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City of South Gate Documents (Program Closed)
(and Information)

South Gate, pop.  94,000, is 8 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.


It may be possible to completely ignore a South Gate 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.

 
  South Gate Docs Set # 1
Ticket Counts

Violations Recorded and Citations Issued

New 10-15-04, updated 9-30-13

Cam #
ATTW
01
ATTW
03
CATW
01
CATW
03
FIAT
01
FIAT
03

FIGA
01
FIGA
03
GASO
01
GASO
03
IMGA
01
IMGA
03
FICA
01
FICA
03







City
of
South
Gate
Red
Light
Cameras
Atla-
ntic
NB
@
Twee-
dy
[6]
Atla-
ntic
SB
@
Twee-
dy
[6]
Calif-
ornia
SB
@
Twee-
dy
[6]
Calif-
ornia
NB
@
Twee-
dy
[6]
Fire-
stone
EB
@
Atla-
ntic
[6]
Fire-
stone
WB
@
Atla-
ntic
[6]
[3]
Fire-
stone
WB
@
Gar-
field
[6]
Fire-
stone
EB
@
Gar-
field
[6]
Gar-
field
NB
@
South-
ern
[6]
Gar-
field
SB
@
South-
ern
[6]
Imp-
erial
WB
@
Gar-
field
[6]
Imp-
erial
EB
@
Gar-
field
[6]
Fire-
stone
EB
@
Calif-
ornia
[6]
Fire-
stone
WB
@
Calif-
ornia
[6]
[3]



Total
Cites
Issued
as % of
Recor-
ded

Total
Recor-
ded
/
Issued


[1]

Aug03






















Sep03
5 Days
[5]




