Cliff Numark has a track record of results in public service, since first being elected to the City Council in 2008. As a City Councilman and as an El Camino College Governing Board Member, he focused on improving operations, listening to the public and moving forward on initiatives that enhanced our community. Some select accomplishments and actions include:
Safe, Secure and Stable Neighborhoods
- Approved expanded paramedic service and Torrance's first CSI department.
- Supported El Camino's creation of a South Bay Public Safety Training Center.
- Scrutinized City budgets, and re-directed funds, to preserve public safety positions.
- Initiated law to give the City additional resources to fight graffiti.
Business-friendly City to Attract Companies that Create Jobs
- Catalyzed the creation of the South Bay Entrepreneurial Center, a business incubator.
- Board member for CMTC, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting, which provides low-cost help for manufacturers.
- Former director for Leadership Torrance of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce.
- Advocated for international students at El Camino College and partnerships with local businesses.
Education Partnerships to Improve Torrance Schools and the Community
- Advocated for program that saved El Camino students $1 million in textbook costs.
- Supported the South Bay Promise program, providing free tuition to El Camino students, through the El Camino College Foundation.
- Approved dual enrollment programs so Torrance students can receive college credit at Torrance schools.
- Initiated “Seniors, Don’t Be Scammed” seminar to educate about the dangers of financial abuse and fraud.
- Kept bus fares low for seniors and students.
Sustainable City and Community
- Fought to install noise monitoring system at the Torrance Airport.
- Initiated measure to expedite solar panels on homes.
- Persuaded VONS to donate 1,000 canvas bags, to avoid single use bags.
- Oversaw the purchase of nearly a dozen hybrid-electric buses.
- Named 2011 Environmental Champion, by the LA League of Conservation Voters.
- Led Torrance’s participation in the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan.
Cost-effective, Accountable and Common-sense Government
- Part of the team to lead Torrance out of the Great Recession.
- Scrutinized budgets to eliminate waste, redirecting funds to priority projects.
- Initiated City’s energy audit, saving $300,000 per year.
- Led City’s strategic planning committee.
- Developed program for City’s digital communication to residents.