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

Why is Aerospace so important to us? $9 billion worth of economic development

Apr 1, 2019

The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base designs, develops and purchases more than $9 billion worth of space and missile systems annually and is credited with development and operation of GPS and the constellation of GPS satellites that have become essential to many commercial…

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Mar 30, 2019

Redondo Beach Calif. – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Redondo Beach Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies statewide stopping drivers who violate California’s hands-free cell phone law. On April 4th, April 9th, and April 19th the Redondo Beach Police Department will have additional officers…

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Are you experiencing excessive airplane noise?

Mar 20, 2019

Hawthorne Airport (KHHR) Communities Network Committee The City of Hawthorne has responded to noise complaints by forming a Committee called the KHHR Communities Network Committee. The purpose of the KHHR Committee is to “Provide an educational forum engaging representatives from communities affected by FAA established flight paths, pilots and flight…

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You’re Invited: Healthy Living Campus Community Open House

Mar 15, 2019

Please join us at our Community Open House Saturday, March 23|10 a.m. – Noon 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach Drop-in anytime between 10 a.m. – noon to: • Take a campus walking tour and experience our blueprint for the future • View new conceptual renderings for our Healthy Living Campus Master Plan…

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GPAC Update

Mar 10, 2019

GPAC had a great meeting last night.  After community input, the members unanimously approved to remove the “190th Street Option B Tech Corridor” from the potential list of land use alternatives for the General Plan update. GPAC also began their discussion of the Artesia and Aviation Blvd corridors.  The discussion…

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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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