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Some of Rancho Cordova's tickets can possibly 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.



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 late 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.

Please don't vote for him.

Send him back home to his bankruptcy law practice.

(Before he was in the State Legislature where he authored AB 666, he was a member of the Fremont City Council.  During his time on the council the 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 he was the maker of the 2010 motion to extend the contract to 2017.)



2015 - 2017:  Watch Out for New Cameras in Rancho Cordova.  See Set # 5,  Below.


Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Total Violations, Notices Printed [4]

(The first camera went live on Dec.12, 2012.)

Chart updated on 12-17-16

Cam #
SUCO
SUFO
ZIOL
ZIWR









Sunrise
&
Coloma
Sunrise
&
Folsom
Zinfandel
&
Olson
(near the 50)
Zinfandel
&
White Rock



[3]

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

Notices
Approved
or
Printed
[1] [4]

Nov12












Nov. 1
to
Mar. 21


501
322
578
302






1079
624

2012












Jan13


125
68
199
115






324
183

Feb13


108
85
199
128






307
213

Mar13


57
40
245
138






302
178

Apr13


76
30
279
181






355
211

May13


136
76
664
298






800
374

Jun13


248
176
736
355






984
531

Jul13


234
147
470
242






704
389

Aug13


147
103
950
400






1097
503

Sep13


143
76
1291
558






1434
634

Oct13


122
74
1106
459






1228
533

Nov13


122
68
752
318






874
386

Dec13


132
66
589
286






721
352

2013
[2]










4487

Jan14


72
29
249
107






321
136

Feb14


159
77
445
189






604
266

Mar14
[10]


266
154
527
228






793
382

Apr14
[10]


266
154
527
228






793
382

May14
[10]


266
154
527
228






793
382

Jun14
[10]


266
154
527
228






793
382

Jul14
[10]


266
154
527
228






793
382

Aug14










972
531

Sep14










1028
469

Oct14










766
290

Nov14










587
194

Dec14










853
385

2014
[2]










4181

Jan15










654
295

Feb15










646
270

Mar15


212
117
599
234






811
351

Apr15


197
101
693
347






890
448

May15


182
99
620
349






802
448

Jun15
NEW
NEW
173
96
794
410






967
506

Jul15
26
0
1910
899
169
88
927
395






3032
1382

Aug15
1339
732
1691
725
126
53
661
347






3817
1857

Sep15
1175
672
798
402
92
44
615
334






2680
1452

Oct15
1250
685
824
324
107
67
65
33






2246
1109

Nov15
916
294
720
369
101
66
0
0






1737
729

Dec15










1613
802

2015
[2]










9549

Jan16










1146
579

Feb16










1499
733

Mar16










2059
1112

Apr16










2022
1092

May16










1690
871

Jun16
821
404
683
366
192
55
285
148






1981
973

Jul16










2304
1124

Aug16










2052
980

Sep16










1941
972

Oct16










1859
902

Nov16










1568
794

Dec16












2016
[2]










11053
(proj.)

Cam #
SUCO
SUFO
ZIOL
ZIWR









Sunrise
&
Coloma
Sunrise
&
Folsom
Zinfandel
&
Olson
(near the 50)
Zinfandel
&
White Rock



[3]

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

Notices
Approved
or
Printed
[1] [4]

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

Official report, Nov. 2012 - Mar. 2013
Official reports, Feb. & Mar. 2013
Official reports, Jan. - Apr. 2013
Official reports, May. 2013 - Feb. 2014
Official report, Mar. - July 2014 [10]
Official reports, 2014 - 2015
Official reports, late 2015
Official report, Dec. 2015
Official reports, early 2016
Official report, July 2016
Official reports, Aug. & Sep. 2016
Official reports, Oct. & Nov. 2016

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  These annual totals, or 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]  Data was requested on:
[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]  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 official report for this month was generated just a few days after the end of the month, so may not show the full quantity of tickets eventually issued for the month.
[10]  Highwayrobbery.net received a single report covering this five-month period.
[11]  New camera installed June 2015 - see Set # 5, below.



Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 2
Mickey Mouse Tickets - Mostly Right Turns & Most Go to Visitors

An official report showed that in 2014, 88% of the City's tickets were for right turns.

In May 2016 a report prepared by RedFlex for another client disclosed that 72% of Rancho Cordova's tickets go to visitors.



Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 3
Accident Stats Don't Add Up - But It Will Make Big Bucks

In March 2014 we received copies of two internal memos.
The first one, dated Jan. 28, 2014, includes accident stats that just don't add up.
The second memo, dated March 14, 2014, shows that the program will be quite profitable; the City will more than double its investment.

The City's
Treasurer's Report shows that the City's investment portfolio is rising, up 16% in one year, to a mid-2016 total of $130 million in cash, stocks and bonds.




Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 4
"Late Time" Graphs

The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera.
These RedFlex Redlight Offender Statistics ("RROS") 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.

 
Three months of operation

July 2014

As of 2016 the City is claiming, "We do not use or run the 'offender' report."

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




Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 5
The Contract - Paying Way Too Much

In Feb. 2010 the city council adopted 4 - 1 (Ayes: Budge, McGarvey, Sander, Skoglund; Nay: Cooley) a resolution allowing the city manager to negotiate and sign a contract with RedFlex. 
In Feb. 2011 the city council adopted 3 - 1 (Ayes: Budge, McGarvey, Skoglund; Nay: Cooley; Absent: Sander) a resolution
with revised payment terms.

Published Notice for the Public Hearing
Feb. 2010 Draft Contract (See Link Below for Copy of the Feb. 2010 Staff Report)
Feb. 2010 Minutes
Feb. 2011 Staff Report and Draft Contract (Includes Copy of Feb. 2010 Staff Report)
Feb. 2011 Minutes
Feb. 2011 Signed Contract

The contract may be cost neutral, as it includes (in its Exhibit D) an adjustment for "financial insolvency."  See Subsection B. of Defect # 10.

The first cameras went live on Dec. 12, 2012.


The contract also says:  
Definitions.  "Warning Period" means a period after the Installation Date of the first intersection approach, wherein only warning notices shall be issued...."  (Emphasis added.)  See Defect # 6.


2015:  Five More Years, New Cameras, and Paying Too Much

In Mar. 2015 the City signed a contract amendment extending the program for five years.

The City agreed to pay WAY too much.  In March 2014 the City of Elk Grove approved a new contract which specified the following schedule of rents for their five RedFlex cameras.


Imaged from Exh. D of the Elk Grove (California) Contract

Under the amended contract, Rancho Cordova will pay $280,960 extra (compared to the Elk Grove rents) over the five years 2015 - 2020, and will need to issue an extra 2810 tickets in order to cover that extra rent (assuming that the City gets $150 from each paid ticket and that 2/3 of tickets are paid).
To see more about how much other cities pay, see FAQ # 17.

Other major problems with the 2015 amendment:

1.  The amendment provides for two one-year extensions, which are to occur automatically unless the City gives RedFlex 30 days prior notice that it does not wish to extend.  If the City misses the deadlines to give notice, the contract could extend to 2022 without a reduction in price.
(Contract extensions should never be automatic!)

2.  The 2015 amendment deleted Section 6.2 of the 2011 contract, which was entitled Termination without Cause.  Thus, there no longer is an escape clause (also known as Termination for Convenience) - something commonly found in other cities' contracts - and the City is locked in until 2020 and cannot cancel or get a better price.


In June 2015 the sheriff
announced the installation of two new cameras on Sunrise.


This list of contracts and amendments may not be up-to-date - there could be a contract or amendment later than the ones listed above.




Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 6
Info on City's Website

In Aug. 2016 we found this page at the police department's website.




Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 7
More Coming

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



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