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you haven't already done so, please read the
Oceanside section on the Camera Towns page
City of Oceanside Documents
Some of Oceanside's 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." For more details, see Set # 1, below, and the Fake Ticket section on the Your Ticket page.
Do you live in LA County? Was
Zev Yaroslavsky your County Supervisor? (Until
Nov. 2014, 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.)
Sheila "Kuehl Kams" 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.
Kuehl will be up for re-election in Nov. 2018 and Nov. 2022.
Total Violations Recorded, Notices Printed, Citations Issued 
Also on Nov. 10, the City provided a RedFlex "Customer Violations Report" having camera-by-camera lump-sum data for the entire period the camera system had been operating, but not including a month-by-month breakdown.
The City's use of Nominations (a.k.a. Snitch
Tickets) probably explains,
See the table's footnotes for further details.
This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official documents obtained under the California Public Records Act.
Official report, Dec2004
Official reports, 2005 (3 monthy)
Official report, 2005 (9+ months)
Official reports, 2004 - 2010
Official reports, 2011 (new cameras only)
Official reports, 2010 - 2012
Official reports, 2011 - 2013 (includes all cameras in May & June 2011)
Official reports, 2013 - 2014
Official reports, 2006 - 2014
Official reports, 2014 Summer
[ ] indicates a footnote.
 Totals are as provided by the City.
 YTD = Year-to-date total.
 Un-used columns are to allow for later expansion of City's system.
 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. Full official data has been received and is available at one of the links given above. Figures in blue type (or, if you are looking at this table in black and white, in italic type) are total Cites Issued (filed with the court), per RedFlex's monthly invoices to the City.
 Data was requested on:
 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.
 Data covers Jan. 10 to Oct. 21, 2005 (official report is linked, above).
 Serial number data received only for two months shown.
 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.
 These annual totals, averages, or projections, are by highwayrobbery.net.
Oceanside Docs Set # 2
In March 2010 the contract was renewed,
by a 3 - 1 vote (Ayes: Jack Feller, Kern,
Wood. No: Sanchez).
At the Feb. 20, 2013 budget meeting,
the city council was presented with a report
indicating that it would cost $48,000 to terminate the
camera program early. Per a Feb. 21 Patch article,
"The council unanimously expressed the opinion that it
should die a natural death when the five-year contract
with the vendor expires in 2015." (Later, a 2014
revealed that the expiration date may actually be a year
later, in 2016.)
At their Oct. 1, 2014 meeting the city council voted 3
- 2 to close the program. The City's contract with
RedFlex requires 45 days notice, so the system continued
to operate until the end of November. Article
On Nov. 4 a new councilmember was elected, and he
stated that he would like to review the decision to
remove the cameras.
On Nov. 21 the City responded to a public records
request and provided copies of internal
emails in which - among other things -
the Oceanside city manager and a Redflex rep discussed
some kind of continued operation of the cameras.
A Jan. 2, 2015 San Diego Reader article said that
Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Cosby said that while the
cameras were still in place and taking pictures, red
light tickets had not been issued since Dec. 1.
A Sept. 15, 2015 Seaside Courier article
said that, according to a City official, the
removal of the cameras was "moving forward."
This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of 10-2-14.
Oceanside Docs Set # 3
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 picture above is an example from another city.
All Cameras, 2012
All Cameras, 2013
Bar graphs are available for more than fifty other cities - see the list in the expanded version of Defect # 9.
Oceanside Docs Set # 4
On the police department's website it says there is an informational handout available at the front counter of the police department.
Oceanside Docs Set # 5Oceanside Docs Set # 6
Public Announcement, Public Hearing, Warning Tickets
(See Defect # 6)
We have not yet asked the City of evidence that it made the public announcement required by CVC 21455.5(b).
Notice of the public hearing required by CVC 21455.6 was published on Dec. 6, 2003, and the hearing was held during the council meeting of Dec. 17.
In Oct. 2012 we asked the City for copies of some of the warning tickets issued for the new cameras installed in 2011 (required by CVC 21455.5(b) and the . The City replied that the warning tickets had been "purged."
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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