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March 7, 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Mill Valley Community Center 

Please join the Mill Valley City Council and City staff for a Community Meeting on wildfire
prevention and preparedness, and to hear your thoughts on proposed changes to improve our
community's ability to withstand a wildfire. Discussion topics include:
  • Recent fire prevention and preparedness activities.
  • The proposed Vegetation Management Ordinance, which would require eliminating most vegetation within 3 feet of homes.
  • Evacuation Plans.
  • Emergency Communications.
Bring the kids! We are happy to offer complimentary childcare during the program. Please click here for information and to learn more.
City Council Approves One Travel Lane Configuration for the Parkway Room Portion of Miller Avenue
At their March 4, 2019 meeting, the Mill Valley City Council considered a recommendation for the permanent roadway and parking configuration for the Parkway Room portion of Miller Avenue, from Millwood Street to Willow Street.  Learn more.
Improvements to Depot Building to Kick Off Soon
In the coming weeks, Mill Valley Depot Bookstore and Café owner Paul Lazzareschi and his team will embark on a renovation of the City-owned building at 87 Throckmorton Avenue that it calls home. Learn more.
Mill Valley Arts Commission PaintBox - Call for Designs
The Mill Valley Arts Commission welcomes local artist to submit designs for murals on City Utility Boxes around town as part of our PaintBox Program.
The aim of this project is to highlight local artists within our community and, in doing so, brighten up the streets, beautifying utility boxes and deterring vandalism. Submission deadline is Friday, March 15th by 5pm. Learn more click here
Camino Alto South End Bike Lane Project
On the heels of the City being named a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly City by the League of American Bicyclists, our Public Works department has announced the start of the Camino Alto South End Bike Lane Project, which will add Class II bike lanes on Camino Alto between Miller Ave and East Blithedale. Learn more.
Project to Improve Downtown Infrastructure Continues with Pavement Testing, Surveys of Underground Facilities
In recent weeks, work crews have conducted pavement testing in the Downtown area, as a part of the initial phase of the Downtown Project. The Downtown project includes repaving the roadways, upgrading the sanitary sewers and improved pedestrian access ramps. Learn more.
City of Mill Valley Wins Third Award for Miller Avenue Streetscape Project
The Miller Avenue Streetscape Project has won the "2019 Public Works Project Award: Transportation" in the $5 - $25 million category from the from the  American Public Works Association (APWA) - Northern California Chapter.  Learn more.
Mill Valley Recreation is HIRING
The City of Mill Valley's Recreation Department is now accepting applications for several part time positions: Preschool Aide, Kidzwatch Staff, Office Aides, Teen Program Aides, Facility Attendants, Field Monitors, Fitness Staff, Lifeguards and Swim instructors.  Job descriptions and applications for all these positions can be obtained by clicking here.
City Passes Measure A Compliance Audit with "No Findings"
The City recently received notice that it has completed the Transportation Authority of Marin's (TAM's) 2018 Measure A ½-Cent Transportation Sales Tax funded projects/programs compliance audit process. The City received a clean audit with no findings. Learn more.
Boy Scout's Eagle Project Updates CERT Trailer in Mill Valley

David Gilmore, CERT member since 2017 and Life Scout with Mill Valley's Troop 1 , is making great headway on his Eagle Scout Project of converting the Mill Valley CERT Trailer from a storage container into a fully functional Mobile Incident Command Station. Learn more.
SLP 214 Cleaned Up and Ready for Use
Winter storms take a toll on our Steps, Lanes and Paths. The water that rushes down the staircases washes away the gravel leaving a battered path that can be dangerous to walk up and down. Thank goodness we have our group of volunteers, Friends of the SLPs. Every month on the second Saturday they work tirelessly to repair our well used trails and make them safer and more accessible. Learn more.
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.
Mill Valley Recreation's
Spring & Summer Program Registration continues!
You can now register for all of the Mill Valley Recreation department has to offer for all ages....Spring & Summer programs - Enrichment, Camps, Swim Lessons, Art, Science, Dance, Technology and so much more.....don't miss out!
To download our guide or visit our online registration site click here
Firewise Workshop
Friday, March 8, 2019
9 am-11 am
Marin Valley Community Center

