City Council Simulation Workshop
Wednesday, April 18
5:00 – 7:30 pm
Police/Fire Community Conference Room
“Consider Amending the City of Manhattan Beach
Municipal Code to
Prohibit All Commercial Cannabis Activity
in the City
Allow Limited Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Consistent with State Law”
All students will be participating in this workshop and you have been assigned a role.
Please let us know if you cannot make this final session as we will need to fill your role ASAP.
The Mayor and City Leadership will work with you during the session and help guide the simulation. The City Leaders that are attending will be:
Mayor Amy Howorth
Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Napolitano
City Manager Bruce Moe
City Clerk Liza Tamura
Community Development Director Anne Macintosh
Manhattan Police Department Captain Tim Hageman
Timeline for the Workshop:
5:00 – 6:00 PM Dinner/Review Roles
All Students meet with the Mayor and other Key MB City Staff
7:30 – 8:00 PM Party
Parents are invited to watch and attend the Recognition Ceremony and Party.
Here is what is planned for the City Council Workshop and is expected of you:
Each student has been given a role in this simulation. Students will role play the Mayor, City Council, key City Staff and community representatives. The “mock” mayor and council members will be sitting in the elected official’s actual chairs and asking questions of staff, and MYC participants will serve as representatives of the community and will be speaking for and against two ordinances which will be considered surrounding commercial cannabis sales and indoor growing in the City.
Those assigned to “audience members pro and con” play a key role in our simulation. You need to form an opinion behind the pro or con role you will be assigned and be prepared to sway the City Council. Several City Leaders will be joining us for the session and we appreciate their support in this final event!
Please Review the two Ordinances that will be considered for your advance review and also the list of roles for this session.
Again, if you can’t make it on April 18th, it is important that you let us know ASAP. We possibly need to reassign your role to another student. It’s easiest if YOU (not your mom or dad) email us your regrets – Laurel Wright, laurel.wright@verizon.
2017-2018 Workshops & Events
|Sept. 6||Wednesday||New Student Orientation Workshop|
|Oct. 4||Wednesday||Entertainment Workshop|
|Nov. 1||Wednesday||Space & Technology Workshop|
|Dec. 6||Wednesday||Digital Media & Marketing Workshop|
|Jan. 17||Wednesday||Law & Legal Workshop|
|Feb. 7||Wednesday||Entrepreneurial Workshop|
|March 7||Wednesday||Design & Architecture Workshop|
|April 18||Wednesday||Mock City Council & Government|