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Santa Ana, pop. 308,000, is 28 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Be sure to read the "Countywide Information," which is Docs Set # 6, below.


Program Ended in June 2015

See Set # 4, below.


Some of Santa Ana's "tickets" can be ignored!  If your ticket does not have the Superior Court's name and address on it, it is a fake ticket, what I call a "Snitch Ticket."  For more details, see the Snitch Ticket section on the Your Ticket page.



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. 4, 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.

We need to watch Kuehl carefully, because as a Supervisor she will have a seat on the MTA/Metro board and she will be a vote to continue and expand their huge (101 cameras, so far) red light camera system.

Kuehl will be up for re-election in Nov. 2018 and Nov. 2022.




Do you live in Orange County, in or near Tustin, Orange, Lake Forest, Placentia or Yorba Linda?  Is Donald Wagner your State assemblymember?

Wagner, who probably will be running for a Senate seat in 2016, was the sponsor of AB 2487, a 2014 bill which would have taken away your right to a Trial de Novo.

Cal. Asm. Donald Wagner,
                  sponsor of AB 2487
Asm. Donald Wagner

Please don't reward him with your vote.

 



Santa Ana Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Violations Recorded (some months) and Citations Issued [4]

New 10-21-04, updated 7-15-15


01EU
01
01FA
01
01GR
01
17BI
01
17BO
01
17TU
01
BRED
01
BRSE
01
DYPU
01
EU01
01
FA01
01
FAED
01
HAMF
01
HAWA
01
HAWE
01
NEHA
01
SAMA
01
SERA
01
TU17
01
WAHA
01
WEHA
01





1st
WB
@
Euc-
lid



Thru
Right
1st
EB
@
Fair-
view



Thru
Right
Left
1st
WB
@
Grand




Thru
Right

17th
EB
@
Bris-
tol



Thru
Right

17th
WB
@
Broad-
way



Thru
Right

17th
WB
@
Tus-
tin
Brook-
hurst
NB
@
Edin-
ger




Left
Bris-
tol
SB
@
Seg-
er-
strom
Dyer
WB
@
Pull-
man
Euc-
lid
SB
@
1st



Thru
Right

Fair-
view
SB
@
1st



Thru
Right
Left
Fair-
view
NB
@
Edin-
ger




Left
Har-
bor
NB
@
Mc-
fad-
den

Thru

Har-
bor
NB
@
War-
ner


Thru
Right

Har-
bor
NB
@
West-
min-
ster/
17th
Thru
Right
Left
New-
hope
SB
@
Haz-
ard
Santa
Ana
WB
@
Main
Seg-
er-
strom
WB
@
Raitt
Tus-
tin
SB
@
17th
War-
ner
WB
@
Har-
bor


Thru
Right
West-
min-
ster/
17th
WB
@
Har-
bor
Thru
Right
Left
Total
Cites
Issued
as %
of
Re-
corded
Total
Re-
corded/
Issued


[1]
Avg.
Issued
Per
Month
Multi-
month
Reports
[12] [14]
May03

























Jun03
?
?
?
?
?
?



?
?
?
?
?
?




?
?

?


Jul03
82
39
0
0
5
11
-
0
-
-
37
0
0
130
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
55%
402
222


Aug03
467
190
0
0
136
178
-
0
-
-
292
0
0
72
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
51%
1704
868


Sep03
384
201
0
0
107
170
-
0
-
-
247
0
0
88
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
48%
1704
813


Oct03
326
148
0
0
124
180
-
0
-
-
208
0
0
108
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
46%
1669
768


Nov03
224
137
0
175
129
157
-
0
-
-
157
0
0
67
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
52%
1581
822


Dec03
36
18
0
419
92
128
-
0
-
-
74
0
70
89
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
44%
2034
890


2003

























Jan04
121
63
0
169
131
157
-
0
-
-
70
0
52
103
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
55%
1353
745


