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Blog: Finally, a Plan for the AES Property

AES unveils plans for its new Redondo Beach facility.

Full Disclosure: As of this date, I have never met nor have I had a conversation with any employee of AES. In spite of accusations posted here and elsewhere, I have never been paid one cent by AES or anyone representing the company. I met one time with someone I’ve known for a few years who recently started working as a contractor (I assume) for AES, but that’s as far as my contact with the company goes and has ever gone. Oh yeah, I did call the plant for a comment on a story I wrote about noise a couple years ago.

I guess I also have to disclose I attended an event on Saturday, Nov. 3 during which plans for the new power plant were unveiled. AES bought me lunch, but for anyone who may want to spin that into something more sinister, I offer this assurance. If I ever decide to sell my opinions, it will cost a lot more than lunch to buy them.

My biggest criticism of the highly vocal and visible little group of people who want to force the power plant out of Redondo Beach has been that they don’t have a viable plan. All they would have to do to prove me wrong is to act like every other group of people who have a plan to develop a plot of land in the United States. Acquire the land, go through the regulatory and permit process, and start building.

Nopowerplant.com cannot and will not follow this simple process that everyone else in the country who has a plan for land development has to follow. Why? Because they have no plan, at least no real plan.

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DR November 08, 2012 at 03:32 AM
The guy with the bowtie who had pretty pictures but no money, and still hasn't come up with anything to date is Mr. Peter S. Brand, no relation to one-term Bill Brand.
Jim Light November 08, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Wrong again Mike 2 chicken to use his name. Peter Brand funded several activities this year. He clearly stated the City of Redondo is in no position to go for funding since the future use of the property is undetermined. Policy first. Zoning second. And then money. Pretty basic.
Harry Munns November 08, 2012 at 05:24 AM
You know Jim, the most threatening opponent you could have in your bid for a City Council seat is Jim Light. Keep talking!
Alexander Starr November 08, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Jim Light response are reasoned, logical, and proven by public recorded facts. Keep it going Jim! He will be a great Councilman. JIM LIGHT FOR CITY COUNCIL!! Munns ignores all this and attacks his character, which is all he can do as he has no facts on his side. Typical disgraceful behavior by Munns. You show the world your ignorance and bias.
sheri patterson November 12, 2012 at 06:09 AM
Sorry Harry. “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." ― Socrates

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