OPTIMIZED STREET SWEEPING PROGRAM
Street sweeping is required under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) MS4 permit Order No. R4-2012-0175. The City annually reports on its street sweeping activities to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Optimized Street Sweeping FAQ
The coyote is a member of the dog family and is native to California. It closely resembles a small German shepherd dog with the exception of the long snout and bushy, black-tipped tail. The coyote's high-pitched, yodel-like yapping can frequently be heard at night. Coyotes are extremely adaptable and can survive on whatever food is available. Coyotes are an important part of the ecosystem, helping to keep the rodent populations under control. They hunt rabbits, mice, birds, and other small animals. Coyotes are by nature fearful of humans. If coyotes are given access to human food, pet food, or garbage, their behavior changes. They will quickly lose their natural fear of people and may become bold, even aggressive. Pets are often attacked, injured, or killed by coyotes.
On November 27, 2018, Torrance City Council authorized the City staff to undertake the environmental review necessary to consider an amendment to the Urban Coyote Management Plan which was established in 2016.
The amendment would include:
- Instituting a five-month active trapping season from October to March every year.
- Revising the strategy of trapping coyotes in problem locations to trapping coyotes in a geographical area where dangerous coyote behavior is reported.
- Hiring a part-time, civilian coyote management staff assistant.
- Establishing intensive education and outreach.
A California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) study/checklist is in progress to assess any environmental impacts associated with the amendments. The initial study will be circulated for a 30-day Public Review Period once it is completed. Call the 24-hour Coyote Hotline at (310) 618-3898 or fill out the Coyote Sighting Survey to report coyote sighting or incident. Prefer by mobile device? Download the MyTorranceCA app on the App Store or Google Play.