RB About Town: Horvath residency answer, city social media
Horvath answers accusation that he no longer lives in Redondo
Redondo Beach City Councilman Christian Horvath has responded to a Jan. 8 website posting that included Los Angeles County voter registration information showing the District Three representative no longer lives in Redondo Beach.
The website, “Rescue Our Waterfront,” run by resident Wayne Craig, demanded Horvath’s resignation.
“So let me put to rest any concerns or accusations,” Horvath wrote in a same-day message to Easy Reader.
The eight-year councilman explained that, in 2022, his wife, three children and his father-in-law moved to a house in Torrance, with more space, while Horvath remained at their house in Redondo Beach, taking on roommates to help with the cost of the two residences.
“This arrangement has been able to work for our family with the understanding that my time on City Council would soon end,” Horvath wrote.
The voter registration in Torrance, he went on to say, resulted from a mix-up at L.A. County after Horvath’s family mail was forwarded to the Torrance address.
The councilman’s second and final term concludes in March.
City signs up for social media
Redondo Beach City Manager Mike Witzansky reported in late December that the city is now “live” on three different social media accounts; Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
The purpose is to be a source of factual information; comments are turned off.
The city address on Instagram is “CityofRB.” on Facebook it is “RedondoBeachCityHall.” on LinkedIn it is “City of Redondo Beach.”
“We’re working to try to be ‘City of Redondo Beach’ for all three, that is our goal,” Witzansky said.
What about Twitter, asked a couple city councilmembers in the Dec. 20 meeting.
“We’re gonna let the dust settle on Twitter,” said Witzansky.
In the Redondo Beach year-end Review, “Harbor, leadership, space reexamined in 2022” (Dec. 29), it stated that Mike Witzansky began as city manager in January 2022. He started in November 2021. His hirings for the year included two staff members for his own office and Greg Kapovich, the city’s new waterfront and economic development director.