City Council Workshop 2016

The Manhattan Beach Mayor’s Youth Council
City Council Workshop


“Skateboard Park at Marine Park?”
Wednesday, April 20, 5:00 – 7:30pm
at Manhattan Beach City Council Chambers


This is our FINAL Manhattan Beach Mayor’s Youth Council Workshop of the 2015-2016 Session

  • All students will be participating in this workshop and will be given a role.
  • Parents are invited to watch and attend the Recognition Ceremony and Party.
  • Recognition Ceremony and Party will take place across the parking lot at the MB Community Room in the Police/Fire Building.

Each student has been given a role in this simulation. Students will be divided up into two teams. Students on Team #1 will have a mayor, city council members, park and rec director, audience members etc.. Team #2 will have the the same plus a few members of staff. Each team will have a resolution before them to vote on whether the city should move forward on applying for a grant to build a skateboard park at Marine Park in Manhattan Beach.  “City Council members” will be sitting in the actual chairs and asking questions of staff, and the audience members will be speaking for and against the resolution to persuade council. Those assigned to “audience members pro and con” play a key role in our simulation as their opinions will sway the City Council.

Here is the timeline for the Workshop:

5:00 – 5:30pm Dinner/Review Roles All students meet with Mayor
& other key MB City Staff
5:30 – 6:15pm Sim Session #1  MYC Team #1
6:15 – 7:00pm Sim Session #2 MYC Team #2
7:00 – 7:30pm Mayor/City Council Recognition Ceremony
7:30 – 8:00pm Party All

If you can’t make it on April 20th , 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 – Penny Bordokas, [email protected] or Kathy Winterhalder, [email protected].

2015-2016 Workshops & Events –

September 9 Wednesday New Student Orientation Workshop
September 21 Monday TEDxCosta  Planning
5:00 – 7:00pm
October 7 Wednesday Entrepreneur Workshop
November 4 Wednesday Science & Space Workshop
November 18 Wednesday TEDxCosta
Small Gym 12:26 – 1:23pm
December 2 Wednesday Medical & Health Workshop
January 6 Wednesday Law & Legal Workshop
January 13 Wednesday TEDxCosta
MPR 12:26 – 1:23pm
February 3 Wednesday Design & Architecture Workshop
March 2 Wednesday Entertainment & the Arts Workshop<
April 13 Wednesday TEDxCosta
MPR 12:26 – 1:23pm
April 20 Wednesday Mock City Council & Government

View previous sessions’ topics and select materials 2012-13 2013-14 2014-2015
View photos from the previous workshops.
View comments from previous class members.