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Elk Grove Documents

Some of Elk Grove'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.


At their meeting of 3-22-17 the city council will consider extending the camera program for another two years.  See Set # 4, below.


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


Wieckowski, author anti-motorist bill AB 666
 
Wieckowski, Author of the anti-motorist bills SB 1 and AB 666

who will be running for re-election in 2018 and 2022.

Please don't vote for him.

Send him back home to his bankruptcy law practice.

As of 2017 he is in the State Legislature in Sacramento and is co-author of SB 1 (if it passes it will raise gas tax and car registration fees).  In 2013 he was the author of AB 666 which - had it passed - would have increased the number of red light camera tickets.  Before reaching the Legislature he was a member of the Fremont City Council, and during his time on the council 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 in 2010 he made the motion to extend the contract to June 2017.


Elk Grove Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Total Violations, Notices Printed [4]

New 10-7-10, updated 3-20-17

Special Note:  Many of the figures that should be in red, are not.  The addition of the red coloring will be accomplished by 3-22-17.

Cam #
BOEG
01
BRLA
01L
BRLA
01R
EGBR
01
FRLA
01L
FRLA
01R
LALS
01










Bond
&
Elk
Grove/
Florin
[6]
[10]
Bruce-
ville
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]

Bruce-
ville
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]
Elk
Grove
&
Bruce-
ville
[6]
Frank-
lin
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]
Frank-
lin
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]
Laguna
Blvd.
&
Laguna
Springs
[6]



[3]

Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
Not
Including
BOEG
& EGBR
Total
Citations
Issued
as %
of Events
Re-
corded
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
[1] [4] [12]

Nov07

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0







0
0

Dec07

2
0
130
90
0
0
0
0
277
0
0
0







409
90

2007
















Jan08

1
0
540
221
0
0
19
1
2835
1234
0
0







3395
1456

Feb08

3
1
883
343
0
0
14
2
3588
1601
0
0







4488
1947

Mar08

2
1
1076
335
0
0
14
6
2348
791
0
0







3440
1133

Apr08

5
0
759
206
0
0
6
3
900
455
0
0







1670
664

May08

4
0
849
234
0
0
5
4
926
372
0
0







1784
610

Jun08

3
0
2304
496
0
0
9
4
773
390
0
0







3089
890

Jul08

3
0
2438
672
0
0
12
2
862
450
0
0







3315
1124

Aug08

4
0
2262
708
0
0
6
0
806
389
0
0







3078
1097

Sep08

3
1
871
243
0
0
8
4
795
363
0
0







1677
611

Oct08

0
0
999
242
0
0
13
3
724
383
0
0







1736
628

Nov08
[11]
0
0

1079
279
0
0

748
319
0
0







1827
598

Dec08
[11]
0
0

1354
357
0
0

711
297
0
0







2065
654

2008
[2]














31564
11412

Jan09

6
0
1197
395
0
0
8
2
691
323
0
0







1902
720

Feb09
[8]












1525
540

Mar09
[8]












1847
693

Apr09

6
2
1001
324
0
0
8
4
661
305
207
87







1883
722

May09
[8]












1910
818

Jun09
[8]












1741
760

Jul09

3
1
816
257
0
0
4
2
651
313
193
97







1667
670

Aug09
[8]












1599
595

Sep09
[11]
0
0

915
267
0
0

559
270
216
80







1690
617

Oct09

5
2
743
215
0
0
5
0
723
270
249
117







1725
604

Nov09
[8]












1831
662

Dec09
[8]












2183
703

2009
[2]














