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The Log • September 12 - 25, 2014 • 17 Redondo Beach City Council approves Harbor Village plan By Ambrosia Brody


REDONDO BEACH – The Redondo Beach City Council approved a resolu- tion that will rid the waterfront of the AES power plant for the construction of restaurants, offices and single family homes. By passing the resolution 3-2 for the AES backed Harbor Village initiative, the company will remove its applica- tion from the California Public Utilities Commission to build a new power plant on its current site. A move that motivated several councilmembers to endorse the resolution. “This is, in my opinion, after deal- ing with this for so many years, a guar- anteed way to get rid of the power plant,” Mayor Steve Apsel said. AES officials will have until


November to gather the required sig- natures in support of the plan in order to place the initiative on the March


Fish Market From page 16


days on end,” said Major, who spends as many as five days a week out on the Pacific on his boat, Plan B. “Now we can bring in 200 pounds of this or that, a whole variety,” he added. “The market has brought the fun back to fishing.” At the Dockside Market on a recent


Saturday, people bought up razor crabs and boxer crabs from San Diego fisherman Tory Becker. Everyone grinned and pointed at the crabs crawling over each other on the ice. “This is our last boxer crab today,”


Becker said, holding up the large crus- tacean to show a customer. “Today was very busy. We sold the bulk of our products in the first 45 minutes we opened,” he said. Customers Rich and Tiffany Adkins bought a bag of razor crabs on their first visit to the market. “We love seafood and couldn’t wait to come down here,” Adkins said. “I am from Taiwan, and this market


reminds me of just the way it was in the harbor when I grew up back there,” said Tiffany Adkins. The Adkins’ response to the market echoes the fishermen’s pride in San Diego’s tradition and heritage of the industry. “Now the two small commercial fishing marinas [the one at Tuna Harbor, the other at Driscoll’s Wharf ] can be part of the port’s vision,” said Halmay.


All the fishermen are hopeful for


future developments of the Tuna Harbor market, including an improve- ment of the public dock. Currently, there are still problems with large wakes and access to the pier on only two ladders. For more information about Tuna


Harbor Dockside Market, visit, thdock- sidemarket.com.


2015 ballot. The national energy com- pany must gather signatures from at least 15 percent of voters. “We have developed what we think


is a tremendous win-win solution that turns that preference of most people into a reality,” said Eric Pendergraft, AES Southland vice president of busi- ness development, “and that is the Harbor Village Plan to voluntarily plan not to pursue a power plant facility on the Redondo waterfront.”


The initiative calls for the 50-acre site to be rezoned to allow for mixed-


use development consisting of up to 600 residential units, 85,000 square feet of new commercial development, 250 hotel rooms and 10 acres devoted to public space. “I am absolutely in favor of the peo- ple voting on this,” said Councilmember Pat Aust. “I think the people of Redondo should get a deci- sion on something as big as this.” The Redondo waterfront is also poised for a redevelopment project that will develop 52,732 square feet of the waterfront. The project to be led by


CenterCal, includes a launch ramp, hotel, and commercial developments. The project’s Environmental Impact Report is scheduled for completion in 2015. Speakers opposed to the plan claim


the project will put major stress on traffic due to both developments being constructed at the same time, displeas- ure with the level of development and lack of a master plan. Others voiced their support for new


waterfront development and ultimate removal of the power plant.


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