Zoning for BCHD project
The Beach Cities Health District wants to build their huge and expensive assisted living plan without allowing the residents of Redondo Beach to vote on the zoning change for its current site. The district went to the City of Redondo Beach and asked to have it changed.
I oppose the proposed inclusion of assisted living [RCFE - Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly], in the definition of a public land use. RCFE, especially those that charge market rents like $12,000+ per month, must be required to obtain Conditional Use Permits. The public has a right to review and protect itself from commercial uses on our scarce public land.
Please reject the consultant or staff changes to the General Plan Advisory Committee recommendations and continue to require any RCFE on public land to have a Conditional Use Permit. The Staff of Redondo Beach has brought this issue to the council for a vote. I think the citizens of Redondo Beach should be able to decide on this change. Do not allow this expensive, unnecessary, overbloated project to proceed. Redondo Beach ultimately will pay the majority of monies for this project that it cannot afford.
I am a senior and want the BCHD to continue with the wonderful programs that allow individuals to stay in their own homes, and health and wellness programs that help all communities in association with Social Security and other federal programs. Please, Redondo Beach City councilmembers, defer to the people.
—Melanie Cohen, Redondo Beach