MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley

February 9, 2023

Public Works News

Downtown Project - Phase III of the Downtown Project is expected to begin February 21, 2023. Interstate Paving and Grading Inc. will start laying out the utility markings and construction staking along Throckmorton Avenue and Miller Avenue to replace the concrete sidewalks and widen the median at Lytton Square. Learn more about the latest Downtown Project news here.

East Blithedale Project - Check out the latest on the roadway rehabilitation project here. Work crews will continue the concrete work Downtown. Flagged one-way traffic control is in effect and street parking on East Blithedale Avenue is available opposite the construction. Stay up to date by signing up for our eNewsletter here.

Roque Moraes Drive Guardrail - February 21-24 Midstate Barrier, Inc. will install a guardrail along the south side of Roque Moraes Drive between Roque Moraes Court and Millay Place to improve safety. During this work, there will be occasional lane closures and one-way traffic control with a flagger.

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

Learn Lifesaving Skills For FREE - Check Out An Event Near You - Learn how to save a life! Students are taught how to perform hands-only CPR, use an AED, stop-the-bleed, and administer Narcan. Check out an event near you.

February is Earthquake Awareness Month - Do you know what to do in the event of an earthquake? Do you know how to prepare your home? Check out these safety and preparedness tips to keep you and your family safe.

Cook Safely This Super Bowl Weekend - Did you know that 47% of all home fires are caused by cooking? Check out these game day cooking safety tips.

Lower Half of Manzanita Park and Ride Lot in Tam Valley To Close Due to Projected High Tides - Caltrans maintenance will close the lower half of the Manzanita Park and Ride lot, along with the shoulder parking on State Route-1, in the city of Mill Valley from Thursday, Feb. 16 through Wednesday, Feb. 22 due to forecasted hightide flood warnings. Check out the CalTrans advisory here and check out the high tides information for February 2023.

Sustainability News

Celebrate Valentine's Day with love not waste! Have fun saying “I love you” to your special someone…and the planet. With a little creativity, you can skip the pink glitz and glitter that goes in the garbage and celebrate the people you love in a more memorable way. Here are some ideas for a more environmentally friendly and more thoughtful way to say "you are important to me." 

Electric Bills Heating Up? State Assemblymember Damon Connolly provides information about high energy costs in a recent news item.

Mill Valley Police Department Bicycle Registration

The Mill Valley Police Department offers a bicycle registration program to help deter theft and to help law enforcement reunite bicycles with their owners. Please register all bicycles that you own, including children’s bikes today!

Arts & Recreation News

Mill Valley Recreation is Hiring - We are actively hiring for Facility Attendants & Field Monitors at the Mill Valley Community Center along with other jobs including Teen & After School Program staff, Lifeguards and more.

Check out our list of available positions 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 Valentine's Party - Come join us THIS FRIDAY, Feb. 10th from

6-8pm for a fun, social, night filled with all sorts of Valentine's themed activities. Games and trivia with prizes, arts and crafts, movies and video games await! Pizza, snacks, candy, and dessert will be served. Discounts for current Teen Zone members! Register today!

Active Adults St.Patrick's Day Luncheon - Join us March 14th from 11:30am-2pm

for our annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Luncheon. Enjoy yummy desserts and lucky charm games. You must be 50 years and older to attend or be a caregiver to someone who is attending. Pre-registration is required. Register at

2023/2024 Preschool Registration - Mill Valley Recreation's Preschool registration for the 2023/2024 School Year opens soon! Email Yukie Sano at or visit our Activity Guide for more info.

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!

Call For Artwork - The Mill Valley Arts Commission is seeking artwork for Rotating Art in the Depot Plaza Exhibitions in 2023. Find out more and apply today!

Library News

An Evening With Poet Laureates: Featuring Lee Herrick, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Becky Foust

Thursday, February 23rd, 7pm | Mill Valley Public Library


Join us as we celebrate and toast the newly appointed California Poet Laureate, Lee Herrick! He will be joined by current San Francisco Poet Laureate, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Marin County Poet Laureate Emerita, Becky Foust. Each will share poems and we’ll have a Poet Laureate Panel for question and answers, followed by a short reception to honor Lee. In collaboration with the Marin Poetry Center. Registration required. Click here to register and learn more about the poets.

Mycological Society of Marin Presents: What is a Mushroom Anyway?

Wednesday, February 15th, 6-8pm | Mill Valley Public Library

J.R. Blair will give a basic introduction to this remarkable group of organisms in Kingdom Fungi and how they fit in the natural world. Registration recommended. Click here to register and learn more.

Assembling Character: A Key to Storytelling with Paul McHugh

Wednesday, February 22nd, 6:30pm-8:00pm - Event will be available in-person at the Mill Valley Public Library and on Zoom

Our most intriguing stories and best plots deal strongly in character development. Join California Writers' Club of Marin President Daniel Bacon for an interview with former San Francisco Chronicle Outdoors reporter Paul McHugh on writing good characters. In collaboration with the California Writers' Club of Marin. Registration required. Click here to register and learn more.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Update

Black History Month - At their February 6, 2023 meeting, the Mill Valley City Council declared the month of February 2023 as Black History Month. From the proclamation:

"Mill Valley City Council calls upon all the people of Mill Valley to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout the history of the United States and the history of Mill Valley, to recognize the contributions made by members of the Black community and to actively promote the principles of equity, equality, diversity, and inclusion for all." Learn more about Black History Month activities in Mill Valley and in Marin here.

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

Community News

Prom Clothes Needed - Donate your pre-loved formalwear today! Every spring, at the PTSA-sponsored "Tam High Prom Pop-Up," students can browse the racks of gently used formal wear and take home something special to make them feel elegant on their big night. Everything they take home is FREE because of your kind donations. Now through April 10, they're taking donations for clean, new or gently-worn formal and semi-formal attire and accessories for men and women. Please drop items in the donation box at the Mill Valley Community Center, or contact Stephanie Young for more info.

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival - Planning for 2023!

Planning is underway for the wildly popular annual arts festival hosted on September 23rd and 24th in Mill Valley’s historic Old Mill Park. 

The Festival is looking for an event producer. Interested? Click here for the RFQ.

Learn more about when artist applications are open, volunteer opportunities, and how to donate at the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival website.

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