Manhattan Beach
Residents Association

Welcome to the Manhattan Beach Residents Association Website

The Manhattan Beach Residents Association (MBRA) was formed over 20 years ago for the purpose of providing information and education to residents of Manhattan Beach. MBRA is an all-volunteer organization, working to preserve the residential character and quality of our unique neighborhoods, promote local businesses, support local schools, and increase broader participation in City government.

We have a new email address:

Latest Observer now available online...MBRA has, after a hiatus, resumed putting our newsletter, The Manhattan Beach Observer online at this website. To see the latest (May 2010) edition, click on the "Observer" icon to the left. A few (but by no means all) older editions are also there. This online service is in addition to the hardcopies. You may call (310) 379-3277 to order back issue hardcopies.

MBRA will be hosting a City Council Candidate Forum on February 10, from 6:30 to 8:00pm, in the City Hall Council Chambers. Come meet the candidates Amy Howorth, David Lesser, Viet Ngo and Kathleen Paralusz, and get their views on city-wide issues. This forum will be televised on local cable channels 8 and 35, and will be re-broadcast a various times prior to Election Day on March 8. Two City Council seats are to be filled. Your vote counts!!

Be involved in Your MBRA...The MBRA Board meets one day a month, usually on the first Monday of each month, at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of the Public Library. If you have a particular question or issue for the Board to address, email your name and any questions to, or call (310) 379-3277. If you'd like to attend a Board meeting, please let us know.