Redondo Beach's District 5 News

by Laura Emdee, City Councilmember


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

Dog on leash in park

Should we allow leashed dogs in Redondo parks?

Feb 12, 2020

The Recreation & Parks Commission has asked Council to review and change our Pet Policy Municipal Code. We currently do not allow dogs in any parks. In the NO camp, the reasons cited are: Some owners do not clean up after their pets Some owners will allow dogs off-leash The…

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Sidewalk Maintenance

Feb 1, 2020

The City of Redondo is doing a sidewalk maintenance program. Several sidewalks have been identified as having a 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inch of the lip. Redondo has hired a firm to grind down these sidewalks to make it safer for pedestrians. First, you will see white dots identifying…

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Beach Red Truck

Beach Evacuation Innovations

Jan 31, 2020

Evacuating EVERYONE! Currently, beach and water evacuations are done by lifeguards using bullhorns and walking the beach to inform each person individually. LA County now has a pilot for an Evacuation System that is more efficient and is inclusive of the deaf community. LA County Safety Officer, Randy Dean, is…

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Economy Snapshot

Jan 29, 2020

The Daily Breeze posted a Focus page on Sunday, Jan 26, 2020, on California’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). GDP is important because it gives information about the size of the economy and how the economy is performing. The growth rate of real GDP is often used as an indicator of…

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Rain Barrel

Free Rain Barrels!

Jan 27, 2020

Free Rain Barrels! Rain gutters provide lots of surface area to collect rainwater so just a little rain can help collect a lot of water. Help reduce our reliance on imported water by using rainwater today. West Basin provides free barrels to everyone in their service area. The next distribution…

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Slow Down Sign

Your Neighbors are saying, “Please slow down”

Jan 18, 2020

Speeding & not stopping at stop signs is a concern I hear many times. The City can install traffic calming measures but often those measures aren’t popular either. In October, the Traffic Engineer had a meeting about a Traffic Study completed for the area from Inglewood to Vail & Robinson…

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When will the roads be repaved?

Jan 17, 2020

The City is currently working on the roads. First, as you can see from the schedule, there is much preparation that needs to be done. The City is currently in the “flat work” – curbs, handicap ramp requirements, public utilities, etc. If all goes to schedule, we will see final…

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Redondo Beach Santa Sleigh 2019 Schedule and Routes

Dec 1, 2019

Below is the schedule with routes for this year’s Santa Sleigh sightings.  You can also download a PDF by clicking here. Monday 12-02-19 Route 1: Part 1 at Johnston and Beland, Go N/B and cover area Between Johnston and Dow, then Gibson and 159th, 160th to Beland Part 2 at…

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Oct 25, 2019

LA COUNTY FIRE CANNOT FUND ITS $1.4 BILLION IN INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS By Christopher Yee | | San Gabriel Valley Tribune PUBLISHED: October 23, 2019 at 1:34 pm | UPDATED: October 23, 2019 at 5:44 pm San Gabriel Valley cities are very quickly expressing support for a Los Angeles County…

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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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