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If you haven't already done so, please read the Covina section on the Camera Towns page

City of Covina Documents

It may be possible to completely ignore a Covina ticket.
1.  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
.
2.  The LA County Superior Court does not report ignored red light camera tickets to the DMV.  More info is in "Countywide Information," which is Docs Set # 2 on the LA County Documents page.




Do you live in LA County?  Is Zev Yaroslavsky your County Supervisor?  (Until now, he has been representing 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 is termed out, and the upcoming Nov. 4, 2014 election will determine who succeeds him.

 Sheila Kuehl is one of the candidates. 

Sheila Kuehl authored 3 speed
                camera bills
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.

Please don't vote for her.  If she becomes a Supervisor, she will have a seat on the MTA/Metro board and she will be a vote to continue and expand their huge (101 cameras, so far) red light camera system.



Covina Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Total Events (in red type), Citations Issued [4]

New 8-12-09, updated  5-20-14

Cam #
CV01
CV02
CV03
CV04
CV05
CV06
CV07




Nbd
Azusa
@
Cypress
Nbd
Barranca
@
Rowland



Ebd
Rowland
@
Barranca



Wbd
Rowland
@
Barranca



Nbd
Grand
@
Badillo



Sbd
Grand
@
Badillo



Ebd
Badillo
@
Grand



%
of
Citations
Collected
[7]
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
[1] [4]

Lane #
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4



Mar07































Apr07
8
0
54
30
92
25

1
0
27
7
12
3

63
0
31
7
33
0
560
19
10
0
25
7
50
9

20
0
187
1
342
6

8
0
3
0
44
1

8
0
20
0
248
2


1846
117

May07
[5]





























1153
98

Jun07
[5]





























1131
61

Jul07
[5]





























1828
81

Aug07
[9]





























776
64

Sep07
[9]




























52
1989
175

Oct07
[9] [11]




























105
4325
429

Nov07
[9]




























75
1018
262

Dec07
[9]




























27
1025
260

2007
[9]





























14803
1523

Jan08
[5]




























53
959
258

Feb08
[6]




























57
852
244

Mar08
[6]




























59
688
234

Apr08
[6] [11]




























68
586
247

May08
[6]




























56
1103
295

Jun08
[6]




























70
131
195

Jul08
[5]




























52
500
209

Aug08
[6]




























69
522
203

Sep08
[6]




























82
468
200

Oct08
[6] [11]




























69
425
221

Nov08
[6]




























68
481
222

Dec08
[6]




























62
523
222

2008
[6]





























8427
2736

Jan09
[5]




























81
463
224

Feb09
[6]




























73
396
182

Mar09
[6]




























82
286
135

Apr09
[6] [11]




























73
1073
322

May09
[6]




























119
1569
456

Jun09
[6]




























68
1732
508

Jul09
15
3
52
28
46
24
145
95
1
0
31
20
24
18

39
10
23
6
22
3
1401
360
38
3
30
8
33
11
166
53
47
18
16
7
14
5
411
218
73
5
74
0
70
5
488
150
52
6
77
0
77
1
852
208

4311
1265

Aug09
[9]





























2807
727

Sep09
 [9]





























1738
592

Oct09
[9] [11]





























1608
482

Nov09
 [9]





























1493
442

Dec09
 [9]





























1582
448

2009
[9]





























19054
5771

Jan10
[5]





























1182
358

Feb10
[9]





























1299
348

Mar10
[9]





























1371
429

Apr10
[9] [11]





























1327
360

May10
[9]





























1382
372

Jun10
[9]





























1393
408

Jul10
10
3
22
16
17
13
134
38
16
5
43
33
39
31

17
6
34
11
32
9
406
93
11
4
27
15
18
8
59
16
29
18
11
5
8
3
220
41
38
4
19
3
25
4
90
19
22
2
21
0
14
1
182
24

1564
425

Aug10
[9]





























1482
462

Sep10
[9]





























1372
440

Oct10
[9] [11]





























1207
385

Nov10
[9]





























1266
396

Dec10
12
1
30
15
23
16
143
51
16
1
24
18
31
19

16
5
20
3
6
2
256
40
11
2
12
6
7
4
27
9
22
10
6
2
4
1
216
39
20
3
13
0
10
2
57
14
9
2
12
0
5
1
87
8

1095
274

2010
[9]





























15942
4654

2007 -
2010
[9]





























58831
14791

Jan11
[10]





























1032
290

Feb11





























903
258

Mar11





























973
281

Apr11
[11]





























899
277

May11
14
6
18
11
24
15
94
45
20
1
24
15
19
12

13
4
22
3
9
2
217
56
13
8
27
10
9
1
27
8
34
21
5
1
7
4
84
36
34
4
12
0
13
3
47
13
11
2
15
1
8
0
140
33

960
315

Jun11





























1080
277

Jul11
[10]





























1255
369

Aug11





























1301
372

Sep11





























772
234

Oct11
[11]





























961
373

Nov11





























750
250

Dec11





























851
283

2011





























11737
3579

Jan12
[10]





























833
287

Feb12





























729
321

Mar12
13
4
43
33
31
21
79
60
25
7
34
13
28
19

20
4
12
0
6
1
162
38
13
4
10
5
6
5
23
6
53
29
3
1
5
2
104
41
25
6
14
1
14
2
40
13
13
0
7
0
6
0
80
18

869
333

Apr12
[11]





























842
374

May12
[10]





























1015
461

Jun12
[10]





























1053
446

Jul12
[10]





























1045
413

Aug12





























1032
418

Sep12





























1059
413

Oct12
[11]





























1216
419

Nov12





























1037
406

Dec12





























1091
365

2012





























11821
4655

Jan13
[10]





























1073
284

Feb13
[10]





























