Manhattan Beach Community Members Mark International Peace DaySep 22, 2021 10:01AM ● By Dig Mb Staff
Photo via Tracey Windes
Manhattan Beach Mayor Hildy Stern and other community members marked the International Day of Peace with a small ceremony outside City Hall on Tuesday.
Stern spoke briefly about the importance of achieving peace in the community. Also in attendance were Manhattan Beach City Manager Bruce Moe, and two Hermosa Beach City Council members.
The group assembled outside the peace pole, which was installed and dedicated at a small ceremony at the beginning of Stern's term as mayor on September 9.
Currently, the City Council has only approved for the peace pole to remain on display for one month, until October 9. At the time of its installation, some councilmembers objected to a permanent installation, noting that it had not received proper vetting from the Cultural Arts Commission as per city policy.
At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Stern requested for an agenda item to be placed on the next City Council meeting to extend the installation of the peace pole until the Cultural Arts Commission can review it. Stern said that the Cultural Arts Commission would expect to be able to review it by November.
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