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City of Covina Documents


It may be possible to completely ignore a Covina camera ticket!

1.  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.  If you don't want to ignore your Covina ticket - or cannot - be sure to contact me.

2.  If your "ticket" does not have the Superior Court's name and address on it, it is a fake ticket (also called a Snitch Ticket) mailed out by the CPD in an attempt to bluff you into identifying the driver.
For more details about Snitch Tickets, see the Snitch Ticket section at the top of the Your Ticket page.



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.
She also was a vote to put Measure M, an additional LA County-wide sales tax, to go to Metro, on the Nov. 2016 ballot - and it passed.  (See
Measure M on the Action/Legis page, for more about that tax.)

Kuehl will be up for re-election in 2018 and maybe in 2022.

.



Covina Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

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

New 8-12-09, updated  9-1-18

Cam #
CV01
CV02
CV03
CV04
CV05
CV06
CV07





Nbd
Azusa
@
Cypress
[4]
Nbd
Barranca
@
Rowland
[4]



Ebd
Rowland
@
Barranca
[4]



Wbd
Rowland
@
Barranca
[4]



Nbd
Grand
@
Badillo
[4]



Sbd
Grand
@
Badillo
[4]



Ebd
Badillo
@
Grand
[4]



%
of
Citations
Collected
[7]
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
Per
Official
Monthly
CMR
Reports
[1] [4]
Total
Citations
Issued/
Rolling
Right
Citations
Per CVC
21455.5(i)
Annual
Reports
[17]
Revenue
from
Court
(thou-
sands)

[18]
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

40
Jun10
[9]





























1393
408

33
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

33
Aug10
[9]





























1482
462

35
Sep10
[9]





























1372
440

30
Oct10
[9] [11]





























1207
385

42
Nov10
[9]





























1266
396

34
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

31
2010
[9]





























15942
4654


2007 -
2010
[9]





























58831
14791


Jan11
[10]





























1032
290

38
Feb11





























903
258

33
Mar11





























973
281

38
Apr11
[11]





























899
277

30
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

28
Jun11





























1080
277

26
Jul11
[10]





























1255
369

24
Aug11





























1301
372

16
Sep11





























772
234

17
Oct11
[11]





























961
373

20
Nov11





























750
250

18
Dec11





























851
283

22
2011





























11737
3579


Jan12
[10]





























833
287

24
Feb12





























729
321

30
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

26
Apr12
[11]





























842
374

29
May12
[10]





























1015
461

31
Jun12
[10]





























1053
446

29
Jul12
[10]





























1045
413

26
Aug12





























1032
418

26
Sep12





























1059
413

23
Oct12
[11]





























1216
419

32
Nov12





























1037
406

32
Dec12





























1091
365

24
2012





























11821
4655


Jan13
[10]





























1073
284

30
Feb13
[10]





























1065
392

30
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

30
Apr13
[10]





























1130
440

34
May13
[11]





























1042
435

34
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

29
Jul13
[12]





























1284
525

32
Aug13
[12]





























1482
584

46
Sep13
[12]





























1213
315

41
Oct13
[12]





























1283
437

44
Nov13
[12]





























1185
405

31
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

37
2013





























14037
5496
5496
3549

Jan14





























1073
395

36
Feb14





























1181
405

42
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

49
Apr14





























1149
423

35
May14





























1214
433

39
Jun14





























1285
422

33
Jul14





























1270
449

39
Aug14





























1404
547

40
Sep14





























1301
500

37
Oct14





























1413
535

40
Nov14





























1381
468

31
Dec14





























1345
463

38
2014
[17]
L: 194


R: 1014
L:  56

R: 80

L: 32


R: 563
L: 27


R: 57
L: 214


R: 1067
L: 55


R: 382
L: 22


R: 472

15370
5549
5558
3664

Jan15





























1392
404

42
Feb15





























1213
470

39
Mar15





























1354
470

59
Apr15





























1423
379

47
May15





























1319
83

40
Jun15
19
8
15
7
28
13
86
59
77
11
36
11
28
11

9
4
12
2
14
1
236
65
13
3
33
8
19
8
13
5
52
19
6
3
16
9
170
100
9
4
5
0
4
4
96
19
12
1
20
0
23
2
278
71

1329
448

38
Jul15
20
8
29
14
22
11
84
56
100
10
47
16
21
6

18
6
24
6
15
2
307
87
11
2
33
13
18
2
30
6
36
18
12
5
14
6
211
107
18
3
8
2
4
2
100
23
10
1
30
0
32
2
294
40

