Why I am Running
Nine years ago, I bought a home in Hawthorne. I bought into the promise of Hawthorne, and the community that has taken shape in our city. I saw potential all around me. The city is close to LAX, freeways, and Metro rail. With its airport, SpaceX, and proximity to other aerospace companies, Hawthorne is the heart of the American aerospace industry. And our people are our best asset. We really are the city of good neighbors – diverse, hard-working, genuine, always striving to make a better life for our families.
But we’re not living up to our potential. Hawthorne’s policies toward new businesses create an unwelcome environment for those that would create jobs and help our city grow. Our representatives have been careless with your tax dollars, spending them so inefficiently that we were forced to raise sales taxes. And Hawthorne city government is not doing enough to ensure the safety of our citizens -- crime in Hawthorne is still higher than other South Bay cities.
We need to be better stewards of our city budget. We also need to be better stewards of our public spaces – too often, our public parks are neglected. And we need to improve public safety by building up our police force. I know we can do better. I’ve been an aerospace engineer for 14 years, and it’s my job to identify problems, figure out how to fix them, and lead a team in implementing solutions. That’s what I want to do as your representative on the Hawthorne City Council.
We’re going to create good jobs for you in our city. We’re going to bring investment back, and new businesses along with it. We’re going to spend your tax dollars responsibly. We’re going to improve public safety by increasing the Hawthorne Police Department to 100 strong. We’re going to make sure our parks and our green spaces are properly cared for. We’re going to build the city your family expects and deserves.
Join me in creating A HAWTHORNE THAT WORKS FOR YOU.
Four years ago, in October 2014, I was appointed to the Hawthorne Civil Service Commission. After being appointed, I worked with the Human Resources staff to improve transparency in the hiring process and ensure the commission had all of the resources needed to make good decisions. There is more work to be done to ensure Hawthorne is hiring great employees, and I will continue the work once on the City Council.Continue readingJason Gromski is honored to receive the endorsement of the Hawthorne Municipal Employees Association (HMEA). With this endorsement, Jason has been endorsed by both the HMEA and the Hawthorne Police Officers Association (HPOA). Said Jason, "I'm honored to receive the endorsement of both the HMEA and the HPOA. The employee groups are dedicated to providing quality services to the citizens of Hawthorne, and I'm glad they believe I can provide leadership for the city. Our municipal employees are dedicated civil servants, but they have suffered from budget mismanagement and a lack of opportunity and growth. I want to create a vision for each department, and help them continually improve their service to the community. Thank you for the support."Continue reading