Mayor Bill Brand Passes Away At 65

Mayor Bill Brand, Councilmember Nils Nehrenheim, ROW President Wayne Craig 


Yesterday our city lost a great leader, friend, and tireless advocate for Redondo Beach residents these past 23 years.


Every time Bill called you it was about the city and what can be done to make things better for everyone. Even while enduring lawsuits intended to silence our voices, and battling cancer, Bill never lost focus on the residents he so cared about and loved.


Over the years Bill was also a friend and my fellow defendant working hard for residents.  It was more often than not for him to place his own best interests second to what the community needed.


Because of his steadfast efforts in motivating residents to act, we have new opportunities in our harbor area that would not be possible. These include the shutdown of the AES powerplant, revitalization and zoning protection of King Harbor, the BeachLife Festival, a new harbor amenities plan, major improvements to Seaside Lagoon, and development of an Ocean Exploration Education center.


Bill also was a role model who never lost focus on the vision for a better city even when pro-over-development opponents did their worst. At those times Bill always acted above the fray saying just ignore them and together we will move the city forward.


While he may be gone his memory and his mission continue in the hearts and minds of those he left behind. 


You will be remembered dear friend!




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