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.
Correspondence to all Torrance elected officials can be addressed to them at 3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503.
Phone: (310) 618-2801
Fax: (310) 618-5841