Then more residents have informed me that the car dealerships get away with violating numerous municipal codes in the city of Torrance. too.
Selective enforcement has become all too much the norm in the city of Torrance.
I still don't understand why residents put up with this?
Perhaps because all the major decision-makers in the city are connected with the elected officials or because the biggest employer in the city is .... the city itself?
I don't know, but it certainly opens more heated discussion.
Now, here's a sample of the problems posed to city residents in the area of Penske Auto:
Penske’s conditional use permit (CUP) formally approved in January 2006 imposed additional operating restrictions such as requiring all employees and visitors to park on site, banning chain link fences, and limiting nuisance and noise. According to Ken, Penske has never abided by these restrictions triggering hundreds of complaints from many residents that have continued unabated to this day.
Ken Christiansen, the prime mover and shaker of complaints against the Penske Auto and the city of Torrance, has faced multiple attacks and assaults.
His tires have been slashed.
Trespassers have crossed into his backyard to attack him. At one time, the Torrance police threatened to arrest Ken as well as the attackers. He called the police officers' bluff.
But no one was arrested.
What is going on in the city of Torrance?
Why is there selective enforcement?
How bad has it become?
The dealerships stacking the towing trucks in front of people's homes.
They block traffic. The employees park in residential areas, takinng away the spots from the cty residents.
Why does this happen? The dealerships bring in big money for the already cash-strapped city, and therefore they get away with anything and everything.
This issue does not just touch the car dealerships.
The ordinance dealing with beekeeping is very clear--if anyone in the near vicinity says "NO", then the permit is denied.
And yet a resident is going to have bees buzzing in their yard, despite the complaints of one resident.
Which is all that it should have taken.
Please tell me what you think of this devolving insanity.
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Better yet -- why not let the city council know?!
PATRICK J. FUREY, MAYOR
Ph: (310) 618-2801
Fax: (310) 618-5841
2016 State of the City Address
HEIDI ANN ASHCRAFT, COUNCIL MEMBER
TIM GOODRICH, COUNCIL MEMBER
MIKE GRIFFITHS, COUNCIL MEMBER
MILTON S. HERRING, I, COUNCIL MEMBER
GEOFF RIZZO, COUNCIL MEMBER
KURT WEIDEMAN, COUNCIL MEMBER