21503
8104

Jan10
0
0
2
0
774
223
0
0
0
0
1011
373
134
81




0
0
1921
677

1921
677

Feb10
0
0
-
-
648
182
-
-
-
-
862
322
125
66




0
0
1635
570

1635
570

Mar10
0
0
-
-
743
194
0
0
-
-
1020
383
159
84




0
0
1922
661

1922
661

Apr10
0
0
3
0
699
179
0
0
3
0
949
366
163
96




0
0
1817
641

1817
641

May10
0
0
7
2
674
217
1328
343
7
4
971
378
153
92




1328
343
1812
693

3140
1036

Jun10
0
0
3
0
590
168
1484
318
5
3
971
374
134
60




1484
318
1703
605

3187
923

Jul10
0
0
1
1
626
161
662
181
1
1
993
384
147
71




662
181
1768
618

2430
799

Aug10
0
0
2
2
604
157
610
202
4
1
766
277
126
68




610
202
1502
505

2112
707

Sep10
[11]
0
0
-
-
350
95
522
163
-
-
817
330
135
47




522
163
1302
472

1824
635

Oct10
0
0
1
0
433
117
609
217
5
4
773
306
171
78




609
217
1383
505

1992
722

Nov10
0
0
-
-
516
131
566
211
-
-
733
258
127
77




566
211
1376
466

1942
677

Dec10
0
0
-
-
510
107
568
146
-
-
678
211
110
57




568
146
1298
375

1866
521

2010
[2]
0
0
19
5
7167
1931
6349
1781
25
13
10544
3962
1684
877




6349
1781
19349
6788

25788
8569

Jan11
0
0
6
0
842
161
854
229
2
2
699
241
126
68




854
229
1675
472

2529
701

Feb11
0
0
8
2
921
201
793
195
4
1
613
226
167
79




793
195
1713
509

2506
704

Mar11
0
0
3
1
1039
194
804
218
2
0
612
222
148
64




804
218
1804
481

2608
699

Apr11
0
0
4
0
944
224
648
174
8
2
565
221
120
62




648
174
1641
509

2289
683

May11
0
0
2
0
862
257
777
152
8
3
614
268
157
76




777
152
1643
604

2420
756

Jun11
0
0
1
0
834
187
752
115
7
2
618
231
147
55




752
115
1607
475

2359
590

Jul11
0
0
1
0
690
169
879
212
4
2
691
276
139
56




879
212
1525
503

2404
715

Aug11
0
0
5
1
457
104
758
170
4
1
638
232
125
51




758
170
1229
389

1987
559

Sep11
0
0
3
1
797
184
642
143
3
1
654
254
184
71




642
143
1641
511

2283
654

Oct11
0
0
4
1
859
195
727
147
3
1
634
234
185
83




727
147
1685
514

2412
661

Nov11
0
0
3
0
848
150
761
172
3
0
573
213
124
60




761
172
1551
423

2312
595

Dec11
0
0
4
2
912
159
802
140
2
1
703
245
129
69




802
140
1750
476

2552
616

2011
[2]
0
0
44
8
10005
2185
9197
2067
50
16
7614
2863
1751
794




9197
2067
19464
5866

28661
7933

Jan12
0
0
3
0
905
141
650
130
1
1
573
203
105
70




650
130
1587
415

2237
545

Feb12
[10]
0
0
3
1
918
146
602
114
2
1
525
200
129
69




602
114
1577
417

2179
531

Mar12
159
31
3
0
986
156
539
114
5
2
539
219
130
64




698
145
1663
441

2361
586

Apr12
1213
279
4
1
895
156
813
187
4
2
503
189
127
65




2026
466
1533
413

3559
879

May12
1865
369
5
0
903
164
688
112
5
1
634
234
105
59




2553
481
1652
458

4205
939

Jun12
1732
269
1
0
1009
188
765
129
4
1
606
226
97
47




2497
398
1717
462

4214
860

Jul12
1618
239
5
1
1139
178
770
162
3
3
553
209
116
56




2388
401
1816
447

4204
848

Aug12
1298
143
4
1
1078
145
514
66
5
1
561
190
123
61




1812
209
1771
398

3583
607

Sep12
1200
156
1
0
954
118
515
73
8
2
528
176
144
67




1715
229
1635
363

3350
592

Oct12
1403
156
6
3
943
108
706
110
3
0
572
189
164
75




2109
266
1688
375

3797
641

Nov12
1111
202
5
2
922
138
696
149
2
0
531
174
107
54




1807
351
1567
368

3374
719

Dec12
1075
133
1
0
855
133
680
144
4
0
508
172
107
64




1755
277
1475
369

3230
646

2012
[2]
12674
1977
41
9
11507
1771
7938
1490
46
14
6633
2381
1454
751




20612
3467
19681
4926

40293
8393

Jan13
1111
229
5
0
838
151
549
131
4
0
476
151
64
36




1660
360
1387
338

3047
698

Feb13
1067
240
2
2
701
134
537
116
3
1
407
155
75
50




1604
356
1188
342

2792
698

Mar13
1227
218
6
1
841
154
687
120
13
0
440
170
119
62




1914
338
1419
387

3333
725

Apr13
1237
236
6
2
827
147
