[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”]There are just two weeks before the election, and there are two critical measures on the November 4th ballot: Measures T and U, which will continue the repair and renovations of Torrance schools.
One of the most valuable and significant indicators of a successful city is the health of its school system. Investment in the education of our youth has a huge payoff as they become adults contributing to the Torrance community and the economic vitality of our city. When a community views education positively, and invests deeply in it, the quality of life for its residents and businesses rises.
If passed, Measure T, without raising taxes, will complete the renovation of school facilities to support learning by updating science labs and technology, improve student safety and security systems, and upgrade and replace auditoriums and gyms.
Measure U, at a cost of less than $1 a month per $100,000 of assessed home value, will renovate and/or replace worn-out physical education facilities to be used by school programs and as a resource to the entire Torrance community.
Education matters to our entire community, whether or not we personally have children or grandchildren in public schools. Good public schools:
are an investment in a stronger, better-educated workforce,
help attract the talented, able people we need to run our businesses, educational and cultural institutions, and our many non-profits,
help attract and retain high quality, environmentally friendly employers offering good, well-paying jobs,
reduce school dropouts, delinquency, crime, incarcerations, and welfare costs,
increase property values,
support the local economy, and
enhance the quality of life for the entire community.
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Brandon is the Governmental Affairs Coordinator for the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. His primary responsibilities include facilitating the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Policy (GAP) group, planning Chamber events with legislators, and facilitating the Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC). Feel free to contact him at any time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]