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September 19, 2019
Councilmember Jessica Jackson Announces Resignation from Mill Valley City Council
Councilmember Jessica Jackson announced this week her resignation from the Mill Valley City Council, effective October 8, 2019.
Councilmember Jackson was first elected to the Mill Valley City Council in 2013, serving as Mayor in 2017. Her announcement was necessitated by a new job which requires her relocation to Washington D.C., making her unable to serve the remaining two years of her second term (which expires March, 2022). Learn more.
Vegetation Management Ordinance Update and New Advisory Committee
At their meeting on Monday, September 16, 2019, the City Council voted unanimously to conduct a Second Reading adopting the  Amended Ordinance.  Recognizing the community's interest in the topic, Mayor Jim Wickham introduced the members of a newly formed ad-hoc advisory committee to provide input and recommendations regarding the implementation of the Vegetation Management Ordinance. Learn more.
Successful Deployment and Demonstration of New LRAD Emergency Sirens
On September 7, 2019, the City held a well-attended ribbon cutting event to celebrate the deployment of the new Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD). Mill Valley residents were joined by City officials, the Emergency Preparedness Commission, and the Fire and Police Departments. Mill Valley is the first City in California to implement this land-based alert system that is satellite-based with battery backup, resulting in a device that will work regardless of power outages or cell tower outages. Learn more.

HELP US ASSESS THE NEW LRAD SYSTEM
Were you in Mill Valley on Saturday, September 7 around noon? Did you hear the new sirens? Yes or no, we'd like to hear from you. Click here to take a quick survey.
How Do I Sign Up For Public Safety Alerts?
Public Safety Alerts are like Swiss Cheese - None of them are without holes. But if you opt in or are aware of multiple methods to receive alerts and find news, then the holes get smaller and you have a greater chance of being informed in an emergency.
Here is what we recommend...  Learn more.
Countywide Fire Prevention Measure Update
At their meeting on September 5, 2019, the City Council received an update on the Countywide Fire Prevention Measure. The presentation detailed how, in response to the need for a coordinated countywide coalition to prepare for wildfire risk, Marin County fire agencies and local governments have proposed creation of a new joint powers authority (JPA) agreement that could be - with voter approval - the source of improved coordination and funding for local wildfire prevention efforts. Learn more.
Improvements in Emergency Infrastructure - Call for Comments
The Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA) radio system is vital for emergency countywide communications between police, firefighters and public works crews. Key proposed upgrades in Mill Valley include a new proposed site at the MMWD Water Tank located at Sequoia Valley Road and Edgewood Avenue. Residents are invited to comment at a public hearing on October 10, 2019, as well as in writing from now until October 21, 2019.  Learn More.  
Bridge Connecting Bayfront and Hauke Parks Closed
The bridge has been closed for repair because one of the twelve piers supporting the bridge has been compromised. The MV Public Works Department is working with multiple agencies and structural engineers to assess the damage and move the repair project forward. Walkers and cyclists are required to use alternate routes during this time.  Learn More.
Police Successfully Apprehend Felon in Possession of Firearm
Mill Valley Police, in cooperation with the Marin County Sheriff's Office, Central Marin Police, and the California Highway Patrol, responded to and successfully diffused a situation involving an armed felon at 789 Redwood Hwy Frontage Road in Mill Valley on September 12, 2019. Garrett McGriff was  arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, a felon in possession of ammunition, possession of suspected heroin, and possession of suspected MDMA (commonly known as ecstasy).  Learn More.
Get to Know Your Police Department!

Coffee with a Cop
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 7:30 - 9:00 am
Starbucks, 45 Camino Alto, Mill Valley 
Would you like to get to know the police officers that protect and serve our City every day? Join neighbors and members of the Mill Valley Police Department for coffee and conversation.  Learn More

Police Department Open House
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
MVPD, 1 Hamilton Drive, Mill Valley 
Have you ever wondered what the inside of your Police Department looks like? The Mill Valley Police Department invites you to our first Open House! You will have the chance to tour the station, take a photo in the holding cells, see patrol vehicles and firetrucks, plus watch special police demonstrations.  Learn More
Supporting the Mill Valley Business Community
We have three updates on how the City Council, City departments (especially the Building and Planning Department) and Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce are supporting the Mill Valley business community. Learn more.
NEW Mill Valley Art Boxes
The Mill Valley Arts Commission's  Art in Public Places program is designed to bring the power and delight of art into our everyday experiences of our natural environment through the transformation of ordinary objects - the utility box, the park bench, the mailbox, the ping pong table, etc.

