CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1993
A lot is being said about reinventing government these days. President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore recently visited Sunnyvale, Calif., and applauded the city government for being organized around specific performance objectives. I wish the President and vice president would have visited Redondo Beach, because we began to "reinvent" our government before it became a national buzzword. In late 1990 we hired a nationally recognized efficiency and management expert as our city manager.
January 30, 1986
The City Council rejected a recommendation to ban billboards Tuesday night and sent the issue back to the Planning Commission to see if representatives of the billboard industry and the city's planning staff can agree on a compromise. Representatives from Foster & Kleiser and Gannett Outdoor, two companies with billboards in Redondo Beach, asked to meet with planning officials to draft an ordinance that would allow some billboards.
September 3, 1987
For more than 20 years, the city has allowed more density in south Redondo Beach than its coastal plan permits, City Atty. Gordon Phillips said this week. "It's density; it's a big issue," he said. The coastal plan--part of the city's General Plan--permits 19 to 23 housing units per acre, but projects that allow 24 units an acre have been routinely approved since 1964, officials said. Planning officials have rounded numbers upward when determining how many units are allowed in a project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1998 |
Taking a first cooperative step toward ridding the coastline of a longtime eyesore, Redondo Beach and an energy company Thursday announced an agreement to scale back the massive power plant built half a century ago by the Southern California Edison Co. AES Corp, which bought the power station from Edison last year, has agreed to reduce the size of the plant, starting with the demolition of the three oldest of its eight smokestacks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1989 |
Blue-collar employees of Redondo Beach ratified a two-year contract with the city that provides annual wage increases of 6% but gave ground on a generous sick leave policy that union members had wanted for all members of the bargaining unit, City Manager Tim Casey said Saturday. The wage increases, which are retroactive to July 1, are in line with what the city offered its other bargaining units.
March 19, 1987
Services were conducted Saturday for former Redondo Beach Councilman Edward P. Greene, who died last week. Greene, 69, represented south Redondo Beach from 1965 to 1973, a period of development and redevelopment that the former council member supported. "Kids are playing in parks that wouldn't have been if it wasn't for Ed and the cooperation of folks back then . . . ," said Rod Nielsen, who was on the City Council at that time.
June 25, 1988 |
Xandy Brown won the U.S. Fencing Assn.'s women's epee championship at Northeastern Illinois University Friday with an 8-5 victory over Laura Maskell. Brown, 29, of Redondo Beach, finished 25th in the women's epee event at the 1986 championships, and placed third at last year's nationals.
June 26, 1986
The City Council unanimously introduced an ordinance to change council meetings from weekly to the first and third Tuesdays of the month. If the ordinance is adopted next week, the new schedule will take effect in August, City Manager Tim Casey said. Redondo Beach voters approved the change to biweekly meetings in June.
November 6, 1986
A loud explosion in the King Harbor area Monday afternoon surprised and startled coastal residents. Redondo Beach police said the blast occurred outside the harbor breakwater as part of the filming of an episode for the television program, "The A Team." Police Lt. Larry Sprengel said the show had obtained all necessary permits.