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City of Oxnard Documents
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Oxnard, pop. 152,000, is on the coast 50 miles west of Los Angeles.



It may be possible to completely ignore an Oxnard ticket !
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.



If you have a ticket from Oxnard - even one you already have paid - be sure to read Docs Set # 6 below, as the City may need to refund a number of tickets issued after Aug. 1, 2015.

 


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.  (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.



 
  Oxnard Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

(Violations Recorded & Citations Issued)

New 10-7-04, updated 2-15-17

See footnotes for further details


Cam #
FIVE
01
FIVE
03
GOSN
01
GOVE
01
RO1
01
ROGO
01
ROGO
03
SACH
01
SACH
03
VICH
01
VIWO
01








Fifth
&
Ventura



[6]
Fifth
&
Ventura



[6]
Gonzales
&
Snow



[6]
Gonzales
&
Ventura



[6]
Rose
&
First



[6]
Rose
&
Gonzales



[6]
Rose
&
Gonzales



[6]
Saviers
&
Channel
Islands


[6]
Saviers
&
Channel
Islands


[6]
Victoria
&
Channel
Islands


[6]
Victoria
&
Wooley



[6]


[3]

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

Notices
Printed

[1] [4]
Fine
Money
Received
from the
Court
[12]
Oct03


















Nov03
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
62
36
269
114
189
98
207
105
115
73
0
0





842
426

Dec03
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
58
31
239
78
218
113
136
67
84
52
0
0





735
341

2003


















Jan04
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
65
25
203
49
207
93
156
68
0
0
0
0





631
235

Feb04
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
38
23
181
75
167
82
166
67
0
0
0
0





552
247

Mar04


















Apr04
















1056
568

May04


















Jun04


















Jul04
0
0
0
0
0
0
106
33
0
0
58
27
249
97
214
95
180
68
180
42
0
0





987
362

Aug04


















11 months
[8]



894
436

582
353
2127
1186
1686
980
1462
765
904
444






7655
4164

Sep04


















Oct04
















457
129

Nov04


















Dec04


















2004
















3698
(proj.)

Jan05
6
4
32
6
34
21
7
4
0
0
28
3
51
10
106
49
97
32
10
2
0
0





371
131

Feb05


















Mar05
















798
353

Apr05
















785
315

May05


















Jun05


















Jul05
18
43
172
17
98
14
0
0
0
0
20
4
75
18
176
53
93
28
27
6
0
0





779
183

Aug05


















Sep05
















801
294

Oct05
















675
242

Nov05


















Dec05


















2005
[2]
















3036
(proj.)

Jan06
33
19
167
63
63
30
0
0
0
0
10
1
28
10
127
71
71
29
23
8
0
0





522
231

Feb06


















Mar06
















641
300

Apr06
















474
172

May06


















Jun06


















Jul06
40
26
150
49
111
57
0
0
11
9
20
3
36
13
177
99
100
50
29
10
0
0





674
316

Aug06


















Sep06
















633
256

Oct06
62
34
149
51
90
42
19
11
168
97
19
9
43
19
137
78
99
52
19
9
0
0





805
402

Nov06


















Dec06


















2006
[2]
















3354
(proj.)

Jan07
45
42
131
76
151
72
17
8
146
119
15
11
28
7
121
75
77
31
11
8
19
7





761
456

Feb07


















Mar07
















798
462

Apr07
















752
378

May07


















Jun07


















Jul07
53
23
148
40
71
30
26
18
158
105
8
3
34
15
115
52
73
35
10
5
21
5





717
331

Aug07


















Sep07
















683
267

Oct07
















677
410

Nov07


















Dec07


















2007
[2]
















4608
(proj.)

