My Promise To You
My name is Aurelio Mattucci and I currently serve on the Torrance City Council.
I was elected on June 5th 2018.
During the past four years I was able to accomplish many things.
Just two months into my term, I proposed a revision to the useless coyote plan of 2016.
My proposal was to trap and remove coyotes year round in an effort to cull the urban coyote population to much safer levels.
It took many meetings and a huge public outcry, but in November of 2021 the City of Torrance started trapping year round.
I thank my fellow council members for having the courage, and putting the well-being of our citizens above the well-being of these wild predators.
At the June 4th, 2019 meeting, I asked for council concurrence to bring back an item to discuss a homeless plan.
My plan was to include services to help transition from the streets to whichever program the individual needed. I knew that both LA County’s Measure H and LA City’s Proposition triple H had a combined revenue stream of over $700 million dollars a year.
My plan had a very important component which was an Anti-Camping Ordinance. I specifically stated that one part of the plan without the other would fail. The last thing we want to do is repeat the failed policies of Los Angeles, where human feces, trash, open drug use, prostitution, and crime, have completely destroyed a once beautiful city.
On June 22, 2021 the council voted on its first ever Homeless Plan which included the very important Anti-Camping Ordinance.
The plan passed unanimously thanks to the hard work of staff and a city council that came together to help solve this ever growing problem.
Under my watch, Torrance will never look like Downtown L.A.
Once we open our pallet shelter, the homeless in Torrance will have two options:
Either accept the help, or get out of Torrance.
Enough is Enough.
During the last four years I’ve also brought forward a plan to expand the once a year large item pick up to all residents of Torrance, including those living in rental apartments.
I have proposed a ban on smoking in common areas of apartment buildings to help protect the health and living conditions of those neighbors.
I have proposed planting more than 7,000 drought resistant trees in all of our empty parkways.
I have pushed to increase our efforts of picking up illegal dumping and abandoned shopping carts.
I’ve proposed the formation of our own Health Department so we can detach from LA County Health and their failed mandates.
I’ve pushed to keep our businesses open and our people at work so they could continue to support their families and our economy.
I’ve pushed for keeping our streets cleaner than ever before.
I’ve pushed for major cuts and often voted NO on spending more than what we could afford.
I believe in open communication channels between our elected officials and the public. A few months ago I approached staff with the idea of creating one email that people can use to contact all of council at once. I proposed firstname.lastname@example.org, and now you can contact all of us using this email. It may not seem like much, but many are now using it.
I support Law Enforcement and will never vote to divert funding away from our Police Department. Without Public Safety, we have nothing.
I am proud to say that the Torrance Police Officers Association has endorsed me, along with over 200 current and former elected officials, local residents, and organizations.
I am not afraid to speak my mind or get my hands dirty.
We must restore and protect our quality of life.
My promise to you is that I will continue the fight for a Cleaner and Safer Torrance.
We can do this Torrance.
God Bless you all.