Kurt’s Foremost Concern has Been the Safety of Our Community


- Torrance continues to be one of the Top 10 Safest Cities in America for its size


- City maintains a Class 1 Fire Department, one of a select few in the nation


- Endorsed a ban of MHF at the Torrance Refinery and encouraged more aggressive safety measures


- Implemented common-sense traffic congestion measures to reduce residents’ daily commute times


- Focused on the city’s need for improved infrastructure by aggressively increasing the Public Works budget to upgrade, repair, improve our streets, sidewalks, and sewers


- Introduced for the 1 st time in 30 years and passed the Tree and Vegetation Ordinance for the Hillside Overlay


- Strongly promoted the creation of the Historic Preservation Ordinance which allows homeowners the opportunity to respect the original footprint of downtown Torrance


- Exhibited strong fiscal leadership by instituting Pension Liability “Pay-Down” Program to help minimize city’s long-term debt


- Supported the capital Improvements that re-established the Torrance Cultural Arts Center as the premier performing arts venue in the South Bay


- In response to residents’ concerns, worked with the South Bay Cities Council of Governments to create the “Regional Coyote Management Task Force” to address this public safety hazard