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you haven't already done so, please read the
Encinitas section on the Camera Towns page
Encinitas Documents (Program Closing?)
Some of Encinitas'
tickets can be ignored. If your "ticket" does
not have the Superior Court's name and address on
it, it is what I call a "Fake Ticket" or "Snitch
Ticket." For more details, see the Fake Ticket
section on the Your Ticket page and Docs Set # 3,
At their Feb. 27, 2013 meeting, the City Council directed staff to come back (at a future meeting) with a report about the future of the City's camera system.
Encinitas Docs Set # 1
& Citations Issued
This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official reports provided by the City under the California Public Records Act.
2004 - 2010 
Encinitas Docs Set # 2
The City provided bar graphs of Late
Times, etcetera, for all of its cameras.
July 2012 Bar Graphs:
Bar graphs are available for more than
fifty other cities - see the list in the expanded
version of Defect # 9.
Encinitas Docs Set # 3
Fake / Snitch Ticket
(If you haven't already done so, please read the Snitch Ticket section on the Your Ticket page.)
Here is the front and
back of the clever Snitch Ticket Encinitas sends out
to some motorists.
For a similar notice
with color pictures (from another town), see full
In the law enforcement
business, these notices are called a
"nomination." I call them a Snitch Ticket.
To read what the DMV says about these
notices, see the Snitch Ticket section on the Your
Please note that while
this Snitch Ticket calls itself a "Notice to Appear"
(look in the fine print of the so-called
"Certificate of Mailing" at the bottom of the front
page), that does not convert it into a real
ticket. A real ticket must contain a Notice to
Appear section, printed in the official
Back side of Notice (yellow highlighting added by highwayrobbery.net):
Encinitas Docs Set # 4
Missing Warning Signs Discovered July 2008
Encinitas forgot to put up the
required warning signs at a couple of entrances to
These pictures were taken on July
25. It is believed that the signs were finally
erected on July 30, or shortly thereafter.
For more details about the
requirement to post warning signs, see Defect # 4 on
the Home page.
to see more photos.
Encinitas Docs Set # 5
contract signed in 2004 contained,
at sec. 6.1, a clause allowing the city to terminate
the contract if it was not cost neutral. The 2009 amendment removed
A Second Amendment in 2011 extended the program seven
years to 2018 without an escape clause permitting
early termination for convenience, and provided for
an annual review of financial feasibility.
2011 amendment the City agreed to pay $3700 per
camera per month. Many area cities pay less
than $3000 (see FAQ # 17), and had Encinitas'
negotiators obtained a $3000 price, they would have
saved the City $176,400.
June 26, 2013 council meeting, the council will
discuss ending the program.
This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of 10-23-12.
Encinitas Docs Set # 6
There may be some more Encinitas information posted in the next few weeks. Mark your calendar to remind you to come back here and look!
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