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Redondo Beach's District 5 News

by Laura Emdee, City Councilmember

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Welcome to Redondo Beach!

Our diverse community is friendly and happy. When you move to Redondo you are part of a community that values tradition, safety and education. We are proud of our area and expect it to be clean and well maintained. Our little corner of paradise is home to Redondo’s largest employer, Northrup Grumman. Our schools are the envy of the South Bay. Our popular hotels on Marine Avenue helped save Redondo Beach’s budget when sales tax dipped. Plus, we are freeway close to everything the LA area has to offer. The Metro Green Line stops at Marine & Redondo Avenue and will be expanding to the Galleria by 2028.

We work hard, we play fair and we are pleased to live here. Below you will see the work we do to keep our neighborhood a safe, clean and happy place to live.

Thank you for visiting this site and being a part of this great community.

Laura Emdee
Redondo Beach City Council
Proudly representing District 5

Latest News

2022-2023 Budget Final

Jul 26, 2022

My Concerns to the Council Majority Motion: Once again, Redondo Beach service needs are second place to the Pier. The General Fund is the main fund that is used for RB Services. The Pier has 2 funds to support it yet it’s the General Fund that gets used which leaves…

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Artesia Blvd Improvements Update

Jul 10, 2022

We have been trying to improve & energize Artesia Blvd to attract more businesses. Together, the city and the businesses will create community gathering areas and improved pedestrian experience. First, we completed a study and asked for input. As a reminder, here was the latest post & pictures about the…

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Budget 2022-2023

Jun 2, 2022

We don’t have money for that? Don’t believe it. Last year, this City Council voted unanimously to bond our Unfunded Pension Liability. The bond saved the city millions plus it gave us an opportunity to have $15 Million in one-time funding for one-time expenses to cover deficits due to the…

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Fire, Fire, Fire!!

May 31, 2022

First, we have a fantastic Fire Department with dedicated members and excellent response times. Redondo just completed a Fire Assessment to analyze how we can improve our department and how we can serve the community better. Fire Departments were first created to stop fires. Now, many Fire Departments respond mostly…

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Brief History of Redondo Beach & North Redondo Beach Residential Development.

Apr 30, 2022

Brief History of Redondo Beach & North Redondo Beach Residential Development. North Redondo tried to annex to Hermosa Beach before annexing to Redondo Beach. The city’s actions have resulted in lawsuits since the very beginning. 90% of the voters voted in the election to annex to Redondo Beach! It won…

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Gatewave Artwork for the Transit Center

Mar 24, 2022

The design of the new Redondo Beach Transit Center, which is anticipated to open in 2022, includes the installation of a significant public art piece. In April, 2011, the City Council approved the public artwork titled “Gatewave” at a then estimated cost of $75,000 to be funded by Proposition C…

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Document Shredding Event

Mar 11, 2022

The City of Redondo Beach and Athens Services will be providing document shredding service at no charge. This is your opportunity to clean out old files and properly dispose of personal papers without compromising your personal information. The paper shredding will be done on-site and you will be able to…

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Calling all Gardeners! Free Compost Giveaway

Feb 24, 2022

Calling all Gardeners!  Free Compost Giveaway!! Saturday, February 26 8am to Noon Wilderness Park    

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Residential Design Guidelines

Jan 24, 2022

PLEASE take the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TBJYSXN of what you WANT to see in your neighborhood. For example, do you want to ban or encourage cantilever homes over driveways or do you want to ban or encourage rooftop decks? do you want to allow larger curb cuts for 2 car garages? If yes,…

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Document Shredding Event

Jan 11, 2022

The City of Redondo Beach and Athens Services will be providing document shredding service at no charge. This is your opportunity to clean out old files and properly dispose of personal papers without compromising your personal information. The paper shredding will be done on-site and you will be able to…

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