Manhattan Beach Former Mayor Wayne Powell

Working for You – Passionately Serving Our Community!   ➨  I ♥️ MB ©

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), L.A. County Commissioner, 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 | X (Twitter) | Instagram | YouTube | Blogspot | Flickr |📱💻

 Terms of Office:  March 17, 2009 to April 4, 2017 (elected March 3, 2009; 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 Spectrum CableTV (Channel 8) and on Frontier 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 welcomed and contributes to good city government! 👍


Manhattan Beach Information & Resources:

  City Events Monthly Calendar 

  MB City Services & Directory

 MB City Parks and Facilities

  MB eNews Mailing List Signup

 MB School District Information

  Community Organizations/Events

  Programs & Events for Older Adults

  Manhattan Beach (L.A. County) Library

  MBPD's Lost & Found Pets Webpage

  Earthquake Preparedness/Survival Info        

  City Service & Public Records Requests

  Community News & Important Updates

  Metro Live Traffic & Transit Information

  MB Weather Conditions & 7-Day Forecast

  LAX Aircraft Noise & Overflight Complaints

  L.A. County Dept. of Beaches & Harbors

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

Special Community Events

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

       •  Earthquake/Disaster Preparedness - Info | Video 👈🏻  

       •  Shark Symposium - September 18, 2014 - Video 👈🏻  

       •  Meet The City👍 - October 30, 2014 - Info | Video👈🏻 

       •  Ocean & Beach Safety - May 14, 2015 - Info | Video👈🏻 

        🏊  Manhattan Beach Pier Rescue Demo - Video👈🏻 

➤  My Community Interactive Forum - June 26, 2018: Click here.👈🏻

  'Powell to the People' 🎙 Weekly Radio Show  Mondays, 1-2 pm: Listen 👈🏻

My Mayoral Theme:   Honoring the many outstanding people, places and organizations that make Manhattan Beach the community we all love!   I♥MB©     ★  Beach Reporter

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

•  First Mondays – Meets at Peet's Coffee (328 Manhattan Beach Blvd) .

•  Third Mondays – Meets at North End Cafe (3421 Highland Avenue) .

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

Mayor's Highlights:  

 ➤ State of the City Messages – 2012 | 2014 

   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 received the United States Conference of Mayors award: YouTube

  Mayor Powell received the Wyland Foundation National Mayor's award.

  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.

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

  Worked vigorously to obtain pension reform to control unsustainable costs.

  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

  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 my 'CBS This Morning' network TV show interview: CBS News 🖥 

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

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

  'I Love MB' is proclaimed Manhattan Beach's Official Song: Beach Reporter  📰    Video of song: YouTube  📺      Song Lyrics: Beach Reporter  🎼 

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

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

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

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

★  Mayor Powell met President Obama at the White House for a non-partisan meeting to represent Manhattan Beach: Beach Reporter | Photos  🇺🇸 

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

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

 My ordinance to get blighted and unsafe abandoned properties abated and rehabilitated was unanimously adopted: Beach Reporter | Daily Breeze     

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

 My Campaign Finance Disclosure Initiative was unanimously adopted: Beach Reporter 

Contact Info:

Always feel free to contact me: Email me. 📧

Email the Manhattan Beach City Council at:

Email the Manhattan Beach City Manager at:

In The News:

Headline News TV Interview 👈🏻 Open & Inclusive Government

California Edition TV Interview 👈🏻 Sharks in Manhattan Beach

TWC Local Edition TV Interview 👈🏻 White House Visit with President

☞ See newspaper and print articles (pdf files) 🗞📰  Click here