664
141
5
1
498
202
90
36




1901
377
1426
388

3327
765

May13
1183
173
4
0
980
190
638
116
2
0
553
219
114
61




1821
289
1653
470

3474
759

Jun13
1075
179
2
0
1031
204
681
146
8
0
508
230
121
54




1756
325
1670
488

3426
813

Jul13
1052
184
5
2
1084
192
678
155
5
2
523
215
104
49




1730
339
1721
460

3451
799

Aug13
969
165
15
3
1051
194
639
144
4
3
477
192
114
62




1608
309
1661
454

3269
763

Sep13
888
175
10
2
991
167
543
129
6
3
473
193
114
66




1431
304
1594
431

3025
735

Oct13
993
162
7
1
930
155
728
135
5
2
429
160
105
56




1721
297
1476
374

3197
671

Nov13
825
111
5
1
966
97
738
122
3
1
505
161
104
59




1563
233
1583
319

3146
552

Dec13
766
120
7
1
995
126
722
109
6
4
493
140
81
43




1488
229
1582
314

3070
543

2013
[2] [12]
12393
2192
74
15
11235
1911
7804
1564
64
17
5758
2188
1205
634




20197
3756
18360
4765

38557
8521
5044

Jan14
863
144
3
0
873
124
469
85
2
1
520
168
89
39




1332
229
1487
332

2819
561

Feb14
792
105
4
2
726
114
491
93
6
3
429
121
92
39




1283
198
1257
279

2540
477

Mar14
806
134
-
-
700
138
587
103
-
-
472
152
123
71




1393
237
1295
361

2688
598

Apr14
739
98
-
-
761
133
579
88
-
-
534
211
91
44




1318
186
1386
388

2704
574

May14
860
113
-
-
871
154
578
84
-
-
600
218
113
56




1438
197
1584
428

3022
625

Jun14
615
62
-
-
1045
176
490
59
-
-
530
181
118
47




1105
121
1693
404

2798
525

Jul14
527
48
-
-
1055
151
601
78
-
-
491
158
126
34




1128
126
1672
343

2800
469

Aug14
971
158
-
-
1091
203
583
126
-
-
625
277
109
51




1554
284
1825
531

3379
815

Sep14
935
136
-
-
1000
173
563
116
-
-
619
220
115
48




1498
252
1734
441

3232
693

Oct14
872
116
-
-
903
168
624
129
-
-
677
239
139
59




1496
245
1719
466

3215
711

Nov14
827
133
-
-
925
141
630
117
-
-
571
217
103
43




1457
250
1599
401

3056
651

Dec14
789
110
-
-
833
162
595
115
-
-
607
202
87
39




1384
225
1527
403

2911
628

2014
[2] [12]
9696
1357
7
2
10783
1837
6790
1193
8
4
6675
2364
1305
570




16386
2550
18778
4777
20.8%
35164
7327
4389


Jan15
767
110
-
-
909
147
565
95
-
-
642
197
113
59




1332
205

1664
403

2996
608

Feb15
701
110
-
-
864
143
497
89
-
-
590
205
116
59




1198
199
1569
407

2767
606

Mar15
938
125
-
-
971
156
689
143
-
-
607
226
120
57




1627
268
1698
439

3325
707

Apr15
907
136
-
-
978
163
672
137
-
-
563
222
77
35




1579
273
1618
420

3197
693

May15
1031
163
-
-
907
130
600
131
-
-
640
247
103
61




1631
294
1650
438

3281
732

Jun15
905
95
-
-
1033
168
633
102
-
-
517
158
83
44




1538
197
1633
370

3171
567

Jul15
844
114
-
-
1071
180
705
116
-
-
649
250
141
63




1549
230
1861
493

3410
723

Aug15
840
146
-
-
1165
213
685
105
-
-
548
219
148
60




1525
251
1861
492

3386
743

Sep15
878
150
-
-
1013
174
707
107
-
-
456
203
107
48




1585
257
1576
425

3161
682

Oct15
738
108
-
-
933
168
633
106
-
-
551
214
151
83




1371
214
1635
465

3006
679

Nov15
854
169
-
-
1016
180
639
127
-
-
571
220
100
45




1493
296
1687
445

3180
741

Dec15
812
130
-
-
906
168
647
125
-
-
610
193
110
63




1459
255
1626
424

3085
679

2015
[2] [12]
10215
1556
-
-
11765
1990
7672
1383
-
-
6944
2554
1369
677




17887
2939
20078
5221

37965
8160
5038

Jan16
724
133
0
0
942
174
528
102
0
0
543
215
86
41




1252
235
1571
430

2823
665

Feb16
770
154
0
0
855
166
528
99
0
0
537
193
108
54




1298
253
1500
413

2798
666

Mar16
776
128
0
0
946
177
589
105
0
0
537
217
137
72




1365
233
1620
466

2985
699

Apr16
769
100
0
0
917
159
563
111
0
0
530
199
111
54




1332
211
1558
412

2890
623

May16
845
129
0
0
870
155
565
99
0
0
548
206
178
78




1410
228
1596
439

3006
667

Jun16
862
120
0
0
1054
182
592
109
0
0
540
173
149
77




1454
229
1743
432

3197
661

Jul16
928
70
0
0
1102
171
583
85
0
0
535
185
148
85




1511
155
1785
441

3296
596

Aug16
1356
139
-
-
1040
127
591
80
-
-
547
193
165
70




1947
219
1752
390

3699
609

Sep16
[13]
958
111
0
0
1141
147
629
89
0
0
559
183
186
91




1587
200
1886
421

3473
621

Oct16
[13]
1006
91
0
0
1009
117
618
86
0
0
550
187
136
66




1624
177
1695
370

3319
547

Nov16
650
80
0
0
1056
149
669
107
0
0
576
208
132
66




1319
187
1764
423

3083
610

Dec16
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-




-
-
-
-

-
-

2016
[2]
10512
1368
(proj.)
0
0
(proj.)
11916
1879
(proj.)
7036
1169
(proj.)
0
0
(proj.)
6542
2353
(proj.)
1674
822
(proj.)




17548
2536
(proj.)
20132
5054
(proj.)

37680
7591
(proj.)

Cam #
BOEG
01
BRLA
01L
BRLA
01R
EGBR
01
FRLA
01L
FRLA
01R
LALS
01









[9]
Bond
&
Elk
Grove/
Florin
[6]
[10]
Bruce-
ville
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]

Bruce-
ville
NB @
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]
Elk
Grove
&
Bruce-
ville
[6]
Frank-
lin
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]
Frank-
lin
&
Laguna
Blvd.
[6]
Laguna
Blvd.
&
Laguna
Springs
[6]



[3]
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
BOEG
& EGBR
Only
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
Not
Including
BOEG
& EGBR
Total
Citations
Issued
as %
of Events
Re-
corded
Total
Violations
Recorded/

Notices
Printed
[1] [4] [12]

Special Note:  Many of the figures that should be in red, are not.  The addition of the red coloring will be accomplished by 3-22-17.

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

Official Reports, Nov. 2007 to Aug. 2010
Official reports, May 2008 - Dec. 2011
Official reports, Oct. 2010 to Sept. 2012
Official reports, Oct. 2012 to Apr. 2013
Official reports, May 2013 to Jan. 2014
Official reports, Feb. 2009 to Feb. 2014
Official reports, Nov. 2008 to July 2014
Official reports, Feb. 2010 to Mar. 2015
Official reports, May 2009 to Nov. 2015
Official reports, Dec. 2015 to June 2016
Official reports, July 2016 to Nov. 2016
Official reports, Oct. & Nov. 2016, revised

[  ] 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]  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 RedFlex calls Total Violations, or all incidents recorded by the cameras.  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). Due to time limitations data may have been posted to the table only for selected months or locations.  If there is sufficient public interest, the remaining months or locations will be posted.
[5]  Data  for this month has not been requested yet, possibly due to time limitations.
[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]  Data for this month was requested on:
[8]  Official report was received and is available at one of the links given above.
[9]  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.
[10]  BOEG began operation in March 2012.
[11]  The reports for these early years were run in 2014 and did not include figures for the -01L cameras as those low-performing cameras may have been dropped from the database.
[12]  The figures in blue type are annual totals of rolling right turn tickets issued, from reports prepared by RedFlex.  See Set # 2, below.
[13]  The official reports for these months were initially generated less than ten days after the end of the month and as a result the reports showed a number of violations "in progress."  The initial reports and a revised version are both linked above.