Jan08
37
32
165
109
44
30
11
9
85
59
20
10
113
56
91
40
77
53
17
10
25
15





685
423

Feb08


















Mar08
















658
349

Apr08
















730
404

May08


















Jun08


















Jul08
42
25
133
40
72
27
14
7
101
77
13
3
31
14
80
47
77
34
17
3
22
9





602
286

Aug08


















Sep08
















520
320

Oct08
















678
415

Nov08


















Dec08


















2008
[2]
















4394
(proj.)

Jan09
30
25
116
72
50
37
12
8
85
71
5
3
23
15
94
55
64
31
18
8
22
7





519
332

Feb09
















461
290

Mar09
















514
324

Apr09
















604
320

May09
















607
359

Jun09
















516
312

Jul09
47
23
123
64
41
22
11
8
113
87
4
1
5
2
92
44
61
31
7
4
9
9





513
295

Aug09
















536
330

Sep09
















464
326

Oct09
















515
336

Nov09
















428
279

Dec09
















482
329

2009
[2]
















3832

Jan10
36
26
98
66
30
23
25
17
118
99
5
3
19
7
72
39
73
39
4
2
11
3





491
324

Feb10
















480
298

Mar10
















386
240

Apr10
















434
273

May10
















379
225

Jun10
















335
201

Jul10
22
14
100
50
25
19
6
4
127
115
25
3
25
12
59
43
69
39
14
3
4
2





476
304

Aug10
















558
342

Sep10
20
14
110
67
32
19
5
2
109
85
17
2
34
20
90
56
84
54
6
4
12
5





519
328

Oct10
















394
236

Nov10
















370
199

Dec10
















370
236

2010
[2]
















3206
Jan11
















443
275
$22,251
Feb11
















437
228

Mar11
















462
230

Apr11
















508
286

May11
















505
244

Jun11
















487
215

Jul11
















487
250
$18,788
Aug11
















516
266

Sep11
















457
256

Oct11
















490
289

Nov11
















477
326

Dec11
















539
353

2011
[2]
















3218

Jan12
















505
306

Feb12
















520
312

Mar12
















601
350

Apr12
















630
367

May12
















638
345

Jun12
















624
304

Jul12
















580
338

Aug12
















595
329

Sep12
















493
254

Oct12
36
16
68
36
52
42
7
6
69
44
10
2
51
29
81
35
88
41
7
2
25
9





494
262

Nov12
















415
242

Dec12
















445
251

2012
[2]
















3660

Jan13
















390
226
$21,674
Feb13
















459
222

Mar13
















628
277

Apr13
















543
279

May13
















573
329

Jun13
















612
370

Jul13
















678
335
$24,191
Aug13
















707
370

Sep13
















619
367

Oct13
















718
360

Nov13
















672
392

Dec13
















671
438

2013
[2]
















3965

Jan14
















668
345

Feb14
















595
277

Mar14
















797
403

Apr14
















769
356

May14
57
34
190
60
84
42
18
6
54
28
13
4
91
61
129
86
153
59
6
2
12
3





807
385

Jun14
















705
332

Jul14
















628
255

Aug14
52
27
172
68
79
35
20
6
109
64
21
5
44
25
98
57
126
61
11
1
20
10





752
359

Sep14
50
19
121
55
59
24
12
4
79
54
6
0
51
23
106
68
105
31
114
2
21
9





724
289

Oct14
46
33
130
67
71
35
16
9
91
62
7
1
56
31
116
66
118
53
17
4
12
4





680
365

Nov14
35
22
126
68
65
44
20
11
79
62
6
3
62
36
123
57
66
40
10
2
16
6





608
351

Dec14
36
20
84
28
51
32
15
10
93
68
8
1
85
37
105
49
97
40
18
6
20
6





612
297

2014
[2]
552
310
(proj.)
1646
692
(proj.)
818
424
(proj.)
202
92
(proj.)
1010
676
(proj.)
122
28
(proj.)
778
426
(proj.)
1354
766
(proj.)
1330
568
(proj.)
352
34
(proj.)
202
76
(proj.)





