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

Council decides on ADU (Granny Flat) rules

Feb 26, 2019

In 2017, State law was amended with the intent to facilitate construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), commonly known as granny flats. Zoning requirements for ADUs are null and void until the adoption of an ordinance that complies with State law. Without local regulations, building permits must be issued for…

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Election Info!

Feb 24, 2019

Please Mail Your Ballot Today! It must be postmarked by March 5 — OR —  Drop-off on Election Day, March 5 only, at one of the following locations from 7am to 8pm: Anderson Park Senior Center, 3007 Vail Avenue Redondo Beach Public Library, North Branch, 2000 Artesia Blvd. Dominguez Park, Historical…

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Creating the Redondo Beach 5 year plan to address homelessness

Feb 4, 2019

Along with many other cities in Los Angeles County, Redondo Beach is developing a plan to address homelessness in our community that will open the door to use of the County’s Measure H funds for homeless services. The City’s planning consultants, Abby Arnold, and Jennifer Swan, will update us on…

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Come hear about Inglewood Avenue & the changes happening this Spring!

Jan 21, 2019

January 23, Wednesday (No rain forecasted!)  6pm-7:30pm District 5 Community Meeting RB Performing Art Center Public Works Director, Ted Semaan, and our Traffic Engineer, Gene Kim, will explain the plan for: 1) MB Blvd & Inglewood Ave, additional right turn lane. 2) 182nd & Inglewood, left turn 3) Manhattan Beach…

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What’s happening on Artesia Blvd & Rindge?

Jan 21, 2019

The property formerly known as our beloved neighborhood grocery store, Albertsons, is private property. It is owned by an elderly lady who lives in the Valley. When the Haggen’s debacle claimed our Albertsons, the property was empty for much longer than any of us liked. The property owner found a…

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Gallery Remodel Update

Jan 18, 2019

The Galleria Remodel was approved unanimously on January 15, 2019. The Planning Commission had approved the project 6-1 but an appeal was filed. The Council rejected the appeal and approved the project with the following conditions. The project will begin in about 1 year and be completed in about 4…

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Airplane Noise Update

Jan 4, 2019

Thank you to the City of Hawthorne for forming the KHHR Communities Network Committee to address Hawthorne Airport Noise Abatement. Here is the agenda for their first meeting, Wednesday, January 9. Everyone is welcome to comment during Oral Communication only. Also, anyone can attend to observe. CITY OF HAWTHORNE KHHR…

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New Fire Trucks & Fire Department Study

Jan 3, 2019

Redondo Residents – do we want to be part of L.A. County Fire Department and give them control of our Fire Assets? Or do we want to keep our Redondo Beach Fire Department? Our RB fire department has brand new trucks and equipment. Photos by Kristin Farmer, The Beach Reporter…

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Manhattan Beach Blvd & Inglewood Ave News

Dec 20, 2018

Three projects are being coordinated on the corner of MBB Blvd & Inglewood Ave: A new gas station. Widening Inglewood Ave. Removing the ugly above-ground utility boxes and vents. The City has been working closely with the developer’s team (United Oil) to coordinate the gas station construction with the City’s…

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Airport noise update

Dec 19, 2018

 The City of Hawthorne has formed a Noise RoundTable with the following purpose: Recently, the City of Hawthorne has been receiving questions, concerns and, in some cases, complaints about noise arising from the use of the Airport. The staff has been considering ways in which the City and stakeholders can…

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