101
75
99
60

71
51
128
85










68%
399
271

Oct03




514
333
750
493

394
254
972
703










68%
2630
1776

Nov03
63
35
182
88
88
66
164
114
421
249
686
337

319
171
721
460
157
77
251
103
32
15
104
52






55%
3188
1767

Dec03
128
54
354
185
83
53
120
58
196
81
556
241

176
73
375
169
153
61
250
79
114
48
106
45






44%
2611
1147

2003






















Jan04
128
340
31
57
214
476

143
298
60
85
86
30






73%
2665
1948

Feb04
147
239
31
53
196
338

93
303
75
87
98
43






68%
2514
1703

Mar04
164
246
29
57
206
333

97
420
78
90
81
60






68%
2732
1861

Apr04
133
300
33
62
194
485

76
357
51
70
92
37






67%
2836
1890

May04
130
287
38
75
170
486

92
402
61
[12]
79
36






64%
2890
1838

Jun04
115
209
36
72
158
410

33
304
54
51
77
15






60%
2548
1534

Jul04
154
80
304
211
53
36
48
25
156
89
531
322

60
16
490
296
83
45
99
49
157
53
37
17






57%
2172
1239

Aug04
[10]
170
49
303
118
52
27
28
11
203
89
529
194

58
9
469
181
63
23
123
41
119
38
47
12






37%
2164
792

Aug04
[10]
258
83
342
198
54
37
32
17
327
138
605
313

180
10
589
311
99
39
163
74
169
57
78
21






45%
2896
1298

Sep04
272
85
319
160
56
27
39
21
362
112
668
319

167
25
540
294
63
21
130
55
176
40
60
11






41%
2852
1170

Oct04
214
37
276
95
56
22
36
21
347
116
630
286

158
33
530
281
122
52
153
68
177
50
59
13






39%
2758
1074

Nov04
35
106
20
16
131
275

45
264
40
52
30
13






43%
2404
1027

Dec04
40
116
20
14
106
327

59
284
54
85
79
43






51%
2428
1227

2004






















Jan05
114
167
20
28
152
336

61
268
31
70
52
34







2342
1333

Feb05
109
122
20
22
113
349

51
270
60
65
63
33







2184
1277

Mar05
93
173
24
30
160
880

73
333
72
77
76
46







3446
2037

Apr05
109
178
21
17
171
651

93
350
70
72
85
34







3035
1851

May05
107
197
26
21
136
553

65
300
70
87
77
23







3272
1662

Jun05
94
162
20
20
107
325

52
195
66
58
60
21







2905
1180

Jul05
89
168
30
16
114
244

65
185
84
67
47
17







2678
1126

Aug05
66
192
26
15
127
245

50
176
56
65
43
29







2782
1090

Sep05
73
185
19
28
120
240

66
250
53
65
60
27







2532
1186

Oct05
90
184
22
49
127
247

58
225
34
61
55
35







2660
1187

Nov05
58
129
3
29
99
337

34
211
51
54
62
17







2963
1084

Dec05
86
178
15
36
130
721

68
279
62
87
41
25







3013
1728

2005






















Jan06
81
148
15
38
117
636

56
274
41
56
51
27
0
0




57%
2705
1540

Feb06
68
140
22
23
134
402

61
210
42
57
50
31
0
0




52%
2367
1240

Mar06
102
159
27
40
106
386

61
202
47
48
47
28
250
193





3434
1696

Apr06
106
129
24
37
127
681

74
230
44
63
50
34
271
313





3920
2183

May06
111
170
24
40
89
646

77
179
36
55
70
23
306
316





3846
2142

Jun06
98
119
26
46
121
577

11
164
1
19
41
19
179
232





3735
1653

Jul06
69
148
25
48
118
477

46
163
61
108
37
29
188
204





3738
1721

Aug06
50
125
28
33
133
547

33
207
49
78
46
19
238
194





3756
1780

Sep06
80
116
18
36
123
401

24
186
82
59
41
25
225
135





3374
1551

Oct06
51
105
19
29
115
372

29
104
67
48
31
22
218
119





3297
1329

Nov06
72
127
15
42
169
446

42
116
80
61
32
16
141
124





3109
1483

Dec06
80
146
21
29
150
424

43
202
62
52
23
32
191
96





2815
1551

2006






















Jan07
31
134
23
12
108
357

19
178
27
68
24
24
160
130





2473
1295

Feb07
75
124
21
43
82
321

45
210
59
49
36
18
174
163





2536
1420

Mar07
49
100
19
42
115
435

51
210
53
52
0
0
133
204





3066
1463

Apr07
63
128
16
36
114
368

46
157
69
40
0
0
164
200





3193
1401

May07
69
101
15
32
97
266

37
135
58
54
1
1
139
178





3031
1183

Jun07
70
80
19
38
32
305

32
54
50
33
46
27
118
103





3006
1007

Jul07
69
121
36
36
59
409

48
104
69
44
50
21
165
106





3041
1337

Aug07
90
123
24
44
20
340

40
104
86
69
29
25
155
95





2874
1244

Sep07
52
118
23
20
15
285

2
76
64
53
45
27
56
26





2652
862

Oct07
35
111
18
26
25
261

7
105
55
55
26
20
63
61





2364
868

Nov07
25
61
30
31
68
219

6
104
31
57
34
16
73
36





1889
791

Dec07
20
54
12
15
56
205

6
99
19
39
28
17
60
62





1966
692

2007






















Jan08
44
58
32
45
31
169

9
111
22
38
39
22
63
39





1837
722

Feb08
93
72
57
74
40
273

12
82
41
48
34
27
54
58





2494
965

Mar08
45
110
46
31
56
386

9
136
47
54
36
15
76
109





2432
1156

Apr08
64
89
19
35
68
388

5
78
35
46
25
14
55
101





2417
1022

May08
82
97
15
43
61
346

4
83
61
57
41
25
35
73





2433
1023

Jun08
44
64
14
36
41
293

6
93
53
41
20
16
36
56





2115
813

Jul08
81
88
20
22
34
244

8
90
37
37
27
14
41
97





2213
840

Aug08
82
98
18
3
49
188

8
130
54
18
1
14
34
50





2092
747

Sep08
86
109
20
25
45
169

4
63
48
52
20
11
27
32





1825
711

Oct08
170
83
194
118
42
22
64
31
243
45
567
187

0
0
0
0
156
52
152
90
87
37
76
33
54
30
186
95




41%
1991
823

Nov08
170
77
204
120
23
12
12
8
251
70
469
179

0
0
0
0
146
67
96
55
75
37
64
28
47
14
172
84




43%
1729
751

Dec08
154
37
208
99
0
0
0
0
271
43
405
191

14
5
142
59
157
48
90
49
66
27
47
15
49
19
184
95




38%
1787
687

2008






















Jan09
146
40
169
98
2
2
8
6
271
64
411
202

8
3
139
79
152
67
111
65
63
31
35
7
35
15
178
93




45%
1728
772

Feb09
208
64
186
108
38
23
43
28
229
42
491
223

5
1
183
109
151
48
84
45
32
13
32
12
35
12
128
56




43%
1845
784

Mar09
176
61
196
104
41
22
50
24
286
42
530
223

10
3
164
103
167
48
106
57
83
33
53
27
36
11
143
39




39%
2041
797

Apr09
[8]





















