Planning for growth and
ensuring that it occurs in such a way as to conserve resources is no longer an
option it is a necessity. Urban sprawl and inefficient use of resources have
produced development trends that cannot be maintained. Past development patterns
and practices are taxing the Citys infrastructure: we have been using resources
at an alarming rate. The result is diminished overall livability, contrary to
our Citys stated mission to enhance the quality of life for those who live,
work, visit and play in our community.
To rectify the problem, the
City of Redondo Beach has created a three-year Strategic Plan that promotes the
concepts of Sustainable Development. Sustainable Development is defined as
development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the
ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is not enough that a
plan ensures quality of life for us today; it must sustain that quality of life
for future residents of our community. The vision statement from that plan is
Redondo Beach will be the most livable, friendly and attractive California
beach city. Pursuit of the policies contained in this Plan will further
promote the vision of the City.
This Plan sets forth goals,
specific objectives, and methods of implementing sustainable (green) development
policies and programs.