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

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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Energizing Artesia & Aviation Corridors

Nov 24, 2020

We have been meeting, collecting data, doing studies. Many have reviewed the Artesia/Aviation Corridor Action Plan (AACAP).  All along the process, I have been sharing it in my newsletters and website. Now, the City Council is in the midst of a Public Hearing. The plan was presented, questions were asked,…

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No Camping Photo

Unlawful Camping Ordinance

Nov 16, 2020

In September 2018, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling in Martin v Boise. The Court ruled the enforcement of ordinances that prohibit sleeping or camping on public property against “[A]s long as there is no option of sleeping indoors, the government cannot criminalize indigent, homeless people for sleeping…

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A Shout Out from Supervisor Janice Hahn

Nov 4, 2020

At its October 20th meeting the Redondo Beach City Council approved moving forward with plans to set up a temporary shelter. I have always said: If you are a City leader and you have a plan to provide shelter or housing in your area, I am behind you 100%. That…

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A Bridge Home Success Stories

Nov 3, 2020

A Bridge Home – Watts As the Watts A Bridge Home approaches its one-year anniversary the Salvation Army team has continued to work throughout the pandemic and has successfully transitioned 20 people from homelessness to permanent housing with another four signing leases and moving out tomorrow! Additionally, in the past…

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Homes for the Unhoused?

Oct 15, 2020

In my last newsletter and at our last community meeting, we discussed the possibility of temporarily installing, at Aviation Park, Pallet Homes for Redondo’s Unhoused. Since then, Aviation Park has begun to open, therefore, based on Council’s discussion, it is unlikely that Aviation Park will be considered. City Council asked for a…

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Document Shredding Event

Oct 5, 2020

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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Get Free Compost on Saturday October 24th

Oct 3, 2020

Free Compost! Saturday October 24th 8am – 12pm Wilderness Park 1102 Camino Real, RB CA 90279 About the Compost Athens compost is a blend of organic materials including a mix of green waste, wood wast and food scraps.  Our compost is OMRI Listed® and licensed by the California Department of…

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LA County Board of Supervisors Vote to Allow Breweries and Wineries to Resume Outdoor Service

Oct 1, 2020

Press Release from Janice Hahn, LA County Supervisor, 4th District September 29, 2020 Los Angeles, CA Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn and co-authored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger which will allow breweries and wineries to begin outdoor service in one…

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