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

Mail Box

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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Manhattan Beach Blvd. is about to get some love!

Jan 20, 2021

Manhattan Beach Blvd. is about to get some love! The entire project will include purple pipe irrigation (Recycled Water). Beautification and sidewalk improvements between Johnston & Dow, signal improvements and bike lanes. First we have to decide on a which kind of bike lane we want because that will determine…

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Document Shredding Event

Jan 18, 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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Covid-19 Vaccines Roll Out

Jan 17, 2021

BCHD has presented a chart describing the phases and tiers and includes timeline estimates for each: VaccineDistribution.pdf ( Despite the State of California announcement, Los Angeles County will not begin vaccinating people age 65 and older until they complete vaccinations for healthcare workers and receive more vaccine from the state…

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It’s Election Season!

Jan 15, 2021

It’s election season! I know, I know, we just had one but the Mayor vetoed the City Council’s vote to align our elections with the State. Now we are one of the only cities with an off cycle election. March 2, 2021 All Mail-In ballots. Ballots will be mailed to…

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The 2020 Santa Sleigh Schedule

Dec 10, 2020

The RBPOA Santa Sleigh schedule for 2020 will be a modified COVID sleigh this year. It will be a slow drive by and it will not be stopping. It is the hope that families/households can gather individually in front of their homes and wave as Santa goes by. Below is…

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