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 To protect the health and safety of the public during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, City Hall and other facilities are closed to the public until further notice. The City continues to provide services during this time and recommends using technological alternatives where possible. For more information related to City services during this emergency, please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page or call the City at (310) 802-5000.

Board of Building Appeals

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Established by ordinance, pursuant to provisions of the California Building Code, the Board of Building Appeals hears requests for interpretation of Code provisions, alternative materials and methods of construction. The composition of the 5-member board is mandated by the Municipal Code and meets on an as-needed basis.

Board of Building Appeals Members

Seat Member Original Term Appointment Current Term Expires
1. Mike Kling 6/1/11

5/31/14
5/31/17
5/31/20

5/31/23

2. Richard Ackerman 6/2/20 5/31/23
3. Margaret Napier 6/1/14

5/31/17
5/31/20

5/31/23

4. Thomas Freitag 11/21/17

5/31/17
5/31/20

5/31/23

5. Jim Yang 6/2/20 5/31/23
  • Commission meets as necessary in the City Hall Conference Room.
  • Staff Liaison: Carrie Tai, Community Development Director, (310) 802-5503. 
  • Members serve 3 year terms.  There is no maximum tenure.

Commission/Board Facts

  • Commissioners and boardmembers are volunteer positions and will serve without compensation.
  • With staff liaison approval, commissioners and boardmembers may be reimbursed for their reasonable and necessary costs and expenses incurred in connection with the performance of their duties.
  • Elected officials are not eligible to serve on any commission or board.
  • It is customary for commissioners and boardmembers to serve on one commission at a time. Should there be an insufficient amount of applicants for the Board of Building Appeals, Resolution No. 5702 authorizes the City Council to appoint qualified members of Boards and Commissions who are concurrently serving on the Board of Building Appeals, as well. 

Members shall be qualified by "experience and training" (per Resolution No. 5702)

City Council Meeting - Budget Study Session #3

The City of Manhattan Beach is pleased to announce the public meetings for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013-2014 Proposed Operating Budget.  Additionally, prior years' budget information can be found on the Finance Department's Budget page.

Staff provided an introduction to the fiscal year 2013-2014 operating budget at the City Council Meeting of May 7, 2013. As a continuation of that process, each department will present its budget at one of three budget study sessions. The schedule is as follows:

Study Session #2: Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00 PM (Closed Session at 4:30 PM)
Human Resources Department
Fire Department
Police Department

Agenda (PDF)     Agenda Packet (PDF)

Study Session #3: Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 PM
Community Development Department
Management Services Department
Finance Department

Agenda (PDF)     Agenda Packet (PDF)

Please note that Budget Study Sessions will not be broadcast, but will be recorded for later viewing, and the schedule is subject to change. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information on City Council meetings, check out the City Council Meetings and Agenda's page.

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