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City of Poway Documents (Closed in 2013)
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Poway, pop. 50,000, is 15 miles northeast of downtown San Diego.

Some of Poway'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 "Snitch Ticket." For more details, see the Snitch Ticket section on the Your Ticket page.


Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Violations Recorded and Citations Issued

New 10-22-05, updated 2-2-15

Cam #
POPO
01
POPO
03
POTE
01
SCCO
01
TEPO
01




POWAY
RED
LIGHT
CAMERA
TICKETS
Poway
&
Pomerado

ebd
Poway
&
Pomerado

wbd
Pomerado
&
Ted
Williams
sbd
Scripps
&
Community

ebd
Ted
Williams
&
Pomerado
ebd
[3]
Total
Cites
Issued
as % of
Recorded
Total
Recorded/
Issued

[1]

Jan05









Feb05









Mar05









Apr05
136
69
618
294
876
432
399
155
410
182


(2439) 1748
1132

May05
128
68
432
180
638
198
279
77
229
101


1706
624

Jun05
90
43
383
137
473
173
259
75
230
84


1435
512

Jul05
79
34
278
142
310
222
182
43
322
107


1171
548

Aug05









Sep05









7 months
[7]
899
328
3180
1005
4062
966
2791
608
3831
725

28%
(14763) 10210
4096
[7]

Oct 05









Nov05









Dec05



















Jan06
74
56
198
126
173
129
103
57
142
32


690
400

Jul06
95
42
172
58
144
61
190
57
147
102


748
320











Jan07
44
17
176
71
176
110
212
104
94
62


702
364

Jul07
88
45
141
65
122
45
231
70
108
75


690
300











Jan08
53
33
290
163
180
117
219
85
155
123


897
521

Jul08
102
45
335
150
0
0
264
53
291
164


992
412











Jan09
44
29
273
149
102
71
120
42
231
121


770
412

Jul09
55
34
274
140
105
89
160
54
326
180


920
497











Jan10
44
29
190
147
77
58
66
43
200
155


577
432

Apr10
38
22
185
132
74
64
94
54
248
173


639
445

Jul10
80
30
303
145
128
54
188
50
523
114


(1222) 654
393

Oct10
52
34
189
94
58
20
161
51
595
118


(1055) 529
317

Dec10
84
34
218
120
78
45
163
55
333
103


(876) 505
357











Jan11







(1051) 776
515

Apr11







727
298

Jul11







778
398

Oct11







(1398) 724
431

6-1/2 years
[8]
5848
3067
17569
9672
11364
6970
14597
5153
19335
9765


68713
34627
[8]











Jan12







657
400

Feb12







681
397

Mar12







764
473

Apr12







756
342

May12







818
453

Jun12







874
522

Jul12







822
506

Aug12







785
506

Sep12
58
36
150
119
98
83
143
65
382
212


831
515

Oct12
46
32
175
119
68
56
129
65
361
227


779
499

Nov12







(1218) 637
445

Dec12
[9]







522
248
[9]

2012







5296

Jan13









Feb13









Mar13









Apr13







CLOSED

2013
[2]







883
(Proj.)

Cam #
POPO
01
POPO
03
POTE
01
SCCO
01
TEPO
01





Poway
&
Pomerado

ebd
Poway
&
Pomerado

wbd
Pomerado
&
Ted
Williams
sbd
Scripps
&
Community

ebd
Ted
Williams
&
Pomerado
ebd
[3]
Total
Cites
Issued
as % of
Recorded
Total
Recorded/
Issued

[1]


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

Official reports, 2005 - 2010
Official report, 2005 (7 Months)
Official reports, 2010 - 2011
Official reports, 2011 - 2012
Official reports, 2010 & 2012

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  Annual total, or annual projection, is by highwayrobbery.net.  The estimate for the two active months in 2013 is 1/6 of the total for 2012.
[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. 
Figures in red type and not enclosed in parentheses (or, if you are looking at this table in black and white, the upper figure when there are two or more rows of figures in a cell) are what RedFlex calls Total Processed Incidents or Total Violations, and represent Total Detections (all incidents flashed by the camera) minus Nonprosecutable incidents.
Any figures in (red) type enclosed in parentheses are Total Detections. and come from the official report entitled RTS Management Report (example) which, beginning in 2013, highwayrobbery.net will be requesting from all cities. 
   The figures in black type are what the city 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, complete figures have been posted only for selected months or cameras.  If there is sufficient public interest, the remaining months or cameras will be posted.
[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]  Data shown covers period March 17 to Oct. 12, 2005.
[8]  Data shown covers beginning of program, to Oct. 31, 2011.  The official report is available at one of the links, above.
[9]  The report for this month was generated a few days before the end of the month, so is incomplete.



Poway Docs Set # 2
"Late Time" Graphs

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

July 2008
 July 2010
25 months Jul08 - Jul10

July 2012

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




Poway Docs Set # 3
The Contract, Etc.

2004 Contract
2010 Staff Report
2010 Contract, five years

In the 2010 Contract the City agreed to pay an average of $3696 per month for the five existing cameras, for five more years. 
At that price the City will pay $208,800 too much over the five years (when compared with a $3000 target price).  See FAQ # 17.

  The contract contains no usable escape clause should a future city council wish to terminate the contract, or if the voters terminate the contract via initiative (Termination for Convenience).  Section 6.3, which is entitled Termination for Convenience, would apply only to the termination of cameras newly installed under the new contract - of which there are none.)  A complete contract will include a formula by which the cost of such a Termination for Convenience is to be calculated. For an example of such a formula, see Section 6.2 in Victorville's original contract (available on the Victorville Documents page).


Cameras Suspended


In his annual State of the City speech on Mar. 5, 2013 Poway's mayor said that he wanted to end the red light camera program.

  The mayor put an
action item on the city council agenda for that same day, and the council voted to suspend the cameras for a six-month study.  The cameras were shut off (not recording any information) on Mar. 8, but were not immediately bagged.

The materials prepared for the March 2013 meeting revealed a couple of interesting things.
1.  The percentage of the tickets going to Poway residents had grown over the years, from 3% in 2004 to 12% in 2012.
2.  There had been a previous red light camera program in Poway, from 1996 to 1999.


U-T Editorial


On Oct. 10, 2013, several days before the hearing scheduled for the Poway city council to consider the staff
recommendation to remove the cameras from Poway, the Union-Tribune published an editorial which recommended:

"Now itís time for Poway to take the cameras down, along with the poles theyíre mounted on.
Letís eliminate every trace of this bad civic memory.
And to city leaders in Oceanside, Vista, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar ó itís time to do likewise.
The cameras are simply not doing the intended job."


Final Decision

The question - re-start or remove the cameras - was discussed at the Oct. 15, 2013 council meeting, and the vote was for permanent removal.

  This list of contracts, amendments and council documents was up-to-date as of Oct. 2, 2014.





Poway Docs Set # 4
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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