MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley

February 23, 2023

Vote Centers & Election Day Information!

We have a round-up of election info to answer some of your questions about the upcoming March 7 election:

  • Vote Centers - where are they and when do they open?
  • Who needs to vote in person?
  • Can I drop off my vote-by-mail ballot at a Vote Center?
  • Where can I find an Official Ballot Drop Box near me?
  • How do I track my ballot?

And more! Check out election information here.

City of Mill Valley and Community Members Experiencing Homelessness

Homelessness is an issue impacting many communities across the nation, and we share community concerns about the health and safety of our unhoused neighbors in Mill Valley. We want to assure you that the issue of homelessness in our community receives our full attention and we are actively working to assist those individuals that are currently experiencing homelessness.

Please click here to learn more about how we are navigating needs and finding compassionate solutions to this important issue.

Public Works News

Downtown Project - Phase III of the Downtown Project began this week! The project involves removing and replacing concrete sidewalks, installing ADA curb ramps, widening the median island at Lytton Square to improve the health of the existing redwood trees, widening the sidewalk on Miller Avenue, and paving of key streets. Learn more about the latest Downtown Project news here.

East Blithedale Project - Check out the latest on the roadway rehabilitation project here. Crews continue working on East Blithedale Avenue between Grove Avenue and Elm Avenue (near Park School) to make ongoing improvements with sanitary sewer, storm drainage, and concrete work, which involves replacing curb ramps, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveways.  Stay up to date by signing up for our eNewsletter here.

Planning & Building News

Feb. 28th Planning Commission Meeting to Discuss the Housing Element and DSEIR - On February 28, 2023 the Planning Commission will host a public hearing to collect comments on the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR), which evaluates the potential environmental impacts of implementing the goals, policies and programs contained in the Draft Housing Element. Please visit the Housing Element Update webpage and see the February 28 Planning Commission Agenda to learn more.

575 E. Blithedale - "Richardson Terrace" Appeal - On January 24, 2023, Mr. Robert Silvestri of Community Venture Partners, Inc. filed an appeal of the Planning Commission action to approve the mixed-use project referred to as “Richardson Terrace.” The appeal is scheduled for the March 6, 2023, City Council meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30pm at Mill Valley City Hall. Please visit the Meeting and Agenda Webpage to download meeting materials (available approximately one week prior).

Fire News

Storm Update - Heavy Rain And High Winds - The latest on the storm system impacting our region, including the Freeze Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 9 am Friday.

Storm Recap For Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - The Southern Marin Fire Protection District responded to approximately 31 calls for service (weather-related calls only) Tuesday, February 21st through Wednesday, February 22nd due to the recent high wind advisory.  Learn more about storm response.

Heating Your Home Safely - Did you know that home fires occur more in the winter months than any other time of the year? Follow these general heating tips to help prevent winter fires and to stay safe this winter season

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District is now hiring! We invite you to apply for a rewarding and satisfying career in public service. Join a public safety Special District that prides itself on being an integral part of the community. We are dedicated to protecting and providing for life safety, environmental protection and property conservation through education, hazard reduction and emergency response. Explore job opportunities here.

Ready, Set, Compost

You can reduce plastic bag use substantially (52 bags per year or more!) by diverting your food scraps (wet garbage) to the compost or green bin and skipping the plastic trash bag in the kitchen garbage can. You’d be surprised how well a single paper grocery bag can hold your trash once you have dry garbage. 

Not sure about what goes in your green bin? Check here to find out from the experts in your area:  Mill Valley Refuse and Tam Valley Community District

Security Camera Registration at MVPD

Join the Mill Valley Police Department by registering your security camera, with our Security Registration program. The program allows for officers to identify potential footage that can assist in their investigation. By doing so, it helps strengthen the partnership between the community and our police department. Learn more about the program and download and fill out the registration form.

Arts & Recreation News

Spring/Summer Registration Opens February 28th 

Register for Summer Camps, After School Enrichment, Youth & Adult classes and more beginning Tuesday, February 28th at 8:30am. Classes are viewable now! Check out what's available!

Spring Eggstravaganza: Save the Date! 

Mill Valley Recreation's Annual Spring Eggstravaganza will be held Saturday, March 25th from 9am-1pm.

Get more information on our website!

Active Adults 50+ Art Show - We are now accepting applications for our annual Active Adults 50+ Art Show which will be held during the month of May, 2023. Application deadline is Friday, April 7th at 5pm. Get more info and apply today!

Spring Fling Silent Disco! Project Awareness and Special Sports (PAASS) and Mill Valley Recreation are hosting our First Annual Silent Disco. This is a FREE sensory-friendly event were everyone comes together to dance and sing. Sunday, March 5th - 3-5:30pm.

Pre-registration is required. Register at

Don't Miss Our Teen Zone Pool Party - It's time for an epic pool party! Join our Teen Zone as we go swimming at our Aquatics & Fitness center: the water slide will be on, and the pool will be available exclusively to party goers. Pizza, snacks, and dessert will be served. Discounts for current Teen Zone members! Register today!

Call For Musical Artists -

The Mill Valley Arts Commission is currently calling local musicians to apply to be a part of the 2023 Concerts in the Plaza Series, which will be held on September 9th & 10th in the Depot Plaza. Application Deadline: March 15th

Learn more and apply today!

Library News

Naked Truth: Real. Stories. Live.

Friday, March 3rd, 7pm | Mill Valley Public Library

Celebrate the return of Naked Truth, our true, live storytelling program, with the amazing Josh Healey as emcee and an impressive lineup of storytellers including special guest Glynn Washington, producer of Snap Judgement, and audience favorite and stand-up comedian, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, and Harriett Jernigan. Audience members can drop their name in a hat to tell a one-minute story in the Lightning Round. Registration highly recommended. Click here to register and learn more.

Adults and high school students only. Wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests.

Friends of the Mill Valley Library Board Recruitment - The Friends of the Mill Valley Library are looking for community members that would be interested in serving on its board of directors. Board members attend monthly meetings and have designated areas of responsibility. Though all inquiries are welcome, there is an immediate need for someone to assume the management of The Friends’ membership functions (basic computer skills required, familiarity with basic database systems helpful). To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jim Derich, board president,

Special Sing & Stomp at Sweetwater Music Hall

Saturday, March 11th, 11am | Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Avenue

Join the Mill Valley Public Library for a special offsite Sing & Stomp performance at Sweetwater Music Hall featuring musician Emily Bonn and her band, the Sing & Stompers! This childrens' music and movement experience is perfect for all ages and families, and will feature high-energy bluegrass music, playful movement, and lots of fun. Registration required. Click here to register and learn more.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Update

The City of Mill Valley commits to act and encourage community action towards eliminating racial disparities, both inside government and in the community. The City Council has identified Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives as their top priority, and staff provides updates to the City Council and community on activities in Mill Valley and around Marin County on a regular basis.

Sign up to receive the City's DEI eNewsletter directly in your inbox! Visit our DEI homepage

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