Redondo Beach owes The Times and the Easy Reader and their reporters, Dean Murphy and George Wiley, a great big thank you. If not for your extensive coverage of situations involving local government the residents of the South Bay would be living in a vacuum.
You have reaffirmed my belief that, in America, one person can make a difference. At the Aug. 19 meeting I was one person with a video camera when the Redondo Beach City Council passed a ban on all video cameras in the council chambers. Times reporter Murphy and Easy Reader reporter Wiley then used what is truly America's greatest moving force--the power of the press.
In one week's time one person had grown to over 100--many with cameras, including TV channels 5 and 13. Thanks to your news coverage the council yielded to public pressure and the ban was lifted. Now Redondo Beach will have cable television coverage of council meetings. Between The Times, the Easy Reader and cable TV our residents will be aware of what is taking place in our community.
Our councilmen are sitting up there to represent us. If you don't like the way they are doing it, speak up. There will be others who think like you do. You will not be alone. I wasn't.