The Manhattan Beach “BeachSide Patrol” is a private security force that patrols the quiet Manhattan Beach streets. At a cost of $400 a year residents can opt-in for its protective services. Resident usually call the patrol if they don’t feel it necessary to call 911.
After Manhattan Beach split into two groups, Beachside Patrols future was a question on everyone’s mind. Mainly because the Manhattan Beach Community Group founded the Beachside Patrol 38 years ago and it was unknown if the new MBNA members were going to continue to pay into Beachside. The other question was the if MBCG member Albert Hasson, who joined the MBNA, and the liaison to Beachside Patrol, would relinquish control. The MBNA ended up staying in Beachside Patrol, but the two groups must share Beachside Patrol.
The MBCG president Ira Zalchman, has asked the former MBCG board member Albert Hasson, for “written financial accounting” however, there has been no compliance by Mr. Hasson. Albert Hasson has been and still is the liaison to Beachside Patrol.
Mr. Hasson has been offered time to speak at the MBCG June meeting, but chose to resign from the MBCG. As an organization, Beachside is mandated to offer its services to every homeowner in Manhattan Beach, regardless of affiliation.
This is a battle between Hasson and Ira, not the merits of Beachside.
- Hasson Explaining Beachside Patrol [Youtube Video] (2:30 minutes in)