1. When and where does the MBTC meet? What happens at these meetings?
The meetings are held in the Community Room at Belmont Park (near The Plunge) on
the second Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7:00 PM. The meetings are free and open to the public. For 2008, each
meeting will cover a specific area of concern including: Recyling, Neighborhood Watch, Summer Police Plans, Clean Court Contest,
Trash Drive and Good Neighbor Policy. Our elected officials have representatives present as does the San Diego Police Department
so we are able to share information and address specific concerns.
2. What exactly does the MBTC do? What type of people are members?
The Mission Beach Town Council has over 300 members. The board and the active members
are working hard, along with elected officials to make Mission Beach a better and safer place. Current projects include improved
lighting, security cameras, addressing crime and identity theft (scavenging) issues, and recyling. Other issues addressed
include oversize vehicle parking and timely replacement of burned out street lighting.
Members include: families who want
a safe and clean place to raise their children; retirees who want to make Mission Beach a better place; businesses who want
to give back to the community; students who want to be more involved and make a difference; new residents who are curious
about how things work; and longtime Mission Beach locals who care deeply about preserving our piece of paradise.
3. How much does it cost to join? Are there any discounts for students? Families?
Single Membership is $20.00
Family Membership is $25.00
Business Membership is $30.00
Civic/Service Organization Membership is $25.00
4. Do I have to live in Mission Beach to join?
The membership rules, from the Bylaws, read as follows:
SECTION 1. The general membership of Council shall be open to any person who is at least eighteen (18) years of
age and is a private resident, property owner, business owner/operator, or civic and service organization in the Mission Beach
community of the City of San Diego.
5. Why should I join?
If you have ever seen something in Mission Beach and said to yourself, "Someone
ought to do something about that," or "This really bothers me about the beach area" and want to see positive changes happen
sooner rather than later then we need you. Even if you just want to support those who are active in making improvements in
the community, we need you. Your membership matters. If you are new to the area and want to meet the movers and shakers of
Mission Beach you should join. If you care about your community, please join and if possible, attend a meeting or two and
become an agent for change.