The City of Redondo Beach and the State of California are both in a jobs and financial crisis.
Many of our citizens and businesses are focused on survival not growth.Our unemployment rate nears %and we are not recovering from the recession as rapidly as other cities and states.When you add those who have stopped looking for work, are underemployed or have simply left California, the severity of our economic crisis becomes even more glaring.
The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce believes that our elected officials at City Hall and at the State Capitol are not leading the charge in implementing an aggressive plan to fix our under performing economy.This lack of focus on the jobs and economic development is digging a deeper hole for our City and State’s fiscal crisis and the result has been a dramatic reduction of funding for public services and education.
Fewer jobs and lower quality public services are not a recipe for improving the quality of life for the citizens of Redondo Beach or California.That is why the Redondo Beach Chamber sponsors the Redondo Beach Jobs Political Action Committee (PAC) which is focused on supporting candidates and ballot issues that stand for job creation, business investment and fiscal solvency.
About the PAC
The Redondo Beach Jobs PAC works to improve our business climate, create new jobs, expand the tax base and promote the fiscal responsibility.We accomplish this by focusing our efforts in the following areas.
Direct candidate support - Businesses cannot afford to let competing special interests dominate politics in our city.The Redondo Beach Jobs PAC provides endorsements and direct financial support to candidates who are committed to improving the business climate, promoting job creation and finding solutions by collaborating with all stakeholders.
Voter Education – In addition to candidate contributions, the Redondo Beach Jobs PAC directly educates voters about the positions candidates take on issues affecting our economy and the quality of life.This includes providing voting records and other information to voters via mail, phone, email and in person prior to an election
Ballot Initiatives – The Redondo Beach Jobs PAC plays an active role in local and state ballot initiative campaigns.
Recent Accomplishments & Next steps
During the 2015 local Redondo Beach Election the Redondo Beach jobs PAC supported Laura Emdee in her election as Council woman representing District 5
In 2010 the Chamber joined residents in passing Measure G which provided the City of Redondo Beach a California Coastal Commission approved,Local Coastal Plan (LCP). This zoning enables Waterfront Revitalization.