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City of Redondo BeachCandidate for City Council, District 4

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John F. Gran

City Councilmember/Businessman
1,281 votes (49.4%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • It's Time The City of Redondo Pays Full Attention to North Redondo - and now they are!
  • Ensure Redondo is Efficient and Transparent - we've accomplished so much while balancing/cutting our budgets
  • Public Safety is Job #1 - Our Police & Fire have Long-term Contracts, and we are Safe!



Profession:Management Consultant - Healthcare
Management Consultant - Healthcare Industry, Ironwood Health (2019–current)
City Councilmember, District 4, City of Redondo Beach — Elected position (2017–current)
Management Consultant, Julian Gran LLC (2010–2019)
Business Owner, Fish Window Cleaning - Los Angeles South Bay (2008–2018)
Budget & Finance Commissioner, City of Redondo Beach — Appointed position (2014–2017)


University of California, Irvine Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Information and Computer Science (1987)

Community Activities

President, Membership Chair, Buddy Bench Project Director, Redondo Beach Kiwanis Club (2018–current)
Lt. Governor of 15 Kiwanis Clubs (Santa Monica to San Pedro), CAL-NEV-HA Kiwanis Division 19 (2019–current)
Member, Redondo Beach Elks Club (2019–current)


I am deeply honored to represent North Redondo Beach (District 4) on City Council. 

It’s campaign season, and I Respectfully Ask for Your Vote to Re-Elect me for a Second & Final Term as your City Councilmember. 

Thank you for your confidence, support and your vote. Please mail your ballot before March 2nd, 2021.  

You Spoke. I’m Listening.

As a 22-year resident on Vanderbilt Lane, I love Redondo and it has been good to me, my family, and my businesses.  Four years ago, I stepped up to serve District 4 and give back to our community.  Check out my Video Story: Serving On City Council for a brief look at getting elected and serving in office. It’s been quite an experience.

Redondo Beach is currently addressing multiple, once-in-lifetime opportunities and challenges: $900M Galleria Upgrades, Waterfront Project, AES Power plant and now the COVID-19 Pandemic and its significant budget impacts.  I rely on 15+ years of City engagement and volunteerism coupled with my experience as a Senior Executive and Management Consultant to make the best decisions on your behalf.

We do best when I hear from you.  Please speak up!

Together, we have made significant progress, but there is so much more to do.  Along with stop signs, potholes, and other routine items, I need your input and support to move these North Redondo Projects forward:

  • North Redondo Bike Path – Artesia Landscaping and Extension to Inglewood
  • Grants, Communications and Planning for Recycled Water in North Redondo
  • Artesia Corridor General Plan Update, Signage and “New Look” guidelines
  • $900M Galleria Plan Approval, Extending Bike Path to Galleria

Thank you for electing me as your District 4 City Council member. Your priorities are my priorities. I will listen to your ideas, address your concerns and always be present, prepared, and ready to fight for you. 

Together, we are doing great things!

Please stay healthy and safe.  

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Redondo Beach Police Officer's Association (RBPOA)

Elected Officials (4)

  • Al Muratsuchi - CA Assemblyman
  • Redondo Beach City Attorney, Michael Webb
  • Redondo Beach City Council Member, District 4 - Christian Horvath
  • Redondo Beach City Council Member, District 5 - Laura Emdee

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My Leadership Philosophy:  "It's amazing what can get done when you don't care who gets the credit."

Please the link below to see what momentum and accomplishments John Gran has created/completed for North Redondo.

John Gran's "Momentum" Mailer - 115 Things John has Initiated, Advocated, Approved and Funded for North Redondo.

Position Papers

Accomplishments in North Redondo


John Gran Is Running For Re-Election to a Second & Final Term on City Council.

The following accomplishments demonstrate his laser-like focus on North Redondo.

Funding, projects and initiatives that address North Redondo's needs. 

Click here for a PDF of all of John's Accomplishments:

  • 1.    Advocated and approved Galleria's $900m upgrades, including $7.5MM in “Park Fees”, $2MM for Artesia Blvd, $7MM in public art, recycled water and study to extend NRB Bike Path to Galleria.
  • 2.    Initiated, funded $200K for Artesia and Aviation Storefront Improvement Program 
  • 3.    Initiated, funded $800k the North Redondo Beach Bike Path landscaping project and parking lot.  
  • 4.    Initiated, funded $200k General Plan update specifically for the Artesia Blvd. corridor and approved “blueprint” planning document for Artesia’s economic growth.
  • 5.    Advocated and funded $11m contract to build a new Transit Center next to Target.
  • 6.    Initiated, funded $17k Artesia Blvd tree trimming project.
  • 7.    Helped attract and facilitate the Grocery Outlet and CVS to Artesia Blvd. 
  • 8.    Advocated and funded $500k for Artesia Blvd upgrades to lighting, medians and road signs.
  • 9.    Initiated, funded "slurry sealing" on Kingsdale Avenue.
  • 10. Initiated, funded Ford Ave traffic mitigation Controls.
  • 11. Advocated, funded public arts projects "Waves" at the PAC and electric boxes.
  • 12. Initiated and implemented Resident Parking Pass for 2500 Block of Rockefeller Lane.
  • 13. Initiated, funded the Inglewood Repaving and Street Striping project.
  • 14. Initiated, funded NRB Bike Path Extension Phelan to Inglewood Avenue.
  • 15. Initiated, funded Water Basin study to bring recycled water to North Redondo Beach.
  • 16. Initiated, funded Curb Cuts on the corner of Slauson Ave. & Vanderbilt Lane.
  • 17. Funded upgrades to Ensenada Parkette - Goodman & Armour.   
  • 18. Funded, approved Left-hand turn signal at 190th and Beryl.
  • 19. Approved funding for upgrades to Dog Park.
  • 20. Initated, funded the North Redondo Beach Bike Path Extention form Phelan to Inglewood Ave.

Videos (2)

— January 28, 2021 Gran For Redondo City Council (#1386440)

John Gran is Running for Re-Election and respectfully asks for your vote. I this video, Mr. Gran shares his experience and focus on North Redondo.

Interview with Tonya McKenzie - RB Councilman John Gran — January 28, 2021 Tonya McKenzie, Sand and Shore

Tonya McKenzie interviews RB City Councilman John Gran about this Re-Election Campaign, Redondo Beach Issues and asks him to share his thoughts on leadership. 

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