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May 9, 2019
Fire Prevention and Preparedness 
The Camp Fire Documentary Benefit Screening
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 6:30
CineArts Sequoia Theater, Mill Valley
The 50 minute screening will include an introduction by the filmmaker, and a pan­el discussion will follow including: the Camp Fire's Deputy Incident Commander; Camp Fire survivors; and local wildfire experts and leaders. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Mill Valley Annual Evacuation Drill
Scott Valley, Alto/Sutton Manor, and Surrounding Neighborhoods
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9 am-12 pm
Edna Maguire Elementary School - 80 Lomita Dr.
The annual drill helps residents and first responders prepare for an emergency. All residents are welcome to visit the Command Center at Edna Maguire - emergency information will be provided by our community emergency preparedness and response partners. Learn more.

Save the Date: Vegetation Management Ordinance Workshop
June 10, 2019 from  6:30 - 8:30pm
Golf Clubhouse
Come hear about the proposed Vegetation Management Ordinance, which would require eliminating most vegetation within 3 feet of homes/buildings in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).
Vegetation Ordinance Returns to City Council June 17, 2019
The proposed vegetation ordinance will allow the City to adapt to the "new normal" facing our communities: more violent and volatile wildfires. If we want to survive, we have to adapt. The new ordinance will require homes in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) to: 
  • Remove vegetation from 3' around buildings. Succulents are permitted.
  • Remove specific vegetation 30' from buildings and 10 feet along property lines and driveways. This includes Acacia, Bamboo, Juniper, Italian Cypress
The  City Council held a Community Meeting on this, and other emergency preparedness topics on March 25, 2019 - attended by over 350 residents. 

Marin County Fire Chiefs Honor Mill Valley Fire Chief Tom Welch
Fire Chief received the" Tom Forster Perpetual Leadership Award," an award recognizing leaders who are actively working for improved fire service delivery throughout Marin County. Learn more.
Presidio Avenue Commences One-Way Traffic This Week
Earlier this year. the City Council authorized conversion of a portion of Presidio Avenue to be a one-way street between the median opening across from the Lumber Yard and Millwood Street, in order to improve traffic circulation, pedestrian safety and facilitate parking.  Read the Staff ReportLearn more.
Public Safety Power Shutoffs - Are You Prepared?
As part of their Community Wildfire Safety Program, PG&E is implementing additional precautionary measures to help reduce the risk of wildfires. For public safety, it may be necessary for them to turn off electricity as a last resort when extreme fire danger conditions are forecasted.  Learn more.
Multi-Use Path Safety Concerns and Actions
The City of Mill Valley has become aware of raised concerns regarding safety on the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multi-Use Path. Recent accidents and near misses highlight the need for immediate action to inform cyclists of the safety rules along the path and enhanced and sustained enforcement to ensure that these rules are effective. Learn more.

Ramp Metering Update
Modifications expected to help ease congestion on East Blithedale 
At their meeting on Monday night, the City Council received an update from the Transportation Authority of Marin and Caltrans on the upcoming Ramp Metering Project.  Learn more.
Housing Committee - Accepting Applications
Deadline is May 29, 2019

Applications are now open to serve on the City of Mill Valley's Housing Advisory Committee as the community's member-at large position. Community members working or residing in Marin County with demonstrated experience and practice in urban planning, housing development, affordable housing policy development and/or implementation of related areas of professional work are encouraged to apply. Learn more.
RxSafe Marin
If you have expired or unwanted medications please make sure to dispose of them properly. Improper disposal is dangerous for the environment and public safety.  Disposing of your old medications properly can help prevent drugs from getting into the wrong hands. Learn more.
Tamalpais High School and the City of Mill Valley Launches the First Freshman Day of Service

On Monday, May 6th, 2019 the entire freshman class of Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, approximately 400 students, plus 100 teachers and chaperones, spent the day working on a variety of service projects in and around the City of Mill Valley and southern Marin. Learn more
We hope spring brings you lots of smiles!
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.
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
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 Senior Art Show
Now accepting artist applications 
May 1-24, 2019
Mill Valley Community Center
To participate, artists must be 60 years or older and reside in Mill Valley or Southern Marin. Each may exhibit one piece. This is an open call and all pieces will be accepted for the exhibition, excluding pieces that do not meet the below requirements or include subject matter that is deemed inappropriate for public display. Application deadline is Friday, April 19th by 5pm. Learn more and download an artist application Click here
Mill Valley Age Friendly Fair
Friday, May 10, 2019
Mill Valley Community Center

This Fair offers over 60 booths filled with resources from A to Z. Come and visit our vendors for information about retirement planning, health screening, smart phone, computer classes, travel possibilities, housing, nutrition and more. 
Learn more about the event or how to become a vendor.... click here
To Keep or not to Keep: Downsizing for the Collector
Thursday, May 16th
Mill Valley Public Library

Fine art and antiques appraiser and broker Colleene Fesko will share stories and images of amazing and valuable pieces, fine art, jewelry, decorative arts and furniture, and provide tips for the collector at any level. Learn more and register here.
GardenSmart: Edible Flowers & Companion Plants
Tuesday, May 21st
Mill Valley Public Library

Local author and organic gardener Emily Murphy highlights the leading companion plants and edible flowers for Northern California kitchen gardens. Invite a host of pollinators and enjoy flowers throughout the seasons while feasting from the garden. Learn more and register here.