1538
454

33
Aug15
26
13
27
10
34
16
94
58
79
9
25
7
22
10

17
7
12
2
19
4
239
81
12
4
22
9
12
5
21
5
62
22
4
0
18
8
207
125
15
3
4
2
7
1
153
33
6
0
22
0
22
0
270
51

1451
485

25
Sep15
42
20
44
17
50
21
138
81
93
8
25
11
27
11

16
3
14
3
10
3
205
61
13
3
22
8
20
8
28
8
82
28
6
2
19
8
228
110
14
3
9
2
14
5
135
14
22
3
25
0
8
1
223
34

1532
476

26
Oct15
39
10
53
26
48
18
179
94
104
15
54
17
30
11

10
4
4
1
9
1
270
68
14
5
19
7
13
5
36
4
54
15
12
4
26
8
444
154
12
4
6
4
5
2
213
40
2
0
14
0
4
1
290
57

1964
575

34
Nov15
18
5
30
15
42
19
174
110
122
14
31
14
36
10

12
4
11
4
15
2
386
92
10
1
22
12
20
4
28
5
65
20
8
3
20
7
436
122
16
1
2
0
4
2
224
53
12
1
15
0
10
0
333
67

2102
587

32
Dec15
22
6
42
16
37
14
191
93
142
6
37
10
33
14

13
2
4
0
23
2
388
85
18
3
18
5
15
6
31
2
41
10
9
2
20
6
492
118
11
3
3
2
3
0
230
31
14
3
12
0
21
1
369
51

2239
491

33
2015





























18856
5322
5328
3864

Jan16
16
0
31
8
22
8
136
60
126
11
28
12
27
11

11
2
4
1
11
4
372
70
21
5
12
6
18
6
26
3
44
12
7
1
19
4
443
110
5
2
3
0
4
3
227
37
11
0
16
0
8
0
349
34

1997
410

32
Feb16
[13]





























2197
571

31
Mar16
[13]





























2184
205

30
Apr16
[13]





























1829
497

30
May16
[13]





























1993
454

29
Jun16
29
1
38
6
42
10
155
27
107
7
45
8
47
7

18
5
10
2
27
3
451
39
27
2
23
7
11
4
25
2
48
11
24
2
25
3
417
55
8
0
7
1
6
0
246
24
1
0
12
0
9
2
386
20

2244
248

28
Jul16
[14]





























2526
405

27
Aug16
[14]





























2399
290

29
Sep16
[14]





























2369
456

30
Oct16
[14]





























2258
508

26
Nov16
[15]





























2219
468

31
Dec16
[15]





























2284
473

31
2016
[2]





























26499
4985
4985
3634

Jan17
[15]





























1959
366

35
Feb17
[15]
43
18
39
10
3
0
170
70
116
10
46
15
63
26

14
5
12
5
21
3
120
23
30
5
28
8
19
5
30
4
52
11
5
3
17
5
424
134
6
0
6
0

108
22
9
1
9
0
53
1
323
62

1766
446

35
Mar17
[16]





























2467
643

38
Apr17
[16]





























2136
560

36
May17
[16]





























1688
285

38
Jun17
[16]





























1357
338

29
Jul17
[16]





























1666
426

27
Aug17
[16]
70
17
22
6
36
10
62
32
59
6
34
14
51
8

159
5
10
1
19
1
745
49
22
3
28
6
15
2
33
4




2
0
4
1

41
8
3
1
12
0
10
1
297
32

1734
207

31
Sep17
[16]
87
24
42
9
36
6
84
41
108
13
77
20
53
18

25
5
15
1
31
5
407
44
29
4
41
13
24
5
58
6
43
1
6
0
13
1
423
106
8
0


57
8
12
0
24
3
29
3
443
55

2175
391

25
Oct17





























2311
559

26
Nov17





























2268
280

28
Dec17





























2286
544

28
2017
[1]
763
177
678
200
707
208
1741
751
1261
106
624
167
734
189

356
52
130
18
243
31
4134
615
305
42
366
105
218
48
573
94
470
89
43
9
143
33
3834
1101
85
13
44
6
14
3
982
210
139
19
219
5
245
14
4762
740

