Sued, for the fourth time…. Here is the lawsuit!

Yes, its true, CenterCal supporters are now suing their neighbors in civil court to make life difficult for them. Its all baseless ticky-tack campaign filing details that have no merit, but we still have to hire lawyers and pay filing fees. They actually named me personally, my campaign, and even the volunteer Treasurer of my […]

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Councilman Brand vs. Mayor Steve Aspel

Many areas in Redondo Beach need revitalizing: the Galleria, King Harbor, old Bristol Farms site and Artesia Blvd.  But they need revitalizing, not super sizing.  Council Member Brand and Mayor Aspel have offered two very different approaches over the last 15 years.  Brand is the slow-growth candidate, Aspel has been pushing BIG projects.  Here’s an […]

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Redondo Beach is ‘Park Poor’

Redondo Beach is ‘Park Poor’ Plentiful and well maintained open space and parks are a critical component in the livability of a City. More parks means a healthier population, happier and calmer kids, lower rates of chronic diseases like diabetes and yes, higher property values, lease rates, hotel room rates and an overall better climate […]

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Campaign Finance Reform

Campaign Finance Reform Did you know there are no limits to campaign contributions for Redondo Beach elected officials. Here are some comparisons of local cities: Hermosa Beach – $250 Manhattan Beach – $250 Torrance – $1,000 Rancho Palos Verdes – $500 El Segundo – $250 Redondo Beach – NO LIMITS Plus, Redondo officials can accept […]

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Public Safety

Public Safety Most elected officials will tell you that nothing we do is more important than ensuring the public safety of our town. Who cares if there are plenty of parks if it’s not safe to go there, if the police don’t come when called, if the fire department response time is too long or […]

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Mixed-use

Many areas in Redondo Beach, like the Galleria, are zoned to allow as many as 35 residential units per acre.  And if affordable housing is a component of the new development, the density and height allowed is even greater as required by State law. Residential development of this type is too dense for our town. […]

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Chamber of Commerce

Ending Tax-Payer Subsides of Chamber of Commerce Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce is the only chamber in the South Bay that receives funding directly from the City – projected to be $700,000 this year. No other chamber in the South Bay including Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach or El Segundo receives funding directly from their […]

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North Redondo Beach

Lets talk about North Redondo.  It needs revitalizing as well.  Particularly the Galleria. Unfortunately, the Galleria is currently zoned for mixed-use that allows 35 condos/apartments per acre, plus any affordable housing density bonus.  Just like Legado and Seabreeze in District 1, the developer is planning to roll out another huge project that will bring tremendous […]

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AES Powerplant and Future Use of the Property

Redondo Beach should be leading the effort to rezone the entire waterfront, including the proposed CenterCal site and the AES property. We, together, need to develop a vision that embraces what is unique about our town and establish a zoning that achieves that vision.  Then select a developer that agrees to execute it.   Not the […]

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Proposed CenterCal Harbor Restoration

The CenterCal project for King Harbor is an abomination.  For years I’ve wanted to revitalize King Harbor because we all know it needs it, but never did I imagine doubling development, doubling traffic, building on the Seaside Lagoon, blocking views all along Harbor Dr. with a 45’ parking structure next to movie theatres and cramming […]

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