As you may know, one of my priorities is to revitalize Old Torrance and I'm proud to report good news on several fronts. Last week, Old Torrance made the news, not once, but twice. The first was from a great article in the LA Times highlighting some of our local businesses that make it a great tourist destination.
The second article, from the Daily Breeze, was in regards to our efforts to hire a consultant to begin the revitalization process. I'm very excited that this funding I was seeking was overwhelmingly approved by the Council and even more excited that staff was able to secure nearly 2/3rds of the funding from grants that won't cost our City any money.
Finally, I've heard concerns from many of you about recent efforts to erode local control, especially the push to exponentially increase building in our City. Please know that I am pushing back in an attempt to retain local control, most recently by having staff bring back and passing a resolution opposing the Southern California Association of Government's (SCAG) attempt to impose 5,009 new housing units on the City of Torrance as part of their periodic Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA).