A board or commission is a body officially appointed and empowered to perform certain acts or assume certain jurisdictions of a public nature.  The name "board" or "commission" has the same weight - it appears to be merely Manhattan Beach tradition whether a body was established as a board or commission.  Boards and commissions have a permanent nature as opposed to a committee, which may be established for some specific and perhaps temporary purpose.

All members of boards or commissions shall be registered voters and residents of the City of Manhattan Beach.  Commissioners and Board Members are appointed by City Council Members, with the exception of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District nominee and is subject to ratification by the City Council.  Terms are for three-years with a two-term limit, with the exception of student representatives and the Los Angeles County West Vector Control Board Trustee nominee.  Notices of Vacancy are posted at City Hall and the City’s website as Board or Commission vacancies occur.  City Clerk staff is available to answer questions you may have regarding the boards and commissions. You may contact the City Clerk's Office at (310) 802-5056.

To be considered for a board or commission seat, you must be a resident of Manhattan Beach and a registered voter.  Boards and Commissions applications are available for pick-up at City Hall or online here. A complete Boards and Commission application must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office via e-mail, fax (310) 802-5051, or by mail or in person to City Hall located at:

Office of the City Clerk
1400 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (310) 802-5056 or view the City's Boards and Commissions Handbook.

Below is a list of all the Boards and Commissions for the City of Manhattan Beach. Please click on the individual link for each Board or Commission for more detailed information.

Boards and Commissions Application

Boards and Commissions 

Planning Commission

Board of Building Appeals

Cultural Arts Commission

Library Commission 

Parks and Recreation Commission

Parking and Public Improvements Commission

Los Angeles County West Vector Control Board Trustee


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