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Redondo Beach Housing Element Panel - Shared screen with speaker view
Mariam Butler
19:50
Will the recording be available online somewhere for us to view later?
321Vote
20:54
Likely
Sonya Egan
25:26
http://pollev.com/briannaegan821
Sonya Egan
25:30
^ here's the link again
Ronson Chu
31:02
Thanks Brianna and Jerome for putting this together
Grace Peng
34:28
is this like BBC girl?
Ronson Chu
34:45
sounds like my daughter
Grace Peng
34:46
ok, now we have the baby rolling in
Ronson Chu
40:49
That's what I would like to see, an analysis of if we have enough affordable housing for our essential workers...this should be empirical
Ronson Chu
46:19
Yes...mix use along artesia/aviation and even PCH sounds like a great idea!
Mario Obejas
49:39
What about opportunistic conversion of unused/underused commercial zoned properties to housing? The mixed use approach at the Galleria is one example. but aren’t there other isolated buildings where this cold be done? The number of “available” commercial buildings has skyrocketed due to the demand destruction caused by the pandemic an online shopping, and it’s nit all coming back.
Colleen
53:07
What about on Torrance Blvd? Did you recommend that location also? Also, PV Drive and PCH SE corner where the market and pancake house used to be?
Mark Nelson
55:09
RHNA-ish question - how sophisticated is the systems engineering model? It seems to make little sense to add housing to areas with 92% commuter levels. Clearly those areas don't have excess employment, they have excess workers that commute. Obviously, commuting is a large contributer to enviro impacts. Whew.....
Mark Nelson
01:02:18
Dr. Peng - I can make a straight-faced argument that adding housing at the coast that then is 92% commuter and commutes through the center of LA County to downtown or other locations is not an environmentally preferred option. Obviously part of a much longer discussion.
Mark Nelson
01:03:36
I'd love to get an email after tonight with more references to the negative health impacts and studies on increased "pollution" which can be PMx, Noise, increased temp, etc.
Mario Obejas
01:04:42
I’m with Mark. I would think you want to put housing where the jobs are to cut down on commuting *and* promote telecommuting (one of the few positive byproducts of the pandemic)
321Vote (2nd screen)
01:05:46
thank you. Keep these coming!
Ronson Chu
01:05:53
That's a good point Mark, which is why I'm more focused on essential low income workers that commute into RB, teachers, executive assistants, nurses. child care workers, grocery store workers, etc... we need to make sure there is enough affordable housing for our workers
Bruce Szeles
01:10:21
Back room deal of corrupt agenda driven politicians.
Ronson Chu
01:10:35
is this a redlining thing?
Bruce Szeles
01:11:46
We don’t have control.
Ronson Chu
01:13:59
What's existing need due to job accessibility?
Brianna Egan
01:14:33
https://scag.ca.gov/rhna
Mark Nelson
01:15:46
Ronson - that's a reasonable goal. This may be one of the times where public housing, funded with public bonds (probably apartments/condos/townhouses). Clearly the $1M per unit process that City of LA and County of LA are pursuing is simply not a reasonable solution however. Hence, I have some trepidation regarding the public sector's involvement.
Bruce Szeles
01:15:47
Transit is non existent in the SB.
Ronson Chu
01:16:46
no need, lots of private developers doing affordable housing (tax credits) :)
Mark Nelson
01:17:31
I commuted around a million miles during my career. No doubt that mass transit wasn't an effective option. I had better mass transit in Des Moines working for Berkshire.
Bruce Szeles
01:22:00
What?
Bruce Szeles
01:22:41
Agree
Bruce Szeles
01:23:17
Nanny State bullshit
Bruce Szeles
01:24:32
When are you shutting down Torrance refinery?
Brianna Egan
01:28:16
Speaking of the Netherlands and bikeable communities, I found this article really interesting: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/may/05/amsterdam-bicycle-capital-world-transport-cycling-kindermoord
Debby Zhou
01:29:31
That is a really great example of how succumbing to car-centric culture isn’t inevitable. No excuses.
Mario Obejas
01:30:09
Grace: I rode my bike to work at El Segundo for years. a 24 mile round trip. I’m all for shadows, etc. Great approach but respect fully, its a tough sell that you’re going to get 7000/hour anytime soon.