May09
[8]




















Jun09
[8]




















Jul09
156
64
153
90
55
30
62
29
108
25
616
214

6
2
208
68
86
22
30
7
48
16
67
29
168
67
202
57





1965
720

Aug09
[8]




















Sep09
[8]




















Oct09
[8]




















Nov09
[8]




















Dec09
[8]




















2009






















Cam #
ATTW
01
ATTW
03
CATW
01
CATW
03
FIAT
01
FIAT
03

FIGA
01
FIGA
03
GASO
01
GASO
03
IMGA
01
IMGA
03
FICA
01
FICA
03







[9]
Atla-
ntic
@
Twee-
dy
[6]
Atla-
ntic
@
Twee-
dy
[6]
Calif-
ornia
@
Twee-
dy
[6]
Calif-
ornia
@
Twee-
dy
[6]
Fire-
stone
@
Atla-
ntic
[6]
Fire-
stone
@
Atla-
ntic
[6]
[3]
Fire-
stone
@
Gar-
field
[6]
Fire-
stone
@
Gar-
field
[6]
Gar-
field
@
South-
ern
[6]
Gar-
field
@
South-
ern
[6]
Imp-
erial
@
Gar-
field
[6]
Imp-
erial
@
Gar-
field
[6]
Fire-
stone
@
Calif-
ornia
[6]
Fire-
stone
@
Calif-
ornia
[6]
[3]



Total
Cites
Issued
as % of
Recor-
ded
Total
Recor-
ded
/
Issued

[1]

