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Some of Rancho Cordova'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.



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 2018 he is in the State Legislature in Sacramento and was a co-author of SB-1 which raised gas tax and car registration fees beginning Nov. 2017 and which could be repealed by Prop. 6 on the Nov. 2018 ballot. 
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.



2015 - 2017:  Watch Out for New Cameras in Rancho Cordova.  See Set # 5,  Below.


Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Total Violations, Notices Printed [4]

(The first camera went live on Dec.12, 2012.)

Chart updated on 9-14-18

Cam #
SUCO
SUFO
ZIOL
ZIWR










Sunrise
&
Coloma
Sunrise
&
Folsom
Zinfandel
&
Olson
(near the 50)
Zinfandel
&
White Rock



[3]

Total
Notices
Printed
as % of
Violations
Recorded
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
[12]
Revenue
from
Court
(thou-
sands)
[13]
Nov12













Nov. 1
to
Mar. 21


501
322
578
302






1079
624


2012













Jan13


125
68
199
115






324
183


Feb13


108
85
199
128






307
213


Mar13


57
40
245
138






302
178


Apr13


76
30
279
181






355
211


May13


136
76
664
298






800
374


Jun13


248
176
736
355






984
531


Jul13


234
147
470
242






704
389


Aug13


147
103
950
400






1097
503


Sep13


143
76
1291
558






1434
634


Oct13


122
74
1106
459






1228
533


Nov13


122
68
752
318






874
386


Dec13


132
66
589
286






721
352


2013
[2]


1650
1009
7480
3478






9130
4487
3312
2922

Jan14


72
29
249
107






321
136


Feb14


159
77
445
189






604
266


Mar14
[10]


266
154
527
228






793
382


Apr14
[10]


266
154
527
228






793
382


May14
[10]


266
154
527
228






793
382


Jun14
[10]


266
154
527
228






793
382


Jul14
[10]


266
154
527
228






793
382


Aug14


326
209
646
322






972
531


Sep14


303
172
725
297






1028
469


Oct14


242
105
524
185






766
290


Nov14


222
78
365
116






587
194


Dec14


257
135
596
250






853
385


2014
[2]