8345
4014

Cam #
FIVE
01
FIVE
03
GOSN
01
GOVE
01
RO1
01
ROGO
01
ROGO
03
SACH
01
SACH
03
VICH
01
VIWO
01







Jan15
27
16
114
47
50
21
13
5
80
55
10
2
53
27
125
69
105
48
10
4
20
8





607
302
$20,781
Feb15
35
19
96
47
57
21
9
3
81
50
6
0
67
34
95
55
100
34
6
1
22
7





574
271

Mar15
57
26
162
71
64
27
21
3
22
12
1
0
23
13
135
78
116
41
17
6
25
10





643
287

Apr15
37
17
119
58
82
35
13
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
68
127
50
10
4
30
14





518
254

May15
37
17
129
46
95
58
23
9
80
48
7
1
66
40
136
91
122
30
14
1
29
10





738
351

Jun15
35
5
155
55
69
32
22
9
92
55
15
1
85
37
111
71
123
44
18
3
27
4





752
316

Jul15
47
12
156
45
75
41
16
2
142
88
18
3
94
53
97
54
108
32
14
2
32
8





799
340
$23,018
Aug15
[11]
52
24
202
83
98
36
18
7
204
133
13
8
84
43
124
64
138
55
27
7
24
9





984
469

Sep15
[11]
37
16
143
48
95
34
32
5
145
77
13
6
86
32
164
82
141
44
25
5
22
4





903
353

Oct15
[11]
40
15
147
75
69
21
21
5
89
54
19
5
106
37
152
84
120
41
22
6
28
7





813
350

Nov15
[11]
28
14
137
68
75
40
21
10
108
68
14
4
90
45
130
69
91
33
22
5
25
11





741
367

Dec15
[11]
41
25
113
68
84
50
20
10
144
100
14
6
94
43
147
82
143
74
15
3
30
11





845
472

2015
[2]
473
206
1673
711
913
416
229
76
1187
740
130
36
848
404
1516
867
1434
526
200
47
314
103





8917
4132

Cam #
FIVE
01
FIVE
03
GOSN
01
GOVE
01
RO1
01
ROGO
01
ROGO
03
SACH
01
SACH
03
VICH
01
VIWO
01







Jan16
[11]
37
17
112
61
54
26
16
7
157
105
18
8
69
32
134
83
99
45
12
2
28
11





736
397
$28,125
Feb16
[11]
36
13
111
44
84
28
18
9
158
98
19
6
72
41
126
66
112
50
18
7
28
9





782
371

Mar16
[11]
58
19
149
63
84
29
18
7
179
106
23
9
97
37
155
87
152
54
16
10
27
12





958
433

Apr16
[11]
47
21
136
49
95
37
27
9
164
107
22
8
80
36
143
92
152
71
16
3
39
14





921
447
$32,253
May16
[11]
55
17
77
25
65
31
30
7
187
109
26
11
113
59
123
76
135
50
19
1
35
11





865
397

Jun16
[11]
















883
395

Jul16
















842
322

Aug16
















893
326

Sep16
















842
282

Oct16
















799
279

Nov16
55
30
115
42
10
1
13
6
117
64
19
5
119
45
97
55
125
54
10
2
29
1





709
305

Dec16
14
4
48
12
48
13
19
12
103
73
6
4
46
10
62
26
51
11
17
7
24
5





438
177

2016
[2]
















9668
4131

Jan17
0
0
0
0
62
29
22
11
107
55
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
5
29
1





232
101

Feb17


















Mar17


















Apr17


















May17


















Jun17


















Jul17


















Aug17


















Sep17


















Oct17


















Nov17


















Dec17


















2017
[2]


















Cam #
FIVE
01
FIVE
03
GOSN
01
GOVE
01
RO1
01
ROGO
01
ROGO
03
SACH
01
SACH
03
VICH
01
VIWO
01







[9]
Fifth
&
Ventura



[6]
Fifth
&
Ventura



[6]
Gonzales
&
Snow



[6]
Gonzales
&
Ventura



[6]
Rose
&
First



[6]
Rose
&
Gonzales



[6]
Rose
&
Gonzales



[6]
Saviers
&
Channel
Islands


[6]
Saviers
&
Channel
Islands


[6]
Victoria
&
Channel
Islands


[6]
Victoria
&
Wooley



[6]


[3]

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

Notices
Printed

[1] [4]
Fine
Money
Received
from the
Court
[12]

This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official reports provided by the City under the California Public Records Act.

