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CITY OF SAN LEANDRO <br /> APPROVED AND <br /> STAFF REPORT FORWA.RDED <br /> TO CITY CCOUNCIL <br /> DATE: March 30, 2011 <br /> Stephen L. Hollister <br /> TO: Stephen L. Hollister, City Manager City Manager <br /> FROM: Sandra R. Spagnoli, Chief of Police' <br /> Police Department <br /> BY: Jim Lemmon, Police Lieutenant <br /> Traffic Division, Police Department <br /> SUBJECT PROJECT /PROJECT DESCRIPTION: <br /> RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT <br /> WITH REDFLEX TRAFFIC SYSTEMS FOR THE RENEWAL OF THE RED LIGHT PHOTO <br /> ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM <br /> SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATION <br /> On September 13, 2005 the City of San Leandro entered into an agreement with Redflex Traffic <br /> Systems, Inc, for a Red Light Photo Enforcement Program to be administered at six (6) different <br /> approaches throughout the city. The contract was for a period of five (5) years and expired on <br /> December 12, 2010. Since the expiration of the contract the program has continued through an <br /> extension agreement that was signed by the City Manager on December 9, 2010 and again on <br /> February 10, 2011. The extension agreement expires April 12, 2011. <br /> It is recommended that the City Council authorize the City Manager to execute a renewal of the <br /> contract with Redflex Traffic Systems to continue the Red Light Photo Enforcement Program at <br /> five (5) approaches through December 31, 2018. The contract renewal has a provision that <br /> allows for a Financial Feasibility Review of the agreement after four (4) years, with the ability to <br /> terminate the agreement at the end of the fifth year. <br /> BACKGROUND <br /> Analysis <br /> Statistical data provided by the City of San Leandro Traffic Engineering Department has shown <br /> a decrease in the number of collisions since the implementation of the program at these <br /> intersection approaches. The collision data provided showed a four (4) year period prior to the <br /> cameras being installed and the four years following. There was a decrease of over 30% during <br /> this time period from 136 collisions down to 93. Red light violations directly affect the quality of <br /> life in our community and create a serious danger to the motoring public and law enforcement <br /> officers. While the San Leandro Police Department diligently endeavors to make the streets safe, <br /> a Red Light Camera Program provides 24 -hour, 7- days -a -week enforcement in an effort to <br /> reduce violations and collisions. <br />