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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

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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Upcoming GPAC Meeting

May 24, 2019

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…

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Ban Smoking in Public Places?

May 6, 2019

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…

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CVS Grand Opening!

Apr 16, 2019

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?

Apr 12, 2019

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…

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Secure Your Castle – 2.0

Apr 10, 2019

The City of Redondo Beach Announces ‘Ring’ Partnership and Subsidy Program for Local Residents Initiative aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods through investment in affordable, easy-to-use, and effective smart home security The City of Redondo Beach announced its partnership with Ring and details for their joint subsidy program that will…

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Inglewood Ave between Artesia Blvd & 190TH St

Apr 8, 2019

On April 17, 2019, California Water Service (Cal Water) will begin construction to replace the existing water main on Inglewood Avenue between Artesia Blvd and 190th Street. Duration: Construction is anticipated to take approximately eight (8) weeks. Working Hours: Primarily 9am-5pm. However, nightwork between 9 pm and 6 am has been approved for the…

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What’s the latest scoop & timing with fixing the current street conditions?

Apr 5, 2019

The street resurfacing will begin this summer. The plans and specs will go out to bid mid-May and we will know the complete list at that time. In the meantime, here are the streets that residents identified. The following are on our list and the City’s list for 2019/2020 schedule: 3300 Block…

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District 5 Q & A

Apr 4, 2019

Hello, we live on the south side of Manhattan Beach Blvd behind a divided curb area with a tall hedge running the length of the block.  The hedge and curb serve both to block sound from MBB and isolate the residential area from the 40 mph traffic. Questions: Several months…

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