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Manhattan Beach is fortunate to have excellent Police, Fire and Paramedics. Public Safety is my TOP PRIORITY




Police Department -STRONG FUNDING for all CURRENT and FUTURE Police operations

Bruce's Beach- No to Restitution, Restoration and Reparations

Fire Department- STRONG FUNDING, KEEP IT LOCAL- I oppose outsourcing to LA COUNTY

Strong Schools- Maintain Council’s efforts to assist our exceptional schools

Fiscally Responsible City Government- Ensure our City’s services and strong financial future

Recovery from COVID- Support residents, small businesses, and schools

STOP SACRAMENTO ZONING OVERREACH- Extremely harmful to Single Family Residence neighborhoods

Strong Environmental Protection



  • 36-year resident
  • Extensive volunteer work with Schools, City, Youth Sports
  • Current, relevant skills and City Commission Experience to preserve and provide oversight for City’s Budget and Operations
  • Developed enterprise-wide distance learning solutions with large universities providing detailed analysis of client needs, budget and contracts
  • Leadership positions with AT&T, NEC Technologies, McGraw Hill




  • Bi-Partisan Mix of 7 Current and Former Mayor endorsements
  • Happily married 30 years, father of two Pacific, MBMS, Mira Costa grads, grandfather
  • Contributor and Volunteer for the ‘Thank You MBPD & MBFD’ sign drive delivering over 1,100 Signs around the city
  • Worked on majority of MBUSD Bond measures. Support strong City-MBUSD partnership
  • Pacific School PTA, School Site Council President
  • Co-Creator of city-wide traffic and children’s safety programs- "Do Stop/Don't Speed" and "Stranger Danger"
  • Coach of AYSO, MBLL, MBYB for 10 years
  • Current Commissioner, Parking and Public Improvements (PPIC)
  • City Council appointee to City-wide Advisory Committees including; Facilities Planning & Centennial Committee
  • Big Brothers Volunteer


Please vote Joe Franklin