Long Beach, CA— Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has released the following statement regarding the passing of her friend, Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand.
“My heart is heavy today. Bill Brand was my dear friend and even though we knew this day would be coming, it hurts to say goodbye.
Elected office can be a challenge, but being Mayor of Redondo Beach came naturally to Bill. He embodied the South Bay. He was passionate about his responsibilities as Mayor, fighting corporate developers to preserve the beach community he loved, but he also made time for surf breaks. His lifelong mission was to transform the AES power plant to open space, and I know that because of his hard work, that is going to happen.
Even though his battle with cancer was difficult and painful, Bill never let it stop him from enjoying every minute he could of his life – whether that was leading the city he loved or spending time with his wife Deirdre. I already miss him dearly. May he rest in peace.”