City of Manhattan Beach

Beacon Participant Profile

Image of City of Manhattan Beach“Manhattan Beach has a long history of environmental sensitivity and activism, as a community and as a city government. In the coming months and years we will be taking these efforts to new levels as the City Council has made sustainability a priority goal. Over half of this year’s City Council work plan relates to green issues, and there will be plenty of opportunity for our local businesses and residents to be involved in taking action to protect our environment.” – City of Manhattan Beach Going Green Website

About Manhattan Beach

  • Incorporated: 1912
  • Population: 35,135 (2010) 
  • Location: 19 miles Southwest of Los Angeles on the South end of Santa Monica Bay
  • Elevation: 120 feet
  • Area: 3.88 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources



Case Story

City of Manhattan Beach – Involving the Public in Climate Change Action

Manhattan Beach established an Environmental Task Force composed of residents and city officials to develop recommendations to the City Council to address a range of environmental challenges, including the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Manhattan Beach makes it Possible for Residents to Dispose of Pharmaceuticals with Drop Box

Manhattan Beach makes it possible for residents to dispose of pharmaceuticals through a drop box system– and protect water quality and waste management services at the same time.


Manhattan Beach Takes Climate Action

The City of Manhattan Beach’s strategies to engage residents in climate action are detailed in a PowerPoint presentation that was given at the League of California Cities’ 2010 City Managers Department Meeting.