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File #: 20-0100    Version: 1
Type: Info. Only - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 3/3/2020 Final action: 3/3/2020
Title: City Council Reorganization: a) Recognition of Outgoing Mayor Hersman b) Selection of Mayor c) Selection of Mayor Pro Tem APPROVE
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Liza Tamura, City Clerk
Martha Alvarez, Senior Deputy City Clerk

SUBJECT:Title
City Council Reorganization:
a) Recognition of Outgoing Mayor Hersman
b) Selection of Mayor
c) Selection of Mayor Pro Tem
APPROVE
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council recognize outgoing Mayor Hersman and proceed with the selection of the new Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are no fiscal implications associated with the recommended action.

BACKGROUND:
The City of Manhattan Beach is a General Law city incorporated under the laws of the State of California on December 2, 1912. The City has a "Council-Manager" form of government where the City Manager is appointed by the City Council and is the Chief Executive Officer of the municipal corporation. The City Council acts as the board of directors of the municipal corporation and meets in a public forum where citizens may participate in the governmental process. The Mayor serves as the chairperson of the City Council. The City Council consists of five members, elected at-large on a non-partisan basis, who serve staggered four-year terms, with a two consecutive term limit.

On September 1, 2015, the California State Legislature passed the California Voter Participation Rights Act, also known as, Senate Bill (SB) 415. This legislation prohibits a local government from holding an election on any date other than a statewide election date if doing so in the past has resulted in a significant decrease in voter turnout. SB 415 requires cities with insufficient voter turnout to either change their election dates to June or November of even years, or adopt a plan to consolidate its election with the statewide election, no later than the November 8, 2022, statewide general election.

At the October 18, 2016, City Council Meet...

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