TORRANCE DISTRICTING (The Complete Story

This past March, the City received a letter from an attorney threatening to sue Torrance for alleged violations of the California Voting Rights Act unless the City voluntarily converted to a by-district election system.  On April 3, the City Council adopted Resolution 2018-27 expressing its intention to move from its current, at-large method of election to a by-district system.  The City conducted 5 public hearings on by-district elections in which City Council took input from the public (including proposed maps), as well as its expert districting consultant and demographer.  On June 19, 2018, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 3829, which established and implemented by-district elections for Council Members as well as a voting district map and an election sequence.

ALL current Council Members are currently serving at-large.  No Council Members will be representing a district until first district elections are held in March 2020 for Districts 2, 4, and 6.  The next district election will be in March 2022 for Districts 1, 3, and 5.  At that point in 2022, all Council Members will be in by-district seats.  The Hollywood Riviera (Pacific Coast Highway, the western City limits, the southern City limits, and Ocean Avenue to Newton Street to Hawthorne Boulevard) is in District 5 along with the area bounded by Pacific Coast Highway, Ocean Avenue, Sepulveda Boulevard, and the western City limits. Map below illustrates all details.

Current Council Members live in what will become the following districts (all Council Members are currently serving at-large):

  1. No Council Member currently resides in what will become District 1.
  2. Chen (term ends 2022, but will have to run in 2020 to stay in District 2.  If he doesn’t run in 2020, then his at-large seat ceases to exist in 2022), Goodrich (term ends 2022, but will be termed out), and Rizzo (term ends 2020, but eligible for re-election).
  3. No Council Member currently resides in what will become District 3.
  4. Herring (term ends 2020, but eligible for re-election).
  5. Mattucci (term ends 2022, but eligible for re-election).
  6. Griffiths (term ends 2020, but eligible for re-election).

The next election for Mayor (which will continue to be an at-large position) will be in March 2022; Mayor Furey will be termed-out at that point.

Click here for more information.


TORRANCE SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES MEETING

In the past, RHA has sponsored forums for Torrance School Board of Trustees candidates.  As we had other plans and speakers lined up for our October General Meeting, there was no time to organize an additional meeting prior to the  November election.

However, you have another opportunity …..The North Torrance Homeowners Association is inviting all interested residents to attend their candidates forum:

  • When:   7pm on Thursday, October 4th
  • Where: North Torrance High School Library – 3620 W. 182nd Street.

City of Torrance – Commission on Aging

Tuesday, October 9, 2018  9:30 AM
Bartlett Senior Center 1318 Cravens Ave (upstairs conference room)
Speaker: Fire Prevention Specialist, Chris Rhodes

Learn about how the City of Torrance Fire Department can assist senior
residents in putting together an emergency plan.
Learn what we can do to plan ahead and be prepared in the event of a disaster. Fire Prevention Specialist Rhodes will explain how senior residents can respond to an emergency disaster situation.
The Commission on Aging meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. (except June and December). The meetings are held at the Bartlett Senior Citizens Center and are open to the public. Torrance residents are encouraged to attend the meetings to address to the Commission on Aging matters of concern about the senior community.


Fall 2018 Riviera Reporter is out and heading to homes

Our printed Riviera Reporter will be showing up in mail boxes in a week or so.  As a subscriber to our email blog, you get a peek ahead of time.  Click here to see the October 2018 issue.


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