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City of Lynwood Documents
(and Information)

  Lynwood, pop. 66,000, is 5 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

It may be possible to completely ignore a Lynwood ticket.
1.  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
.
2.  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.


Another five years?

The cameras may be extended to 2019.  See Set # 3, below.


Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts


2008 - 2009 Counts

In April 2009 the City sent me some tables showing the money it received from the court, and the disposition of the tickets. 


2004 - 2012 Counts

Total Violations Recorded, Notices Printed, Citations Issued [4]

New 11-30-05, updated 6-30-13

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IMAT-01
IMLB-01










Imperial
WB @
Atlantic
Imperial
@
Long Beach




[3]

Total
Notices
Printed
as % of
Violations
Recorded
Total
Violations
Recorded/
Notices
Printed/
Citations
Issued
per

Invoices

[1] [4]

Nov04









136
67

Dec04









137
79
39

2004











Jan05









126
63
45

Feb05









107
60
47

Mar05









136
76
68

Apr05









110
58
39

May05









42

Jun05









16

Jul05









98
52
35

Aug05









40

Sep05











Oct05











Nov05











Dec05











2005











Jan06









256
111

Feb06











Mar06











Apr06









292
102

May06











Jun06











Jul06









379
87

Aug06











Sep06











Oct06









403
96

Nov06











Dec06











2006











Jan07









344
171

Feb07











Mar07











Apr07









290
79

May07











Jun07









396
148

Jul07











Aug07











Sep07











Oct07









356
118

Nov07











Dec07











2007











Jan08









328
163

Feb08











Mar08











Apr08









361
73

May08











Jun08











Jul08









450
122

Aug08











Sep08











Oct08









442
189

Nov08











Dec08











2008











Jan09
226
46
161
43







387
89

Feb09
301
79
119
41







420
120

Mar09
349
83
178
45







527
128

Apr09
393
52
86
4







479
56

May09
372
33
126
36







498
69

Jun09
266
44
122
33







388
77

Jul09
345
109
57
16







402
125

Aug09
385
144
21
0







406
144

Sep09









392
186

Oct09
312
173
123
61







435
234

Nov09









362
193

Dec09









342
190

2009











Jan10
299
158
89
25







388
183

Feb10









399
218

Mar10









420
234

Apr10
273
115
73
26







346
141

May10
292
149
123
72







415
221

Jun10









400
182

Jul10
266
109
85
42







351
151

Aug10
307
140
118
52







425
192

Sep10
[5]
287
95
139
48







426
143

Oct10
124
2
102
39







226
41

Nov10









292
107

Dec10









255
113

2010











Jan11
219
85
105
55







324
140

Feb11
211
78
96
55







307
133

Mar11
597
83
109
42







706
125

Apr11
11
5
2
2







13
7

May11
291
42
187
48







478
90

Jun11
307
39
162
25







469
64

Jul11
294
35
117
25







411
60

Aug11
545
90
147
20







601
110

Sep11
417
190
179
102







596
292

Oct11
466
203
207
87







673
290

Nov11
386
111
162
42







548
153

Dec11
335
155
197
68







532
223

2011











Jan12
336
157
160
58







496
215

Feb12
279
141
217
124







496
265

Mar12
354
153
190
107







544
260

Apr12
406
199
212
98







618
297

May12
335
147
189
75







524
222

Jun12
432
239
198
94







630
333

Jul12
456
246
177
97







633
343

Aug12
451
214
192
93







619
309

Sep12









449
278

Oct12









453
273

Nov12









418
284

Dec12









447
300

2012











Jan13









367
246

Feb13
193
124
207
136







400
260

Mar13









361
205

Apr13









423
228

May13









485
299

Jun13











Jul13











Aug13











Sep13











Oct13











Nov13











Dec13











2013












This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official documents obtained under the California Public Records Act.

2010 - 2012 official documents (to Feb. 2012)
2009 - 2012 official documents (to Mar. 2012)
2010 - 2012 official documents (to Aug. 2012)
2004 - 2013 official documents (to Feb. 2013)
2006 - 2012 official documents (to Sep. 2012)
2006 - 2013 official documents (to May 2013)

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  YTD = Year-to-date total.
[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 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).  Figures in blue type (or, if you are looking at this table in black and white, in italic type) are total Cites Issued (filed with the court), per RedFlex's monthly invoices to the City.
[5]  Data was received on 9-7-12.  Intersection-by-intersection data will be posted to this table as time permits.  The official documents are available at the link above.
[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.




Lynwood Docs Set # 2
"Late Time" Graphs

The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera, for its camera.
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.

Lynwood Bar Graphs, Imperial/Long Beach Bl. 2008 - 2009
Lynwood Bar Graphs, Imperial/Atlantic 2008 - 2009
Lynwood Bar Graphs, Mar. 2012 (starts at pg. 12 of pdf)

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




Lynwood Docs Set # 3
The Contracts

Lynwood signed a pay-per-ticket contract with RedFlex on Dec. 18, 2003, just before the effective date of CVC 21455.5(g) (as of 2013, 21455.5(h)).  The contract provided:
"RedFlex will be paid $89 for the first three Citations issued on a single day from a particular Designated Intersection.  RedFlex will be paid $80 for the fourth and subsequent Citations issued on a single day from a particular Designated Intersection."

Then, on Dec. 18, 2008 the City signed a
new five-year contract including an illegal "cost neutrality" clause, whereby the city will not have to pay RedFlex the full rent if there aren't enough fines to cover the cost.  See Subsection B. of Defect # 10.

The new contract penalizes the City should it choose not to enforce right-hand turn violations.

The new contract also says:  "Definitions.  'Warning Period' means a period after the Installation Date of the first intersection approach..."  (Emphasis added.)  See Defect # 6.

The new contract set the monthly fee per existing camera at $5000.

Had the council negotiated a $2900 fee like that in the 2007 contract of the City of Garden Grove, it could have saved $2100 per camera per month, or $252,000 for the two cameras over the 60 months of the contract.

Contract Renewing?

On the council agenda for Oct. 1, 2013 there was a staff request for the council to "provide direction" about the possible extension of the contract.
Staff Report and Minutes, 10-1-13
The council asked for the item to be brought back, at a later meeting, with a detailed analysis.

On the council agenda for Mar. 18, 2014 there was a report recommending a five-year extension of the camera program.  During the meeting, the sheriff told the council that 77% of all tickets have been going to visitors - and a councilmember proposed that the fine be reduced for City residents.  The council voted to "table" the matter, with the likelihood that it will come back to the meeting of April 1.

To see what other cities pay, go to FAQ # 17.


This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of  Mar. 16, 2014.




 
Lynwood Docs Set # 4
The Revenue


The City's monthly ticket revenue from the court is available in the Revenue Spreadsheet on the
LA County Docs page.



Lynwood Docs Set # 5
More Coming


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




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