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Community Budget Social

Post Date:01/17/2018 9:55 AM

Download the press release - Residents Invited to Weigh in on City’s Financial Future at Community Budget Social (PDF)


Bruce Moe, Acting City Manager
City of Manhattan Beach
(310) 802-5053

Residents Invited to Weigh in on City’s Financial Future at Community Budget Social   

Manhattan Beach, CA (January 16, 2018) – Do you have 20/20 vision? Help the City of Manhattan Beach look into the future for its 2018-2020 Budget! The City of Manhattan Beach invites its residents to attend the Community Budget Social on Tuesday, January 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Joslyn Community Center. There will be a light dinner and the opportunity to learn more about the City’s upcoming two-year budget.

This social marks the beginning of Manhattan Beach’s two-year budget process and is the perfect time for the public to identify new priorities or needs that should be incorporated. At the Community Budget Social, residents are invited to “socialize” with City staff to learn more about how money is allocated within the City and identify where they would like to see more services. Each participant will have the opportunity to show whether they would like to “enhance,” “maintain,” or “reduce” the services provided. This information will be given to the City Council in order to help inform their decisions on the FY 2018-2020 budgets.

As in previous years, the City will use the Pillars of Success from the Manhattan Beach Strategic Plan to help shape the budget, which 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

Please RSVP to to attend. There will be a light dinner, and residents of all ages are invited. Those who are unable to attend can identify their priorities online by taking the City’s budget survey through Open City Hall. The meeting will also be broadcast online at, as well as on local government channels 8 (Spectrum) and 35 (Frontier).

To find out more about the City’s current and past budgets, visit or email

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