Feb04
131
95
0
237
121
137
-
0
-
-
77
0
33
108
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
61%
1320
808


Mar04
170
103
0
284
103
121
-
0
-
-
103
0
61
113
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
56%
1586
888


Apr04
184
106
89
44
280
96
107
-
0
-
-
110
65
50
61
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
59%
1550
919


May04
165
109
146
55
171
92
101
-
119
-
-
91
107
36
99
67

-
-
-
-
24
10
97
48%
2405
1154


Jun04
166
97
127
35
175
92
73
-
120
-
-
116
71
35
73
49

-
-
-
-
38
22
124
50%
2161
1082


Jul04
488
206
200
68
197
46
69
-
109
-
-
127
108
31
103
50
64
-
-
-
-
1134
231
107
40%
3815
1516


Aug04
454
226
324
152
207
84
88
-
97
-
-
115
96
42
72
68
89
-
-
-
-
2482
776
99
43%
5239
2271


Sep04
411
213
337
104
459
266
161
86
197
63
-
155
108
-
-
236
138
142
72
57
14
122
63
246
75
146
68
-
-
-
-
1984
569
181
83
40%
4834
1922


Oct04
319
174
280
158
446
339
183
120
199
74
-
130
98
-
-
250
161
153
68
47
8
260
91
217
52
181
82
-
-
-
-
896
363
198
102
50%
3759
1890


Nov04
154
179
265
121
88
-
52
-
-
86
55
11
70
17
31
-
-
-
-
147
84
54%
2509
1360


Dec04
223
150
284
118
156
-
15
-
-
120
78
20
86
17
74
-
-
-
-
86
75
67%
2257
1502


2003-
2004
(16 mos.)
[5]
3822
1978
1235
482
4083
2628
3316
1454
3936
1748
-
743
568
-
-
3938
2045
897
531
1004
430
4472
2422
1113
314
464
227
-
-
-
-
5698
1697
1104
521
48%
35825
17045
1065

2004
[11]






















16057
1338

Jan05
199
161
258
141
124
-
149
-
-
110
77
21
83
38
92
-
-
-
-
280
98
74%
2470
1831


Feb05
176
93
245
98
128
-
189
-
-
104
69
23
81
88
101
-
-
-
-
230
90
62%
2777
1715


Mar05
171
74
275
73
87
-
158
-
-
106
65
46
81
87
83
-
-
-
-
271
111
56%
3005
1688


Apr05

























May05

























Jun05

























Jul05
387
169
236
41
447
211

153
64
1421
284
327
146
0
0
0
0
367
129
63
24

111
69
233
81
185
57
0
0
0
0
386
201
224
78
641
201
246
99
34%
5427
1854


0ct5






















3339
1907


2005
[11]






















21588
(Proj.)
1799
(Proj.)

Jan06
294
140
168
71
345
223

163
91
456
196
180
81
264
123
424
240
247
106
106
66

67
39
125
51
139
64
0
0
0
0
187
126
221
68
639
227
106
44
47%
4131
1956


Apr06






















3530
2283


Jul06
331
168
179
62
364
209

264
123
521
189
246
146
343
157
255
118
235
80
105
55

79
40
126
56
162
88
506
287
0
0
271
125
267
97
602
180
201
79
47%
5057
2259


0ct06






















3111
1451


2006
[11]






















23847
(Proj.)
1987
(Proj.)

Jan07
227
132
132
51
238
127

148
86
278
109
105
42
257
159
158
114
153
72
33
18

58
32
75
19
107
49
182
77
0
0
169
83
183
57
0
0
46
10
49%
2549
1237


Apr07






















2293
1367


Jul07
281
157
183
41
243
134

117
64
262
97
159
98
178
106
179
114
185
73
46
27

66
30
109
69
92
41
143
51
322
53
207
72
174
75
372
127
27
11
43%
3345
1434


0ct07






















2572
1693


2007
(9
mos.)
[7]
1678
1095
928
370
1782
1130
1038
625
1168
666
1366
759
1076
598
1838
1273
1580
987
830
522
271
135

