:  Manhattan Beach City Councilmember Wayne Powell  :   
   
        
             I MB               To each a great Manhattan Beach!
   

 
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,
Wayne Powell                                     
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
 
       Councilmember Powell's Profile:  Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter | More ... 
 
          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.
  
       ~~  Hard Facts About Hard Water - Some Tips: Click here.
 
       ~~  MB Weather Conditions & 7-Day Forecast: Click here.
 
       ~~  Updated Info On Our New County Library: Click here.
 
       ~~  L.A. County Dept. of Beaches & Harbors: Click here.

       Note: Live updates are posted on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  
      Special Community Events: 
      
       ~~  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!   IMB© 
 
       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 IMB" 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.
 
        ★  Mayor Powell accepts Wyland Foundation's National Mayor's award:  
 
        ★  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:  IMB© 
 
      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 
 
 
     
                    ~~~~~~~ Magnificent Manhattan Beach -- the city we all love! ~~~~~~~
 

    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:

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