Official reports, 2003 -2010
Official reports, 2011-2012
Official reports, 2004 - 2013
Official reports, 2013
Official reports, 2005 - 2014
Official reports, 2011 - 2015
Official reports, 2010 - 2015
Official reports, 2009 - 2015
Official reports, early 2016
Official reports, late 2016
Official reports, Dec. 2016 and Jan. 2017

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  These annual totals, or annual projections, are 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]  Monthly data has been requested.
[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]  These figures, received in 2004, cover the period Oct. 1, 2003 to Sept. 1, 2004
[9]  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.
[10]  The report for ---- was generated just a few days after the end of the month, so not all tickets (for violations which occurred during the month) had been approved and counted by that time.  The official report shows -- violations "in progress."  Using the completion rate from 2015, the month total figure posted in the table above has been computed as follows:  --- .
[11]  If you have a ticket from Oxnard - even one you already have paid - be sure to read Docs Set # 6 below, as the City may need to refund a number of tickets issued after Aug. 1, 2015.
[12]  For more information, see Set # 7, below.




Oxnard Docs Set # 2
"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.

2006
2010
2012
2014 (missing ROGO-03)
Sept. 2015

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




Oxnard Docs Set # 3
The Contract, Paying Too Much (City Owes RedFlex $ 3/4 Million)

2008 Contract
2008 Staff Report

This contract is missing the year of signing, but it is believed to be 2008.  The term was five years, so the original expiration date was Sept. 2013.

The contract was extended to Sept. 2015 - there was no review by the city council before the extension was agreed to - and then made month-to-month with that to expire in Sept. 2016 - again without review by the city council.

 The contract provides for Cost Neutrality.  (See Defect # 10-B.)  Exhibit D to the contract says:

"Cost neutrality is assured to Customer - Customer will never be required to pay RedFlex more than actual cash received." (Emphasis added.)  

Documents received in 2013, invoices and a spreadsheet received in 2014, and a spreadsheet received in 2016 showed that while RedFlex invoiced the City $30,500 monthly (equivalent to $2772 for each of the eleven cameras), the City paid considerably less than the full amount and as a result had an unpaid balance (as of Dec. 2015) of $730,431.

The prices the City agreed to pay were way too high.  For example:  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.


Scanned from Exh. D of the Elk Grove Contract

  Oxnard was invoiced 62% too much (compared to the Elk Grove price schedule) over the two years of the 2013 - 2015 extension, $279,000 extra.  To cover that extra rent, the City needed to issue an extra 2970 tickets during the two years (assuming that the City received an average of $100 for each ticket issued).
During the 2015 - 2016 extension, the City paid $156,000 extra.

Since Sept. 2016 the cameras have been operating on a month-to-month basis, and each month the City will pay $13,992 too much.

For more info about how much other cities pay, and how they negotiated, see FAQ # 17.

To see how much fine money the City receives from the court, see Set # 7 below.


New Contract in Early 2017?


We have been told that the camera program will come to a city council meeting in March 2017.
 

This list of contracts and/or amendments may not be up-to-date or complete.





Oxnard Docs Set # 4
Mickey Mouse Tickets - Mostly Right Turns

An official report showed that in 2014, 52% of the City's tickets were for turns, mostly right turns.




Oxnard Docs Set # 5
Info on City Website?

