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The mission of the City of Torrance is to encourage and respond to community participation as we provide for an attractive, clean, safe, secure and enriching environment that assures a high quality of life.

We evaluate and act on the needs of the community within a complex, changing environment.  We provide quality service with integrity, professionalism and accountability in an efficient, cost effective manner.


Area and Location:
21 square miles (12,312 acres) situated halfway between Los Angeles and Orange Counties and bound by the Pacific Ocean on the west.  Torrance has 1.5 miles of lifeguard patrolled beach, bath house facilities and public parking.  It also has 550 miles of sidewalks.

Incorporated in 1921, the population of Torrance is 146,860 with a peak daytime population that grows to 250,000 or more.  Torrance is the eighth largest city in Los Angeles County and the 33rd largest city in California.

Torrance enjoys a pleasant year-round climate with warm temperatures, sea breezes, low humidity and an average rainfall of 12.55 inches per year.  The City has 90,000 street trees.

Full-time City Employees:
1,480 employees work in 13 departments

Public Safety:
6 Fire Stations
1 Police Station, 1 Police Substation & 3 Police Community Centers
241 Sworn Police Employees
159 Sworn Fire Employees

Community Services:
6 Public Libraries
46 Parks & Recreation Amenities