MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
April 21, 2022
Update on City Manager Recruitment
At their meeting on Monday, April 18, 2022, the City Council received an update from Human Resources Manager Seth Allingham on the City Manager recruitment process. Heather Renschler, President/CEO of Ralph Andersen & Associates has solicited feedback on desired qualifications and experience from Council, City staff and members of the community. We thank everyone that took the time to share their input. She has been working to develop a candidate profile and recruitment brochure, which we anticipate will be released by Monday, April 25 to kick off the 4 week recruitment period. Additional information can be found here.
Planning & Building News

Housing Element Update: April 28 Online Workshop #4
Join us at 6:30PM via Zoom to discuss Housing Policies and Programs. Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about the webinar.

1 Hamilton Open House: May 3, 2022 (in person at the Community Center)
An open house will be hosted at the Community Center starting at 6:30pm. At this meeting, community members will have the opportunity to provide input on various topics of interest, including: relocation of restrooms, parking, circulation, massing and much more! Please register for the event so staff can work to safely accommodate those interested in attending.
Road Closures and Traffic - How to Stay Up to Date
The City has several resources to help you stay in-the-know about road closures and traffic delays. Here are some things you can do today!
  • Bookmark this page: Road Closures and Traffic Webpage - This page provides a real-time traffic map, the latest news from the City's Public Works and the MVPD Twitter feed.
  • Sign up for email/text notifications: Visit our "Notify Me" page and follow the prompts to sign up for "Road Closure" News Flashes.
  • Follow us on Twitter: The following accounts post about traffic - follow them all! City of Mill Valley | Police | Public Works
  • Sign up for our East Blithedale Project eNewsletter: Click here to receive updates on the project every two weeks with the latest news, contact info, and more!
Watch the Fire Safe Marin Video: Why Adapting to Wildfire is a Must for Marin residents.
Adapting to Wildfire
There are plenty of reasons to adapt to wildfire in Marin County. What's your reason? Visit Fire Safe Marin to learn how to make your reason a reality.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Our MVPD officers will be enforcing distracted driving laws, so please put your phone away and "Just Drive." At 55 mph, a 4-second text takes your eyes off the road for the length of a football field! Distracted driving can be deadly.
And.... April is also Drug Take Back Month!
Every year, about two million people end up in the hospital due to drug-related injuries, including medication errors, adverse drug reactions, and overdoses. To properly dispose of your prescriptions, either drop off or mail back your unwanted or expired medications. Find locations and more info here.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion News
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. Read the April 2022 DEI Update | Visit our DEI homepage |Resource Page | List of Tangible Actions.
Arts & Recreation News
Earth 2050: Create a Better World - This Sunday!
1-5 pm at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto
Join us for a family-friendly day of art, activities, music, and talks geared to imagining and creating a better world: Sponsored by Green Change. Get your tickets for this FREE event.

Announcing our Active Adults (50+) Activity Pass - Mill Valley Recreation's NEW Active Adult Activity Pass includes weekly Social Bridge, Mah Jongg & Nifty Knitters. Passes are currently available at no cost through 2022. Find out more here!

Active Adults 50+ Art Exhibit Reception - May 3rd - Mill Valley Recreation's Active Adult 50+ Art Exhibit will be displayed at the Mill Valley Community Center during the month of May, with a special reception during the First Tuesday ArtWalk on May 3rd from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Come and see some amazing art!
Knitting Us Together - Knitting Us Together is back for 2022 by popular demand! This public art "urban knitting" project installation is planned for late August through October. All are welcome to participate. Find out how!

Comedy in the Plaza - June 16th - Save the date for Mill Valley Arts Commission's Comedy in the Plaza. Mark your calendars for this fun and FREE, event, featuring 3 headlining acts, on Thursday, June 16, at 6pm.
Sustainability News
Go Green and Enjoy Free Rides on April 23, 2022 
Marin Transit has joined forces with fellow North Bay bus operators to Celebrate Earth Day and welcome you back to transit. Get around Marin County and Sonoma County for FREE on Saturday, April 23. Hop on a Marin Transit bus, help keep the earth green and enjoy free unlimited rides on Marin Transit, Santa Rosa City Bus, Petaluma Transit and Sonoma County Transit.

Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, May 24th (1-5pm) in Mill Valley!
Take a Look and Ask Questions at the Electronic Vehicle & Bike Show at Mill Valley Middle School and join Green Change at the Community Center for family-friendly art, activities, music and talks geared to imagining and creating a better world. Free events.

Reusable Foodware Ordinance Heads to the Board of Supervisors
The Marin County Board of Supervisors plan to adopt the ordinance on May 10th. Once adopted, local towns and cities will consider similar ordinances to implement regulations within city limits. Details about the ordinance are available on the County's website at

Performing Stars, Marin Housing Authority, Clean MV & Many More Team for Earth Day Cleanup in Marin City – April 22-23
Join your neighbors and local community organizations this weekend for a Community-Wide Clean Up in Marin City on Friday, April 22 (10am-8pm) and Saturday, April 23 (10am-3pm). Learn more here.
Library News
The Friends of the Mill Valley Library Membership Drive: Join/Renew Today! 
Having raised more than $2.5 million dollars since their inception in 1967, our amazing Friends of the Library provided critical funding during the pandemic to support the Library’s Curbside Service and virtual programming. Your tax deductible membership will be matched through 4/30. Visit to join or renew your membership or support the Library by shopping the Online Bookstore.

For Kids: Pop-Up Storytime in the Park
Fridays starting April 22 | 10:15am (Weather permitting)
Join us this Friday at Boyle Park for a high-energy Pop-Up Storytime as we read books, sing songs, and have so much fun! Perfect for toddlers. Check our schedule for Mill Valley Library Pop-Up Storytimes through June 3rd at Hauke and Boyle Parks.
NEW Mill Valley & Marin City Commute Bus Service
Golden Gate Transit is pleased to announce a new pilot bus route - Route 114 will provide San Francisco Financial District commute service from Mill Valley and Marin City. This new Route 114 will operate Monday-Friday. Learn more about Route 114.
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