Strong opposition to redevelopment continues to grow as the Redondo Beach City Council, which is the Redondo Beach Redevelopment Agency, begins its public relations campaign to sell the public its redevelopment plan. Will the Citizens Advisory Committee be allowed to actively participate in all of the following publicity campaign actions to guarantee full, balanced information?
The Citizens Advisory Committee was elected by residents in the proposed redevelopment areas to represent their interests by advising the Redevelopment Agency. Six additional committee members are being added to represent interests of the entire city.
I sincerely doubt the City Council will reveal all the cold, hard and unpleasant facts about the redevelopment it proposes.
1. Who will write the newsletter? Who will verify the validity of the newsletter contents? The city?
2. Who will control the cable TV programs on redevelopment? The city? Who will be allowed to speak and for how long? Who will the city not allow to speak and why? Will the program be slanted in favor of redevelopment or impartial? Will facts be disclosed or only the usual chic and vague slogans and glittering generalities of redevelopment?
3. Who will compose the questions in the community survey? The city? Who will receive, count and maintain strict accounting of the responses? The city?