This Public Art Program,  Art in Public Places, includes  five program elements; one of which is ArtBox; the aim  of this project is to highlight local artists within our  community and, in doing so, brighten up the streets,  beautifying ugly utility boxes and deterring vandalism.  Learn more
Mill Valley Arts Commission
Call for Artwork

Click here to learn more and access the online artist submission process.
Fall Program Registration Is Open!
Mill Valley Recreation is HIRING
The City of Mill Valley's Recreation Department is now accepting applications for several part time positions: Kidzwatch Staff, Facility Attendants, Field Monitors, Fitness Staff, and Swim instructors.  Job descriptions and applications for all these positions can be obtained by clicking here.
Yellow School Bus 2019-20 Passes Available for Purchase

Does your child attend Mill Valley Middle School, Edna Maguire, or Strawberry Point? Make your days easier by purchasing a bus pass! Annual passes are available for morning, afternoon, or both routes for the 2019-20 school year. Check routes and order passes  here .
Thank You to the Emergency Preparedness Commission and the Mill Valley Library!
Last month, our Emergency Preparedness Commission put together a highly informative fire safety display at the entrance of the Mill Valley Library to educate residents about how to stay safe and informed.  

You can find City Events on our Event Calendar on the City Website. The following lists featured events, but there is so much more! Check it out.
Free Electric Vehicle and e-Bike Test Drive Event
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 2:00pm - 5:30pm
College of Marin,  700 College Avenue, Kentfield

Drive Clean Marin is hosting a community educational event where you can test drive a variety of electric vehicles and e-bikes and learn more about how to reduce your carbon footprint!  Learn More.
Events at Your Library

Friday, September 27, 2019 - eBook Tutorial
MV Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave. (1-2PM)
Learn how to browse and borrow eBooks and eAudioBooks from the library on your handheld device! Best of all, no late fees - these books return themselves!   Learn More and Register Here

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - Resilient Neighborhoods: Climate Action Workshop
MV Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave. (7-9PM)
Experience the Resilient Neighborhoods unique and hopeful climate action program with great people who also care about a healthy planet. Have fun calculating your carbon footprint and taking steps to reduce it.  More than 1,300 Marin residents have already reduced more than 7-million pounds of CO2 pollution through Resilient Neighborhoods. You could be next! This is the first of a 5 session series (Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21). 
Walk and Roll to School Day
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Mill Valley families will join students and schools in the global community on Wednesday, October 2, to participate in the 2019 International Walk and Roll to School Day. This special day highlights the importance of safer routes for walking and bicycling, and also focuses on issues such as pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion, increasing physical activity, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community. The Mill Valley City Council Proclamation is here.
Learn more about International Walk and Roll to School Day. 
Movies in the Park

Next Movie: Coraline
Friday, October 11, 2019 at dusk
Old Mill Park
Throckmorton Avenue & Old Mill Street

In 2019, we are excited to host movies at both  Mill Valley Community Center and Old Mill Park!  Movies begin 15 minutes after sunset and movie length  varies depending on length of each movie selection.  Movie goers are welcome to arrive up to an  hour early with blankets, chairs, and your own tasty  treats in order to reserve your spot. Enjoy!  More Info
Click Off Photography Competition

Click Off Kick-Off Event
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

The Mill Valley Arts Commission is pleased to announce the 21st annual Click Off photography  competition. The subject categories are designed to  highlight Marin County's unique characteristics and  each photographer's perspective through the camera  lens, cell phone photos encouraged.  More Info
Halloween at the Mill Valley Community Center

Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 25, 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Mill Valley Community Center Parking Lot
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

Join us for a fun, free event for the community where families  come to the community center parking lot  and "trick-or-treat" from decorated car trunks.  Free music, activities, face-painting for kids and more!  More Info
Previews and Reviews can be found  on our Meeting Videos and Agendas Archive Page.
Check out past and upcoming Meeting Agendas, Videos, Minutes and more!
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Mill Valley City Hall: 26 Corte Madera Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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