Posts by Laura Emdee

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

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 same thing over again and…

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Fiber is coming to the South Bay

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 with an investment in a…

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Military Spouse Reciprocity

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 to make California a welcoming…

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Where should we build a Skate Park?

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 options which you can review…

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Budget Scenarios

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 the cost of participation in…

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Homelessness in Redondo Beach

Photo by Nate Cohen from Pexels

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 bedding violated the Eighth Amendment…

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Upcoming GPAC Meeting

The next meeting of the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room. GPAC will continue its discussion on the options for the focus areas. This discussion will conclude with the areas of PCH Central, PCH South, Galleria/Kingsdale District,…

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Ban Smoking in Public Places?

On May 7, the City Council will discuss whether to establish a city-wide smoking ban. What do you say? A necessity for your quality of life as a non-smoker? Or is it an unenforceable ordinance that criminalizes smokers? What do you want to see? Subject: PROVISIONS FOR ORDINANCES TO ESTABLISH A CITY-WIDE SMOKING BAN IN…

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CVS Grand Opening!

The location of the long-standing Albertsons grocery store and then Haggen which closed after filing for bankruptcy is no longer an empty lot! CVS is now open for business and The Grocery Outlet will be opening June 3rd. The Daily Breeze wrote an article that can be found here.    

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Clean Trucks? Great but at what cost?

Is providing incentives to replace heavy-duty trucks with electric power trucks important to you? Are you willing to pay for it? SB732, “a proposed law to invent a new tax district so yet another government agency can put tax hikes on the ballot.” I agree with the Daily Breeze editor & I think replacing the…

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