Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce Representing the Interests of Business With Government 2016 Priorities
1. Revitalization of Commercial Corridors The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce will support efforts to improve our commercial corridors and promote building our local economy. We will help efforts to revitalize our waterfront by supporting the efforts of CenterCal to update and improve the Pier, and support efforts of AES to develop a long-term plan for their property. The Chamber will also work to champion efforts for responsible development to the Galleria and Riviera Village, as well as the PCH and Artesia Corridors to help enhance and beautify our city’s commercial hubs. We will also advocate for the modernization of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to improve land use development projects in Redondo Beach. The chamber will also promote programs to help minimize homelessness and help individuals that have mental health issues. 2. Aerospace The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce will work to support legislation that ensures keeping aerospace jobs in the South Bay. The Chamber will continue to be a champion for the Los Angeles Air Force Base (LAAFB) and promote collaboration such as a formal P4 partnership to help keep the base off the Base Relocation and Closure (BRAC) list. The chamber will fight to make sure the spending cuts through sequestration do not have negative impacts on our local aerospace companies such as Northrop Grumman that work to fulfill national defense contracts. 3. Small Business The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce will work with city hall to ensure that Redondo Beach has the friendliest business climate possible. We will advocate for public policies at the local, state, and federal levels that will help small business thrive, grow and flourish, and will actively oppose public policies that are overly burdensome and onerous on the small business owners of Redondo Beach including taxation, wage laws, and litigation abuse. The Chamber will work to introduce public policy that promotes tourism, which helps support many of our local small businesses. 4. Infrastructure The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce will continue to support policies that attract investment in our community including the creation of available office space, as well as housing stock for the workforce of Redondo Beach’s businesses. We will support funding to improve the transportation infrastructure and movement of goods throughout our region. We will continue to advocate for improvements to public transit to and from Redondo Beach, as well as Transient Oriented Development that promotes the use of our public transportation. We will champion the modernization of LAX, and infrastructure improvements to the port complexes in the San Pedro Bay. The Chamber will also support improvements to infrastructure that provide affordable and reliable access to water, energy, and other essential services such as broadband. 5. Economic Development The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce will continue to promote Career Technical Training and Workforce Development to ensure we have a skilled workforce for key industries such as Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, and Transportation. The Chamber will partner with our local community colleges and Workforce Investment Network to bring collaboration between the business and education communities.