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Services and Activities Status At-A-Glance
|Services and activities||Status|
|EOC Status||Level 1|
|Police Emergency Response||Normal|
|Fire Emergency Response||Normal|
|Police Non-Emergency Response||Normal|
|Fire Non-Emergency Response||Normal|
|Parks and Recreation Programming||Temporarily Suspended|
|Retail Businesses||See list below|
|City Hall||Closed (Limited Service Operations)|
|Construction Activity||Normal (Inspections Ongoing)
Online Services Information
|Building Permits||Limited (Processing current permits but limited new permits)
Online Services Information
|Transportation (Beach Cities Transit)||Modified Services|
|Greenbelt (Veterans Parkway)||Open (with social distancing required)|
|Beaches/Strand||Open (with social distancing required, will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend)
|Bike Path||Open (with social distancing required, will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend)
|Beach Parking Lots (El Porto, Pier, and Bruce's Beach)||Open (with social distancing required, will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend)
|Meetings and Gatherings
||Prohibited (See Ordinance)|
|Outdoor Exercises||Individually (with social distancing required)|
|City Community Centers
(Joslyn Community Center, Manhattan Heights Park Community
Center, Marine Avenue Park Community Center, Live Oak Park Community Center)
|Open/Green Space at Parks||Open (with social distancing required)|
|Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden||Open (with social distancing required)|
|Playgrounds, Basketball Courts, Fitness Areas, Sand Dune at Parks
|Tennis Courts, Paddleball Courts, Pickleball Courts
||Open (with online reservation, social distancing and face coverings at check-in required)|
|Farmer's Market||Open (with social distancing and face coverings required)|
|Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD) Schools||Closed (Suspended Until Further Notice)|
Retail Business Closures
In compliance with Los Angeles County Public Health Orders and the City of Manhattan Beach's own ordinance, the following establishments within the City of Manhattan Beach will be temporarily closed to the public. The restrictions will be effective until the City's local emergency is no longer proclaimed.
|Establishment Type||Full Closure||Partial-Closure||No Closure|
|Bars, Lounges, and Nightclubs that DO NOT SERVE FOOD||X|
|Movie theaters and live performance venues||X|
|Bowling alleys and arcades||X|
|Gyms and fitness centers, and art, dance, music studios, cultural venues and facilities, and indoor recreational facilities and uses||X|
|All restaurants (or bars, lounges or nightclubs that serve food)||
Barbershops and Hair Salons
|Nail Salons and Massage establishments that do not provide medical care||X|
There is no shortage of food or interruption of our food supply
|Cafeterias within hospitals, nursing homes and similar facilities||X|
The City is encouraging its residents to still participate in City Council meetings by utilizing alternative options to keep the community safe and remain in compliance with state and county COVID-19 mandates.
Viewing City Council Meetings
- Live Stream
- Spectrum - channel 8
- Frontier – channel 35
Comment on City Council Agendas
The Community Development Department is offering limited services are available to the public during this time. Please note: due to limiting of non-essential City Staff, response times may be longer than usual.
- Available Permitting Services
- Code Enforcement: (310) 802-5518 or via email
- Customer Self Service Portal
Statewide Order Requires City Council to Lift Prohibition on Construction Activities
Manhattan Beach, CA (March 23, 2020) – Consistent with the Governor's revised order and California FAQ’s responses regarding essential work during the stay at home orders issued over the weekend, the City Council has lifted the prohibition on construction activities, effective immediately. Read more...download the Statewide Order Requires City Council to Lift Prohibition on Construction Activities (PDF) press release.
There are several online options to pay your bills, tickets or licenses.
Extension of Annual City Business License Tax Submittals and Postponement of New User Fees
Manhattan Beach, CA (March 18, 2020) – Recognizing the economic impact that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will have on our local businesses, the City Council has extended the deadline for Annual Business License Tax Submittals to June 30, 2020. Additionally, the City Council postponed the activation of new user fees (Community Development Related and others) until July 1, 2020. Read more...download to the Extension of Annual City Business License Tax Submittals and Postponement of New User Fees (PDF) for more information
The health and safety of our community remains top priority. Due to COVID-19, all programming, parks, picnic pads, recreation and athletic facilities/courts/fields and playgrounds are CLOSED. Furthermore, to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, all gatherings are prohibited until further notice. Follow the Parks and Recreation Department on social media for tips on how to stay active and recreate from the comfort of your own home.
