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

What’s the latest scoop & timing with fixing the current street conditions?

Apr 5, 2019

The street resurfacing will begin this summer. The plans and specs will go out to bid mid-May and we will know the complete list at that time. In the meantime, here are the streets that residents identified. The following are on our list and the City’s list for 2019/2020 schedule: 3300 Block…

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District 5 Q & A

Apr 4, 2019

Hello, we live on the south side of Manhattan Beach Blvd behind a divided curb area with a tall hedge running the length of the block.  The hedge and curb serve both to block sound from MBB and isolate the residential area from the 40 mph traffic. Questions: Several months…

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Frustrated by people running stop signs?

Apr 3, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM:RBUSD // Subject: Results from Directed Traffic Enforcement in Redondo Beach On February 20, 2019, from 7-10 am and on March 16, 2019, from 4-9 pm, Redondo Beach Police Motor Officers enforced traffic violations on Aviation Bl in an effort to help reduce traffic collisions in the…

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Reverse 911 System

Apr 2, 2019

In response to the destructive 2017 California wildfires, the California Legislature signed into law Senate Bill 833 (SB 833) and Senate Bill 821 (SB 821) to further address the safety of local communities and the use of emergency notification systems. SB 833 requires the State’s Office of Emergency Services (OES)…

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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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