Mario Obejas
01:30:48
You know what’s more efficient than all of those: telecommuting. And it’s much more readily accessible to anyone, regardless of fitness level.
Mario Obejas
01:31:08
s/shadows/sharrows/
321Vote (2nd screen)
01:31:59
Mario, remote working will increase even as the pandemic ends. We shall see if the increase is >20%
321Vote (2nd screen)
01:32:18
clarification:pre-pandemi
321Vote (2nd screen)
01:33:10
clarification: pre-pandemic, remote workers were 7%. Post pandemic projected to double. But add hybrid working where remote working is part-time, maybe total of…25-35%?
Mario Obejas
01:33:27
20% is a dramatic number of cars to take off the road. Even Google is doing it. https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-expects-20-of-employees-to-work-from-home/
321Vote (2nd screen)
01:33:37
absolutely, 20% is significant
Bruce Szeles
01:33:40
Is this Prof a campaign spokesperson for Laura Emdee?
321Vote (2nd screen)
01:34:30
I think that many hybrid workers (part remote part in-person office) will make people reassess their car purchases
321Vote (2nd screen)
01:35:08
does it make sense to buy a car if you only really use it half the week?
Mario Obejas
01:35:11
Every single business owner I know is asking the same question: why am I paying for all this space. The pandemic created a forced beta test that would not have occurred without it. The results are in. There are plenty of people that work better on site, but there is a significant number that will never go back to full time onsite.
321Vote (2nd screen)
01:35:47
Mario, somewhat true. Every report I see reveals different results
321Vote (2nd screen)
01:36:20
without a doubt, remote working will increase; hybrid working will increase. How much increase is TBD
321Vote (2nd screen)
01:37:09
but the tie-in to commuting and housing depends upon where ppl will be forced to report to the office/work….which will change all commute patterns as we know it
Mario Obejas
01:37:12
get on Loopnet and see square foot prices dropping for commercial space. The free market isn’t confused
Ronson Chu
01:37:22
that's a good point, more development does not have to equal more traffic!
321Vote (2nd screen)
01:37:42
Mario, agreed, too, re:lower rents…but depends upon building type
Debby Zhou
01:37:51
We can all only go off anecdotal evidence for now because we’re still in transition, but if current traffic levels at 8-10am on weekdays is any indication, a lot of people have been returning to the office
321Vote (2nd screen)
01:37:52
ie., in Dallas, rents are going back up
Bruce Szeles
01:37:52
More people is a suck on City services.
Mark Nelson
01:37:55
Based on a 2019 summer in London and Paris, it was still cars and scooters weaving in and out like 25 years ago. Perhaps the vacation spots are moving faster.
Mario Obejas
01:38:28
Make sure those units have good broadband. One thing cities can do is stop giving broadband providers a monopoly. Phase them out where they exist.
321Vote (2nd screen)
01:38:49
as a tenant of multiple commercial offices, i see rents drop, maybe 10-15%, but in many areas, rents went up. Landlords instead entice more incentives, but ultimately the monthly rent is 3% higher irrationally
Debby Zhou
01:39:17
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2020/10/16/amazon-apple-google-and-facebook-are-all-scooping-up-office-space-in-new-york-despite-predictions-of-the-citys-demise/?sh=313aa6d52c0f
Mario Obejas
01:53:03
Speaking of mortuaries there’s one that’s been dead (pun intended) for years, at the Redondo/Torrance border on PCH. It’s surrounded on three(?) sides by housing, on the west side by an animal hospital. Opportunity for rezoning into housing?
Mario Obejas
01:54:00
The one I just asked ^^^
Prabhu
01:54:45
I’m curious about the mortuary question as well
Mark Nelson
01:57:53
The planning models that I've used tend to be non-linear optimizations. The unfortunate part of spreadsheets are they tend to fairly static views.
Mark Nelson
02:00:16
Thanks Brianna!
Ronson Chu
02:00:19
great chatting with everyone!
David Mendez
02:00:27
Thanks for putting this together, you all. Much appreciated.
Prabhu
02:00:51
Thank you for wonderful informative presentation. Really well done.
Brianna Egan
02:01:04
Thank you everyone!
Mario Obejas
02:01:04
thanks to the volunteers