- Older Adults
- The City has established a dedicated phone number for older adults who may need assistance during the coronavirus pandemic: (310) 802-5010
- Dedicated grocery shopping hours have been established at local store for older adults. Visit the Older Adults webpage for more information.
- AARP Tax Aid Program: Call 1-888-227-7669 for alternative tax filing options
- City Coordinates Resource Delivery for Older Adults through Community Partnerships (PDF)
- Still operational for riders who require medication, doctors’ visits, and necessary medical care.
- (310) 545-3500
- Reservation Cancellations/Refunds
- All classes scheduled to begin in April will be cancelled and participants will be issued a refund in 7 to 10 business days.
- All park reservations through the end of April will be cancelled and customers will receive a full refund. No new reservations will be accepted at this time.
City Closes Beach Parking Lots
Manhattan Beach, CA (March 24, 2020) – To protect the health and safety of the Manhattan Beach community, the City has closed all beach parking lots located at El Porto, Bruce’s Beach, and the Manhattan Beach Pier. Residents of Manhattan Beach who hold valid and current residential parking permits for the relevant lots will be permitted to park. Read more...download the City Closes Beach Parking Lots (PDF) press release.
City Coordinates Resource Delivery for Older Adults through Community Partnerships
Manhattan Beach, CA (March 23, 2020) – Utilizing various community partnerships, the City of Manhattan Beach has coordinated a resource delivery program that serves older adults that need assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Older adults can now call the City’s Older Adult hotline at 310-802-5010 and coordinate meals, transportation, medication, groceries, or other essential items from community and City employee volunteers. Read more...download the City Coordinates Resource Delivery for Older Adults through Community Partnerships (PDF) press release.
City Closes Pier, Parks, Fields and Other Recreation Facilities and Implores Community to Follow Social Distancing Protocols
Manhattan Beach, CA (March 19, 2020) – The City is closing all parks, fields, sports courts, exercise equipment, and other recreational facilities effective immediately. The iconic Manhattan Beach Pier is also being closed. These steps are being taken to reduce the possibility of the spread of COVID-19. Read more...download the City Closes Pier, Parks, Fields and Other Recreation Facilities and Implores Community to Follow Social Distancing Protocol (PDF) press release for more information.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of all public infrastructure and public right-of-way. Divisions include: Engineering, Maintenance and Utilities. Public Works is committed to providing the highest level of service possible for the Manhattan Beach Community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, certain services may be limited or unavailable.
Not available to rent at this time
- Trash Collection
- No interruption in service.
- Contact Waste Management for inquiries or issues: (310) 830-7100
- Sand Bags
- Available outside the City Yard gates (3621 Bell Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266)
- Available at both fire stations
- Fire Station 1: 400 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
- Fire Station 2: 1400 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
- Street Sweeping
- No interruption in service.
- Contact Athens for inquiries or issues: (888) 336-6100
- Street sweeping citations are suspended until further notice
The City is closely monitoring updates about the coronavirus from a variety of sources. Information regarding the coronavirus is changing frequently. For accurate and up to date information about COVID-19, please visit DPH's website, the City's website, sign up for eNotifications and Nixle public safety alerts, and follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, and Instagram.
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is working closely with the Los Angeles Department of Public Heath (DPH) as well as other City, County, and Federal Partners to implement a COVID-19 response for unsheltered neighbors.
LAHSA is refocusing the work of their outreach teams to support the COVID-19 response on the streets. This includes distributing information on COVID-19, supporting linkages to health providers, and distributing supplies.
For more information regarding DPH and LAHSA’s Guidance for People Experiencing Homelessness, please download the Guidance for People Experiencing Homelessness FAQ (PDF).
LA-HOP is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness in LA County with outreach services.
The following City Events and Special Events with Manhattan Beach city limits have been cancelled or postponed (subject to change).
- Annual Robinson PTSA Family Fun Run
- Community Meeting on Homelessness Partnership
- Senior and Scout House Community Center Gala
- Police Department Town Hall Meeting
- Prop 218 Solid Waste Hauling Community Meeting
- Volunteer Appreciation Event
- Richstone Pier to Pier
- Older Adult Health Fair
- Family Camp Out
- Farmers Market
- All Parks and Recreation Department classes through April 2020
- All facility and park reservations through April 2020. No new reservations are being accepted.
- Art Exhibition through April 2020