The filing period for the Redondo Beach municipal election, scheduled for March 5, 2013, closed Friday at 5:30 p.m. Below is a list of candidates who qualified for the ballot.
Incumbent Mike Gin is termed out.
- Steve Aspel
- Pat Aust
- Eric Coleman
- Matt Kilroy
District 1 candidates:
- Kimberly Fine
- Jeff Ginsburg
- Jim Light
- Dianne Prado
District 2 candidates:
- Bill Brand (incumbent)
- Michael Jackson
- Susan Kowalski
District 4 candidates:
Incumbent Steve Diels is termed out.
- Jan Jeffreys
- Stephen Sammarco
- Julian Stern
Redondo Beach Board of Education candidates (three seats up for election):
Incumbents Jane Diehl, Drew Gamet and Todd Loewenstein are termed out.
- Michael Christensen
- Brad Serkin
- Bradley Waller
City Attorney Mike Webb is running for reelection unopposed.
The city clerk also posted the ballot text, arguments in favor and arguments against Measure A, also known as the Power Plant Phase-Out Initiative. The measure attempts to rezone the land on Harbor Drive where the AES Redondo Beach power plant currently stands to a mixture of up to 40 percent commercial and institutional uses. The rest would be converted into parkland and open space with power generation as an incompatible use.
Proponents of the measure hope that if it passes, the California Energy Commission will deny parent company AES Southland a permit to rebuild AES Redondo Beach. Proponents argue that though a new power plant may be more efficient, it will run more and emit more pollutants.
Opponents of the measure see it as a "taking" that devalues the land and could lead to lengthy litigation between the city and AES Southland.
Brand, Light, Dawn Esser, Sheri Patterson and Lezlie Campeggi signed the argument in favor of Measure A; Gin, Kilroy, Diehl, former school board member Arlene Staich and Lisa Rodriguez signed the argument against the measure.