Dave Zygielbaum

Priorities

Public Safety
Homelessness
Infrastructure
Economic Growth

Top Priorities

Public Safety

Public safety is my highest priority. Our community deserves to feel safe on our streets, in our homes, in our schools, and at our businesses. With 15 years as a Deputy District Attorney, I know how to listen to the needs of our community and do what needs to be done to help. I will work with the Torrance City Attorney and neighboring communities to implement policies designed to protect us. I will foster and encourage a robust neighborhood watch.  I founded a chapter to protect my neighborhood and would love to help you do the same. (Torrance Neighborhood Watch Info).  I am also a proud member of the Torrance Community Emergency Response Team. CERT is the first line of response in a large-scale emergency. I will enhance the CERT program so the community is prepared to help. I will also work with the Torrance Refinery to ensure safe refinery operation and urge it towards a transition away from the use of MHF.

I am proud to be endorsed by both the Torrance Police Officers’ Association and the Torrance Firefighters Association.

Homelessness

Homelessness is a regional issue, and it needs a regional response.  Torrance’s homelessness plan is a step in the right direction, but it is just the beginning.  North Torrance borders several communities, and we have a lot of work to do together.  Torrance can be a leader in creating a regional homelessness plan.  I will work with SBCCOG to create a regional plan that utilizes existing resources like Project Homekey and LA-HOP.org.  I will work to offer compassionate wrap-around solutions for those in need.  I will work to engage more residents in the conversation to implement solutions.

Infrastructure

North Torrance has been overlooked, but we have the opportunity to really improve our neighborhood and build the North Torrance we want.  North Torrance’s infrastructure needs updating, and I will work to ensure that happens.  I will work to update our schools, our streets, our parks, and our facilities.  I believe in maintaining local control, opposing over-development, and encouraging smart development that adds value while also maintaining the quality and character of the neighborhood.

Economic Growth

Torrance’s financial situation is bleak right now, but the future can be bright.  We have an opportunity to save our city and build the economic future we want.  I will work to secure our economic future by encouraging the growth of our current businesses and attracting new investment.  I will work toward a zero-based budget, audit City departments, reduce spending where appropriate, and increase revenue through dedicated business growth and economic development.

I will work to strengthen Torrance’s Economic Development Office–which currently has only one employee–and bring new investment that enhances our lives and our business community.  I will work to improve our quality of life with new ideas like a North Torrance Farmers’ Market and new community events.