Beach Cities Health District has told the public that by 2022 they will be financially in the red and need a new plan to generate revenue. An assisted living facility has been decided upon as the solution to provide the needed revenue. Are they gambling with our public land and property taxes. Recent realities challenge the notion that dependence upon an assisted living facility as a consistent money maker is a risky assumption. For example: BCHD’s proposition to enhance their organization’s revenues is a highly risky endeavor that has important consequences for Redondo. What if the promised revenue never materializes? Will the assets be sold to a private investment company or REIT? Will we be faced with decades of empty buildings? The proposed senior housing project is not in the best interests of Redondo Beach residents.
Sheila W. Lamb