Councilman Tim Goodrich is similarly skeptical about the claims made regarding HF. He said he would not have supported a reduction in the additive’s concentration from what was widely believed to be 30 percent to about 10 percent or so.
“It wouldn’t pass the smell test,” he said. “I feel like that kind of reduction undermines the original intent of the consent decree.
“I haven’t been happy with the ways things have transpired and the lack of transparency,” he added. “Overall, though, I think we’re in a better position than we were six to 12 months ago.”
Verengo Solar and Torrance City Council Member Tim Goodrich Present CPUC With Over 200 Petitions From Torrance Residents and Veterans in Support of Net Metering
"Despite exponential growth in recent years, the solar industry is still in its nascent stages with tremendous potential to produce many more jobs across our state," said Torrance Council Member Tim Goodrich. "As a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, I'm especially heartened to see that veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are finding good jobs in the solar field. In fact, veterans' employment in the solar field exceeds the percentage of veteran employment in the overall economy."
It was unclear why the refinery didn’t report the incident to the city initially. No ExxonMobil officials addressed the panel, but Councilman Tim Goodrich was clearly unimpressed.
“I guess we got lucky — again,” he said.