Editor's note: This story was originally published Tuesday. It has since been updated with the Daily Breeze endorsement of Measure A.
Redondo Beach residents should vote yes on Measure A come March 5, the Daily Breeze editorial board opined Tuesday evening.
"Supporters are right that this is a rare opportunity for the city to reshape the waterfront," the editorial board wrote. "Residents should make their voices heard and vote yes on Measure A."
In related news, the newspaper announced Monday evening that two of the three candidates aiming to represent Redondo Beach City Council District 2 are the most well-qualified candidates to serve on city council.
The Breeze is endorsing businessman Michael Jackson for District 2, District 2 Councilman Bill Brand for re-election, Councilman Steve Aspel for mayor and Public Works commissioner Jeff Ginsburg for District 1. The newspaper did not endorse a candidate for City Council District 4.
Jackson's focus on public safety, improved park maintenance and local business is "the type of nuts and bolts thinking that's needed in Redondo Beach," according to the editorial board, while "Brand should be re-elected but we'd like to see him expand his platform."
The Breeze's editorial board called Aspel a "good-natured realist with pragmatic ideas that will move the city forward."
"While (current Mayor Mike Gin is) genuinely well-liked, the city of Redondo Beach needs a force like Aspel to see projects through," according to the editorial board.
Gin and Aspel are termed-out of the mayoral and District 1 council seats, respectively.
Ginsburg, whose focus will be on quality-of-life issues and local business, has more experience than the other three candidates running for the District 1 seat, according to the Breeze.
Per editorial policy, Redondo Beach Patch will not be endorsing any candidates.
- Yes on Measure A - Redondo Beach's Rare Opportunity to Redraw its Waterfront [Daily Breeze]
- Endorsement: Steve Aspel for Mayor of Redondo Beach; Three for Council [Daily Breeze]