About Redondo Beach

MISSION STATEMENT

The City of Redondo Beach is committed to providing the finest services to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work, visit and play in our community.

CORE VALUES

The City of Redondo Beach values...(not in priority order)

Openness and Honesty

We welcome input from our employees and community.  Our conduct, policies and programs reflect decisions made openly based on information that is easily accessible to all.

Integrity, Ethics and Accountability

We demonstrate the moral character to do what is right, thus building trust and transparency while taking ownership for our decisions.

Outstanding Customer Service

We are committed to providing proactive customer service that is responsive to the residents of Redondo Beach and exceeds expectations.  We will engage with the community in a respectful, approachable and sincere manner.

Teamwork

We use communication, collaboration, and cooperation to work together while providing clear roles and expectations across the organization and in participation with the community.

Excellence

We provide quality services beyond expectations.  We inspire and empower innovative practices that set standards.

Fiscal Responsibility

We are committed to careful stewardship of public funds and resources in a manner that ensures the sustainable provision of efficient and high quality services desired by the community.

Environmental Responsibility

We incorporate environmentally sustainable practices, policies, and programs and educate the public to preserve our quality of life for future generations.

More Information about the City of Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach is a full-service city with its own police, fire and public works departments, two public libraries, a performing arts center, fifteen parks, thirteen parkettes, a large recreational and commercial harbor including King Harbor, a 1,500-slip private craft port; the Redondo Beach Pier and Seaside Lagoon; and a bathing and surfing beach.

Located in the choice coastal edge of Los Angeles County, just twenty miles from downtown Los Angeles and seven miles south of Los Angeles International Airport, Redondo Beach has been a preferred resort destination for more than a century and one of the most desirable areas to live in the country. The City’s population has been slowly, but steadily growing in the past few years. As of January 2010, the Census reports a total population of 66,748. Median home price is approximately $612,000[1]

Significant concentrations of employment and retail activity include the northern industrial complex anchored by the Northrop Grumman Corporation campus; the Harbor/Pier area; the Galleria at South Bay–-a regional mall anchoring the east end of the City; and an eclectic mix of specialty shops, restaurants and services known as the Riviera Village area in the south end of the City.

Redondo Beach is a “charter city” governed by a council-manager form of government. The Mayor is elected at large, and one Council Member is elected from each of the five City districts. The Mayor and Council appoint the City Manager as the chief administrative officer of the City to guide day-to-day operations.

Detailed information on the City's budget can be found on the City's Publications and Documents' Budget page.

[1] According to California Association of Realtors, December, 2010.