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

Ground Breaking in Redondo Beach

Feb 8, 2018

RBUSD leased their property to Kensington so that they could offer a senior care facility. I was on the school board when the Kensington bid was accepted. I was honored to be invited back for the ground breaking.

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Green Festival at Adams Middle School

Feb 6, 2018

Rylee Goldfarb, an eighth grader at Adams Middle School, is working towards a greener world. “I’ve always wanted to make the environment a better place,” she said. “Each year I go bigger and bigger.” Rylee has been working with Grades of Green since her Madison Elementary days. Grades of Green…

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January 2018 Community Meeting Recap

Feb 3, 2018

January 2018 Community Meeting Recap: We had a great meeting with about 60 residents at our January 20, 2018 meeting. Police Chief Keith Kauffman answered resident concerns and informed us about Police programs available. For example, there is a meet up site at the RB Police Station. If you are…

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Traffic Circle seeking input!

Feb 2, 2018

The City of Redondo Beach installed a temporary Traffic Circle at the intersection of Blossom Lane and Plant Avenue in August 2017. As part of the installation program, Staff is soliciting resident feedback using the attached survey. Staff appreciates the input of residents and continuously takes them into consideration. Staff…

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Street Maintenance Plans

Jan 20, 2018

At the January 16, 2018 council meeting, the street maintenance plan was presented. The picture below will indicate when your street will be repaved over the next few years.

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How should we comply with SB415?

Dec 21, 2017

Election choices will be before you in 2018. It was ALWAYS going to be your choice.  We are a Charter City therefore you vote on any Charter changes. The Council only presents a plan, the voters decide on the changes. The State has mandated that everyone must align their elections…

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Ranked Choice Voting

Dec 13, 2017

The State Legislature has passed SB415, the Voter Participation Bill. This law requires any state, county, municipal, district, and school district election held on a statewide election date to be consolidated with a statewide election. Due to this law, our elections must be moved to either a March or November…

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The Housing Crisis on CalMATTER’s

Nov 3, 2017

Sharing this from The Housing Crisis on CalMATTERs  California State Legislature has passed bills to help manage the state’s affordable housing crisis. Cities that don’t meet their state-mandated goals will lose their local control. What the bills would do A long-awaited package of housing bills includes three biggies collectively intended to put…

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Beautifying the bike path

Sep 14, 2017

On September 5, the City Council gave a final approval on the plan to beautify the Bike Path! Thank you to all who came out to support. The Council agreed to send engineered plans to SCE for final approval!

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Traffic Circle Update: Q & A

Sep 12, 2017

Here is the latest information regarding the traffic circle: On the corner of Plant & Blossom, a temporary traffic circle was installed. The neighbors asked for a stop sign but that corner did not meet the criteria for an additional stop sign. So the Traffic Engineers suggested we try a…

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