The city of Torrance is where my parents chose to raise a family and where, in turn, my wife and I chose to raise ours. That’s why I’m so committed to giving back to the community that has always been such an important part of my life.
As your city councilmember, I have tried to look beyond the politics of local government, always keeping in mind that our goals are to protect and improve the lives of all our residents. For me, keeping that commitment is deeply personal because I know that, for 140,000 people, just like for my family and me, Torrance is home.
As a clinical laboratory scientist at UCLA Medical Center, I employ collaborative methods that engage each person at every stage of our procedures. Using this method, we have found answers to pressing problems and better ways to help save lives.
I believe this same method works in addressing the challenges facing our city. Bringing people together, getting input from every stakeholder and fully engaging our community help us find the greatest good for the greatest number.
This kind of collaborative partnership forms the basis of my Smart Code solution to improve our city planning and development process. Smart Code takes years off red-tape delays and consolidates the process, making it easier for everyone involved. The Daily Breeze said the introduction of my Smart Code was a “quick breath of fresh air in the traditionally long and tedious city-planning process . . .”
Our city can also benefit from working with our neighboring cities. As President-elect of the Independent Cities Association, as a delegate to the South Bay Cities Council of Governments and by working with the Southern California Association of Governments, I have worked hard to engage with neighboring cities to strengthen Torrance's influence on regional issues. I was once again recognized by the Daily Breeze as someone “who brings new ideas to the dais. . . .”
Making our city a better place to live is what motivates my public service, that’s why I started Concerts in the Park in 2007 and have continued to oppose overdevelopment. I led the effort to stop the building of 917 condominiums at the Del Amo Fashion Center in 2004. Together with residents and local homeowners associations, we have preserved the character of our community.
Although Torrance is California’s 36th largest city, we have a small-town feel that is an important part of our community’s personality. That’s why I have worked to preserve our historic landmarks and to carefully consider the kind of businesses and development that will improve and maintain the character of our neighborhoods.
Please join me in the effort to build a 21st century city with state-of-the-art public services and rich in economic opportunities. With your help, we can improve our city without losing those historical qualities we all know and love. Please share with me your thoughts and your vision for Torrance. Together, we can find the answers that make Torrance home for all of us.
Candidate for Mayor
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310 710-8557 or Tom@BrewerForMayor.com
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