Most cities have, on their website, some info about their red light camera program.  A few cities have quite a lot of information.  But as of Oct. 2010 I could not find any info on Oxnard's website.  In response to a public records request, the OPD sent some program information.

In 2014 the City provided this map of camera locations.

Red light camera locations
                received from Oxnard on 9-18-14





Oxnard Docs Set # 6
Possible Mass Refund in Early 2017

The City may need to refund a number of tickets issued after Aug. 1, 2015, as it appears it may have missed the deadline to set longer yellows at some of its camera enforced intersections.

On Feb. 22, 2016, in response to highwayrobbery.net's Dec. 30, 2015 request for

"The current signal timing charts for the intersections having red light cameras.  Also, the charts reflecting the immediately preceding signal settings at those intersections."

the City sent just a one page
Yellow Phase Timing table (dated 3-18-15) showing the length of the yellows at the City's camera enforced intersections.  The City also provided the Engineering and Traffic Surveys showing the 85th Percentile Speed for the streets approaching most of the cameras.  Two more Engineering and Traffic Surveys

The new statewide rule effective Aug. 1, 2015 requires that the 85th Percentile Speed be rounded up to the next 5 mph increment, and that the resulting number be used to look up the applicable minimum yellow.  The lookup table (see Defect # 2) requires a yellow of at least 3.9 when the so-adjusted 85th is 40, 4.3 when it is 45, 4.7 when it is 50, and 5.0 when it is 55.

Applying the new rule to the data provided by the City, eight of the City's eleven cameras had yellows that were below the minimum:

1.  For the camera monitoring NB Rose at Gonzales the 85th Percentile Speed was 47, which would require a yellow of at least 4.7 seconds.  The City's table shows a setting of 4.6 seconds. 

2.   For the camera monitoring SB Rose at Gonzales the 85th Percentile Speed was 44, which would require a yellow of at least 4.3 seconds.  The City’s table shows a setting of 4.6 seconds.

3.   For the cameras monitoring Saviers at Channel Islands the 85th Percentile Speed was 43, which would require a yellow of at least 4.3 seconds.  The City's table shows a setting of 4.1 seconds.

4.   For the camera monitoring Victoria at Channel Islands the 85th Percentile Speed was 51, which would require a yellow of at least 5.0 seconds.  The City's table shows a setting of 4.8 seconds.

5.  For the camera monitoring Gonzales at Snow the 85th Percentile Speed was 47, which would require a yellow of at least 4.7 seconds.  The City's table shows a setting of 4.6 seconds.

6.  For the camera monitoring Gonzales at Ventura the 85th Percentile Speed was 44, which would require a yellow of at least 4.3 seconds.  The City's table shows a setting of 4.6 seconds.

7.  For the cameras monitoring Fifth at Ventura the 85th Percentile Speed was 41, which would require a yellow of at least 4.3 seconds.  The City’s table shows a setting of 4.2 seconds.

8.  For the camera monitoring Rose at First the 85th Percentile Speed was 39, which would require a yellow of at least 3.9 seconds.  The City's table shows a setting of 4.4 seconds.

9.  For the camera monitoring Victoria at Wooley the 85th Percentile Speed was 51, which would require a yellow of at least 5.0 seconds.  The City's table shows a setting of 4.8 seconds.

The above too-short yellows were brought to the City's attention on May 9 and July 11, 2016.  On Dec. 21, 2016 highwayrobbery.net was told that the City's new traffic engineer was reviewing the matter and that they had (temporarily) stopped some of the enforcement.



Oxnard Docs Set # 7

How Much $$$ They Get

In May 2016 we asked the Ventura County Superior Court how much red light camera fine money Oxnard and the City of Ventura were getting, during selected months.  Here is the table they sent. 
The figures from this table have also been posted in a column in Set # 1, above.


Court red light cam fine distr to Oxnard



Oxnard Docs Set # 8

More Coming

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



 
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