Please join us to learn about the benefits of Firewise recognition for your neighborhood, while preparing a plan to help your community survive a wildfire. Learn more. If you can't attend the workshop but are still interested, please click here for information.
After Hours - Brendan Kiely: Consent and #MeToo
Friday, March 22, 7:00pm
Mill Valley Public Library

New York Times bestselling author Brendan Kiely examines issues of consent, privilege, and toxic masculinity as well as their long lasting consequences. Adults and high school students only. Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. Registration recommended. Register here.
Views & Voices: Immigration
Throughout April
Mill Valley Public Library

The Library is highlighting immigration during the month of April through multiple events as part of the Views & Voices program. Events include author talks, film screenings, book clubs, and special exhibits. See a schedule and register here.
Mill Valley Little League Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Downtown Mill Valley to Boyle Park

Batter up! It is getting close to Opening Day 2019 for Mill Valley Little League. On Saturday March 16, 2019, Mill Valley Little Leaguers will be participating in their annual parade. To kick off Opening Day, the parade will stage at 8:30 AM at Old Mill School (352 Throckmorton Avenue).  At 9:00 AM, the parade will commence and travel north on Throckmorton toward E. Blithedale, onto E. Blithedale, across to Sunnyside Ave., and end at Boyle Park. Learn more.
Bothin Marsh Cleanup
Sunday, March 10, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at the end of Sycamore Ave on the Multi Use Pathway

Join Clean Mill Valley and Marin County Parks  to help remove trash from an internationally recognized Important Bird Area, Bothin Marsh. The work will help protect sensitive wildlife habitat and improve pathway aesthetics along this very popular route. All ages welcome! Learn more.
Mill Valley LiVE
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Mill Valley Community Center  

Bay Area Award-Winning Magicians Dan Chan Magic Man and his amazing 10 yr old son, Magician and Juggler James Chan. Tickets  are $8 general admission, 3 years and under free.
Get tickets. Learn more.... click here
Egg hunt
Spring Eggstravaganza 
Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 13th

Mill Valley Community Center

Have breakfast with Mr. E. Bunny, fun with bubbles, live music, face painting, crafts and jumpees; then hunt for eggs on our field! Learn more.. click here
Save the Date: 
MV Chamber, City of MV  Team Up on Job Fair 
April 23, 2019
3:30 - 6:30 pm
Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto

The City of Mill Valley and the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Mill Valley Job Fair, the first MV-centric job fair in recent memory, at the Mill Valley Community Center.  We'll be working with an array of local agencies to reach out to a wide range of prospective employees.  Interested in having your business at our job fair? Email us here
Planning Commission Meeting - February 12, 2019
The Planning Commission considered the following:
  • 765 E Blithedale Avenue - Conditional Use Permit to allow for a dine-in cafe in the commercial building at 761-775 E. Blithedale Avenue located within Alto Center. The proposed hours of operations are 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. This item was continued to to the February 26, 2019 Planning Commission meeting.
  • 13 Escalon Drive - Study Session for Design Review & Accessory Dwelling Unit. Request to demolish an existing residence and build a new 4,853 sq. ft., three-story home with a new attached 777 sq. ft. Accessory Dwelling Unit, decks, pool, and spa. The Planning Commission provided feedback and direction to the applicant; the project will return to the Planning Commission with revised plans.

Watch the meeting.

City Council Meeting - February 21, 2019
  • Received the Parks and Recreation Commission annual report. 
  • Adopted Resolution No. 19-09 authorizing the City Manager to award a Construction Contract to Sandstone Environmental Engineering Inc. and adopted a Budget Adjustment of $141,279 for 2017 storm damage repairs. 
  • Adopted Resolution No. 19-10 authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with Quality Painting and Sandblasting to restore the reclaimed water tank in the amount of $48,886.
  • Adopted Resolution No. 19-11 Confirming Alan Piombo, the Mill Valley Police Chief as a Governing Board member of the Marin Emergency Radio Authority and appointing alternate delegates.
  • Adopted Resolution No. 19-12 approving an all-way stop control at Buena Vista and Hill.
  • Introduced and waived first reading on an ordinance amending Title 20 (Zoning) of the Mill Valley Municipal Code and adopted Resolution No. 19-13 approving amendments to the Single-Family Design Review Guidelines and Design Review application.

