Thursday, April 24, 2008

Torrance City Council Candidate Forum

HellCat wishes he could vote.

Torrance will be electing four council members on June 3. Last night was the Candidate Forum sponsored by Old Torrance Neighborhood Association, of which I am a member.
Twelve of the 14 stated candidates attended. (I guess Harold and Kumar were too busy with their movie opening tomorrow to attend.) The slate is made up of some new faces, some old faces, faces from different places, and a couple of has-beens.
The moderator asked the candidates questions that had been submitted by the audience. Some questions were answered by all panelists, some were given to only two. The topics were the usual: traffic, housing density, school funding, infrastructure.
Most everyone was pretty sharp and had good answers, but who knows how much of it is just hot air. Many of the candidates have served in various civic roles already and are quite experienced.
One good thing I noticed was that I don't think this election will have the drama we had in 2006. Maybe a little, but not like we had then.
I was interested in more than four of the candidates, so I guess I'll have to do a little more research or go to another forum.

Here is a list of the candidates.

This is a list of some upcoming forums. Do your civic duty and check them out!

No reason for the awesome photo of HellCat.....I just needed something to put there. Isn't he a magnificent beast? Maybe HE should run for council....I would vote for him!