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 historical comparison of their votes and positions on important projects.  Revitalize NOT Supersize!  Vote March 7th, 2017, for the policies you support.

Aspel
Voted to rezone AES power plant site for 3,000 condos (2,998 to be exact) in 2001 as Chariman of Planning Commission
Brand
Not only opposed this ridiculous over-development plan, but assisted with both referendums required to stop it.
Aspel
Voted to rezone Torrance Blvd. for 189 condos.
Brand
Opposed the plan to allow condos on Torrance Blvd., and co-authored and led the initiative (Measure DD) to call for a public vote on any major changes that allowed significantly more development.
Aspel
Opposed initiative to call for public vote to increase allowable development.
Brand
Successfully campaigned for Measure DD that amended our City Charter to always call for a public vote on significant increases in allowable development. Passed in 2008 by 58%.
Aspel
Supported Measure G in 2010 which allows the ridiculous over-development project we now see for King Harbor
Brand
Opposed Measure G, saying it was a “blank check” for over-development, which is what led to the current CenterCal project
Aspel
Supported Measure B to rezone AES site for 600 condos, more commercial, little parkland and another hotel generating thousands of new car trips per day in an already congested area.
Brand
Opposed Measure B saying “the power plant was going away anyway.”
Aspel
Opposes reducing Redondo mixed-use development in Redondo Beach that allows 35 condos per acre.
Brand
Has called for a reduction of mixed-use development for 10 years. This zoning has led to numerous over-development plans like Legado (old Bristol Farms site), and the upcoming Galleria expansion that allows over 600 condos. Their latest plan had as many as 400 condos.