388
191
633
358
666
312
1126
752
266
131
1304
697
979
572
1465
724
264
117
58%
20646
12014


2007
[13]






















26709
16740
1395

Jan08
171
94
149
67
226
129

145
92
242
110
95
52
377
208
185
135
146
67
39
14

40
14
128
60
67
25
170
74
66
31
138
79
192
74
304
117
37
11
50%
2917
1453


Apr08






















2231
1413


Jul08
158
84
127
17
181
74

127
66
228
70
109
68
359
211
225
149
123
58
37
17

249
93
124
48
41
20
212
77
69
20
149
82
151
60
313
63
26
8
43%
3008
1285


0ct08






















2695
1602


2008
[11]






















17259
(Proj.)
1438
(Proj.)

Jan09
130
61
141
61
160
94

62
38
225
107
63
42
162
71
154
111
107
49
48
18

268
68
119
43
61
22
104
40
49
20
98
63
177
65
293
107
25
14
45%
2440
1094


Apr09
[8]






















2687
1186


Jul09
100
32
151
54
174
81

81
40
272
104
145
91
249
145
257
150
108
30
45
21

291
68
96
39
105
55
127
39
61
15
112
65
214
69
322
107
32
10
41%
2942
1215


Oct09
[8]






















2923
1462


2009
[13]






















24103
14613
1218

Jan10
99
46
144
59
178
110

84
47
223
115
76
39
218
120
152
90
97
45
45
12

260
75
127
52
42
19
84
42
51
15
113
23
157
46
312
127
23
10
44%
2485
1092


Apr10
[8]






















2683
1319


Jul10
104
50
131
44
172
101

102
58
233
105
79
41
294
190
162
105
85
38
36
22

298
65
96
47
73
30
140
56
52
15
186
116
151
56
255
92
38
20
47%
2687
1251


Oct10
[8]






















2863
1374


2010
[11]






















15108
(Proj.)
1259
(Proj.)

Jan11
84
45
105
51
121
78

128
87
235
114
157
119
241
162
151
116
71
27
38
17

189
45
79
26
70
37
98
43
41
16
125
78
130
45
212
90
28
14
53%
2303
1210


Feb11
[8]






















2321
1180


Mar11
[8]






















2620
1346


Apr11
108
48
91
45
76
43
86
31
76
46
224
102
150
103
277
183
179
122
47
23
50
18
0
0
289
71
51
16
80
35
103
40
42
10
154
93
158
65
204
81
31
12
48%
2476
1187


May11
[8]






















2509
1180


Jun11
[8]






















2651
1292


Jul11
120
55
114
31
206
85

80
50
241
123
122
77
308
213
214
134
49
25
55
24

349
94
81
37
85
35
116
48
66
22
162
82
164
59
197
73
31
9
46%
2760
1276


Aug11
[8]






















2978
1426


Sep11
[8]






















2973
1370


Oct11
137
72
95
36
265
157
111
67
88
37
281
147
102
73
383
265
248
181
67
27
97
40
0
0
253
80
73
28
87
47
128
65
48
17
201
132
168
50
301
122
33
4
52%
3169
1647


Nov11
[8]






















2399
1407


Dec11
[8]






















2755
1469


2011
[13]






















24583
15489
1291


01EU
01
01FA
01
01GR
01
17BI
01
17BO
01
17TU
01
BRED
01
BRSE
01
DYPU
01
EU01
01
FA01
01
FAED
01
HAMF
01
HAWA
01
HAWE
01
NEHA
01
SAMA
01
SERA
01
TU17
01
WAHA
01
WEHA
01




Jan12
119
68
106
47
274
155
100
27
99
59
243
150
110
80
319
208
279
221
83
32
80
25
0
0
45
32
66
29
31
17
131
62
35
15
197
109
145
51
240
88
30
14
55%
2732
1489


Feb12
[8]




