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

There’s an app for that!

Sep 30, 2021

Do you have a special request? Here’s the web page for resident requests: City of Redondo Beach – Customer Service: Submit Request ( Additionally on that page there is a link to download the app for Access Redondo.   Apple App Store Google Play Store

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Cannabis Retail Shops in Redondo Beach?

Aug 24, 2021

Let’s choose local control over outside corporations PLEASE Don’t sign the initiative being aggressively circulated.  Last year, City Council formed a City Manager Task Force to decide the parameters of allowing Cannabis Retailers in our city. Redondo Beach put together a team from the RB Police, RBUSD Schools, Beach Cities Health District,…

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Attack or Distraction?

Aug 19, 2021

Many of you are concerned about an ugly email that was sent out by Rescue Our Waterfront (ROW). Many of you were understandably appalled. I thank you for the support. Why would ROW attack 2 termed out Councilmembers when their candidates have a supermajority on Council? They want to distract…

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Raising our Road Scores

Apr 27, 2021

When the Great Recession hit, road maintenance was delayed and many other budget cuts were done.  Our roads were maintained by District- regardless of condition, making the budget a bit unpredictable. When the rotation stopped during the recession every district suffered. When the budget returned, we were faced with terrible…

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Document Shredding Event

Mar 31, 2021

The City of Redondo Beach and Athens Services will be providing document shredding service at no charge. This is your opportunity to clean out old files and properly dispose of personal papers without compromising your personal information. The paper shredding will be done on-site and you will be able to…

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Mail Delivery Update & Survey

Mar 25, 2021

City Council asked Congressman Ted Lieu’s Office to help us with the Redondo Beach Postal Service. We were able to get a few things remedied right away such as accepting packages at the North Redondo Beach Post Office. I received some feedback that the mail service has improved such as…

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Mar 25, 2021

State is mandating we zone for 2,490 more housing units in Redondo Beach, our current zoning allows for 1,278 more homes SO we have to decide where to zone the rest of the housing OR do we risk the penalties and fight the State. I explained the How & Why…

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Dogs in Parks…. again

Mar 24, 2021

Last October, per a request from the Park Commission, City Council allowed dogs in most parks on a trial basis. The Trial ends October 2021 but there has been a few angry residents upset about dogs in a couple of the parkettes. Council voted to bring the topic back early this summer.…

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Metro Green Line Extension from Redondo to Torrance

Feb 11, 2021

NOW is the time to say something Metro is beginning the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Metro Line C (Formerly the Green Line). Metro has begun it’s Scoping Meetings. These meetings are meant to gather everyone’s concerns so they know what to study. These meetings determine the SCOPE of…

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State Takes Control of Housing

Feb 4, 2021

Where do we zone 1,463 more housing units in an already dense Redondo Beach? Our City has a General Plan that defines Land Use and Zoning. Some residents argued that our General Plan is not in sync with our resident. Redondo Beach does have a job vs resident imbalance, it’s…

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