What Would You Improve in Redondo Beach in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Redondo Beach, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Redondo Beach to make it an even better place to live?

Is it the controversial removal of the AES Redondo Beach power plant? What about the implementation of the proposed cycle track along Harbor Drive? Maybe you want to see the revitalization of the Artesia Corridor, or new stores in the South Bay Galleria.

What is on your Redondo Beach wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013? Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!

Jim Light January 03, 2013 at 03:18 PM
No Mike2, Your analogy is just plain wrong. Mr Reardon's house does not emit 3.3 tons of particulate pollution each year. He has not applied to up that to a limit of 49.7 tons per year. His property has not been cited by City studies as the "major blighting influence" in his neighborhood. His property does not negatively impact property value growth by 40%. His property does not cause nearby business revenue to grow at just 1/10th that elsewhere in the city. And of course, his house is not incompatible with all the surrounding the uses. The power plant sir, is all of these. As to natural gas usage, City of Redondo records show that AES Redondo uses 95% of all natural gas consumed in Redondo. The rest is split between all the other businesses and a small portion used by residents. As to electricity, if we relied on power solely from AES Redondo, our houses would be dark most of the time. Even with San Onofre out and one of the hottest summers in recent years, AES Redondo ran at a paltry 6.18% of capacity. And that power does NOT even get distributed in Redondo. It goes inland to the 405 for distribution to the grid. You also ignore 1.9GW of new power generation from 3 brand new plants in our part of the grid by the end of this summer. So, Mike2, Mr. Reardon does have a leg to stand on. It would seem it is you who is "spewing" stuff.
Kelly Sarkisian January 03, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Well said Mike!
Jim Light January 03, 2013 at 05:42 PM
BTW - changing zoning by a majority vote is called "democracy" not "socialism".
Jack Charles January 03, 2013 at 06:34 PM
You are one dense cement head, dude.
john miller February 07, 2013 at 02:18 AM
I would like to see somebody get something done . Does that happen anymore . Men like my grandfather got things done . Now , all we do is complain and point fingers. A friend of mine told me that men like our grandfathers were made of Iron ore . Everyone today is made out of recycled metals . Get it together people . Make a decision about the power plant , and clean up the water front . Redondo beach deserves it.


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