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Name not available inside City Limits January 26, 2020, 3:47 PM

If you were on the City Council, how would you spend a budget dollar in the City’s General Fund? You've got one dollar to 'spend,' on essential City services. Allocate 100 green dots with each dot representing one cent, that reflects how you would budget City resources.
Police and Fire Services (51), Parks and Recreation (18), General Administration & Support Services (Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology) (8), Community Development (10), Street Maintenance and Facilities (Maintenance Only – Capital Outlay paid from other Funding Sources) (5), Public Works Administration & Engineering (Management and Oversight of Operations and Capital Projects) (8)


If additional General Fund dollars become available, please rank your priorities for how the money should be allocated to current operational priorities. To see more detailed information on each priority, please click on the priority name.
Police – Patrol , Fire – Operations , Recreation Programs – Sports and Aquatics


Although these infrastructure priorities often have dedicated funding sources described above, community input is essential to align City resources with community preferences. Please rate the following infrastructure priorities on a scale of “1-Low Importance” to “5-High Importance”:



If other funding becomes available, please prioritize your choice for the facility you think is most in need of significant updating, remodeling and/or replacement:
Begg Pool, Joslyn Community Center, Manhattan Beach Arts Center

Name not available inside City Limits January 26, 2020, 10:13 AM

If you were on the City Council, how would you spend a budget dollar in the City’s General Fund? You've got one dollar to 'spend,' on essential City services. Allocate 100 green dots with each dot representing one cent, that reflects how you would budget City resources.
Police and Fire Services (56), Parks and Recreation (12), General Administration & Support Services (Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology) (11), Community Development (6), Street Maintenance and Facilities (Maintenance Only – Capital Outlay paid from other Funding Sources) (5), Public Works Administration & Engineering (Management and Oversight of Operations and Capital Projects) (10)


If additional General Fund dollars become available, please rank your priorities for how the money should be allocated to current operational priorities. To see more detailed information on each priority, please click on the priority name.
Public Works – Administration & Engineering for Maintenance and Infrastructure Projects , Community Development – Planning/Zoning


Although these infrastructure priorities often have dedicated funding sources described above, community input is essential to align City resources with community preferences. Please rate the following infrastructure priorities on a scale of “1-Low Importance” to “5-High Importance”:



If other funding becomes available, please prioritize your choice for the facility you think is most in need of significant updating, remodeling and/or replacement:
Begg Pool, Manhattan Heights Community Center, Joslyn Community Center, Manhattan Beach Historical Red House at Polliwog Park, Fire Station #2, Civic Center Plaza , Manhattan Beach Arts Center


Do you have any other comments on the City’s Budget or other priorities not listed in this survey?
Please consider improving the cement/foundation of the softball field fence on the Begg field. It is in very bad shape.

Name not available inside City Limits January 25, 2020, 11:33 PM

If you were on the City Council, how would you spend a budget dollar in the City’s General Fund? You've got one dollar to 'spend,' on essential City services. Allocate 100 green dots with each dot representing one cent, that reflects how you would budget City resources.
Police and Fire Services (3), Parks and Recreation (2), General Administration & Support Services (Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology) (4), Community Development (1), Street Maintenance and Facilities (Maintenance Only – Capital Outlay paid from other Funding Sources) (1), Public Works Administration & Engineering (Management and Oversight of Operations and Capital Projects) (2)


If additional General Fund dollars become available, please rank your priorities for how the money should be allocated to current operational priorities. To see more detailed information on each priority, please click on the priority name.
General Administration and Support Services – Management, Finance, HR, IT , Public Works – Administration & Engineering for Maintenance and Infrastructure Projects , Fire – Prevention , Community Development – Planning/Zoning , Fire – Operations


Although these infrastructure priorities often have dedicated funding sources described above, community input is essential to align City resources with community preferences. Please rate the following infrastructure priorities on a scale of “1-Low Importance” to “5-High Importance”:



If other funding becomes available, please prioritize your choice for the facility you think is most in need of significant updating, remodeling and/or replacement:
Manhattan Beach Historical Red House at Polliwog Park


Do you have any other comments on the City’s Budget or other priorities not listed in this survey?
What I find to be the most significant hurdle with civic engagement, especially for younger people, is the lack in understanding in combination with the slow nature of government which naturally loses interest. Since we cannot significantly speed up the process from citizen response government action, we must increase the availability and/or detail of information that can decrease the gap of American civic engagement compared to other areas of the world, such as Europe. Of course, I don't have the answers, because if I did then surely someone would have had those ideas before, implemented them, and we wouldn't be discussing this. Regardless, this survey provides great information on what certain services do, but if one wants informed opinions, at least on the first section, I'd prefer more information on how each portion of the budget is used. Seeing 58% of the budget used for Police and Fire Services technically does make me feel safer as a citizen, but 58% is a difficult percentage to consider when you only have four words to go by. In totality, I really admire the work put into this survey.