Elk Grove Docs Set # 2
Mickey Mouse Tickets - Mostly Right Turns & Most Go to Visitors

 Official reports show that in 2013, 94% of the City's tickets were for right turns, and that the figure was 93% for 2014.  Those are the highest percentages of right turn tickets in the State of California.

Official reports show that the July - Nov. 2015 rate of ticketing in Elk Grove was 17% higher than Jan. - Dec. 2014 and the highest since 2010.

In May 2016 a report prepared by RedFlex for another client disclosed that 69% of Elk Grove's tickets go to visitors.




Elk Grove Docs Set # 3
"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.

Bar Graphs, July 2008 & July 2010
Bar Graphs, July 2012
Bar Graphs, July 2013
Bar Graphs, July 2014
Bar Graphs, June 2016

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




Elk Grove Docs Set # 4
The Contract - Paying Too Much, For Too Long - Until 2014

Jan. 2007 Proposal
Jan. 2007 Proposal:  Clearer Copy of Pg. 112
May 2007 Five-Year Contract, and Business Rules
Dec. 2011 "First" Amendment (24-Month Extension)
Oct. 2011/Dec. 2011 "Second" Amendment (Agreement to Indemnify)

In the Dec. 2011 "First"Amendment the City agreed to extend the program for 24 months beyond the May 2012 expiration date of the original contract and to continue paying $5870 for each camera each month - while many other cities were paying $3000 or less (see FAQ # 17).  As a result, the City paid at least $413,000 too much over the added 24 months, compared to a $3000 target price. The minutes of the Dec. 2011 city council meeting during which the Amendment was approved show that it was agreed to without any discussion by the council.

The 24-month extension could have become a 36-month extension because Section 7.2 of the Amendment, which estimated a $50,000 to $80,000 per camera penalty the City would have to pay for Termination Without Cause, also included this:

"A decision by the City to not renew the Term under the same or substantially similar terms and conditions contained in this Amendment prior to expiration of the thirty-six (36) month period described in this Provision shall be considered Termination Without Cause."

Thus, in order to avoid a stiff penalty, the City could have been required to keep the cameras for 12 more months after the end of the 24-month extension.  Over that combined (36-month) extension, the City would have paid $620,000 too much.

Invoices and payment vouchers obtained from the City in June 2013 and Jan. 2014 revealed that the City was paying $5870 per camera for five cameras.


Three Year Extension

At the city council meeting of Feb. 26, 2014 the city council considered a staff recommendation to extend the program for another five years, and put the decision off, to the meeting of Mar. 26.

 

At the Mar. 26 meeting they reviewed a staff report and voted to continue the program for another three years (with the option of two additional extensions of one year each); however, after Dec. 2014 they are able to cancel on a month's notice, without penalty (per section 7.2 of the 2011 "First" Amendment).

Article
 
During the three to five years the rent will be reduced, gradually, according to this table included in the
2014 amendment.


From Exh. D of Elk Grove's 2014 Amended Contract

During the first year of the new three to five year term, Elk Grove will pay an average of $3907 (est.) per camera per month, still above the $3000 target price discussed above.  Over the five years Elk Grove will pay an average of  $2824 (est.) per camera per month.

That $2824 average rent is not as low as found in some other California cities - particularly those in southern California - but compared to many other northern California cities it is significantly lower. 

The table itself is important because it is the first time that a formal schedule of pricing over time has been published anywhere in California.


2017:  Possible Two-Year Extension

At their meeting of 3-22-17 the city council will consider extending the camera program for another two years.

Staff Report

 

This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of Mar. 20, 2017.




Elk Grove Docs Set # 5
Info on EGPD Site

There is program info at the police department's website.




Elk Grove Docs Set # 6
More Coming

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



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