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Planning Commission Meeting - February 26, 2019
The Planning Commission considered the following:
  • The Commission presented a resolution of appreciation to Riccardo Capretta for his service on the Planning Commission. 
  • 765 E Blithedale Avenue - A Conditional Use Permit request to allow for a dine-in cafe in the commercial building at 761-775 E. Blithedale Avenue located within Alto Center. The proposed hours of operations are 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. This item was approved by the Planning Commission.
  • 107 Sunnyside Avenue - Design Review application in connection to the demolition of the existing dwelling with an attached 440 square foot garage, and construct a 2,129 square foot 2-story dwelling with an attached 547 square foot garage below, and various site improvements. This item was continued to a date uncertain.
  • 140 Edgewood Avenue - Study Session for Design Review & Accessory Dwelling Unit. Request to demolish four existing residential structures and two sheds and build a new 3,921 sq. ft., three-story home with an attached 452 sq. ft. Accessory Dwelling Unit, and a 537 sq. ft. garage with decks, patios, and pool. The Planning Commission provided feedback and direction to the applicant; the project will return to the Planning Commission with revised plans.

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City Council Meeting - March 4, 2019
The Council:
  • Received the City's General Fund Quarterly Report through December 31, 2018.
  • Approved a letter from the Mayor in support of H.R. 530, the Accelerating Wireless Broadband Development By Empowering Local Communities Act. 
  • Conducted a second reading of an ordinance modifying Title 20 ("Zoning") of the Mill Valley Municipal Code amending the definition of "existing grade"; definition of "effective lot area"; and clarifying regulations for accessory building or structure(s) and outdoor dining areas. 
  • Adopted a Resolution making appointments to the City's Emergency Preparedness Commission, Planning Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission. 
  • Adopted a Resolution approving an addendum to the initial study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and approving a modification to the Miller Avenue Streetscape Plan's roadway configuration in the "Parkway room" segment of Miller Avenue from Millwood Street to Willow Street. 
Watch the meeting.
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting - March 6, 2019
The Commission heard presentations on:
  • Private and Heritage Tree Removal Program
The Commission received department reports on the following: 
  • Selection of a Parks & Recreation Commissioner for the Control of Dogs in Public Spaces Sub-Committee
  • Storm Response Update
  • Parks & Recreation Commission Annual Report to City Council
  • Public Art Program
The Commission held discussions on the following: 
  • Boyle Park & Old Mill Park Use Fees and Policies Review
  • Historical Interpretative Signage Project

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Planning Commission Meeting - March 12, 2019
The following items are scheduled for the March 12, 2019 Planning Commission meeting::
  • 58 Hillcrest - Study Session for Design Review. The application proposes to construct a new 3,890 square foot, three-story single family home with a detached two-story accessory building comprised of a 624 square foot two-car garage and 569 square foot accessory dwelling unit on an undeveloped 22,734 square foot parcel. 
  • 237-241 Summit Avenue - Design Review - Request to demolish structures and build a new 3,788 sq. ft., two-story home with a detached, two-story, 472 sq. ft. garage with a 640 sq. ft. Accessory Dwelling Unit above, on a 19,229 sq. ft. lot. 
City Council Meeting - March 18, 2019
Council will consider:
Presentations and Proclamations
  • Fair Housing Month Proclamation 
  • Update to the City's Pavement Management Program
  • Flood Management and Drainage Master Plan 
  • Annual Arts Commission Report 

Approval/Adoption of:

  • Perfect Mind Recreation Management Software Agreement 
We welcome comments & suggestions:
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Mill Valley, CA 94941
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