John Gran, the president of the North Redondo Beach Business Association, has been a Redondo Beach resident for 17 years and grew up in the South Bay. He owns two local businesses, a window cleaning service, and recently, a pet photography studio.
Why are you running for City Council?
I love Redondo Beach and it has been very good to me, my family and my businesses. As those close to me will attest, I show thanks through actions and deeds and I pay attention to facts and details. True to form, as a ‘thank you’ to my community, I’ve become increasingly more involved in public service and the business community and I’ve come to better understand how Redondo Beach works.
What is now very clear to me, and ultimately upsets me as a District 4 resident … We Can Do Better. Much Better. Watching our current councilmember serve for 3+ years, I believe that District 4 is being under-served. Our voice on City Council has been muted and/or absent, and our residents and local businesses deserve better! There are some very serious, complex issues and decisions facing Redondo Beach, and I’m prepared to do the hard work to listen, learn and act on behalf of the District 4 residents … I’m running to bring effective leadership to District 4 and address public safety concerns, re-vitalize the Galleria and Artesia corridor, and properly focus resources to address our district- and city-wide needs.