2017-2018 Workshops

City Council Simulation Workshop

Wednesday, April 18
5:00 – 7:30 pm

Police/Fire Community Conference Room
Manhattan Beach

“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

6:00 – 7:00 PM Simulation Session                 
7:00 – 7:30 PM Mayor/City Council Graduation Recognition Ceremony           

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.

MYC Mock CC meeting 2018



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.net and Penny Bordokas, penny@bordokas.com. See you on April 18th!

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

View previous sessions’ topics and select materials
View photos from the previous workshops.
View comments from previous class members.