Name not available inside City Limits January 25, 2020, 1:40 PM

If you were on the City Council, how would you spend a budget dollar in the City’s General Fund? You've got one dollar to 'spend,' on essential City services. Allocate 100 green dots with each dot representing one cent, that reflects how you would budget City resources.
Police and Fire Services (41), Parks and Recreation (19), General Administration & Support Services (Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology) (18), Community Development (8), Street Maintenance and Facilities (Maintenance Only – Capital Outlay paid from other Funding Sources) (7), Public Works Administration & Engineering (Management and Oversight of Operations and Capital Projects) (7)


If additional General Fund dollars become available, please rank your priorities for how the money should be allocated to current operational priorities. To see more detailed information on each priority, please click on the priority name.
Police – Patrol


Although these infrastructure priorities often have dedicated funding sources described above, community input is essential to align City resources with community preferences. Please rate the following infrastructure priorities on a scale of “1-Low Importance” to “5-High Importance”:



If other funding becomes available, please prioritize your choice for the facility you think is most in need of significant updating, remodeling and/or replacement:
Begg Pool, Joslyn Community Center

Name not available inside City Limits January 24, 2020, 8:59 PM

If you were on the City Council, how would you spend a budget dollar in the City’s General Fund? You've got one dollar to 'spend,' on essential City services. Allocate 100 green dots with each dot representing one cent, that reflects how you would budget City resources.
Police and Fire Services (15), Parks and Recreation (2), General Administration & Support Services (Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology) (1), Community Development (4), Street Maintenance and Facilities (Maintenance Only – Capital Outlay paid from other Funding Sources) (10), Public Works Administration & Engineering (Management and Oversight of Operations and Capital Projects) (8)


If additional General Fund dollars become available, please rank your priorities for how the money should be allocated to current operational priorities. To see more detailed information on each priority, please click on the priority name.
Police – Patrol , Fire – Emergency Medical Services , Police – Community Affairs , Public Works – Administration & Engineering for Maintenance and Infrastructure Projects , Public Works – Street Maintenance and Facilities, Police – Investigations , Fire – Prevention , Community Development – Planning/Zoning , Police – Traffic Safety and Parking Enforcement


Although these infrastructure priorities often have dedicated funding sources described above, community input is essential to align City resources with community preferences. Please rate the following infrastructure priorities on a scale of “1-Low Importance” to “5-High Importance”:



If other funding becomes available, please prioritize your choice for the facility you think is most in need of significant updating, remodeling and/or replacement:
Fire Station #2

Name not available inside City Limits January 24, 2020, 5:04 PM

If you were on the City Council, how would you spend a budget dollar in the City’s General Fund? You've got one dollar to 'spend,' on essential City services. Allocate 100 green dots with each dot representing one cent, that reflects how you would budget City resources.
Police and Fire Services (5), Parks and Recreation (5)


If additional General Fund dollars become available, please rank your priorities for how the money should be allocated to current operational priorities. To see more detailed information on each priority, please click on the priority name.
Recreation Programs – Sports and Aquatics , Police – Patrol , Recreation Programs – Older Adults , Public Works – Street Maintenance and Facilities, Police – Investigations , Recreation Programs – Recreation Services , Police – Community Affairs , Community Development – Code Enforcement , Community Development – Traffic Engineering , Recreation Programs – Cultural Arts , Police – Traffic Safety and Parking Enforcement


Although these infrastructure priorities often have dedicated funding sources described above, community input is essential to align City resources with community preferences. Please rate the following infrastructure priorities on a scale of “1-Low Importance” to “5-High Importance”:


Name not shown inside City Limits January 24, 2020, 3:38 PM

If you were on the City Council, how would you spend a budget dollar in the City’s General Fund? You've got one dollar to 'spend,' on essential City services. Allocate 100 green dots with each dot representing one cent, that reflects how you would budget City resources.
Police and Fire Services (60), Parks and Recreation (15), General Administration & Support Services (Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology) (11), Community Development (3), Street Maintenance and Facilities (Maintenance Only – Capital Outlay paid from other Funding Sources) (6), Public Works Administration & Engineering (Management and Oversight of Operations and Capital Projects) (5)


If additional General Fund dollars become available, please rank your priorities for how the money should be allocated to current operational priorities. To see more detailed information on each priority, please click on the priority name.
Police – Patrol , Police – Investigations , Fire – Support Services , Recreation Programs – Cultural Arts , Fire – Emergency Medical Services , Recreation Programs – Recreation Services , Fire – Operations , Police – Traffic Safety and Parking Enforcement , Police – Technical Support Services , Public Works – Street Maintenance and Facilities, Fire – Prevention , Recreation Programs – Sports and Aquatics , Community Development – Planning/Zoning , Police – Community Affairs , Recreation Programs – Older Adults , Community Development – Building , Community Development – Traffic Engineering , Community Development – Environmental Sustainability , General Administration and Support Services – Management, Finance, HR, IT , Community Development – Code Enforcement , Public Works – Administration & Engineering for Maintenance and Infrastructure Projects


Although these infrastructure priorities often have dedicated funding sources described above, community input is essential to align City resources with community preferences. Please rate the following infrastructure priorities on a scale of “1-Low Importance” to “5-High Importance”:



If other funding becomes available, please prioritize your choice for the facility you think is most in need of significant updating, remodeling and/or replacement:
Fire Station #2, Joslyn Community Center, Manhattan Beach Arts Center, Manhattan Beach Historical Red House at Polliwog Park, Civic Center Plaza , Manhattan Heights Community Center, Begg Pool


Do you have any other comments on the City’s Budget or other priorities not listed in this survey?
The ceramics programs could use additional funding. Currently the roof has a leak, the kilns capabilities/capacities could be increased given the number of students and young adults taking classes, and supplies such as wheel throwing bats, glazes, storage facilities for clay and just basic infrastructure currently depend upon the generosity of students taking classes. The studio is small, for the size of Manhattan BEach's community.

Name not shown inside City Limits January 24, 2020, 1:23 PM

If you were on the City Council, how would you spend a budget dollar in the City’s General Fund? You've got one dollar to 'spend,' on essential City services. Allocate 100 green dots with each dot representing one cent, that reflects how you would budget City resources.
Parks and Recreation (25), Community Development (25), Street Maintenance and Facilities (Maintenance Only – Capital Outlay paid from other Funding Sources) (50)


If additional General Fund dollars become available, please rank your priorities for how the money should be allocated to current operational priorities. To see more detailed information on each priority, please click on the priority name.
Fire – Emergency Medical Services , Public Works – Street Maintenance and Facilities, Recreation Programs – Older Adults , Community Development – Environmental Sustainability , Community Development – Traffic Engineering , Recreation Programs – Recreation Services , Police – Traffic Safety and Parking Enforcement , Police – Community Affairs , Community Development – Planning/Zoning , Community Development – Code Enforcement


Although these infrastructure priorities often have dedicated funding sources described above, community input is essential to align City resources with community preferences. Please rate the following infrastructure priorities on a scale of “1-Low Importance” to “5-High Importance”:



If other funding becomes available, please prioritize your choice for the facility you think is most in need of significant updating, remodeling and/or replacement:
Joslyn Community Center, Civic Center Plaza , Fire Station #2, Manhattan Beach Arts Center, Manhattan Beach Historical Red House at Polliwog Park, Manhattan Heights Community Center, Begg Pool


Do you have any other comments on the City’s Budget or other priorities not listed in this survey?
1) Synchronize Traffic lights on ALL major thorough fares.
2) Build 'TRAFFIC CIRCLE" (ROUND ABOUT) at Marine & Peck to slow down speeders driving down the hill.
3) Where possible, allow LEFT-TURN on green (NOT waiting for the green arrow)