23813
5045
5045
3627

Turns [17]
L: 175


R: 739
L: 106

R: 99

L: 52


R: 612
L: 42


R: 92
L: 79


R: 1096
L: 13


R: 207
L: 19


R: 739




Jan18





























2283
480

33
Feb18





























2193
332

32
Mar18





























2732
414

30
Apr18





























2988
582

30
May18
101
18
69
16
91
17
226
79
118
17
90
21
91
19

39
8
15
5
32
5
655
68
22
2
34
9
18
4
68
4
39
8
6
0
13
2
451
86
6
0
14
2
3
0
71
11
10
0
30
1
20
1
672
63

3004
466

29
Jun18





























2940
339


Jul18
































Aug18
































Sep18
































Oct18
































Nov18
































Dec18
































2018
[2] (proj.)





























32280
5226


Cam #
CV01
CV02
CV03
CV04
CV05
CV06
CV07




[8]
Nbd
Azusa
@
Cypress
(mostly
right
turns)
[4]
Nbd
Barranca
@
Rowland
[4]



Ebd
Rowland
@
Barranca
(mostly
right
turns)
[4]
Wbd
Rowland
@
Barranca
[4]


Nbd
Grand
@
Badillo
(mostly
right
turns)
[4]
Sbd
Grand
@
Badillo
(mostly
right
turns)
[4]
Ebd
Badillo
@
Grand
(mostly
right
turns)
[4]
%
of
Citations
Collected
[7]
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
Per
Official
Monthly
CMR
Reports
[1] [4]
Total
Citations
Issued/
Rolling
Right
Citations
Per CVC
21455.5(i)
Annual
Reports
[17]
Revenue
from
Court
(thou-
sands)

[18]
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
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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 # 3, 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
Official reports received Mar. 3, 2015
Official reports received July 21, 2015
Official reports received Jan. 19, 2016
Official reports received July 27, 2016
Official reports received Dec. 1, 2016
Official reports received Mar. 16, 2017
Official reports received Sept. 12, 2017
Official reports received Oct. 17, 2017
Official reports received Aug. 29, 2018


[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  These totals were 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 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 # 3, below.
[7]  The collection rates are from the police department's "Viability Study" linked in Docs Set # 3, 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).
[13]  Lane-by-lane data for this month is available in the official reports received 7-27-16 (linked above).
[14]  Lane-by-lane data for this month is available in the official reports received 12-1-16 (linked above).
[15]  Lane-by-lane data for this month is available in the official reports received 3-16-17 (linked above).
[16]  Lane-by lane data for this month is available in the official reports received 10-17-17 (linked above).
[17]  From the annual reports required, beginning with 2013, by CVC 21455.5(i).  They become available by the Fall of the following year.  Also see Set # 2, below.
[18]  For more info about monthly revenue, see Set # 6, below.





Covina Docs Set # 2
Mickey Mouse Tickets - Mostly Right Turns

An official report showed that in 2016, 73% of the City's tickets were for turns, mostly right turns.




Covina Docs Set # 3
The Contract with ATS

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 2006 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.

2014:  Another Two Years

On April 1, 2014 the city council was to vote on a staff recommendation to extend the program to 2016.
Apr. 1 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 did 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.


2016:  Another Year, and a Study Requested

In Jan. 2016 the City provided a copy of a May 2015 report ATS wrote about the program.
The report revealed that 75% of the tickets were going to visitors to town.
It also said that the recidivism rate (a motorist getting more than one ticket) was 7%, and claimed that was "low," while 7% actually is a much higher percentage than other cities have reported.

For the council meeting of Mar. 1, 2016 staff submitted a staff report, SaferStreetsLA submitted a study, highwayrobbery.net submitted an email, and the council voted 4 - 1 (Marquez nay) to do a new amendment extending the program for another year. 
They also directed staff to use that time to do an in-depth study of the program's effect. 
Minutes.


May 2017:  Contract Extended Five Years

On May 16, 2017 the City Council voted 4 - 1 (Marquez nay) to accept a staff recommendation to extend the contract for another five years.

After April 17, 2019 the City can cancel the contract, but must give 90 days notice.

Our Email in Opposition
Minutes of the Meeting
Signed Copy of the New Contract


This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of Aug. 31, 2017.



Covina Docs Set # 4

Info on City's Website

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



Covina Docs Set # 5
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 # 6
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 # 7

Yellow Light Timing

In Dec. 2015 we requested copies of the City's current signal timing charts.

Charts received Jan. 19, 2016




Covina Docs Set # 8
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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