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

What’s going on with Leaf Blowers & other Quality of Life Issues?

Oct 17, 2019

Redondo Beach has very engaged and educated residents. When a resident is unhappy with a city situation or feels they see something unsafe or unhealthy, they either complain on Social Media or they engage neighbors and go to City Council to make changes. The latter group is successful in making…

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Homelessness Update

Sep 27, 2019

The City Council has been working the Homelessness Issue from different angles. Help find homes & services. City Council authorized $250,000 towards homeless outreach efforts. Our efforts have led to people finding homes as was written about in the Daily Breeze. https://www.dailybreeze.com/2019/09/20/heres-how-one-angel-helped-12-people-from-the-south-bay-get-off-the-streets/ Pay for lawyers to attend hearings for repeat offenders…

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Redondo Beach Fire Department or LA County Fire District?

Sep 26, 2019

District 5 began a conversation on January 3rd with this question: Redondo Residents – do we want to be part of L.A. County Fire Department? Or do we want to keep our Redondo Beach Fire Department? Those that responded gave me 2 directives: Keep our RB Fire, even if it…

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Artesia & Aviation Corridor Area Plan (AACAP)

Sep 25, 2019

ARTESIA BOULEVARD STRATEGIC VISION Vitalize the Artesia Boulevard Business District as an identifiable, safe, attractive, and inviting place to serve residents and visitors’ unique needs while building prosperous small businesses. GENERAL PLAN ACTION COMMITTEE     Did you know?Artesia Boulevard was originally named Redondo Beach Boulevard. The name changed in 1962 when the State of California named it a State Highway and took control of the roadway.…

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Housing. Stay with me, it’s complicated but understandable…

Sep 2, 2019

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) released 3 methodology options to determine the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) for every city. All 3 are flawed and base their calculations on existing population and zoned capacity. Now, we’ve all heard the definition of insanity. Yet, here we are doing the…

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Fiber is coming to the South Bay

Jul 19, 2019

South Bay Cities Council of Governments Leads 21st Century Connectivity Effort with Selection of American Dark Fiber to Build a South Bay Fiber Network The South Bay Cities will soon become even more closely connected as they join forces to offer faster and less expensive broadband connectivity to their facilities…

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Military Spouse Reciprocity

Jun 24, 2019

Military families move a lot. Families have to uproot their lives to follow their military family member. If the spouse is in a career that requires a license then it is very difficult to take that career to another state. States often do not recognize other state’s licenses. We want…

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Where should we build a Skate Park?

Jun 20, 2019

City Council has been exploring installing a skate park in Redondo Beach. The first place considered was Dominguez Park (next to Dog Park) but that park is on top of a landfill so the cost go up due to the pilings required. City Council directed staff to explore other park…

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Budget Scenarios

Jun 18, 2019

Why would we consider a Sales & Use Tax in Redondo? Redondo Beach, like almost all cities, are facing ever-present strain on the City’s finances due to our Pension Obligations. Our Pension Obligations are significant and will keep growing until about 14 years from now. To provide some perspective, if…

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Homelessness in Redondo Beach

Jun 17, 2019

Homelessness is not a crime. Why are we seeing more homeless tents? The 9th District Court has ruled in Martin vs City of Boise that 2 city ordinances, disorderly conduct ordinance and camping ordinance, which criminalized sleeping outside on public property whether bare or with a blanket or other basic…

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