Why did the City publish an Ad for BCHD 110-foot tall development in the Redondo Spring Newsletter?
As a Redondo Beach property owner and taxpayer, I am very disturbed that the City of Redondo Beach is allowing a developer, Beach Cities Health District, to advertise its project in a city newsletter while processing BCHD’s conditional use permit. This clearly demonstrates a severe bias in favor of the project by the City, and undermines the public’s belief that the City is protecting the interests of property owners, taxpayers, and residents as it must with any development project.
Waterfront developer CenterCal would surely have not received such a tacit endorsement. Nor would the new AES owners. Can you even imagine a full page CenterCal advertisement or advertorial in the City of Redondo Beach newsletter during the processing of the CEQA EIR documents for the project or the subsequent CUP/PCDR touting the necessity of rebuilding the waterfront?
This is a very disturbing turn of events, and displays a clear and perhaps unmitigatable bias that prevents the City from fairly processing the BCHD commercial development. I can see no current action besides agendizing the City’s action and suspending any processing of the BCHD commercial development permits until such time as mitigation at an equal level of promotion is performed by the City.
HOW MUCH WOULD CENTERCAL HAVE PAID FOR A CITYWIDE DISTRIBUTION AD FOR THEIR MALL-BY-THE-SEA PROJECT - PRICELESS!