Greenius on Dear AES: Here’s A Better Idea for Your Next 100 Years in Redondo Beach

The 1940s era prison-like exterior of this part of the AES power plant would be transformed into a innovative model for clean, renewable energy production in the South Bay if Patch columnist Joe Galliani's vision is realized

Last week the Redondo Beach City Council missed a chance to show some creativity or courage when they decided to punt on engaging with AES Southland over the company’s future plans for the big, gray, hulking concrete monolith looming over Harbor Drive and the 52 acres of prime coastal real estate the power plant takes up.

Councilman Bill Brand was unsuccessful in requesting that the City investigate a rezoning of the land to phase out its industrial use, with no other member of the Council being willing to even second a motion to vote on it.

Councilman Pat Aust reflected the fear factor filling the hearts of his fellow motionless colleagues when he was quoted warning, “It’s not the time to be picking a fight with the bigger bully on the block.”

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