229
126












503
178



51%
2942
1503


Mar12
[8]




196
97












549
153



43%
3336
1445


Apr12
93
37
122
67
278
133
0
0
215
93
232
99
145
95
329
249
284
212
64
29
89
34
0
0
155
77
98
53
107
45
129
67
33
15
551
183
141
52
227
98
37
21
50%
3329
1660


May12
[8]
133
44
















564
186



48%
3654
1753


Jun12
[8]
162
96
















604
222



46%
4217
1944


Jul12
192
105
111
43
340
160
0
0
209
102
302
187
159
115
329
259
327
188
63
36
107
43
0
0
158
70
67
43
95
44
151
69
43
20
960
310
161
69
236
64
45
26
48%
4055
1953


Aug12
[8]








392
211








647
233



49%
3751
1848


Sep12
[9]
189
105
110
52
354
194
0
0
201
130
232
147
175
119
384
262
354
262
70
38
66
36
0
0
121
59
100
62
115
58
138
68
58
31
527
220
129
55
251
76
53
16
55%
3627
1990


Oct12
[8]






















3880
2258


Nov12
[8]






















3411
1825


Dec12
[8]






















3491
1953


2012
[11]






















21261
1772

Jan13
[8]






















3540
1897


Feb13
[8]






















3441
2055


Mar13
[8]






















4955
2267


Apr13
[8]


320
181


318
167

370
276
382
243








755
224




4345
2156


May -
Aug13
4 mos
 [8] [12]






















-
2169

14718
8674
Jun13






















-
2169


Jul13






















-
2169


Aug13






















-
2169


Sep13






















3379
1985


Oct13
211
138
132
77
305
221
137
87
169
111
248
190
222
147
278
191
424
324
96
55
64
41
-
-
90
56
133
89
100
61
84
59
48
31
446
252
119
85
193
136
47
25

3546
2376


Nov13
[8]






















3129
1953


Dec13
[8]






















3048
1808


2013
[11]






















25173
(Proj.)
2098
(Proj.)

Jan14
[14]






















4729
2001

9715
5241
Feb14
[14]






















2139
1450


Mar14
[14]
194
108
109
42
173
115
191
128
0
0
251
148
219
142
195
168
360
256
57
40
44
17
0
0
136
78
85
46
169
89
69
57
46
21
252
167
67
47
168
100
62
21
63%
2847
1790


Apr14
[14]






















2189
1293


Mar14-
Aug14
(6
mos.)
[14]
-
94
-
40
-
107
-
98
-
-
-
142
-
132
-
150
-
224
-
33
-
22
-
-
-
61
-
51
-
69
-
48
-
22
-
146
-
37
-
84
-
20

-
1580

17607
9483
May14
[14]






















3812
1988


Jun14
[14]






















2574
1232


Jul14
[14]






















3812
1988


Aug14
[14]






















2373
1191


Sep14






















2998
1281


Oct14






















2340
798


Nov14
147
27
145
32
84
26
192
55
0
0
164
45
143
42
178
71
235
94
35
8
35
8
0
0
92
19
128
35
112
25
76
26
39
16
217
81
64
20
225
26
45
10

2356
666


Dec14





[15]











[15]


2317
664


2014
[11]





















47%
34486
16342
1361

Jan15





















24%
2063
496


Feb15





















19%
2241
426


Mar15





















10%
2433
236


Apr15





















14%
2721
390


May15





















44%
2514
1102


Jun15
(adjusted)
[14]





















54%
2290
1241
[14]


[16]





C
L
O
S
E
D

J
U
N
E

1
8






2015
[11]


























01EU
01
01FA
01
01GR
01
17BI
01
17BO
01
17TU
01
BRED
01
BRSE
01
DYPU
01
EU01
01
FA01
01
FAED
01
HAMF
01
HAWA
01
HAWE
01
NEHA
01
SAMA
01
SERA
01
TU17
01
WAHA
01
WEHA
01