Name not available inside City Limits January 24, 2020, 1:05 PM

If you were on the City Council, how would you spend a budget dollar in the City’s General Fund? You've got one dollar to 'spend,' on essential City services. Allocate 100 green dots with each dot representing one cent, that reflects how you would budget City resources.
Police and Fire Services (20), Parks and Recreation (25), General Administration & Support Services (Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology) (14), Community Development (13), Street Maintenance and Facilities (Maintenance Only – Capital Outlay paid from other Funding Sources) (15), Public Works Administration & Engineering (Management and Oversight of Operations and Capital Projects) (13)


If additional General Fund dollars become available, please rank your priorities for how the money should be allocated to current operational priorities. To see more detailed information on each priority, please click on the priority name.
Recreation Programs – Sports and Aquatics , Recreation Programs – Recreation Services , Community Development – Environmental Sustainability , Public Works – Street Maintenance and Facilities, Fire – Operations , Fire – Emergency Medical Services , Fire – Prevention , Police – Patrol , Community Development – Traffic Engineering , Public Works – Administration & Engineering for Maintenance and Infrastructure Projects , Community Development – Code Enforcement , Recreation Programs – Cultural Arts , Community Development – Building , Police – Traffic Safety and Parking Enforcement , Police – Investigations , Fire – Support Services , Police – Community Affairs , Police – Technical Support Services , Community Development – Planning/Zoning , General Administration and Support Services – Management, Finance, HR, IT , Recreation Programs – Older Adults


Although these infrastructure priorities often have dedicated funding sources described above, community input is essential to align City resources with community preferences. Please rate the following infrastructure priorities on a scale of “1-Low Importance” to “5-High Importance”:



If other funding becomes available, please prioritize your choice for the facility you think is most in need of significant updating, remodeling and/or replacement:
Begg Pool, Joslyn Community Center, Manhattan Heights Community Center, Fire Station #2, Manhattan Beach Arts Center, Civic Center Plaza , Manhattan Beach Historical Red House at Polliwog Park


Do you have any other comments on the City’s Budget or other priorities not listed in this survey?
We need a good community pool like El Segundo now has. Enough of the NIMBYism at Begg pool site and help the community as a whole. As a beach community, a pool is essential to meet the needs of all residents. Also, most our fields are abysmal.

Name not available inside City Limits January 24, 2020, 12:57 PM

If you were on the City Council, how would you spend a budget dollar in the City’s General Fund? You've got one dollar to 'spend,' on essential City services. Allocate 100 green dots with each dot representing one cent, that reflects how you would budget City resources.
Police and Fire Services (30), Parks and Recreation (20), General Administration & Support Services (Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology) (10), Community Development (10), Street Maintenance and Facilities (Maintenance Only – Capital Outlay paid from other Funding Sources) (20), Public Works Administration & Engineering (Management and Oversight of Operations and Capital Projects) (10)


If additional General Fund dollars become available, please rank your priorities for how the money should be allocated to current operational priorities. To see more detailed information on each priority, please click on the priority name.
Police – Patrol , Fire – Operations , Fire – Emergency Medical Services , Police – Investigations , Fire – Support Services , Fire – Prevention , Police – Technical Support Services , Recreation Programs – Sports and Aquatics , Public Works – Street Maintenance and Facilities, Community Development – Environmental Sustainability , Recreation Programs – Recreation Services , General Administration and Support Services – Management, Finance, HR, IT


Although these infrastructure priorities often have dedicated funding sources described above, community input is essential to align City resources with community preferences. Please rate the following infrastructure priorities on a scale of “1-Low Importance” to “5-High Importance”:



If other funding becomes available, please prioritize your choice for the facility you think is most in need of significant updating, remodeling and/or replacement:
Begg Pool, Fire Station #2


Do you have any other comments on the City’s Budget or other priorities not listed in this survey?
It is absurd that the City of MB is planning to spend nearly $1MM replacing street signs throughout the city, simply for a new logo and branding. That is a complete waste of money. Most of our street signs are in perfectly good condition, so please don't waste time and money changing them for aesthetics. Furthermore, the blue street signs in MB are iconic for our town. I hate that they will be replaced by boring white signs like everywhere else. The blue signs with the wave provide more branding than white signs with a small new logo. If some of the existing signs are in disprepair, or if MB needs additional signage, then fix those, but please do not replace our blue beloved street signs! The new logo can go plenty of other places, where it will be bigger and easier to see, for City branding.