We Need to Change the Discussion About the Waterfront
I've always thought of Redondo Beach as a giant family, filled with people who want to maintain a community that we can all be proud of. Unfortunately, that has not been the case as much over the last few months, as vocal opponents of the Waterfront revitalization project look to persuade their neighbors with mean-spirited misinformation.
Normally, I am one for a collaborative discussion, because I believe that these discussions are what lead to the best and most innovative, sensible ideas, but this discussion has, to be frank, has been unfair. While supporters have maintained their rational arguments and CenterCal has been extremely open to hearing feedback and adjusting their project, opponents have not been as thoughtful.
For instance, I continue to hear that if we approve this project, we’re going to have a mall on the waterfront. That is simply not true. If opponents chose to look at the information themselves, they’d see how invalid this argument is. Further, no final arrangements can even be made until the environmental review process is completed, and we have a number of months until that will happen.