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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Measure EE
Voter Approval for Changes in Land Use/Development Standards
City of Redondo Beach

Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required

Pass: 14,528 / 50.85% Yes votes ...... 14,042 / 49.15% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Nov 28 5:11pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (46/46)
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Shall the Redondo Beach City Charter be amended by adding Article XXVII to require voter approval before any of the following changes in allowable land use or development standards could be made: rezoning of single family residential zones; rezoning of low density multi-family residential zones to any higher density residential zone; rezoning of park or open space; or any zoning amendment that would increase the height limit on buildings in the Coastal Zone?

Impartial Analysis from City Attorney
Michael W. Webb
Background. The type and density of development permissible in the City of Redondo Beach is generally governed by a combination of state law and the City’s Charter, general plan and zoning code. The Charter is the legal authority that establishes the City. The general plan provides goals and policies and a basis for rational decisions regarding long-term physical development. The zoning code implements the general plan and provides more detailed requirements regarding development.

The Measure. Measure EE, a city council-initiated measure, would amend the Charter of the City of Redondo Beach by adding a new article entitled “Major Changes in Allowable Land Use.” The new article would require both City Council approval and voter approval before a “Major Change in Allowable Land Use” would become effective.

Measure EE defines a “Major Change in Allowable Land Use” as any of the following:
(1) the re-zoning of any property within the City from single family residential to higher density residential, commercial, mixed use, or industrial;
(2) the re-zoning of any property within the City from one multiple family residential zone to any higher density residential zone;
(3) the re-zoning of park or open space land to residential, commercial, mixed use, or industrial; or
(4) any increase in the permissible height of buildings in the Coastal Zone.

Projects or code amendments falling within any of these four categories would be subject to the Measure’s requirements, including voter approval.

The Measure provides that voter approval may be obtained at either a regular or a special election.

Measure EE excepts certain projects from its requirements, such as public schools, hospitals and affordable housing developments.

The Measure would limit the options available to the City to satisfy state-mandated housing production goals.

Measure EE states that it is inconsistent with Measure DD and that the measure with the most votes should control. Accordingly, if both measures pass, the one with the higher number of votes will take effect.

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City of Redondo Beach
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