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Torrance CIty Council

The City of Torrance is a Charter City governed as a Council/Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of the Mayor and six City Council members who are elected at large by registered voters of the City. The Mayor and Councilmembers each serve a four-year term. The City of Torrance has a two-term limit for the City Council. The City Clerk and City Treasurer are elected every four years and do not have term limits. Elections are held every two years, on the even year.

In the Council/Manager form of government, the City Council, as the elected body, adopts legislation, sets policy, adjudicates issues and establishes the budget of the City. The City Council appoints the City Manager and the City Attorney. The City Manager is charged with the duty of implementing City Council policy and laws as the administering head of the government. The City Council appoints volunteers to serve on various advisory boards, commissions and committees. Councilmembers and the Mayor may serve as representatives on intergovernmental and regional boards, commissions and committees as part of their elected capacity. Councilmembers and the Mayor are directly accountable to the electorate and must constantly balance the views of individuals and groups with the needs of the entire community.


Frank Scotto, Mayor Frank Scotto, Mayor

3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Calif. 90503
Ph:   (310) 618-2801
Fax: (310) 618-5841
Email
Frank Scotto was elected to his first term on the Torrance City Council in 2000 and garnered the mayoral seat in 2006. read more >>
Click here for Mayor Scotto's 2013 State of the City Transcript
Click here  to watch Mayor Scotto's 2013 State of the City Live Address

Heidi Ann Ashcraft Heidi Ann Ashcraft, Council Member

3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Calif. 90503
Ph:   (310) 618-2801
Fax: (310) 618-5841
Email
Heidi Ann Ashcraft was appointed to City Council on December 17, 2013.  read more >>


Gene Barnett Gene Barnett, Council Member

3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Calif. 90503
Ph:   (310) 618-2801
Fax: (310) 618-5841
Email
Gene Barnett was elected to the City Council on June 3, 2008.  read more >>


Tom Brewer Tom Brewer, Council member

3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Calif. 90503
Ph:   (310) 618-2801
Fax: (310) 618-5841
E-mail
Tom Brewer was elected to his first term on the City Council on June 6, 2006. read more >>


Pat Furey Pat Furey, Council Member

3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Calif. 90503
Ph:   (310) 618-2801
Fax: (310) 618-5841
E-mail 
Pat Furey was elected to the Torrance City Council on June 3, 2008. read more >>


Bill Sutherland Bill Sutherland, Council Member

3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Calif. 90503
Ph:   (310) 618-2801
Fax: (310) 618-5841
E-mail
Bill Sutherland was first elected to the Torrance City Council in June 2006.  read more >>


Kurt Weideman SM Kurt Weideman, Council Member

3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Calif. 90503
Ph:   (310) 618-2801
Fax: (310) 618-5841
E-mail
Kurt Weideman was appointed to the Torrance City Council in July 2013.  read more >>

 


Sue Herbers Sue Herbers, City Clerk

3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Calif. 90503
Ph:   (310) 618-2870
Fax: (310) 618-2931
E-mail
The City Clerk attends all Council meetings as Clerk of the Council, is responsible for the safekeeping of all the official records of the City and is keeper of the City Seal. read more >>


Dana Cortez, City Treasurer

3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Calif. 90503
Ph:   (310) 618-5801
Fax: (310) 781-7615
E-mail
The City Treasurer is responsible for receiving and depositing all monies coming to the City and is responsible for the investment of idle funds. read more >>