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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 Nov. 2018 and Nov. 2022.

.



Covina Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

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

New 8-12-09, updated  10-18-17

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]

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
5496
3549

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





























1149
423


May14





























1214
433


Jun14





























1285
422


Jul14





























1270
449


Aug14





























1404
547


Sep14





























1301
500


Oct14





























1413
535


Nov14





























1381
468


Dec14





























1345
463


2014





























15370
5549
5558
3664

Jan15





























1392
404


Feb15





























1213
470


Mar15





























1354
470


Apr15





























1423
379


May15





























1319
83


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Feb16
[13]





























2197
571


Mar16
[13]





























2184
205


Apr16
[13]





























1829
497


May16
[13]





























1993
454


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


Jul16
[14]





























2526
405


Aug16
[14]





























2399
290


Sep16
[14]





























2369
456


Oct16
[14]





























2258
508


Nov16
[15]





























2219
468


Dec16
[15]





























2284
473


2016
[2]





























26499
4985
4985
3634

Jan17
[15]





























1959
366


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


Mar17
[16]





























2467
643


Apr17
[16]





























2136
560


May17
[16]





























1688
285


Jun17
[16]





























1357
338


Jul17
[16]





























1666
426


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


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


Oct17
































Nov17
































Dec17
































2017
[2] (proj.)





























4881


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]

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 # 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


[  ] 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.





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

An official report showed that in 2014, 77% 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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