Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin will be in Washington, DC with other California mayors, lobbying for reduced federal regulation.
Nearly four-dozen mayors from across California will be in Washington this weekend for the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. They'll be meeting with federal officials to push for more federal dollars or less federal regulation.
Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin said cities are hampered by federal requirements that end up costing them money.
For him, the fight is over treatment of water from its 1960’s icon, the Seaside Lagoon. He says the city takes seawater to create a saltwater, heated, sandy bottom pool. He said they have to chlorinate the water when they pump it into the lagoon. They dechlorinate it before discharging it back into the bay.
The discharge has to meet federal and local sandards. Gin said Redondo Beach sometimes gets fined "and those violations can be very costly."