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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.
In 2016 she voted to put 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.



City of Del Mar Documents
(and Information)

Del Mar, pop. 5000, is on the coast 15 miles north of downtown San Diego.



It may be possible to completely ignore a Del Mar ticket !
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
.

 


  Del Mar Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

(Citations Issued)

New 11-6-10, updated 9-12-18

Cam #
CAHE-01
CAVV-01
CAVV-03










Camino Del Mar
@
Del Mar Heights
nbd straights and lefts
Camino Del Mar
@
Via de la Valle
sbd
Camino Del Mar
@
Via de la Valle
nbd



[3]

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

Notices
Printed
[1] [4]
Total
Citations
Issued/
Left
Turn
Citations
Per CVC
21455.5(i)
Annual
Reports
[8]
Revenue
from
Court
(thou-
sands)

[9]
May04












Jun04
16
11
88
63
37
29






141
103


Jul04
225
114
516
359
69
50






810
523


Aug04
189
100
380
279
28
20






597
399


Sep04
112
56
231
165
16
11






359
232


Oct04












Nov04












Dec04












2004












Jan05
77
55
145
101
27
15






249
171


Jul05
153
55
316
184
34
15






503
254


2005
[2]









4512
2550
(proj.)


Jan06
61
29
123
81
19
8






203
118


Jul06
77
16
231
94
34
12






342
122


2006
[2]









3270
1440
(proj.)


Jan07
53
33
74
65
16
10






143
108


Jul07
58
18
324
189
23
18






405
225


2007
[2]









3288
1998
(proj.)


Jan08
21
9
111
85
11
8






143
102


Jul08
23
6
122
79
7
4






152
89


2008
[2]









1770
1146
(proj.)


Jan09
14
7
42
32
6
3






62
42


Jul09
77
39
124
89
11
4






212
132


2009
[2]









1644
1044
(proj.)


Jan10
57
43
61
45
12
9






130
97


Mar10









151
105


Apr10









155
106


Jul10
112
48
113
59
9
5






234
112


Sep10









133
83


Oct10









117
78


2010
[2]









1840
1162
(proj.)


Jan11









150
101


Feb11












Mar11









128
92


Apr11









138
85


May11












Jun11












Jul11









176
96


Aug11












Sep11









131
86


Oct11









125
91


Nov11












Dec11












2011
[2]









1696
1102
(proj.)


Jan12









154
115


Feb12









93
71


Mar12









111
81


Apr12









107
76


May12









95
70


Jun12









150
111


Jul12









173
126


Aug12









128
86


Sep12









93
64


Oct12









70
55


Nov12
24
14
61
48
7
4






92
66


Dec12









69
47


2012
[2]








73%
1335
968


Jan13









68
52


Feb13









87
35


Mar13









105
42


Apr13









109
39


May13









74
22


Jun13









44
18


Jul13









165
86


Aug13









130
74


Sep13









62
32


Oct13









85
54


Nov13









99
66


Dec13









95
40


2013
[2]








50%
1123
560
392
141

Jan14









100
68

4
Feb14









73
39


Mar14









156
59


Apr14
28
9
108
39
3
1






139
49


May14
47
13
153
102
8
2






208
117


Jun14
21
8
134
77
4
2






159
87


Jul14
120
55
192
125
7
6






319
186

6
Aug14
106
62
173
137
4
2






283
201


Sep14









190
144


Oct14









212
171


Nov14









249
166


Dec14
77
33
111
69
5
2






193
104


2014
[1]








61%
2281
1391
845
591

Jan15









219
151

12
Feb15









255
166


Mar15
140
83
156
98
4
2






300
183


Apr15









259
181


May15
68
27
161
97
5
1






234
125


Jun15
144
80
187
100
6
2






337
182


Jul15
139
51
231
108
11
1






381
160

16
Aug15
90
15
189
41
2
0






281
56


Sep15
74
25
145
51
6
2






225
78


Oct15
87
26
143
66
5
0






235
92


Nov15
101
34
122
50
9
1






232
85


Dec15
105
50
137
71
7
5






249
126


2015
[2]








49%
3207
1585
987
590

Jan16









201
92

9
Feb16
109
75
165
126
2
1






276
202


Mar16









294
189


Apr16









215
137


May16









261
156


Jun16
177
13
192
37
0
0






369
50


Jul16









384
0

8
Aug16









341
156


Sep16









295
193


Oct16









187
121


Nov16









245
160


Dec16









211
134


2016
[2]








