too Much

2006 Contract
2010 Amendment
2011 Renewal (16MB file)
2011 Renewal, signed

Until a Jan. 20, 2010 amendment, the 2006 contract included an illegal "cost neutrality" clause, whereby the city did not have to pay RedFlex the full rent if the City's fine revenue was insufficient to cover the rent. See Subsection B. of Defect # 10. 

2011:  New Contract

With a new contract looming, on Apr. 12, 2011 highwayrobbery.net wrote to the city council, suggesting that they negotiate for a better price.

On Apr. 14, 2011 the city council voted 5 - 0 to accept a new 5-year contact under which the City will pay $5700 monthly rent per camera for four cameras.  The camera covering northbound Newark/Jarvis was removed. Over the five years the City will overpay $648,000 for the existing cameras (when compared with a $3000 target price).  To cover that extra rent, the City will need to issue an extra 6480 tickets (assuming that the City receives $100 of revenue from each ticket issued).  Also see FAQ # 17.
(
Invoices showed that in March and April 2013 the City paid $5864 for each of four cameras.)

The new contract also provides for up to six new cameras, with a monthly rent of $6200, which is too high. A close-by example:  Burlingame paid only $5870.  Over the five years Newark will overpay $118,800 for the new cameras (when compared to Burlingame's price).

Thus, the City gave away $766,800.

Further problems with the 2011 contract extension:

1.  The contract contains no adequate escape clause should a future council wish to terminate the contract, or if the voters terminate the contract via initiative.  A complete contract will include a formula by which the full cost of such a "for convenience" termination is to be calculated. While Section 6.1 of the contract does specify $1000 per month per camera - a figure that is much too high to retire five-year-old (or more) equipment -  the section also requires the City to pay unspecified "...out-of-pocket and/or direct costs and expenses."  For an example of a more complete formula - albeit one still having much-too-high prices - see Section 6.2 in the City of Victorville's original contract (available on the Victorville Documents page).

2.  Section 2 of the new contract says: 

"The Customer shall have the right, but not the obligation, to extend the term of this Agreement for up to two (2) additional consecutive and automatic two (2) year periods following the expiration of the Initial Term....  The customer may exercise the right to NOT extend the term... by providing written notice to Redflex not less than thirty (30) days prior to the last day of the initial term...."  

Renewal should never be automatic.  Renewals should occur only after a review by the City Council. 

2015 Amendment:  Still Paying Too Much

The 2011 contract was not due to expire until April 2016 but on Jan. 14, 2015 the City signed a two-year
extension (to April 2018) with a rent of $4700.

Even with the $1000 reduction from the previous rent, the City agreed to pay WAY too much.  In March 2014 the City of Elk Grove, California approved a new contract which specified the following schedule of rents for their five RedFlex cameras.


Imaged from Exh. D of the Elk Grove Contract

  Newark will pay 135% too much (compared to the Elk Grove price schedule) over the 39 months of the extension, $421,200 extra.  To cover that extra rent, the City will need to issue an extra 4212 tickets (assuming that the City receives an average of $100 for each ticket issued).

The Amendment specifies that RedFlex will upgrade the existing cameras to "HD Incident Video."  Are four (or eight) HD cameras worth that extra $421,200?

(Even though the monthly rent was to be reduced as of the Jan. 14, 2015 effective date of the Amendment,
invoices and checks from early 2015 show that RedFlex continued to bill at the old rate, and the City continued to pay it.)

The Newark contracts may also be available at the NPD website - see Set # 5, below.

This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of July 27, 2016.




Newark Docs Set # 5
Info on NPD Site

The Newark PD has extensive materials on its website, including copies of the contracts (see Exh. 1 of the Court Discovery Documents on the site).
If the above link ceases to work, drill down: www.newark.org > Departments > Police > Field ops > Support Services.



Newark Docs Set # 6
Mickey Mouse Tickets - Mostly Right Turns

An official report showed that in 2014, 92% of the City's tickets were for right turns.  That is the second highest percentage of right turns in the State of California.

Here is a video of a technical violation - making full stop just beyond the limit line - at a Newark intersection.



Newark Docs Set # 7
Newark's Snitch Tickets (Fake Tickets)

Some of Newark's "tickets" can be ignored.  If your "ticket" does not have the Superior Court's name and address on it, it is a fake ticket issued by the police, what I call a "Snitch Ticket." 

Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, the front and back of Snitch Tickets is supposed to carry the heading, "Courtesy Notice - This is Not a Ticket."

A June 2013 sampling of Newark tickets showed that 24% were Snitch Tickets.

For more details, see the Snitch Ticket section on the Your Ticket page. 



Newark Docs Set # 8
The Judges

I recommend doing a PC on Comm. Geoffrey Carter, who was sitting in Oakland but as of 2013 is in Fremont.

If you have a Newark ticket, please be sure to contact me.




Newark Docs Set # 9
Guidelines and Business Rules

These are the City's guidelines (required by CVC 21455.5(c)(1)) and controls  (required by CVC 21455.5(c)(2)(f)), for the processing and issuance of tickets.

Guidelines and Controls




Newark Docs Set # 10
More Coming

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


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