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Redondo Beach Voters Choose The Path Of Slow Growth

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Residents of Redondo Beach like their seaside community just they way it is, thank you very much. Voters in the South Bay community passed Measure C on Tuesday with nearly 60 percent support.

The ballot measure seeks to limit development of "a $400 million overhaul of the city’s aging waterfront", notes the Daily Breeze, "but the project’s future still hangs in the balance."

Measure C amends zoning standards for the Redondo Beach harbor and pier area, preserving view corridors from Harbor Drive and Czuleger Park, prohibiting new parking structures — except for the replacement or refurbishment of the pier parking structure — and factoring in the footprints of parking garages into the 400,000-square-foot cumulative harbor development cap set by voters in 2010 with Measure G.

According to The Beach Reporter, city councilman Bill Brand, an anti-development candidate, defeated incumbent mayor Steve Aspel, whose pro-harbor redevelopment may have cost him the bid.

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“My election and the Measure C victory sends the clear, unequivocal message that the residents of Redondo want a slow-growth approach to the revitalization of our waterfront, and other areas like the Galleria and Artesia Boulevard,” Brand said. “It’s time to work closely with the residents and not just listen, but implement what they want to see for their town.”

H/T: Curbed LA