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

Housing. Stay with me, it’s complicated but understandable…

Sep 2, 2019

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) released 3 methodology options to determine the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) for every city. All 3 are flawed and base their calculations on existing population and zoned capacity. Now, we’ve all heard the definition of insanity. Yet, here we are doing the…

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Fiber is coming to the South Bay

Jul 19, 2019

South Bay Cities Council of Governments Leads 21st Century Connectivity Effort with Selection of American Dark Fiber to Build a South Bay Fiber Network The South Bay Cities will soon become even more closely connected as they join forces to offer faster and less expensive broadband connectivity to their facilities…

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Military Spouse Reciprocity

Jun 24, 2019

Military families move a lot. Families have to uproot their lives to follow their military family member. If the spouse is in a career that requires a license then it is very difficult to take that career to another state. States often do not recognize other state’s licenses. We want…

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Where should we build a Skate Park?

Jun 20, 2019

City Council has been exploring installing a skate park in Redondo Beach. The first place considered was Dominguez Park (next to Dog Park) but that park is on top of a landfill so the cost go up due to the pilings required. City Council directed staff to explore other park…

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Budget Scenarios

Jun 18, 2019

Why would we consider a Sales & Use Tax in Redondo? Redondo Beach, like almost all cities, are facing ever-present strain on the City’s finances due to our Pension Obligations. Our Pension Obligations are significant and will keep growing until about 14 years from now. To provide some perspective, if…

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Homelessness in Redondo Beach

Jun 17, 2019

Homelessness is not a crime. Why are we seeing more homeless tents? The 9th District Court has ruled in Martin vs City of Boise that 2 city ordinances, disorderly conduct ordinance and camping ordinance, which criminalized sleeping outside on public property whether bare or with a blanket or other basic…

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Upcoming GPAC Meeting

May 24, 2019

The next meeting of the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room. GPAC will continue its discussion on the options for the focus areas. This discussion will conclude with the areas of PCH…

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Ban Smoking in Public Places?

May 6, 2019

On May 7, the City Council will discuss whether to establish a city-wide smoking ban. What do you say? A necessity for your quality of life as a non-smoker? Or is it an unenforceable ordinance that criminalizes smokers? What do you want to see? Subject: PROVISIONS FOR ORDINANCES TO ESTABLISH…

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CVS Grand Opening!

Apr 16, 2019

The location of the long-standing Albertsons grocery store and then Haggen which closed after filing for bankruptcy is no longer an empty lot! CVS is now open for business and The Grocery Outlet will be opening June 3rd. The Daily Breeze wrote an article that can be found here.    

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Clean Trucks? Great but at what cost?

Apr 12, 2019

Is providing incentives to replace heavy-duty trucks with electric power trucks important to you? Are you willing to pay for it? SB732, “a proposed law to invent a new tax district so yet another government agency can put tax hikes on the ballot.” I agree with the Daily Breeze editor…

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