Working for You – Passionately Serving Our Community!
Welcome to my website! I am so excited to offer this service to the residents of Manhattan Beach. My goal as your elected official is to make it easy for you to be informed about Manhattan Beach and our activities. I hope to always have important public information available for you to review and refer to. Your comments and suggestions are very much welcomed and greatly appreciated. Most importantly, I want to hear your valuable ideas and concerns about our city government. Open communication and inclusive government is very important to me.
It is my sincere pleasure serving you and our wonderful Manhattan Beach community!
Yours in service,
Mayor Pro Tem
Note: Design and maintenance of this website is not at city/taxpayer expense.
City of Manhattan Beach Website: www.CityMB.info
Councilmember Powell's Email: wPowell@CityMB.info
• Term of Office: March 17, 2009 to March 19, 2017 (re-elected March 5, 2013)
• Mayoral Terms: May 1, 2012 to February 19, 2013 and September 16, 2014 to July 7, 2015
Manhattan Beach City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays at City Hall (1400 Highland Avenue) at 6:00PM.
~~ Watch City Council meetings live and rebroadcast on Time-Warner Cable (Channel 8) and on Verizon Fios TV (Channel 35).
~~ City Council meetings are also webcast live (and web-archived/podcast for 24/7 viewing) on the internet at: Webcast.
~~ Current and past City Council meeting Minutes and Agendas are available on the internet at: Minutes & Agendas.
★ Your presence and participation is always welcomed and contributes to good city government!
Manhattan Beach Information & Resource Links:
~~ City Events Monthly Calendar: Click here.
~~ MB City Services & Directory: Click here.
~~ MB City Parks and Facilities: Click here.
~~ MB eNews Mailing List Signup: Click here.
~~ MB School District Information: Click here.
~~ Community Organizations/Events: Click here.
~~ Programs & Events for Older Adults: Click here.
~~ Manhattan Beach (County) Library: Click here.
~~ MBPD's Lost & Found Pets Webpage: Click here.
~~ Earthquake Preparedness/Survival Info: Click here.
~~ MB City Service On-Line Request Form: Click here.
~~ City Budgets and Financial Reports/Info: Click here.
~~ Metro Live Traffic/Transit Info (dial "511"): Click here.
~~ Special Events and Community News Updates: Click here.
~~ Manhattan Beach Centennial 2012 Commemorative Book from the MB
Historical Society and renowned photographer John Post: Click here.
Manhattan Beach Centennial ≈ 12/2/12 ≈ 100 Years of Sun, Sand & Sea!
My Mayoral Theme: Honoring the many outstanding people, places and
organizations that make Manhattan Beach the community we all love! I♥MB©
Mayor's Walk 'n Talk: Walk along the scenic Strand (or Polliwog Park) and talk!
• First Tuesdays – Meets at Peet's Coffee (328 Manhattan Beach Blvd.) 9:00 a.m.
• Second Tuesdays – Meets at Polliwog Park southwest gazebo (1601 MB Blvd.) 9:00 a.m.
• Third Tuesdays – Meets at North End Cafe (3421 Highland Avenue) 9:00 a.m.
Mayor's "Why I♥MB" Art Contest: For information - Click here.
The theme is "What I Love About Manhattan Beach" (paintings, drawings and photos).
Mayor's Highlights: State of the City Message - Beach Reporter.
★ Mayor Powell's initative to remove the total time limit on audience participation
allowing every resident to speak was approved by the City Council: Daily Breeze.
★ Mayor Powell accepts United States Conference of Mayors award: YouTube.
★ City of Manhattan Beach refinances bonds and saves $4.7 million: MBCityNews
★ Balanced budget is adopted; City's AAA bond rating is affirmed (highest bond
rating; only 1 of 2 California cities to achieve rating). Curtailed wasteful spending.
★ Mayor Powell's initative to extend the smoking ban to include The Strand and
the Greenbelt/Veterans Parkway was approved by the City Council.
★ Worked vigorously to obtain pension reform to control unsustainable costs.
★ Initiated the Mayor's Town Hall Series ("Earthquake Safety/Preparedness" and
"Meet Your City" Participatory Government public forums): View Video
★ Led the successful fight to keep the Broad Beach (Malibu) residents from taking
500,000 cubic yards of Manhattan Beach offshore coastal sand: Daily Breeze
☞ Watch 'CBS This Morning' TV show interview: CBS News
★ Mayor Powell is nominated for appointment to the California Coastal Commission
by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors: Beach Reporter
★ Mayor Powell is elected to the Independent Cities Association (ICA) Board of
Directors: Press Release
Contact Me: I♥MB©
How am I doing (or suggestions/ideas)? Email me at: wPowell@CityMB.info.
I am here to represent you! Please contact me anytime you have a concern.
Also, please contact me if you would like me to attend your community event.
You can also email the entire City Council at: CityCouncil@CityMB.info
and/or our City Manager at: CM@CityMB.info.
Photo & Video Gallery – Click here
Guest on Local Edition KABC 7 TV News Interview Meeting with L.A. County
TWC Headline News Supervisor Don Knabe
Manhattan Beach In The News ≈ See newspaper articles/photos below: