RED LIGHT CAMERAS
If you haven't already done so, please
read the Rancho Cordova section on the
Camera Towns page.
Rancho Cordova Documents
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
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
Violations, Notices Printed 
(The first camera went live on Dec.12,
Chart updated on 12-17-16
This table made by
highwayrobbery.net, using official reports provided by the
City under the California Public Records Act.
report, Nov. 2012 - Mar. 2013
[ ] indicates a
Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 2
Mickey Mouse Tickets - Mostly Right Turns & Most Go to Visitors
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
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
The City provided bar graphs of Late
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
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.
Notice for the Public Hearing
The contract may be cost neutral, as it
includes (in its Exhibit D) an adjustment for "financial
insolvency." See Subsection B. of Defect # 10.
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.
Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 6
In Aug. 2016 we found this page at the police department's website.
Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 7
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!