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Torrance City Council: Tim Goodrich

Updated: Oct 7, 2020

(Edited by Krischan Jung)


Joining the military at age 18, Tim Goodrich served in the active duty air force for four years, consisting of three deployments in the middle east. Following his time in the armed forces, Goodrich pursued an education in public service, obtaining a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Thereafter, Goodrich became involved with nonprofit organizations seeking to help the Torrance community, eventually running for and serving in office in the Torrance City Council. In addition to being motivated by the effects and success of his first term, Tim Goodrich is compelled to take on another term by his firsthand military experiences with third world poverty.

Major Issues (Looking to Resolve)

Looking to create a stable and secure future for the city of Torrance, Tim Goodrich stresses the importance of public safety. During his second term, Goodrich re-established the Community Emergency Response Team in order to gain more disaster service volunteers in case of emergencies, as Torrance is at high risk of dangerous earthquakes. Going along with this plan, Goodrich intends to implement emergency containers around the city to hold food, water, communication equipment and medical supplies.

To attract said companies, Goodrich plans to go over and provide a broadband internet plan. Specific companies are as of yet unknown, but Goodrich believes there will be big economic waves in the next 20 to 30 years that Torrance needs to be ready for. Goodrich wishes to transition the city’s vehicle fleet to electric power, due to the fact that there are only two electric vehicles in the fleet of dozens. By driving electric, he hopes to lower fueling and maintenance costs and improve environmental conditions with cleaner air.


Currently adhering to the general responsibilities of a council member, Tim Goodrich fundraises and supervises government establishments, working full time in city council as the youngest member.

(Interviewed by Daibik Chakraborty and Krischan Jung)

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