Over objections from some property owners, the Redondo Beach City Council--in its first meeting with two new members--voted Tuesday to introduce an ordinance that would end a building moratorium imposed a year ago while putting new restrictions on residential development.
On Councilman Archie Snow's motion, however, the council voted to ease proposed limitations on new development in the land use district. His amendment allows construction of five units when two adjacent lots of at least 15,000 feet each are combined. The original proposal allowed no more than two units per lot, with no combinations allowed.
Mayor Barbara Doerr tried to veto the amendment, but the city attorney said she would have to wait until the entire revised ordinance is adopted by the council at its meeting next week.
The vote on the amendment was 3 to 1, with Councilwoman Marcia Martin voting against it and newly elected Councilwoman Kay Horrell abstaining because she had headed the Planning Commission just before her election.