Jan10
0
0
0
0
37
15
41
27
88
43
513
245

7
3
89
67
88
41
24
15
41
27
40
29
119
63
124
68





1211
643

Feb10
0
0
0
0
24
10
55
35
92
42
494
249

3
2
108
81
77
35
26
17
54
31
27
18
94
53
109
65





1163
638

Mar10
0
0
0
0
45
29
59
37
103
45
574
259

4
3
122
66
92
49
32
18
81
36
41
27
113
64
154
102





1420
735

Apr10
0
0
0
0
41
25
64
40
93
41
612
263

10
4
150
93
72
37
25
12
68
31
40
23
114
69
168
85





1457
723

May10
0
0
0
0
46
24
83
45
151
75
600
281

10
5
187
100
95
58
34
12
73
36
35
23
138
78
129
57





1581
794

Jun10
0
0
0
0
44
22
110
66
180
53
569
245

2
0
145
70
98
55
46
18
64
24
44
18
130
62
116
58





1548
691

Jul10
0
0
0
0
31
17
77
41
131
50
506
226

10
5
100
42
114
58
32
14
51
15
29
12
128
75
127
61





1336
616

Aug10
0
0
0
0
34
17
69
43
39
9
536
222

9
3
94
43
117
59
25
12
59
23
30
15
115
73
126
53





1252
572

Sep10
565
21
124
85
14
3
59
33
179
42
515
220

7
5
123
63
100
57
32
22
72
26
25
12
105
77
94
40





2014
706

Oct10
92
52
166
70
30
11
65
46
173
80
528
296

7
3
90
53
89
57
70
36
79
36
33
13
112
84
86
40





1620
877

Nov10
81
29
166
99
23
12
57
35
156
53
521
264

13
4
100
63
92
56
44
15
53
24
22
14
103
71
93
61





1524
800

Dec10
74
31
182
74
25
9
66
50
108
38
421
192

8
2
94
53
78
44
31
13
53
28
29
13
80
44
104
50





1353
641

2010






















Jan11
63
32
160
88
31
22
39
19
143
43
389
178

11
8
68
42
60
25
38
21
63
31
22
11
98
68
122
66





1307
654

Feb11
70
40
109
58
27
16
47
27
121
26
416
138

4
2
69
46
60
30
25
14
50
17
29
14
100
66
87
46





1214
540

Mar11
77
49
95
68
31
16
58
29
182
56
454
181

8
3
95
57
89
42
45
18
61
25
28
20
120
68
88
24





1431
656

Apr11
83
46
95
68
22
18
64
29
148
42
446
161

6
3
160
69
74
32
17
8
71
26
27
16
113
70
85
40





1411
628

May11
91
52
92
52
31
12
76
39
84
35
458
166

14
2
334
153
68
38
21
10
79
21
36
16
117
64
97
33





1598
693

Jun11
115
47
107
51
25
10
73
33
73
24
440
153

8
1
288
103
65
19
27
12
81
24
26
8
91
32
102
40





1521
557

Jul11
116
51
129
67
30
16
82
28
78
24
512
157

2
0
288
75
70
35
36
8
63
19
44
14
141
54
109
39





1700
587

Aug11
180
75
267
144
38
15
76
27
95
33
385
107

13
2
412
144
92
41
130
52
84
19
44
8
136
60
143
45





2095
772

Sep11
141
63
193
77
28
10
106
41
115
37
322
78

5
0
343
145
46
15
82
21
112
25
39
9
139
55
131
44





1802
620

Oct11
200
92
280
154
43
23
102
42
114
51
744
257

13
1
403
202
113
52
106
49
125
33
59
23
136
73
146
59





2584
1111

Nov11
132
48
128
66
43
12
83
30
106
51
397
126

6
1
311
151
85
28
60
16
109
36
43
16
144
84
113
46





1760
711

Dec11
64
26
131
64
60
20
60
17
92
25
468
137

20
1
346
161
76
34
53
14
129
37
44
14
135
69
71
33





1749
652

2011






















Jan12
103
32
141
74
45
19
89
28
80
30
397
133

16
7
278
129
79
29
56
14
107
36
45
11
125
61
109
49





1670
652

Feb12
[7]



















1726
748

Mar12
[7]


















2029
1104

Apr12
[7]


















2055
1182

May12
225
127
151
106
53
31
153
114
116
60
560
253

17
8
402
269
105
71
75
34
131
71
59
26
153
100
168
85





2368
1355

Jun12
[7]


















2229
1121

Jul12
[7]


















2290
773

Aug12
[7]


















2383
725

Sep12
[7]
[13]



















1641
572

Oct12
[7]
[13]



















1599
610

Nov12
[7]
[13]



















1543
600

Dec12
[7]
[13]



















1409
499

2012






















Jan13
[7]
[13]



















1421
644

Feb13
[13]
221
68
131
81
127
44
71
24
67
21


19
4
305
159
163
55
44
20
114
45
44
15
108
62
116
55





1530
653

Mar13
[7]
[13]



















2011
1160

Apr13
[7]
[13]



















1782
1073

May13
[7]
[13]



















1808
1079

Jun13
[7]
[13]



















1884
1156

Jul13
[7]
[13]



















1814
1068

Aug13
[7]
[13]



















1768
1023

Sep13






















Oct13






















Nov13






















Dec13






















2013






















Cam #
[9]
ATTW
01
ATTW
03
CATW
01
CATW
03
FIAT
01
FIAT
03

FIGA
01
FIGA
03
GASO
01
GASO
03
IMGA
01
IMGA
03
FICA
01
FICA
03







City
of
South
Gate
Red
Light
Cameras
Atla-
ntic
NB
@
Twee-
dy
[6]
Atla-
ntic
SB
@
Twee-
dy
[6]
Calif-
ornia
SB
@
Twee-
dy
[6]
Calif-
ornia
NB
@
Twee-
dy
[6]
Fire-
stone
EB
@
Atla-
ntic
[6]
Fire-
stone
WB
@
Atla-
ntic
[6]
[3]
Fire-
stone
WB
@
Gar-
field
[6]
Fire-
stone
EB
@
Gar-
field
[6]
Gar-
field
NB
@
South-
ern
[6]
Gar-
field
SB
@
South-
ern
[6]
Imp-
erial
WB
@
Gar-
field
[6]
Imp-
erial
EB
@
Gar-
field
[6]
Fire-
stone
EB
@
Calif-
ornia
[6]
Fire-
stone
WB
@
Calif-
ornia
[6]
[3]



