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THE
INITIATIVE
PASSED
into law
BECAUSE
OF
A GREAT
TEAM
OF
REDONDO
VOLUNTEERS
WE
SALUTE
YOU!


Remember
the
Opposition?

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to
Compare
DD vs. EE


The Land Use Initiative

Note: THIS IS A BBR ARCHIVE PAGE

In November 2008, Measure DD successfully passed and was placed in the Redondo City Charter as Article XXVII.

The language of the Initiative was carefully crafted with help from legal experts in land use laws. It gives the people of Redondo voting rights when it comes to dense, large-scale development - a right they have not had in the past.

"The people of Redondo Beach, whose quality of life and property rights are at stake, should have the power to decide … whether a proposed major change in allowable land use is worth the added congestion and density it will cause." -Quote from BBR Initiative

The Initiative - Text of the entire document
pdf format (129KB/10 pgs.)

Notice of Intent & Title and RB City Attorney's Summary - Text
pdf format (80KB/3 pgs.)

More details about the Initiative/Measure DD here (Archived):
- Brief Synopsis
- Why Do We Need Measure DD?
-
Facts & Myths
-
Measure DD vs. Opposition Measure EE
- Voting Examples in other Cities
- Traffic Report by BBR

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When the land use initiative was made public, Redondo's City Attorney correctly summarized the initiative. Months later we were surprised when the City informed us of a typographical error in the initiative.

However, as evidenced by City Attorney Webb's summary of the initiative, the meaning and intent of the land use initiative are clear even with the typo.

The corrected version of the initiative is posted below for your information. Please see the highlighted paragraph which was out of its proper order in the original version.

The Initiative - Text of the entire document, with corrected highlights
pdf format

Note: The Redondo City Council, who opposed the Land Use initiative, decided to authorize the original version of the initiative with the typo intact for the November '08 ballot citing legal reasons.

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Our first signature drive was held in Spring 2007. We submitted over and above the proper amount of signatures, however a significant number were deemed unacceptable by the county due to incomplete addresses (no zip code etc) or that people were not properly registered in Redondo.

Archive: Initiative (Spring 2007)

Questions or comments about the initiative, please contact us at: info@buildingabetterredondo.org

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"The people of Redondo Beach, whose quality of life and property rights are
at stake, should
have the power
to decide …
whether a proposed major change in allowable
land use
is worth
the added congestion and density it will cause."

-Quote from BBR Land Use
Initiative