Planning Commission Meeting - April 9, 2019

The Planning Commission considered:
  • 550 Miller Avenue - Design Review, Conditional Use Permit, Tentative Subdivision Map, and Tree Permit applications to redevelop the 0.29-acre site with mixed uses. Three, two-story buildings were proposed containing 7 living units and a 981 sq. ft. commercial space that fronts on Miller Avenue. Two affordable housing units are proposed, consistent with the City's Affordable Housing Ordinance. This item was approved by the Planning Commission.
  • 288 Edgewood Avenue - The Study Session application proposed to demolish two existing dwelling units totaling 2,273 square feet, and construct one new 3,662 square foot single family home and an attached 476 square foot Accessory Dwelling Unit on the 17,037 square foot lot. The Planning Commission provided feedback and direction to the applicant; the project will return to the Planning Commission with revised plans.
City Council Meeting - April 15, 2019

The City Council:
  • Received a presentation from the Marin Municipal Water District regarding the District's new rate and fee proposal.
  • Introduced on first reading an ordinance amending Section 8.36.038 "Mill Valley Skate Park Use Regulations/Prohibited Activities" of the Municipal Code to prohibit the use of bicycles and motorized vehicles in the Skate Park.
  • Adopted:
    • Resolution No. 19-20 accepting the Skate Park Project as complete.
    • Resolution No. 19-21 authorizing the City Manager to apply jointly with the County of Marin and other local Marin jurisdictions for SB 2 grant funding under the "Building Jobs and Homes Act" to facilitate Housing Element Programs.
    • Resolution No. 19-22 confirming the Council's appointment to the Arts Commission - Coleen Byrne.
Planning Commission Meeting - April 23, 2019 

This meeting was canceled.
Parks and Recreation Meeting - May 1, 2019 

The Parks & Recreation Commission heard presentation on:
  • Friends of Parks & Recreation Bi-Annual Update to Commission, presented by Jerry Labay, Board Member.
  • Golf Course Master Plan Progress Report, presented by consultant Andy Staples.
  • Community Center Coffee Pop-Up Project, presented by Lisa Newmark, Employment Programs Director of Integrated Community Services, and Jenny Roger, Arts & Recreation Director.
The Commission approved the addition of a One Tam service emblem to the Miller Avenue Welcome Kiosk and selected Chair Greg Moore to serve on a Bike Pump Track Subcommittee.

City Council Meeting - May 6, 2019

The City Council:
  • Received an update from the City Manager on the following:
    • Yellow School Bus Program
    • Depot Café and Bookstore Renovation Project
    • Vegetation Management Ordinance - Returning to the City Council on June 17, 2019
    • City's 11th Emergency Evacuation Drill - May 18, 2019
  • Received an introduction to Derryck Jones, the City's new Building Inspector.
  • Received presentations on the following:
    • Ramp Metering Project commencing at the Blithedale/101 freeway interchange.
    • History Room activities and acceptance of a donation to digitize the Tam High school newspaper.
    • CASA Compact and pending housing legislation.
  • Confirmed the Mayor's appointments of City Council representatives to the Joint Powers Authorities and Liaison Assignments.
  • Authorized an Operating Agreement between the City of Mill Valley and Integrated Community Services for a Community Center Coffee Pop Up.
  • Conducted a second reading of an Ordinance amending the Mill Valley Municipal Code Skate Park Regulations.
  • Approved a $155,000 budget adjustment advancing funds to award contracts to replace Friends Field in the spring/summer of 2019.
  • Adopted the following:
    • A Resolution approving an amendment to the Subdivision Improvement Agreement for the 500 Miller Avenue Project revising project timelines.
    • A Resolution approving the 550 Miller Avenue Tentative Parcel Map.
    • A Resolution delegating the City's representation to Marin Clean Energy to the City of Sausalito's representative.
    • A Resolution adopting the 2019/2020 Fiscal Year Funding Eligibility Project List for the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
Planning Commission Meeting - May 14, 2019

The Planning Commission meeting agenda will include the following topics:
  • 152 W Blithedale Avenue - Design Review proposal to remove the existing 1,651 square foot home and detached garage and construct a 2,962 square foot dwelling with an attached 300 square foot Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and an attached 450 square foot garage. Three non-heritage trees are proposed for removal. 
  • 58 Hillcrest Road - 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. 
City Council Meeting - May 20, 2019

Council will:
  • Receive an introduction to new City staff Associate Engineer Ahmed Abu-Aly, and Administrative Aide Danielle Gloystein.
  • Present a Proclamation Recognizing May 19-25 National Public Works Week. 
  • Receive a presentation and conduct a public hearing on the Dual-Stream Recycling Pilot Program.
  • Consider the following:
    • Resolution approving a notice of completion for the Reclaimed Water Tank Project.
We welcome comments & suggestions:
Mill Valley City Hall: 26 Corte Madera Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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