2911
1575
6185
2606






9096
4181
3194
2809

Jan15


176
86
478
209






654
295


Feb15


176
78
470
192






646
270


Mar15


212
117
599
234






811
351


Apr15


197
101
693
347






890
448


May15


182
99
620
349






802
448


Jun15
NEW
NEW
173
96
794
410






967
506


Jul15
26
0
1910
899
169
88
927
395






3032
1382


Aug15
1339
732
1691
725
126
53
661
347






3817
1857


Sep15
1175
672
798
402
92
44
615
334






2680
1452


Oct15
1250
685
824
324
107
67
65
33






2246
1109


Nov15
916
294
720
369
101
66
0
0






1737
729


Dec15
614
314
871
415
128
73
0
0






1613
802


2015
[2]
5320
2697
6814
3134
1839
968
5922
2850






19895
9649
6006
5310

Jan16
213
112
780
416
105
64
48
26






1146
618


Feb16
334
187
672
342
127
41
366
199






1499
769


Mar16
699
394
787
461
169
54
404
203






2059
1112


Apr16
749
438
682
376
202
57
389
221






2022
1092


May16
437
254
709
366
177
45
367
206






1690
871


Jun16
821
404
683
366
192
55
285
148






1981
973


Jul16
893
480
734
334
176
65
501
245






2304
1124

70
Aug16
721
401
695
287
163
58
473
234






2052
980

84
Sep16
830
450
520
234
156
87
435
201






1941
972

77
Oct16
572
316
672
281
180
101
435
204






1859
902

71
Nov16
367
205
670
294
165
88
366
207






1568
794

64
Dec16
652
419
739
394
170
98
443
214






2004
1125

66
2016
[2]
7288
4060
8343
4151
1982
813
4512
2308






22125
11257
6963
5746

Jan17
483
225
704
329
129
61
366
191






1682
806

68
Feb17
498
272
568
273
149
93
428
186






1643
824

62
Mar17
815
397
739
377
183
104
547
285






2284
1163

90
Apr17
720
322
594
296
518
297
611
261






2443
1176

76
May17
826
433
620
325
218
106
702
289






2366
1153

80
Jun17
823
395
671
315
201
120
644
216






2339
1046

86
Jul17
871
422
678
326
190
121
399
153






2138
1022

76
Aug17
851
420
707
310
176
89
671
270






2405
1089

87
Sep17
753
382
755
410
165
93
448
205






2121
1090

73
Oct17
863
407
844
427
166
118
498
259






2371
1211

79
Nov17
671
327
833
435
162
117
401
187






2067
1066

74
Dec17
609
285
734
428
214
148
376
195






1933
1056

71
2017
[2]
8783
4287
8447
4251
2741
1467
6091
2697






25792
12702


Jan18
547
267
747
419
206
135
399
185






1899
1006

86
Feb18
625
299
615
355
195
136
318
172






1753
962

79
Mar18
482
232
788
439
200
145
447
211






1917
1027

97
Apr18
540
282
752
403
211
155
423
194






1926
1034

80
May18
212
137
785
435
206
150
456
238






1659
960

75
Jun18












71
Jul18













Aug18













Sep18













Oct18













Nov18













Dec18













2018
[2]  (proj.)
5774
2921
8849
4922
2443
1730
4903
2400






21970
11974


Cam #
SUCO
SUFO
ZIOL
ZIWR










Sunrise
&
Coloma
[4]
Sunrise
&
Folsom
[4]
Zinfandel
&
Olson
(near the 50)
[4]
Zinfandel
&
White Rock
[4]



[3]

Total
Notices
Printed
as % of
Violations
Recorded

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
[12]
Revenue
from
Court
(thou-
sands)
[13]

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

Official report, Nov. 2012 - Mar. 2013
Official reports, Feb. & Mar. 2013
Official reports, Jan. - Apr. 2013
Official reports, May. 2013 - Feb. 2014
Official report, Mar. - July 2014 [10]
Official reports, 2014 - 2015
Official reports, late 2015
Official report, Dec. 2015
Official reports, early 2016
Official report, July 2016
Official reports, Aug. & Sep. 2016
Official reports, Oct. & Nov. 2016
Official reports, 2016 - July 2017
Official report, Aug. 2017
Official reports, Sep. & Oct. 2017
Official reports, 2017 - 2018

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  These annual totals, or 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, 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]  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]  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]  The official report for this month was generated just a few days after the end of the month, so may not show the full quantity of tickets eventually issued for the month.
[10]  Highwayrobbery.net received a single report covering this five-month period.
[11]  New camera installed June 2015 - see Set # 5, below.
[12]  From the annual reports required, beginning with 2013, by CVC 21455.5(i).  They become available by the Fall of the following year.
[13]  For source documents see Set # 14 on the Sacramento Docs page.



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

An official report showed that in 2014, 88% of the City's tickets were for right turns.

In May 2016 a report prepared by RedFlex for another client disclosed that 72% of Rancho Cordova's tickets go to visitors.



Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 3
Accident Stats Don't Add Up - But It Will Make Big Bucks

In March 2014 we received copies of two internal memos.
The first one, dated Jan. 28, 2014, includes accident stats that just don't add up.
The second memo, dated March 14, 2014, shows that the program will be quite profitable; the City will more than double its investment.

The City's
Treasurer's Report shows that the City's investment portfolio is rising, up 16% in one year, to a mid-2016 total of $130 million in cash, stocks and bonds.




Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 4
"Late Time" Graphs

The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera.
These RedFlex Redlight Offender Statistics ("RROS") 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.

 
Three months of operation

Oct. 2013

July 2014

The City has denied all 2015 and later public records requests for RROS, claiming:  "We do not use or run the 'offender' report."

