Parks and Recreation Commission

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Established by resolution, the Parks & Recreation Commission is responsible for the recreational needs of all citizens, and shall promote supervised public recreation within the City. Consists of seven (7) members: five (5) at large members, one (1) representative from Manhattan Beach Unified School District, and one (1) student representative, who meet on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:00 PM.

Parks and Recreation Commissioners

Seat Member Original Term
Appointment
Current Term Expires
1. Member At-Large Suzanne Karger 6/1/16

5/31/19

5/31/22

2. M.B. Unified School
District Nominee
Bruce Greenberg
7/5/17
5/31/20
3. Member At-Large Ken Weiner 6/1/17 5/31/20
4. Member At-Large Steven Nicholson 6/1/18 5/31/21
5. Older Adult Laurie McCarthy
6/1/19

5/31/21***

6. Member At-Large J.J. Turkmany, Jr. 6/1/16 5/31/19
5/31/22
7. Student Representative Genevieve Jackson
6/1/19 5/31/20

 

Email All Parks and Recreation Commission Members

  • Meets 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chambers.
  • Staff Liaison: Mark Leyman, Parks and Recreation Director, (310) 802-5403
  • Members serve 3 year terms. They may serve a maximum of two terms (6 years).
  • Seat 7, Mira High School Student, member serves a maximum of one year.

** Members appointed to fill a vacancy with less than 18 months remaining in the term are automatically reappointed to a three-year term without additional Council action.

*** If a vacant seat had 18 months or more remaining in its original term, the member would complete the original term and then be eligible for reappointment to one succeeding three-year term.

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Community Budget Priorities Meeting

For Fiscal Years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018

Community Budget Priorities Workshop Flyer

View Live Webcast Here!

All Manhattan Beach community members are invited to participate in a Budget Prioritization workshop for fiscal years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.

Learn about the City’s new biennial budget cycle and provide your input on top budget priorities for the next two fiscal years. City officials will share information about the decisions that go into developing the budget, various spending and revenue constraints, and the trade-offs that have to be made in funding services and programs.

Feedback provided by attendees will be used as a guide during the development of the two-year Budget as well as for long-range planning. Community input is essential for the Budget, and long-range fiscal planning, to reflect what the Manhattan Beach community wants to accomplish.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

During the 2015 budget cycle, nearly 150 residents and community members attended. Space is limited, so please RSVP soon to ensure your place! Sandwiches and light snacks will be provided. 

Questions can be sent directly to the City’s Budget Team at Budget@citymb.info.

As a background, the City will use its City-wide Strategic Plan, which is scheduled for discussion and possible adoption on January 5th, 2016, to ensure that budget decisions are made in line with the established pillars of success for the City. These pillars are:

  • Strong Governance that Values Meaningful Resident Engagement
  • Excellent City Services Provided by an Aligned and Committed Workforce
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Effective Physical Asset Management; and
  • Economic Vitality.

The final draft may be viewed here or by contacting the City Manager's office.

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