May 1, 1986
The City Council voted unanimously last week to approve in concept the city's participation in a self-financed municipal liability insurance pool being set up by the Independent Cities Risk Management Authority. Unlike numerous other cities interested in the pool, Redondo Beach has municipal liability insurance. City officials, however, complain that they pay too much for it, and they fear that the city's carrier may drop Redondo Beach when the policy expires in October.
June 5, 1986
The City Council will hold a public hearing July 15 to consider changing the zoning on two surplus elementary school sites, Andrews and McCandless. The proposed change to a planned-development zoning designation is needed so the Redondo Beach City School District can lease large portions of the sites to developers for use as senior-citizen housing, City Manager Tim Casey said.
May 21, 1987
After nearly five months, one of two boat hoists in King Harbor was reopened last weekend, and the Redondo Beach Marina, operator of the hoists, hopes to reopen the second one this weekend, said Shirley Thompson, a bookkeeper. The hoists were closed in late December when the former operator, Salco Marine Services Inc., was evicted from the property.
May 15, 1986
Swimming pools at Redondo and Mira Costa high schools will be open to the public for 10 weeks this summer as part of a test the city is conducting to evaluate the need for a proposed city-owned swimming pool at the former Aviation High School. Despite concerns raised by Mayor Barbara Doerr, the City Council this week allocated $45,000 to pay for staff and equipment at the two pools, which will be open daily, except Sundays, from 1 to 6 p.m. from June 23 to Aug. 29.
March 6, 1986
About 60 employees of South Bay companies will be visiting 10 public elementary schools today to talk about the importance of a good education in careers. Linda Mangers, a spokeswoman for the Redondo Beach City Elementary School District, said the visitors serve as role models to help youngsters form early career ambitions and understand what will be required to achieve their goals.
May 26, 1994 |
Redondo Beach school officials continue to refuse to administer a portion of the controversial CLAS test, despite protests from state officials. The school board voted May 9 not to administer the English and writing portions of the California Learning Assessment System test to eighth- and 10th-graders. Students are taking other parts of the test. Board members have not stated publicly their concerns with the exam's English and writing portions.
August 21, 1986
Assistant City Atty. Michelle Rutan told the mayor and City Council this week that their claims for mileage reimbursement may violate IRS requirements. The IRS requires employees who are reimbursed to keep point-to-point documentation of trips, which Redondo Beach mayors and council members traditionally have not done. Rutan said that in her opinion elected officials would be considered "employees," but the requirements do not specifically state whether elected officials are considered as such.
January 16, 1986
The council unanimously voted Tuesday to restrict parking on Artesia Boulevard from 6 to 9 a.m. seven days a week. The restriction, which will affect both sides of Artesia between Hawthorne and Aviation boulevards, is intended to discourage day laborers seeking employment from congregating by making it illegal for motorists to stop to pick them up, according to a city report. The action was taken after North Redondo Beach Business Assn.