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March 23, 1991 | SUSAN PATERNO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Without examining a single proposal, the Redondo Beach City Council rejected four contractors' bids for the planned multimillion-dollar sports pavilion called Aviation Park, raising doubt about the project's future. Flaws in the bidding process led the council to refuse to hear the contractors' scheduled presentations this week.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The Redondo Beach City Council has agreed to press on with a planned $300-million makeover of its long-ailing harbor and pier area, voting 3-2 to launch a lengthy environmental review of the proposed revitalization. The council also agreed to extend for two years its exclusive agreement with Centercal, the developer that hopes to bring a movie theater, boutique hotel and new restaurants and shops to the 15-acre waterfront. The split vote came just before midnight Tuesday, after more than five hours of discussion and as the expiration of the city's exclusive negotiating agreement with Centercal neared.
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NEWS
September 13, 1987
If the Redondo Beach City Council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency, is serious about finding out what the voters think about starting up the Redevelopment Agency bulldozer for another 35 years, let them put up or shut up. Let us have the City Council put it to a vote of the people at the next city election. It's really that simple. We don't need an "artfully designed" fancy survey by the professional staff. For the good of the entire community I hope that the Redondo Beach City Council has the guts to let people vote for or against the Redevelopment Agency project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Redondo Beach City Council has approved a $1-million settlement with a former city manager who sued after being fired for allegedly spying on a police union. Bill Kirchhoff, the former manager, is expected to publicly announce his acceptance of the settlement at a news conference this morning. The council's 3-2 vote for the settlement closes a divisive chapter in the city's history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1989
The Redondo Beach City Council has set a July 18 public hearing on two proposed historical preservation ordinances designed to save the city's oldest homes from demolition. One would rely on tax incentives and other financial measures to encourage voluntary preservation. The other would give the city more authority over houses deemed historically significant. Proponents of preservation have been trying since 1984 to get a law enacted that would save some of the city's remaining old homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1989
The Redondo Beach City Council has voted 3 to 1 in favor of a 5% raise for itself and the mayor, raising annual salaries to $6,945.60, or $578.80 per month. Under state law, a 5% increase is the maximum that elected officials can increase their own salaries in a calendar year. Councilman Steven Colin cast the dissenting vote Tuesday against the raise for the five-member council. Colin said council members shouldn't "get paid anything."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1996
The $70,000 Redondo Beach Dog Park, funded by the city and the Friends of Redondo Beach Dog Park, is nearing the final phase of construction and is scheduled to open in late September. The park will include fencing, a drinking fountain for dogs, an informational bulletin board with canine tidbits, irrigation and a separate play area for puppies. "The park is very important because there is no place in the area for people to walk their dogs," said Sandie Rhodes, president of the friends' group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1991
The Redondo Beach City Council again postponed action on a proposed trash-collection contract with Western Waste Industries after members learned that Councilman Ron Cawdrey's son, Ron Cawdrey Jr., works for Western Waste. The disclosure came from Councilman Stevan Colin during Tuesday's council meeting and after City Atty. Gordon Phillips had determined that Councilman Cawdrey's acceptance of $1,500 in campaign contributions from Western Waste posed no conflict of interest.
NEWS
June 30, 1994 | MARY GUTHRIE
Ending an attrition program that cut 77 positions in three years, the Redondo Beach City Council added two firefighting positions to the city's staff Tuesday. The decision came as part of the approval of the city's budget for fiscal year 1994-95. The city's $63-million budget also adds two public works employees and $55,000 for incentives, bonuses and other compensation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The Redondo Beach City Council has agreed to press on with a planned $300-million makeover of its long-ailing harbor and pier area, voting 3-2 to launch a lengthy environmental review of the proposed revitalization. The council also agreed to extend for two years its exclusive agreement with Centercal, the developer that hopes to bring a movie theater, boutique hotel and new restaurants and shops to the 15-acre waterfront. The split vote came just before midnight Tuesday, after more than five hours of discussion and as the expiration of the city's exclusive negotiating agreement with Centercal neared.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1998
With an eye toward reviving business on its newly built pier, the Redondo Beach City Council approved $19,200 to host a Fourth of July celebration this year, which will include a fireworks show and live music, officials said. Independence Day festivities were called off by the city indefinitely in the 1970s. "There were problems with people throwing sparklers and a lot of drunks," said Jim Hall, executive director of the Redondo Beach Pier Association.
NEWS
August 14, 1997
William F. Czuleger, 88, former mayor and civic fixture often called "Mr. Redondo Beach." Czuleger served on the Redondo Beach City Council from 1949 to 1957 and as mayor from 1961 until a term limit forced him out in 1977. He then served on the city Planning Commission another 11 years. Born in Dallas, Pa., he lived in Redondo Beach for 70 years and for more than 50 years worked at the Redondo Beach Trading Post.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1996
The $70,000 Redondo Beach Dog Park, funded by the city and the Friends of Redondo Beach Dog Park, is nearing the final phase of construction and is scheduled to open in late September. The park will include fencing, a drinking fountain for dogs, an informational bulletin board with canine tidbits, irrigation and a separate play area for puppies. "The park is very important because there is no place in the area for people to walk their dogs," said Sandie Rhodes, president of the friends' group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1995
In an effort to muffle the reports of police gunfire at a shooting range, the Redondo Beach City Council voted this week to spend $49,000 to build more sound walls at the 40-year-old facility. The walls at the Beryl Street facility will be raised by up to 20 feet and noise-muffling material will be added to keep the sound of gunfire from echoing through the neighborhood, especially into classrooms at Powers Elementary School across the street from the range. Police Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1994
Concern about violence in Southern California has prompted the Redondo Beach City Council to draft a ballot measure making it easier to obtain a permit to carry concealed weapons in Redondo Beach. The vote will be only advisory. State law, which overrides local law, allows only a police chief to determine who gets a permit for a concealed weapon.
NEWS
June 30, 1994 | MARY GUTHRIE
Ending an attrition program that cut 77 positions in three years, the Redondo Beach City Council added two firefighting positions to the city's staff Tuesday. The decision came as part of the approval of the city's budget for fiscal year 1994-95. The city's $63-million budget also adds two public works employees and $55,000 for incentives, bonuses and other compensation.
NEWS
May 30, 1985
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.
NEWS
August 17, 1986
In regard to the Redondo Beach City Council's move to increase their mileage reimbursement: I believe that the council members should provide the city with detailed mileage records regardless of the miles traveled. If Redondo Beach is going to provide "free lunches" to anyone, I think they should be limited to underprivileged children and senior citizens. Furthermore, I believe that the citizens of Redondo Beach would be better served if the council members parked their cars and walked a few miles within the city each month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1993 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The South Bay Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has asked the Redondo Beach City Council to allow a Tantric religious group to display an artistic rendition of a "non-orgasmic sexual union" in a city park. The request, which was not authorized by the group's parent organization, the ACLU of Southern California, follows the City Council's decision last month to allow religious groups to put displays on public property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1993 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many religious groups believe God is everywhere, but Redondo Beach lawyer J. Bud Mirassou thinks God's presence is lacking in public parks. Mirassou is executive director of the newly formed American Spiritual Liberties Union, a nonprofit law center in Redondo Beach that is dedicated to "putting God in public places." The center, which opened in September, provides legal support to religious groups seeking to express themselves on public property, including city parks and schools.
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