Mayor Tina L. Hansen is a Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office where she has worked for the past 24 years and is currently assigned to Code Enforcement Section. It has been her privilege to serve on the City of Signal Hill City Council since 1994 and as Mayor from March 1998/1999, March 2002/2003, March 2007/2008 and March 2012/2013. She is now serving her fifth term as Mayor. During her tenure on the City Council, Mayor Hansen was selected to serve on various Boards and Committees including:
• League of California Cities Board of Directors
• Chairperson of the League of California Cities Public Safety Committee
• Chairperson of the National League of Cities Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee
Under Mayor Hansen’s leadership, the City of Signal Hill has improved public safety, provided high quality housing for low-income families, added new parks, and established sound budgetary practices. Her accomplishments include:
• The acquisition of property and completion of plans for the construction of a new police station and emergency operations center.
• Hiring a private security company to patrol city parks, which enables the Police Department to deploy their resources more effectively into other areas of the community.
• Cleaning up illegal activities along Pacific Coast Highway.
• Providing the inspiration to convert a dilapidated and crime ridden neighborhood into the award winning Las Brisas Affordable Housing Project. This housing development provides high quality housing to low income families and includes a child care center, community center, Calbrisas Park and a Signal Hill Police Department substation.
• The opening of seven new parks and the Hilltop Trail System that includes Hilltop Park, Discovery Well Park, Raymond Arbor Park and the Panorama Promenade. The City is also moving ahead with a “Needs Assessment,” which will examine the design of a new Library in Signal Hill Park.
• Expanding the City’s revenue base by creating development opportunities in the Westside Industrial Area that has resulted in the construction of the A&A Ready-Mix Concrete Batch Plant and the future development of the EDCO Transfer Station and Materials Recovery Facility. These projects are expected to generate approximately $300,000 to $600,000 a year.
• Establishing “rainy day” reserves, such as the Economic Uncertainties Reserve, to withstand economic downturns that affect City revenues.