Voters across Redondo Beach will cast their ballots Tuesday in the city's municipal election. Residents will vote for a mayor and city council members for Districts 1, 2 and 4. Voters will also make a decision on Measure A, which may determine the future of the power plant on Harbor Drive.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. To find your polling place or print out a sample ballot, visit lavote.net/locator. If you've filled out an absentee ballot but did not mail it, drop it off at city hall on Monday or at your polling place on Tuesday. Ballots received later than Tuesday will not be counted.
Election results will be updated at the following links on Patch as they are received:
- Redondo Beach Election Results
- Redondo Beach Measure A Results
Redondo Beach Patch asked each candidate a series of questions to see where they stand on the city's issues. Click a candidate's name to see his or her responses, as well as links to other articles written about the candidates and any social media pages. Please note that councilmen and mayoral candidates Steve Aspel, Pat Aust and Matt Kilroy declined to complete the questionnaire despite repeated requests.
City Attorney Mike Webb and Redondo Beach Board of Education candidates Bradley Waller, Brad Serkin and Michael R. Christensen are running unopposed and were not sent questionnaires.
City Council District 1
- Kim Fine
- Jeff Ginsburg
- Jim Light
- Dianne Prado
City Council District 2
- Bill Brand
- Michael Jackson
- Susan Kowalski
City Council District 4
- Jan Jeffreys
- Stephen Sammarco
- Julian Stern
- Steve Aspel
- Pat Aust
- Eric Coleman
- Matt Kilroy
Measure A is a ballot initiative that aims to rezone the land under the AES Redondo Beach power plant on Harbor Drive to a mixture of 30-40 percent commercial and institutional uses, with the remaining land designated parkland and open space, to force the California Energy Commission to perform an energy need analysis before it approves AES' application to build a new power plant on the land.
AES Redondo Beach must retrofit, retire, rebuild or obtain a special exemption to continue operating by 2020 due to regulations on once-through cooling plants that use ocean water to cool the superheated steam that spins the turbines to produce electricity. Parent company AES Southland has already filed an application with the CEC to rebuild a smaller plant in its place.
The initiative campaign was spearheaded by Measure A co-authors Councilman Bill Brand and slow-growth activist Jim Light, along with political action committees Building a Better Redondo and NoPowerPlant.com. Those people and groups support Measure A.
Measure A is opposed by AES; citizens' political action committee Redondo Beach United for a NO Vote on Measure A; Mayor Mike Gin; councilmen Steve Aspel, Pat Aust, Steve Diels and Matt Kilroy; and the majority of candidates for Redondo Beach City Council. Opponents argue that if passed, Measure A would constitute an illegal taking of property and would lead to lawsuits that could possibly bankrupt the city. Others argue that the measure ties the city's hands when it comes to negotiations with AES.
Shall Redondo Beach Phase-Out Existing Power Generation and Power Transmission from an Approximately 50-Acre Site and Set New Land Use and Development Standards by Amending the General Plan, Coastal Land Use Plan, Harbor/Civic Center Specific Plan, Coastal Zoning, Zoning, and City Charter; the new land use would be allocated between 60-70% to parks and open space and the remaining 30-40% allocated between commercial, institutional or marine related light industrial/boatyard uses?
- Ballot Text
- Arguments in Favor (Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure A)
- Arguments Against (Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure A)
- City Attorney Impartial Analysis
For complete coverage of the March elections, visit our Redondo Beach Municipal Elections page.