Recently there's been a lot of talk about Measure A being a 'taking'. Let's discuss what they have been taking from us for years.
AES has been taking our waterfront, our skyline, and even our health. AES has also been taking advantage of tax loopholes grandfathered in by Edison. And now they want to give us a retooled powerplant in our backyard, which will spew 5 to 15 times more particulate matter into our air.
Something else they want to give us is 38 acres of 'mixed use' zoning on the property with no guarantee that land won't slowly be sold off to condo developers in the future through lobbying efforts by AES to rezone.
The plant is unnecessary to the grid and to the residents of Redondo. Measure A settles the issue; rezoning the land 60 percent open space and 40 percent commercial, with a fund from the commercial area set up to pay for upkeep on the open space. AES will still own the land. This decision will effect our quality of life for decades if not a century yet to come.