Election day is coming up! Here are 7 (of many) reasons to make your mark for Numark on June 7.
- Cliff has the training and experience to improve the City’s financial condition, which is the fourth worst in the state. Thirteen years ago, Cliff helped lead the City out of the Great Recession with $50 million in reserves. With his direction, El Camino is now in its best financial condition in a decade with $57 million in reserves. In the private sector, he improved financial performance by hundreds of millions of dollars, e.g., doubling gross margins at his current company from $55 million to $110 million in two years. He has a 90-day plan to address the City's financial crisis, based on his business experience and Master’s degree from Princeton University, studying economics.
- Cliff believes we should support public safety, stop hate and ensure fair and equal treatment. As a Councilman, Cliff found the funds to preserve public safety positions, approved a professional CSI team and voted to expand paramedic services. Cliff is the only candidate endorsed by Torrance public safety officers and two former police chiefs.
- Cliff listens and takes action when residents voice their concerns. As a Torrance City Councilman, he initiated the electronic noise-monitoring system at the Torrance Airport. He also initiated the “Seniors, Don’t Be Scammed” program in response to seniors’ concerns about fraud and elderly abuse. When El Camino College students stressed over the rising costs of textbooks, Cliff advocated for Open Education Resources, which saved students $1 million in textbook costs. And he opposed SB9 - supporting the initiative to overturn the law and endorsed by Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand - because he believes local government should make land use decisions - development consistent with the character of our community - not the State.
- Cliff is committed to addressing the homelessness crisis in Torrance. He has more than a decade of experience working first-hand with local municipalities and nonprofits. He will work with the County and other cities to help unhoused people to get off the streets and into long-term housing, leveraging volunteers to assist with outreach.
- Cliff has a long history of helping grow businesses to create jobs. He started working in economic development in the 1990s. At El Camino College, he supported programs to help firms and train their workers. As a Councilman, he catalyzed the South Bay Entrepreneurial Center, which assists start up firms.
- Cliff has worked for years on bringing our community together. As an El Camino College Trustee, he called for action against the rising number of anti-Asian hate crimes and led efforts such as the March 26 CommUNITY Walk Against Hate. He’s also served as a board member on dozens of local nonprofit organizations, including the Go for Broke National Education Center, which educates the public on the valor and contributions of the Japanese American World War II veterans.
- Cliff has broad support from Torrance leaders throughout the City. More than 80 current and former council members, school board members, commissioners and homeowner/neighborhood association leaders.