Why does my opponent want to decrease transparency and decrease the residents’ oversight of our city government?

Why does the Mayor endorse less oversight and less democracy in Redondo Beach?

I am your City Treasurer.  But I do not own the job.  The job of Redondo Beach City Treasurer is held in trust by the individual whom the people of Redondo Beach elect to the position.  The role of City Treasurer is authorized by the City Charter of Redondo Beach which is duly authorized by the people of Redondo Beach.  The individual elected to the position does not own the position.  As such …

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Integrity is Everything

Los Angeles — Redondo Beach City Treasurer Steven Diels wins court challenge over opponent’s misleading March election ballot statement.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne B. O’Donnell ruled El Segundo insurance broker Eugene Solomon must amend his “misleading” and “not so thinly veiled… attacks” consistent with the court’s ruling. Solomon’s assertion that the City Treasurer “tripled expenses over the last few years” relies on his misreading of the City’s budget. The court ruled that the statement is “misleading” and must be removed. Mr. Diels expressed relief …

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Redondo-gate

Redondo-gate

Integrity is everything.

During his 2017 election campaign, then-candidate and now Mayor Bill Brand colluded with candidate-for-treasurer Solomon and his inner circle to “find a spy to infiltrate…” an opposing community group.  Then-candidate but now council member Nehrenheim, councilmember Lowenstein, current candidate for treasurer Solomon,  activists Light, Craig and Holmes were  urged by Brand in a 2017 email “…we should find a spy to infiltrate this org…”  in reference to the Redondo Beach community group formed to oppose Measure C.

This breaking scandal, dubbed “Redondo-gate” is reminiscent …

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Integrity and Environmental Stewardship are core values of mine.

Integrity and Environmental Stewardship are core values of mine.

My fellow candidate claims his position on the South Bay Parkland Conservancy (SBPC) is his major environmental accomplishment and yet I have personally raised more money for parks and succeeded in protecting more open space than the SBPC. The SBPC has been reported to the IRS to be in violation of tax deductible status. Real world accomplishments do matter. The SBPC raises money to sue the City, not to preserve parks and open space. Suing the city …

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Environmental Interview

Environmental initiatives that you have participated in and your role?
Bachelor’s degree in Biology.

Los Angeles Harbor oil spill the bird cleanup program – Volunteer
Wild trout population survey with the US Forest Service – Volunteer
Windstar Foundation – Intern: Biodome program
Rocky Mountain Institute – Intern Sustainable Agriculture program
Solar powered business
Solar powered home

American Cetacean Society – Whale Watch Guide

Cabrillo Marine Museum – Intern tour guide teaching kids about sea life

Sea Lab – Advisory Board member

Leadership Redondo Commercial Recycling Program – Project Participant to encourage Redondo Beach commercial business to …

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We Successfully Navigated the Great Recession!

• Treasurer salary reduced by $91,000 from $116,000 to $25,000 in 2014. Lower salary took effect in 2015.
• Interest income from investments increased during a period declining interest rates during the Great Recession.
• Actual expenditures are DOWN by $98,000 since 2013/14 FY
• Expenditures have been UNDER BUDGET every year of current reforms.
• Total year over year SAVINGS during Current reforms = $815,000
• Treasurer’s current Budget is the LOWEST it has been this decade — $422K in FY 18/19 vs. $424K in FY 10/11.
• Budget is DOWN by $79,390 over last year.
• Extraordinary savings …

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Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce supports a YES vote on Measure CT.