Total
Cites
Issued
as % of
Recor-
ded

Total
Recor-
ded
/
Issued


[1]


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

Official reports, 2003 - 2004
Official reports
, 2004 - 2005
Official
reports, 2006
Official
reports, 2007
Official reports, 2008 - 2009

Official reports, 2009 -2011
Official reports, 2010 - 2012
Official reports, 2012
Official reports, Sep. - Dec. 2012 [13]
Official reports, Sep. 2012 - Apr. 2013 [13]
Official reports, May 2013 - Sept. 2013 [13]

  [  ]  indicates a footnote.
  [1]  Totals and percentages 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, or for ease of reading.
[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]  Data is for Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2003.
[6]  The camera enforcement is on traffic on the first-named street, and the direction of enforcement given (north, south, east, west) is per a city list received in May 2009.
[7]  Official data has been received, is available at one of the links above, but due to time constraints has not yet been fully posted to the table above.
[8]  Data has not been requested.
[9]  Column headings are the same as at top of chart, and have been repeated for ease of reading.
[10]  The first row of Aug04 data, and all earlier data, is from records received in 2004.  The second row of Aug04 data is from records received in 2009.
[11]  Data was requested on:
[12]  Data for GASO-03 was not included in the report for May 2004.
[13]  Data for FIAT-03 is not included in the totals given here, as that camera was left off of the reports received in Jan. 2013, May 2013, and Sept. 2013.





South Gate Docs Set # 2
The Contracts (Program Closed in Sept. 2013)


The City's
original contract with RedFlex was signed on July 22, 2002, and its term was 5 years from the date the first camera began operation; it expired on Aug. 26, 2008.

From the old contract, here is Exhibit "D," the table giving the amount that the City was to pay RedFlex for each camera or "intersection approach" (each column in the table above is one camera), each month.
The City received from the court (approx.) $152 out of each fine paid.  Using August 2004 as an example, the City would have owed RedFlex $60,440 (10 cameras at $4870 and two at $5870), so would have needed to have 398 motorists pay their fines in order to break even with RedFlex ($60,440 divided by $152).




New Contract

On Aug. 26, 2008 the City signed a
new "flat-rate" contract - no adjustment based on the number of tickets issued - with a term of two years.

In Nov. 2010 the City signed a
contract extension, to Aug. 2013.  The extension allows the City to cancel, without penalty, with 30-days notice.

As of Mar. 2013 the City was paying $2800 per camera, for a total of $30,800 per month.

Council Votes to Terminate!

At their meeting of Sept. 10, 2013 the city council voted to close the program, despite a
staff report indicating that the program was making a net profit, and a police recommendation to continue it.

During the meeting, City Manager Michael Flad said:

"The most disappointing thing from staff's perspective is the lack of change in behavior at the intersections." "If you look at the statistics that were provided by RedFlex, you didn't see a dramatic impact in the behavior over the years.  In fact, a limited correlation between the implementation of RedFlex and the change in behavior.  That's disappointing in the deployment, not just in this city, but everywhere."  (audio clip)  (audio of full item)

This listing of contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of May 29, 2013.





  South Gate Docs Set # 3
The Revenue

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



South Gate Docs Set # 4
"Late Time" Graphs

The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera, for all intersections.
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.


ATTW-01 2010
ATTW-01 2011

ATTW-03 2010
ATTW-03 2011

CATW-01 2010
CATW-01 2011

CATW-03 2010
CATW-03 2011

FIAT-01 2010
FIAT-01 2011

FIAT-03 2010
FIAT-03 2011

FIGA-01 2010
FIGA-01 2011

FIGA-03 2010
FIGA-03 2011

GASO-01 2010
GASO-01 2011

GASO-03 2010
GASO-03 2011

IMGA-01 2010
IMGA-01 2011

IMGA-03 2010
IMGA-03 2011

FICA-01 2010
FICA-01 2011

FICA-03 2010
FICA-03 2011

2012:  All Cameras

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





South Gate Docs Set # 5
City Council Orders Report

An
article in the South Gate Patch said that at the city council meeting of Aug. 14, 2012 some city council members expressed concern about the red light camera program, and asked the police chief to prepare a report about it.  The article said the report could be presented at a city council meeting early in September.  But that never happened.




South Gate Docs Set # 6
More Coming

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




 
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