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

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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Homelessness Update

Sep 27, 2019

The City Council has been working the Homelessness Issue from different angles. Help find homes & services. City Council authorized $250,000 towards homeless outreach efforts. Our efforts have led to people finding homes as was written about in the Daily Breeze. Pay for lawyers to attend hearings for repeat offenders…

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Redondo Beach Fire Department or LA County Fire District?

Sep 26, 2019

District 5 began a conversation on January 3rd with this question: Redondo Residents – do we want to be part of L.A. County Fire Department? Or do we want to keep our Redondo Beach Fire Department? Those that responded gave me 2 directives: Keep our RB Fire, even if it…

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Artesia & Aviation Corridor Area Plan (AACAP)

Sep 25, 2019

ARTESIA BOULEVARD STRATEGIC VISION Vitalize the Artesia Boulevard Business District as an identifiable, safe, attractive, and inviting place to serve residents and visitors’ unique needs while building prosperous small businesses. GENERAL PLAN ACTION COMMITTEE     Did you know?Artesia Boulevard was originally named Redondo Beach Boulevard. The name changed in 1962 when the State of California named it a State Highway and took control of the roadway.…

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