1065
392

Mar13
61
26
20
9
35
27
100
80
59
8
42
32
55
39

35
9
17
3
10
6
289
95
17
4
12
7
11
3
25
11
58
25
8
2
9
2
184
98
19
2
12
0
10
4
23
9
9
2
8
0
8
2
116
30

1252
535

Apr13
[10]





























1130
440

May13
[11]





























1042
435

Jun13
18
21
34
87
6
28
33

4
7
5
74
5
15
8
9
105
1
2
169

0
0
9
0
2
0
32

1520
674

Jul13
[12]





























1284
525

Aug13
[12]





























1482
584

Sep13
[12]





























1213
315

Oct13
[12]





























1283
437

Nov13
[12]





























1185
405

Dec13
28
16
31
88
8
20
20

2
1
0
47
0
7
6
7
15
3
5
71
6
1
5
42
9
1
1
30

1308
470

2013





























14037
5496

Jan14





























1073
395

Feb14





























1181
405

Mar14
21
24
37
105
6
15
13

0
2
1
56
1
12
2
4
15
6
8
102
3
1
2
32
0
1
0
40

1354
509

Apr14































May14































Jun14































Jul14































Aug14































Sep14































Oct14































Nov14































Dec14































2014































Cam #
CV01
CV02
CV03
CV04
CV05
CV06
CV07



[8]
Nbd
Azusa
@
Cypress
Nbd
Barranca
@
Rowland



Ebd
Rowland
@
Barranca



Wbd
Rowland
@
Barranca



Nbd
Grand
@
Badillo



Sbd
Grand
@
Badillo



Ebd
Badillo
@
Grand



%
of
Citations
Collected
[7]
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
[1] [4]

Lane #
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4




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

Official reports, 2007 - 2010, received Jan. 11, 2011
Also see the 2007 - 2009 official reports at the link in Docs Set # 2, below.

Official reports received Jan. 24, 2011
Official reports received Feb. 1, 2013
Official reports received May 23, 2013
Official reports received July 10, 2013
Official reports received Mar. 14, 2014
Official reports received May 20, 2014


[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  YTD = Year-to-date total.
[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 ATS calls Total Events, 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 obtained and posted.  The figures in black type are what ATS calls Citations Issued.
[5]  Lane-by-lane data for this month is available in the official reports received 1-11-11 (linked above), which also is the source for the totals given for this month.
[6]  The totals given for this month are from the official reports linked in Docs Set # 2, below.
[7]  The collection rates are from the police department's "Viability Study" linked in Docs Set # 2, below.  Page 7 of the Viability Study explains the method by which the collection rates were calculated.
[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]  Monthly, annual and overall totals are from official reports received 1-24-11.
[10]  Lane-by-lane data for this month is available in the official reports received 5-23-13 (linked above).
[11]  Lane-by-lane data for this month is available in the official reports received 7-10-13 (linked above).
[12]  Lane-by-lane data for this month is available in the official reports received 3-14-14 (linked above).


Covina Docs Set # 2
Source Documents, Contract

Possibly No Longer Cost Neutral

On Aug. 10, 2009 the City sent me a 54 page pdf document.

Pages 2 - 19 of the pdf are the original contract, which  at Section 4(f) says:

Remaining year terms: After the first year of the contract, Customer shall not be required to pay ATS more than Customer (or ATS on Customer's behalf) has collected in fines through the use of the Axsis System cumulatively throughout the term of the contract.

Page 1 of the pdf is a 9-15-08 memo to the CPD, in which ATS specifies a lowered "Monthly Unit Price" of $2200 per camera, and concludes:

The terms will remain in effect through December 31, 2008 at which time the City and ATS will review this agreement and jointly review the individual site performance and determine the monthly unit price. In the event that ATS chooses to decommission four or more units, the previous monthly fee shall be reinstated.

Pages 44 - 54 of the pdf are a June 2009 "Viability Study" which says, at page 6:

“The fee arrangement was re-negotiated this fiscal year to a flat monthly fee…”

(A 2013 review of invoices and checks showed that the City has been paying $16,185 every month, since 2009.)


Also of interest:

Section 1.2.1 of Exhibit A (page 9 of the contract) specifies an "optional one-time warning period."

Option C of Schedule 1 (page 13 of the contract) sets an extra fee for citing out-of-state motorists.

Pages 20 - 43 of the pdf are the documents used to create the table, above.

In the Viability Study:

Page 1 mentions the 30-day warning period.

Page 2 mentions that fatalities rose 28.6%.

Page 6 mentions an "operating profit" and the new "flat" fee.

Page 7 assumes a $50 per hour employee cost for police personnel.

Page 7 also explains the method by which the collection rates were calculated.

Page 9 mentions that ATS is capable of issuing automated tickets to overweight trucks, but does not indicate if the City is using this service.

Another Two Years

On April 1, 2014 the city council was to vote on a staff recommendation to extend the program to 2016.
Staff Report
At that meeting, they delayed the matter, to the meeting of May 6.
May 6 Staff Report
At the May 6 meeting they voted 4 - 1 (Marquez nay) to extend the program.
The new contract amendment does not include an "escape" (Termination for Convenience) clause, so if the City wishes to shut the cameras down it must either get ATS to agree to a shut down, or wait until the contract expires at the end of the two year extension.

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



Covina Docs Set # 3

Info on City's Website

There is some info posted on the police department's
website.



Covina Docs Set # 4
Cameras at Risk?

In June 2012 it was reported that thieves stole components of the camera systems in Cerritos, another ATS customer.




Covina Docs Set # 5
The Revenue

The City's monthly ticket revenue from the court is available in the Revenue Spreadsheet on the LA County Docs page.



Covina Docs Set # 6
More Coming

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



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