49%
3279
1590
1258
641

Jan17









198
130

14
Feb17









260
146


Mar17
192
121
246
174
0
0






438
295


Apr17









324
184

12
May17
100
52
152
97
0
0






260
151


Jun17 [10]









406
232


Jul17
230
121
200
130
6
4






436
255

17
Aug17
147
83
193
115
4
1






344
199


Sep17









260
150


Oct17









271
169

11
Nov17









299
195


Dec17









255
159

7
2017
[1]
1764
973
1940
1267
47
25





60%
3751
2265


Jan18
109
67
151
104
6
5






266
176

11
Feb18
107
80
129
81
7
5






243
166


Mar18
138
88
147
95
4
1






289
184


Apr18











10
May18












Jun18












Jul18











7
Aug18











10
Sep18












Oct18












Nov18












Dec18












2018
[2] (proj.)
1416
940
1708
1120
68
44





66%
3192
2104


Cam #
CAHE-01
CAVV-01
CAVV-03










Camino Del Mar
@
Del Mar Heights
nbd straights and lefts
Camino Del Mar
@
Via de la Valle
sbd
Camino Del Mar
@
Via de la Valle
nbd



[3]

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

Notices
Printed
[1] [4]
Total
Citations
Issued/
Left
Turn
Citations
Per CVC
21455.5(i)
Annual
Reports
[8]
Revenue
from
Court
(thou-
sands)

[9]

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

Official reports, 2004 - 2010
Official reports, 2010 - 2012
Official reports, 2012 - 2013
Official reports, 2013 - 2014
Official reports, 2014 Apr. - July
Official report, Aug. 2014
Official reports, 2010 - 2015
Official reports, Spring 2015
Official reports, Late 2015
Official reports, Early 2016
Official reports, 2016 - 2017
Official reports, 2017 - 2018

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as 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]  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]  Monthly 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]  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 # 4, below.
[9]
  From reports received from the Court and the City.  For more info about program finances, see Set # 3, below.
[10]  No report is on hand for June 2017.  The June 2017 figures shown above are the difference between the official annual total and the totals of the other 11 months.



Del Mar Docs Set # 2
"Late Time" Graphs

The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera, for all of its cameras.
These 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.

CAHE-01, July 2005
CAHE-01, July 2010

CAVV-01, July 2005
CAVV-01, July 2010

CAVV-03, July 2005
CAVV-03, July 2010

All cameras, July 2012

All cameras, July 2014

All cameras, Aug. 2015

All cameras, Mar. 2018

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




Del Mar Docs Set # 3
The Contract

Agenda and Minutes of 2003 Public Hearing
2003 Contract
2009 Amendment

The 2009 Amendment extended the contract to June 2016.  The City can cancel before then, but it must give notice one year ahead of time.
Invoices received in June 2013 showed that the City is paying $1578 per camera.

U-T Editorial

On Oct. 10, 2013, several days before the hearing scheduled for the city council in Poway to consider their staff's
recommendation to remove the cameras from that City, the Union-Tribune published an editorial which recommended:

"Letís eliminate every trace of this bad civic memory.
And to city leaders in Oceanside, Vista, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar ó itís time to do likewise.
The cameras are simply not doing the intended job."


  Sept. 15 2014:  Discussion about Quitting

A June 2014 article said the City was considering closing the program.
Additional Article

Staff Report for Sept. 15 Meeting
 

At the meeting the council was skeptical about the claimed safety gains but nevertheless voted to continue the program.  During the meeting staff showed a slide indicating that 92% of the tickets have been going to visitors.

Article  Article  Opinion


May 2016:  More Discussion about Quitting

The contract was set to expire the next month and the staff recommendation was to renew for another year, but at their May 16, 2016 meeting the council put off making a decision until the Finance Committee (two members of the council) could conduct a review of the program.
Article

In June 2016 the City signed a contract amendment, to allow the program to continue month-to-month pending the Finance Committee review.

In May 2017 the City sent RedFlex a letter allowing the program to continue month-to-month until June 21, 2018.


This listing of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of  June 2017.






Del Mar Docs Set # 4
Mickey Mouse Tickets - Mostly Left Turns

An official report showed that in 2014, 70% of the City's tickets were for left turns.




Del Mar Docs Set # 5
Info on City's/Sheriff's Website?

As of Nov 5, 2010 I could not find any red light camera program info on either the City's or the sheriff's website.





Del Mar Docs Set # 6
More Coming

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



 
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