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




Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 5
The Contract - Paying Way Too Much

In Feb. 2010 the city council adopted 4 - 1 (Ayes: Budge, McGarvey, Sander, Skoglund; Nay: Cooley) a resolution allowing the city manager to negotiate and sign a contract with RedFlex. 
In Feb. 2011 the city council adopted 3 - 1 (Ayes: Budge, McGarvey, Skoglund; Nay: Cooley; Absent: Sander) a resolution
with revised payment terms.

Published Notice for the Public Hearing
Feb. 2010 Draft Contract (See Link Below for Copy of the Feb. 2010 Staff Report)
Feb. 2010 Minutes
Feb. 2011 Staff Report and Draft Contract (Includes Copy of Feb. 2010 Staff Report)
Feb. 2011 Minutes
Feb. 2011 Signed Contract

The contract may be cost neutral, as it includes (in its Exhibit D) an adjustment for "financial insolvency."  See Subsection B. of Defect # 10.

The first cameras went live on Dec. 12, 2012.


The contract also says:  
Definitions.  "Warning Period" means a period after the Installation Date of the first intersection approach, wherein only warning notices shall be issued...."  (Emphasis added.)  See Defect # 6.


2015:  Five More Years, New Cameras, and Paying Too Much

In Mar. 2015 the City signed a contract amendment extending the program for five years.

The City agreed to pay WAY too much.  In March 2014 the City of Elk Grove approved a new contract which specified the following schedule of rents for their five RedFlex cameras.


Imaged from Exh. D of the Elk Grove (California) Contract

Under the amended contract, Rancho Cordova will pay $280,960 extra (compared to the Elk Grove rents) over the five years 2015 - 2020, and will need to issue an extra 2810 tickets in order to cover that extra rent (assuming that the City gets $150 from each paid ticket and that 2/3 of tickets are paid).
To see more about how much other cities pay, see FAQ # 17.

Other major problems with the 2015 amendment:

1.  The amendment provides for two one-year extensions, which are to occur automatically unless the City gives RedFlex 30 days prior notice that it does not wish to extend.  If the City misses the deadlines to give notice, the contract could extend to 2022 without a reduction in price.
(Contract extensions should never be automatic!)

2.  The 2015 amendment deleted Section 6.2 of the 2011 contract, which was entitled Termination without Cause.  Thus, there no longer is an escape clause (also known as Termination for Convenience) - something commonly found in other cities' contracts - and the City is locked in until 2020 and cannot cancel or get a better price.


In June 2015 the sheriff
announced the installation of two new cameras on Sunrise.


This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of July 1, 2018.




Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 6
Info on City's Website

In Jan. 2018 we found this page at the police department's website.




Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 7
Operating With No Rules, Guidelines, Controls, Audits?

On June 15, 2018 I sent a public records request, including the following, to the City and the Sheriff:

P(1)(a).   The latest version or revision of the "uniform guidelines" and the "procedures  to ensure compliance with those guidelines," as required by CVC 21455.5(c)(1).

P(1)(b).   The latest version or revision of the "controls" required by CVC 21455.5(c)(2)(F).

P(1)(c).   A copy of the current "Business Rules," or equivalent, for the operation of the red light camera program.

P(2).   A copy of the most recent audit (or equivalent quality control report) of the red light camera program's ticket processing and issuance, where the subject matter may have included, but was not limited to:

    (a).  Tickets issued to registered owners who were an obvious age and/or gender mismatch with the driver shown in the "face" photo, or

    (b).  The handling of violations where a plate number was legible but Redflex was unable to obtain from the DMV the name and address of the registered owner and referred the incident to the police department (marked "incomplete details" or the equivalent) so that a name and address could be obtained from the DMV by the City's law enforcement personnel. 

On July 9 the City provided eight documents in response to the request, but they were responsive to other parts of the request, such as monthly totals of the tickets issued by each camera; there were no documents responsive or related to the "P" items above. 



Rancho Cordova Docs Set # 8
More Coming

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



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