1st
WB
@
Euc-
lid



Thru
Right
1st
EB
@
Fair-
view



Thru
Right
Left
1st
WB
@
Grand




Thru
Right

17th
EB
@
Bris-
tol



Thru
Right

17th
WB
@
Broad-
way



Thru
Right

17th
WB
@
Tus-
tin
Brook-
hurst
NB
@
Edin-
ger




Left
Bris-
tol
SB
@
Seg-
er-
strom
Dyer
WB
@
Pull-
man
Euc-
lid
SB
@
1st



Thru
Right

Fair-
view
SB
@
1st



Thru
Right
Left
Fair-
view
NB
@
Edin-
ger




Left
Har-
bor
NB
@
Mc-
fad-
den

Thru

Har-
bor
NB
@
War-
ner


Thru
Right

Har-
bor
NB
@
West-
min-
ster/
17th
Thru
Right
Left
New-
hope
SB
@
Haz-
ard
Santa
Ana
WB
@
Main
Seg-
er-
strom
WB
@
Raitt
Tus-
tin
SB
@
17th
War-
ner
WB
@
Har-
bor


Thru
Right
West-
min-
ster/
17th
WB
@
Har-
bor
Thru
Right
Left
Total
Cites
Issued
as %
of
Re-
corded
Total
Re-
corded/
Issued


[1]
Avg.
Issued
Per
Month
Multi-
month
Reports
[12] [14]


Ticketing Highlights

Ticketing during 2013 (projection based upon the 11 months of 2013 data in the table above) was 63% higher than during 2011.

Ticketing during the last two months of the program, May and June 2015, was three times higher than it was earlier in 2015.


This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official monthly tabulations of citations actually issued.

Official reports, 2005 - 2012
Official reports, 2011 - 2012
Official reports, 2009 - 2013
Official reports, Mar & Apr 2013
Official report, May - Aug 2013
Official reports, late 2013
Official reports, May - Sep. 2013 & Jan - Mar 2014
Official reports, 2007, 2009, 2011 (annual)
Official report, Mar - Aug 2014
Official reports, 2005 - Jan 2015
Official reports, Feb. 2014 - Apr. 2015
Official reports, Spring 2015

[  ] indicates a footnote.
[1]  Totals are as provided by the City.
[2]  Data was requested on:
[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.  Full official data has been received and is available at one of the links given above.
[5]  Figures in this row cover June 1, 2003 to Oct. 1, 2004.
[6]  Each column represents one camera.
[7]  Figures in this row cover Jan. 1, 2007 to Sept. 25, 2007.
[8]  Intersection-by-intersection data for this month has been received, is available at the links above, but has not yet been fully posted, due to time limitations.
[9]  The official report for this month was produced a few days before the end of the month, so the number of Notices Printed indicated in the report is an estimated 20% lower than the number that eventually will be printed for the complete month.
[10]  Monthly report has not yet been requested.
[11]  Annual totals, or annual projections (2013) based upon monthly data shown in table above, are by highwayrobbery.net.
[12]  The City provided a report covering a four month and eight day period.  That report was produced on the day following the last day of the period, so for purposes of making a projection of the number of Notices Printed in 2013, the period was taken as 4.0 months.
[13]  The annual totals shown in the table above are as provided by the City.  For 2011, when the twelve monthly totals are added up, the annual total is 15990.
[14]  The totals for some of these months were calculated by highwayrobbery.net. 
In 2014 the City provided a report covering Jan. - Mar. 2014, and later provided calendar-month reports for Feb. and Mar. 2014.  The figures shown above for Jan. 2014 are the three-month total minus the two individual months. 
Also in 2014 the City provided a report covering Mar. - Aug. 2014 and later provided calendar-month reports for four of the months included.  The figures shown above for the months of May and July are the six-month total minus the four months, divided by two. The camera-by-camera figures shown on the line for the six-month report are the figures from that report, divided by six, and add up to 1580.
To adjust for the closing of the program on June 18, the figures shown above for June 2015 are the figures from the City-provided report times 1.67.
[15]  Part of the 17th/Tustin intersection is unincorporated land, not part of the City of Santa Ana.  On Oct. 7, 2014 the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to ban all
cameras in unincorporated areas, so one or both of the 17th/Tustin cameras will be removed some time in late 2014 or early 2015.
[16]  See Set # 4, below. 






