Council Member Joe Franklin:

  • Current Council Member of Manhattan Beach elected Nov 2020
  • Current Mayor of Manhattan Beach, Jan 2024-Oct 2024
  • 13 Current and Former Mayor Bi-Partisan endorsements
  • Serves/d as Council Liaison for:

MBUSD Ad Hoc Committee

Finance Sub-Committee

Senior Advisory Committee

Art in Public Places Committee

Southbay Cities Council of Goverments (SBCCOG)

Los Angeles County Sanitation District

Los Angeles County City Selection Committee

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch

Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Association

Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Manhattan Beach Business & Professional Association

North Manhattan Beach Business Improvement District




  • STRONG, FULLY FUNDED, LOCALLY Controlled Police Department
  • STRONG prosecution of State Misdemeanors
  • STRONG, FULLY FUNDED LOCALLY Controlled Fire Department
  • STRONG Schools-City partnership
  • STRONG Homelessness Solutions and Enforcement
  • STRONG E-BIKE Enforcement
  • STRONG local zoning control
  • STRONG Opposition to Pot Shops in Manhattan Beach



  • Married 34 years to Nancy, father to Jimmy (32) and Taylor (31), grandfather to Maci (10), Caroline (7) and Liam (4)
  • Pacific School PTA

  • Worked on majority of MBUSD Bond Measures

  • Co-Creator of city-wide traffic and children's safety programs

  • Coached AYSO, MBLL, MBYB for 10 years

  • Management positions with AT&T, NEC Technologies, McGraw Hill

  • Big Brothers Volunteer