Manhattan Beach Former Mayor Wayne Powell

Working for You – Passionately Serving Our Community! ➨ Iβ™₯MBΒ©

Welcome to my website! I am so excited to offer this service to the residents of Manhattan Beach. My goal as your (former) 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. Open communication and inclusive government is very important to me.

It is my sincere pleasure serving you and our wonderful Manhattan Beach community as a member of the City of Manhattan Beach Senior Advisory Committee, founding/current Board Director of the Manhattan Beach Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Beach Cities Health District Finance Committee, L.A. County Assessor Advisory Council, and as a longtime, dedicated volunteer for numerous Manhattan Beach community organizations and events.

Together we can make a positive difference!

Yours in service,

Wayne Powell

Former Two-Term Mayor/Councilmember

City of Manhattan Beach

My Profile: | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Blogspot | Flickr |πŸ“±πŸ’»

β€’ Terms of Office: March 17, 2009 to March 19, 2017; Re-Elected March 5, 2013 to April 4, 2017

β€’ 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.

β–ͺ️ Watch City Council meetings live and rebroadcast on Spectrum CableTV (Channel 8) and on Frontier TV (Channel 35).

β–ͺ️ City Council meetings are also webcast live (and web-archived/podcast for 24/7 viewing) on the internet at: Webcast.

β–ͺ️ Current and past City Council meeting Minutes and Agendas are available on the internet at: Minutes & Agendas.

β˜… Your presence and participation is welcomed and contributes to good city government! πŸ‘

Manhattan Beach Information & Resources:

➀ City Events Monthly Calendar

➀ MB City Services & Directory

➀ MB City Parks and Facilities

➀ MB eNews Mailing List Signup

➀ MB School District Information

➀ Community Organizations/Events

➀ Programs & Events for Older Adults

➀ Manhattan Beach (L.A. County) Library

➀ MBPD's Lost & Found Pets Webpage

➀ Earthquake Preparedness/Survival Info

➀ City Service & Public Records Requests

➀ Community News & Important Updates

➀ Metro Live Traffic & Transit Information

➀ MB Weather Conditions & 7-Day Forecast

➀ LAX Aircraft Noise & Overflight Complaints

➀ L.A. County Dept. of Beaches & Harbors

➀ L.A. County Public Health / COVID Info

➨ Note:
Live updates are posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and NextDoor.

Special Community Events:

➀ Mayor (ret.) Wayne Powell's Town Hall Meetings:

β€’ Earthquake/Disaster Preparedness - Info | Video πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

β€’ Shark Symposium - September 18, 2014 - Video πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

β€’ Meet The CityπŸ‘ - October 30, 2014 - Info | VideoπŸ‘ˆπŸ»

β€’ Ocean & Beach Safety - May 14, 2015 - Info | VideoπŸ‘ˆπŸ»

🏊 Manhattan Beach Pier Rescue Demo - VideoπŸ‘ˆπŸ»

➀ My Community Interactive Forum - June 26, 2018: Click here.πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

β˜… 'Powell to the People' πŸŽ™ Weekly Radio Show ➨ Mondays, 1-2 pm: Listen πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

My Mayoral Theme: Honoring the many outstanding people, places and organizations that make Manhattan Beach the community we all love! Iβ™₯MBΒ© β˜… Beach Reporter

Mayor's Walk 'n Talk: Walk along the scenic Strand and talk! - Beach Reporter

β€’ First Mondays – Meets at Peet's Coffee (328 Manhattan Beach Blvd)

β€’ Third Mondays – Meets at North End Cafe (3421 Highland Avenue)

Mayor's "Why Iβ™₯MB" Art Contest/Exhibition:
For information - Click here. The theme is "What I Love About Manhattan Beach" (paintings, drawings and photos).

Mayor's Highlights:

➀ State of the City Messages – 2012 | 2014

β˜… 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

β˜… Mayor Powell received the United States Conference of Mayors award: YouTube

β˜… Mayor Powell received the Wyland Foundation National Mayor's award.

β˜… Balanced budgets were maintained with no tax increases and no new taxes. City's AAA credit rating was affirmed (highest rating; only 1 of 2 California cities to achieve this rating). Curtailed wasteful spending.

β˜… Strongly supports our firefighters & paramedics, police, schools, seniors and youth programs. A longtime, dedicated community volunteer (see Profile page).

β˜… Worked vigorously to obtain pension reform to control unsustainable costs.

β˜… Mayor Powell's initative to extend the smoking ban to include The Strand and the Greenbelt/Veterans Parkway was approved by the City Council: Beach Reporter

β˜… Initiated the Mayor's Town Hall Series ("Earthquake Safety/Preparedness" and "Meet Your City" Participatory Government public forums): View Video

β˜… 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 my 'CBS This Morning' network TV show interview: CBS News πŸ–₯

β˜… Led the successful fight to eliminate a blighted vacant lot that was an eyesore for many years: Easy Reader | Beach Reporter

β˜… Facilitated the tarball cleanup and prosecution of a major oil pipeline company: Beach Reporter | Daily Breeze

β˜… 'I Love MB' is proclaimed Manhattan Beach's Official Song: Beach Reporter πŸ“° Video of song: YouTube πŸ“Ί Song Lyrics: Beach Reporter 🎼

β˜… Mayor Powell demands LAX and FAA stop unsafe flights over MB: Beach Reporter
β˜… Mayor Powell presides over our city's outstanding Centennial Parade.

β˜… Mayor Powell was nominated for appointment to the California Coastal Commission by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors: Beach Reporter

β˜… Mayor Powell was elected to the Independent Cities Association (ICA) Board of Directors: Press Release

β˜… Mayor Powell was elected Chair of the L.A. County Beach Commission: Press Release 🌊

β˜… Mayor Powell met President Obama at the White House for a non-partisan meeting to represent Manhattan Beach: Beach Reporter | Photos πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

β˜… My 'Drone Safety and Privacy' Ordinance was unanimously adopted: Daily Breeze | Beach Reporter | Easy Reader

β˜… My 'Free Public WiFi in MB Parks' Initiative was unanimously adopted: Free WiFi

β˜… My ordinance to get blighted and unsafe abandoned properties abated and rehabilitated was unanimously adopted: Beach Reporter | Daily Breeze | KFI AM 640

β˜… Voted against closing City Hall on alternating Fridays and against unnecessary, costly consultant contracts and other wasteful spending: Beach Reporter

β˜… My Campaign Finance Disclosure Initiative was unanimously adopted: Beach Reporter

Contact Info:

Always feel free to contact me: Email me. πŸ“§

Email the Manhattan Beach City Council at:

Email the MB City Manager – Bruce Moe at:

In The News:

Headline News TV Interview πŸ‘ˆπŸ» Open & Inclusive Government

☞ California Edition TV Interview πŸ‘ˆπŸ» Sharks in Manhattan Beach

☞ TWC Local Edition TV Interview πŸ‘ˆπŸ» White House Visit with President

☞ See newspaper and print articles (pdf files) attached below. πŸ—žπŸ“°