I’m very happy to announce that something I’ve been working on for the last three years- enhancing public safety through the use of trained volunteers- passed the City Council last night by unanimous vote. This will benefit the City tremendously when an earthquake hits, heavy El Nino rainfall comes, or during any other time when disaster response is needed.Read more
Last week, Torrance hosted the 58th annual Armed Forces Day Parade, a celebration of those who currently serve in our Nation’s armed forces. The honored service this year was the Air Force and as an Air Force Veteran, it was such an honor to Chair the Armed Forces Day Parade Committee.Read more
Modified Hydrofluoric Acid (MHF) is a highly toxic chemical in use at the Torrance Refinery. Its characteristics are such that, if released, it can form a ground hugging cloud that can spread great distances and cause serious injuries or even deaths. While I have confidence that PBF Energy (the company which recently purchased the refinery from Exxon-Mobil) and its workers can improve the refinery’s safety record, I don’t have confidence in the safety of this chemical.Read more
Yesterday, I attended our annual State of the City lunch and we unveiled a new video which I believe really encapsulates why people choose to live in Torrance, why we’re a great City in which to do business, and why our City is so great. Click on the video and take a look for yourself.
During the lunch, Mayor Furey provided a recap of the past year and there was a lot of great news. Here are some of our accomplishments:Read more
It’s that time of year again- the 57th annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade is tomorrow, Saturday the 21st at 1:30pm. This year’s honored branch of service is the Army.Read more
Since 2011, I've been driving an electric car because of the many benefits they offer; improving our national security (not sending oil profits to counties who don’t share our values and sometimes funnel money to terrorist organizations), our economy (creating jobs by installing and maintaining infrastructure), and our environment (providing cleaner air). And this is before the all the money I save on gas and instant torque of the electric motor kicks in.Read more