Docs Set # 2
2008 - Two Appellate Cases Won!
2009 - Significant Trial Decision
2010 - Four More Appellate Cases Won!

The first appellant fought her ticket based upon a number of foundational objections, among
them that Vehicle Code Section 21455.5 says, in part:  "Prior to issuing citations under this section,
a local jurisdiction utilizing an automated traffic enforcement system shall commence
a program to issue only warning notices for 30 days."
For more details, and case documents, see
People v. Anna V.

The second appellant also fought his ticket on the warning ticket issue, and won at appeal. 
See
People v. Fischetti (2008).

In 2009 there was a trial decision on both the contract issue (Defect # 10-B) and the issue
of the required public announcement (30 days before the commencement of the program).
See
People v. Lori A. & Murray

And four more in 2010!  (Mustapha, Romero, Khaled, Park)




Docs Set # 3
Traffic School


Santa Ana, Nov. 24, 2004 Trial Session:  No Traffic School After Trial
On Nov. 24 I attended the weekly Wednesday afternoon trial session in Div. C-46.
In the hallway before the trial session, the SAPD officers were willing to discuss
their ticket with any defendant who wished to do so.   Among the things they told
the defendants was that the judge didn't give traffic school to those who argued
their cases and lost.
The session was presided over by Commissioner Duane Thomas Neary.  One defendant,
before trying his case, asked Comm. Neary if he could still get traffic school
if he tried his case.  The commissioner replied, "Not very likely.  Unless you show me
some wonderful evidence during the trial, you're not going to be able to go to traffic school." 
Needless to say, that defendant and all but one of the others grabbed
 traffic school and did not try their cases.

(For highwayrobbery.net's opinion about traffic school, see the editorial on the Links page.)



Docs Set # 4
2002 Contract, Renewals, and June 2015 Termination

2002 Contract

In 2008 the city council extended their 2002 contract one year, to June 2009, at the same rent
they agreed to in 2002, $5370 per camera per month.  The 2008 council action
also allowed the police
chief to extend the contract one more year.

2008 Extension
2009 Extension

Had the Santa Ana council negotiated a $2900 rent like that in Garden Grove's 2007 contract,
it could have saved $2470 per camera per month, or $1,126,320 for the nineteen cameras
over the 24 months of the two contract extensions.

2010 Amendment (unsigned) and Staff Report
2010 Amendment (signed)

In the 2010 Amendment the City agreed to pay $3900 per month for up to twenty existing cameras, for five more years.
At that price the City could pay $1,080,000 too much over the five years (when compared with a $3000 target price).  See FAQ # 17.

The contract contains no escape clause should a future city council wish to terminate the contract, or if the voters terminate the contract via initiative.  A complete contract will include a formula by which the cost of such a Termination for Convenience is to be calculated. For an example of such a formula, see Section 6.2 in Victorville's original contract (available on the Victorville Documents page).


Cost Neutrality Retained in Contract, and Active

In the 2010 Amendment there is the prominent use of the term "Fixed Fee"(twice in the first two paragraphs of the Compensation section), so a reader could be left with the impression that cost neutrality has been eliminated and the Contract is now in full conformity with Subsection 21455.5(g) (as of 2013, Section 21455.5(h)).  However, such conformity is not the case at all.  Rather, a more careful reading of the Contract and amendments reveals that in spite of the clear meaning and intent of Subsection 21455.5(g)(1) (as of 2013, Subsection 21455.5 (h)(1)), the City and RedFlex have entered into an arrangement where RedFlex' income is dependent upon, and can fluctuate with, the amount of City's revenue from tickets. The methodology of that arrangement is expressed in Paragraph 26(a) of the 2002 Contract, "Miscellaneous Provisions," which states:

" based on a bi-annual review process to ensure received revenue provides for sufficient cost recovery, the City shall have the option to renegotiate the Compensation... if the City determines it is unable to recover its costs..."

