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

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
Photo by Nate Cohen from Pexels

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.    

Read More

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…

Read More

Secure Your Castle – 2.0

Apr 10, 2019

The City of Redondo Beach Announces ‘Ring’ Partnership and Subsidy Program for Local Residents Initiative aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods through investment in affordable, easy-to-use, and effective smart home security The City of Redondo Beach announced its partnership with Ring and details for their joint subsidy program that will…

Read More

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Inglewood Ave between Artesia Blvd & 190TH St

Apr 8, 2019

On April 17, 2019, California Water Service (Cal Water) will begin construction to replace the existing water main on Inglewood Avenue between Artesia Blvd and 190th Street. Duration: Construction is anticipated to take approximately eight (8) weeks. Working Hours: Primarily 9am-5pm. However, nightwork between 9 pm and 6 am has been approved for the…

Read More