City Council, District 2 —City of Redondo BeachMarch 7, 2017 —Local Elections
City of Redondo BeachCity Council, District 2
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- Responsible Development, protecting Redondo Beach from traffic and overcrowding from large commercial and residential developments.
- Focusing on Traffic, Pedestrian, and Public Safety. Traffic strains our infrastructure and jeopardizes schoolchildren’s and residents’ safety.
- Solid Financial Management, and Attracting Tomorrow's Businesses. Streamlining city spending, eliminating waste and cronyism, attracting high-paying jobs to Redondo Beach.
I served on the Redondo Beach School Board from 2005-2013, including 2 years as President, ensuring school modernization projects were completed on time and on budget. Redondo schools are now top-ranked in California.
As R4’s President, I led the campaign defeating Measure B, AES’ plan for nearly 600 condos, commercial buildings and a hotel, which would have clogged streets and overcrowded schools. AES spent $1.2 million pushing B – we defeated it, spending only $16,000!
Worked for more than 20 yrs in the Digital Rights Management, content delivery network, cable TV, and entertainment industries. Played instrumental role in taking two companies (InterVU and Evoke/Raindance) public on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Have experience doing business not only in the US, but also Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Fluent in Spanish.
I earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a BA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
I currently work as the Senior Director of Sales, The Americas for castLabs. I'm responsible for creating new business opportunities and partnerships for company in North and South America. castLabs provides organizations with DRM/content protection, DASH video player SDKs, transcoding, and video delivery. Closed deals with some of the largest Internet video sites and OVPs, including Vimeo, Brightcove, Fullscreen, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Cinepolis,Youi.tv, and CBC/Radio Canada.
I have a long history of working with other elected officials to get work accomplished. For example, when I was serving on the Redondo Beach School Board, I put aside my differences with some fellow board members in order to pass a major school bond, and then to carry out the modernization efforts, to produce projects that were done on time and on budget. I believe the results are impressive and speak for themselves.
Elected officials need to remember why they chosen by the residents, who are ultimately their bosses. It’s important to listen to their constituents, as well as other council members, because you’ll learn from them.
I'm not for big or small government, just efficient and effective government.
- Protect our unique quality of life through environmentally responsible and economically viable policies.
- Safeguard our neighborhoods, increase public safety engagement and modernize our public service facilities.
- Ensure a healthy balance between responsible growth and much needed renovation of infrastructure for our long term sustainability.
As a third generation resident, 20 year homeowner, I have a very personal stake in protecting the city which I proudly call home. As a dedicated husband, father, and neighbor, I will work
to ensure the decisions we make are safe and sound for generations to come. For over 25 years, I have built a successful career in information technology management. I take pride in
concensus and team building for problem solving worldwide data and communication systems. I have extensive experience in program management, critical analysis, and conflict resolution. I willl apply these skills as your next City Councilman.
As current Redondo Beach Planning Commissioner and former Public Safety Commissioner, I understand the responsibilities and complexities in negotiating on behalf of the residents,
while maintaining balanced outcomes and sustainable solutions for the community. Increasing the safety, security and wellbeing of residents and neighborhoods continues to be of highest
- Daily Breeze
- Mike Gin - Redondo Beach Mayor, Retired
- Greg Hill - Redondo Beach Mayor, Retired
- United Small Business Alliance
- Redondo Beach Police Officers' Association
- Redondo Beach Firefighters Association
- Los Angeles County Business Federation
I believe our local leaders should dedicate themselves to serving best interests over self interests, to providing the greatest good in making policy decisions, and to strengthening our communities by fairly representing residents of various viewpoints while collaboratating towards our shared goals. Redondo Beach is not a one-issue city. Our quality of life is driven by many things, including our economic vitality, our excellent school system, our open spaces and our first-rate police and fire services. As city leaders, our job is to remember this and find balanced solutions to all of our challenges.
Why I am running for Redondo Beach City Council, District 2.
FOR MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL
DOUG RODRIGUEZ AGE: 53
Occupation: Redondo Beach Planning Commissioner
Elected officials should serve best interests over special interests, and work towards balanced solutions. We deserve city leaders with experience, integrity, and fiscal responsibility to help guide us forward.
As your current Redondo Beach Planning Commissioner and former Public Safety Commissioner, I understand the responsibilities of negotiating on behalf of the residents, while maintaining balanced outcomes for our community. Increasing the safety, security and wellbeing of our residents and neighborhoods continues to be one of my highest priorities.
For over 25 years, I have built a successful management career finding fiscally responsible solutions, improving complex procedures, and strengthening organizations. These experiences have prepared me for the challenges our city faces.
My vision for Redondo Beach focuses on four core values:
• Preserving our unique quality of life
• Protecting public safety and security
• Revitalizing much needed infrastructure
• Unifying our residential and business communities
I have a very personal stake in protecting this city, which I proudly call home. As a third generation resident, 20 year homeowner, dedicated husband, father, and neighbor, I will ensure the decisions we make now are safe and sound for generations to come.
With your vote, we can create an exciting new chapter together.