MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
February 11, 2022
Planning & Building News

Housing Elelement Online Survey and Upcoming Workshop - February 16, 2022 - As part of the the Housing Element Update, the City must demonstrate it can successfully accommodate new homes on land within City limits at a range of household incomes.

  • Take the Survey: City staff is currently working to identify land use and housing strategies and identify those properties that can help the City plan for make room for new housing. Please tell us your thoughts and provide your input on possible housing strategies by taking this survey and attending the February workshop. Online Survey (English) Lo invitamos a compartir sus pensamientos respondiendo a esta encuesta. Encuesta en línea (Español)

  • Join us at the February 16 Workshop (via zoom 6:30-9pm): Join us for Housing Element Workshop 3: Review of scenarios to meet our regional housing needs requirements from the State. Register in advance for this webinar. 
500 Miller Avenue Update
The project located at 500 Miller includes nine attached single-family residential units and a two-story 4,948 square foot commercial building. The project team has completed a re-bid of the underground utilities to move forward with Phase 1 construction.

With new contractor Unger Construction at the helm, Planning and Building Department staff expect construction to start the beginning of March, with construction crews completing the grading work and installing underground utilities. Read the rest of the update here.
Council to Consider Public/Private Partnership for Golf Course Management
In order to protect, preserve and revitalize Mill Valley’s historic and beloved 9-hole municipal Golf Course, the City Council will consider a Management Agreement with Touchstone Golf LLC at their upcoming meeting on February 22, 2022. The proposed Management Agreement is the next step in the formation of a new public/private partnership that will include the City, non-profit groups, private fundraising and an experienced Golf Course operator. The goal for all involved is to work together to create a Golf Course that is accessible, affordable, inclusive, environmentally responsible, multi-purpose, and financially stable. Learn more about the proposed Management Agreement.
Mill Valley Fire Department's Engine 6 C-Shift participated in a fun and educational opportunity with preschoolers at the Mill Valley community Center. 
News from SMFD/MVFD
Southern Marin Fire District/Mill Valley Fire Department

Get Ahead Of Fire Season - Create Your Defensible Space Today - The grass is green and the dirt is still wet. As hard as it is to believe, Fire Season is coming up quick. It’s that time again to start clearing your Defensible Space around your home. Click here to see tips on how to get ahead and take on vegetation while it is still manageable.

Southern Marin Fire District Releases New Inspection Scheduling Software - The Southern Marin Fire Protection District and Mill Valley Fire Department are excited to introduce a new way to schedule a fire inspection. 

Did You Hear It? Submit Your Emergency Siren (LRAD) Feedback - We test our Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) emergency alert systems typically on the first Saturday of each month at 12 noon. We'd like to know - "Did you hear it ?"
COVID-19 Update
Marin COVID-19 Update: The role of vaccine mandates in Marin - Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis talks about how education, access, and policy have formed the three pillars of Marin’s vaccination strategy.

Indoor Masking - The State of California Department of Public Health has extended indoor masking guidance for all indoor public settings until February 15, 2022. See this link for more information regarding indoor masking guidelines.  

Recording of Yesterday’s Public Health Update for the School Community - Yesterday, Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) joined with Public Health to provide an online Public Health Update and Q&A for the school community, parents, and guardians. You are invited to watch the recorded presentations here.

East Blithedale Project Update
In the next few months, Phases 1 - 3 of the East Blithedale Project will be underway. Phase 1 includes the section east of Camino Alto and is planned be paved later this Spring. Phases 2 & 3 includes the section west of Camino Alto. Construction is expected to start as early as April, 2022 and will consist of pavement repairs, new ADA ramps, new rapid flashing beacons at crosswalks, storm drain system improvements, sewer main repair, and curb and gutter repair. Learn more about the project.
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. Visit our DEI homepage, Resource Page and List of Tangible Actions.
Sustainability News
Show Mill Valley a little love this valentines season. Learn how to celebrate Valentines Day trash and emissions free

Join Marin Clean Energy online Thursday, February 24th, noon - 1 pm to learn about Electric Vehicle programs and incentives
Recreation News
Spring/Summer 2022 Program Registration - Our Spring/Summer 2022 program registration is OPEN! Register for youth and adult classes, After School Enrichment, Summer Camps, and more! Check out our Activity Guide for more info.

Looking for a Fun New Job? - Mill Valley Recreation has a variety of positions available including Summer Camp Staff, Fitness & Swim Instructors, Kidzwatch Staff, Teen Zone Aides, Facility Attendants and more. Check out our available positions and apply today!

Seeking Volunteers For Our 2022 Spring Eggstravaganza - Mill Valley Recreation is seeking volunteers to assist with our 2022 Spring Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 26th. Interested? Fill out our volunteer form or email Molly Given at for more info.

February & Spring Break Camps? - Spaces still available in our Youth February & Spring Break Camps. Plan your kids' school breaks with us. Grab your spot before they're gone!
Arts News
Call for Musical Artists - The Mill Valley Arts Commission is calling all local musical artists to apply to be part of the 2022 Concerts in the Plaza series that will be held Saturday & Sunday, September 10th & 11th. Application deadline: Tuesday, March 15th at 12noon.
Library News
New Library Exhibit & Podcast Episode
What a Difference a Year Makes: Mill Valley During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
Despite its worldwide impact, "America's Forgotten Pandemic," was oddly overlooked until COVID-19 surfaced in spring 2020. Visit the Library's exhibit or view online to explore how residents persevered, and listen to the story behind the photograph of the mask-wearing group, standing on a train platform in Mill Valley that went viral.

Computer Classes: Everything Apple
Join Jon Hartman of Option Click Consulting for a series of classes on Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple's apps and online services. See upcoming classes.

Non-Fiction Writing Workshop: A Personal Narrative Workshop for Adults
Thursdays, February 10th & February 17th | 7:00pm
In this workshop, participants will be inspired by personal memories and experiences to write and share during the meeting. Writers at all levels of experience are welcome. Learn more about the workshop here.
Tamalpais Union High School District Facilities Master Plan Community Input and Survey
Dr. Tara Taupier, Superintendent of the Tamalpais Union High School District, has shared with the Mill Valley community the development of a Facilities Master Plan, which will identify facility needs. prioritize improvements, and develop a plan for completing upgrades. Read Dr. Taupier's message, take the survey, and attend the upcoming Community Input Webinar on March 2.
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