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Los Angeles County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for VJ Hirsch

Candidate for
Councilmember; City of Torrance

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As a candidate for Torrance City Council, I advocate a desire to build the family unit and provide solutions through consensus building. If elected City Council Member of Torrance, I will work to understand the desires of the residents of Torrance and avoid any partisan skirmishing. Torrance is a beautiful, dynamic, and progressive icon within the state of California and the United States. The city has many residents within a large area creating density. I will be working hard through my candidacy to answer any questions directly to all constituents. I am pleased to run for the City Council Position.


My primary objective will be giving the residents of Torrance a voice. The most prominent problem I see in speaking with residents is their lack of rapport with their representatives. My first objective will be to figure out innovative and dynamic methods of communicating with all Torrance residents: whether it be through block meetings, individually contacting, or any other possible medium to facilitate communication. Once a consensus is determined I will run the city in relation to the determined consensus. Unfortunately, I believe in this age of high speed communication and large conglomerate businesses, it is easy to make a decision in the best interest of a special interest group and not fashionable to take the time and figure out the desire of the residents.


I am very concerned about the safety of residents in Torrance. As a city we need to make certain appropriate funds are available for patrolling sensative areas. If the budget is lacking the businesses in those areas need to provide additional cash flows to finance the additional patrol costs. In addition, social services are very much apart of safety and believe that the budget deficit being faced is going to challenge city counsels to create innovative ways of partnering with businesses and strategies of taxing and enhancing businesses to continue funding social services which we all love and enjoy as Torrance residents.


I believe any the city counsel has an unconditional responsibility to support commerce. The city needs to work very hard to provide innovative campaigns to improve the patronage of the industries in the city of Torrance. The counsel should perpetuate the ambiance through assertively working with the businesses to have aggressive advertisement campaigns to build Torrance as a business mecca. This could be a primary solution of dealing with the budget crisis since money will be less plentiful more business trade creates an additional tax flow. The counsel, residents, and businesses are all going to need to work hard and together to effectively allocate the costs of parking structures and providing incentives to using mass transit in an effort to create additional parking, relieve traffic congestion, and improve residents safety.

Budget Crisis

As a counsel representative there are many efficiencies that need to be explored to save money. In addition, a zealous counsel member can work with businesses, federal, state, county, local agencies to form partnerships in providing services. Most important there needs to be a mechanism of measuring the satisfaction of the residents. Once this measurement device is determined, and understood, governmental agencies will find it much easier to cooperate among each other.

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