A 2013 public records request, which asked for copies of any bi-annual reviews done between 2001 and 2013, got this written answer:

"No documents responsive to your request."

Although the City did not provide documents about bi-annual reviews, March 2013 invoices show a $20,672 credit described as "Concession for Performance," and invoices from mid-2013 and late 2013 show more such creditsIn Apr. 2014 highwayrobbery.net asked the City for:

"All correspondence, both internal and external, dated Jan. 1, 2010 to the present, regarding the justification for, the negotiation of, or the negotiation of the amount of the Concessions for  Performance and other similar credits shown on Redflex invoices for services rendered after 2009 but otherwise without regard to their date or to how they are entitled.  Examples of such credits being those shown on the Redflex invoices dated 4-30-10, 4-30-11, 4-30-12, 4-30-13, 5-31-13, 6-30-13, 7-31-13, 10-31-13, 11-30-13, 12-31-13."

The City's reply was:

"There are no documents responsive to your request."


Program Ended June 2015

At the Mar. 18, 2014 council meeting the council voted, unanimously, to let the program close on June 21, 2015, the expiration date of the contract. 
Staff Report

And, at the Feb. 17, 2015 council meeting the council voted to receive and file (take no action on) a police memo pointing out the financial effect of ending the program.

Per a letter highwayrobbery.net received from police department staff in July 2015, the actual closing date was June 18.


(This list of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of 5-5-15.)



Docs Set # 5
Dec. 2009:  City Blinks, Suspends Ticketing for 1-Month Warning Period


On Dec. 1, 2009 the OC Register published an
article indicating that the City was suspending ticketing
 for a month, to bring itself into compliance with the requirement for a 1-month warning period. 
The article did not reveal whether tickets issued prior to the new warning period would be dismissed.
If you have a Santa Ana ticket, please be sure to contact the editor of this site.




Docs Set # 6
Countywide Information

The info in Set # 6 is applicable throughout Orange County.  But only in Orange County.

Revenue Down

Court-provided revenue reports
show that beginning in late 2011, red light ticket revenue was down, sharply, in most OC cities. 
My Spreadsheet
Revenue in some cities was off by half.  But this doesn't mean that half of those ticketed still were paying their tickets.  It means that if 60% (a guess) were paying their tickets prior to the drop, after the drop it would be more like 30%.

Why was revenue down?  It could be that OC motorists thought they were in LA County, where in June 2011 it was revealed that paying is optional (because the LA County Superior Court does not report delinquent tickets to the DMV).

Source documents:
OC Court Official Revenue Reports, 2006 - 2011
OC Court Official Revenue Reports, 2011
OC Court Official Revenue Reports, 2012 - 2016


Grand Jury Report

The 2004 - 2005 OC Grand Jury did a report on red light cameras.  That report, and the cities' (required) responses, are on the Grand Jury's reports page.

If you wish to read grand jury reports from other counties, about their red light cameras, go to the Grand Jury entry on the Site Index.


Amnesty?

Do you have an OLD ticket that you've been meaning to pay?  There is a statewide amnesty, starting Oct. 1, 2015.  See the big box near the top of Section # 3, Handling Your Ticket, on the Your Ticket page.



Docs Set # 7
"Late Time" Graphs

The City has been asked for bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera.
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.

So far, the City has refused to provide the bar graphs.  Santa Ana has claimed, at various times:

"The City does not have access to that report."

"Your request seeks information that is not maintained by the City."

Bar graphs have been received from more than fifty other cities - see the list in the expanded version of Defect # 9.




Docs Set # 8
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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