The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce supports public policy at the regional, state and federal levels of government that:
Taxation and Government Finance
Ensures that regulations on business are kept to a minimum and do not put Redondo Beach businesses at a competitive disadvantage.
Encourages a tax and fee system that is market competitive.
Requires the government to be accountable for its actions, and for the programs it operates.
Requires government programs and its actions to be measured periodically to ensure maximum efficiency and return on investment with public funds.
Encourage the state legislature and the Governor to work together each year to ensure that the state budget is developed and passed in a timely manner, without sacrificing the two-thirds requirement to pass the State Budget.
Maximize funding for area projects from statewide and federal funds.
Seek opportunities for appropriate funding for homeland security, public safety and emergency preparedness demands on the region.
Business Attraction and Retention
Support job creation, workforce development opportunities, and an educational system that prepares the South Bay workforce for jobs and careers targeting specific industries such as aerospace, trades, sciences, engineering, environmental, tourism, and healthcare including the bio-medical field.
Forge partnerships with our local legislators so that they can utilize the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce and the private sector as a resource to create pro-jobs legislation. The chamber is committed to holding local representatives accountable to the business community by tracking their votes. These votes impact not only their constituents, but also the vitality of the economic environment.
Promotes economic development opportunities including the utilization of tax incentives such as the California Competes Tax program e in Redondo Beach for business retention, attraction, and expansion efforts
Promotes a quality of life that supports the City of Redondo Beach as an affordable place to live, to work, and to do business.
Encourages the protection of private property rights.
Ensures that government focuses on the functions meant for only government to do; and view the private sector as a resource.
Promotes a legal system that addresses frivolous lawsuits to ensure fair and equitable application of the law for all parties involved in legal matters
Encourages local governments and legislators to cooperate to streamline and reduce unnecessary regulations that will inhibit the job growth in our region, and for local government to work proactively to recruit and retain businesses in Redondo Beach.
The Defense Base Realignment and Closure Act of 1990 provided the basic framework for the transfer and disposal of military installations closed during the base realignment and closure (BRAC) process. The L.A. Air Force Base is a key part of the foundation supporting the Southern California aerospace industry. The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce understands and supports maintaining this vital asset open and functioning.
The estimated economic contributions of the aerospace industry in Southern California are approximately $66 billion in output and $2.4 billion in state and local taxes. As the largest employer in the city, Northrop Grumman is an economic engine generating more than half of the city’s business license tax. The chamber fully supports full funding for all military and space programs under contract with Northrop Grumman.
Infrastructure and Environmental Improvements
Supports the ongoing efforts to create one of California’s most dynamic and historic waterfront experiences. With the help of local business owners and the Redondo Beach community, we are shaping the vision of the Redondo Beach waterfront to become an unforgettable experience.
Supports a regional solution to meet air passenger and cargo needs including a reconfiguration of the Los Angeles International Airport not to exceed 78 million passengers annually; and, only when concerns of airport security, air and ground traffic, infrastructure, air quality, sufficient and convenient passenger access, and ground transportation are adequately addressed.
Ensure responsible health care infrastructure and insurance policy proposals that result in increased availability of affordable health care coverage for employers and their employees.
Encourage “green” ports, the continued implementation of the Clean Air Action Plan, and future port expansion to meet the demands of increased cargo and international trade.
Support efforts to repair our aging transportation infrastructure for future development growth and engage MTA in long term regional transportation planning as it relates to issues such as traffic flow, parking, improving traffic corridors, and create better surface mobility system.
Supports the development and retention of workforce housing in Redondo Beach given the expensive housing prices in Southern California. In addition, adequate supply of smart development growth is needed to retain businesses and ensure job opportunities in the region.
Encourage government, business, organizations, and residents work collaboratively to reduce carbon emissions and conserve energy and natural resources.