MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley

January 12, 2023

Storms Continue Into Next Week

Forecasters predict continued rain to impact the West Coast over the next couple of days, with the threat of heavy precipitation for our area. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch in effect from January 14, 4:00 AM until January 16, 4:00 PM . Storm resources, preparedness tips, and updates can be found here.

High Tides Information For January 2023

Lower Half of Manzanita Park and Ride Lot in Tam Valley to Close Due to High Tides Jan 17-24

Never touch downed wires: If you see a downed power line, assume it is energized and extremely dangerous. Do not touch or try to move it—and keep children and animals away. Report downed power lines immediately by calling 9-1-1 and then PG&E at 1-800-743-5002. Report hazardous downed trees or downed trees blocking roadways by calling 9-1-1."

Emergency Preparedness is for Everyone - Including Businesses and Mill Valley Employees! Check out the new four-page guide for new and seasoned employees in businesses and organizations throughout Mill Valley.

575 East Blithedale, "Richardson Terrace" Update

On January 10, 2023, the Planning Commission resumed the public hearing to consider a mixed-use project referred to as “Richardson Terrace”. Following deliberative comments, the Planning Commission voted to approve the project (4 in favor, 1 opposed). The

Presentation slide show is available for review, and the meeting video will be posted soon.

Visit the 575 East Blithedale project page.

City of Mill Valley Partners with Local Community Group to Address “Bias by Proxy”

Did you know that Mill Valley community members call the police about Black people at nearly 20 times the rate they do about White people? In most of these calls, police find no cause for citation or arrest. Working together, the Mill Valley Police Department and Mill Valley Force for Racial Equity and Empowerment (MVFREE) have developed a simple tool to help prevent Bias by Proxy. Learn more at: 

MLK Day Of Service

Make it a day "On," not a day "Off" - Mark your calendar for Monday, January 16, 2023!

Honor the civil rights achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr., by participating in one or more events around the Bay Area. Click here to view the list of opportunities.

RSVP Stickers Available to Purchase

The RSVP allows residents free parking, up to the maximum allowable time limit, at any of the City’s parking meters, seven days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm. Learn more and purchase your RSVP sticker today!

Public Works News

Downtown Project Community Meeting - Please join us for a Community Meeting on Thursday, January 26th at 4pm to learn more about the project objectives, timeline, and updates.

To visit the project page and learn more click here.

East Blithedale Avenue Project Update - The roadway continues to be open to through traffic between Camino Alto and Downtown Mill Valley. Motorists may experience localized closures or flagged one-way traffic control until May 2023. Check out the latest update here.

Project updates are available to community members every other week. Sign up today!

Get Involved in Mill Valley - Join a Board, Commission or Committee

Arts Commission, Emergency Preparedness Commission, Library Board of Trustees, Parks and Recreation Commssion & Planning Commission

The Mill Valley City Council is seeking applicants to serve, contribute and to utilize the substantial talent that exists among the residents of the community for the City’s various Boards, Commissions and Committees. We are committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive environment that is welcoming to all who participate in municipal government. Applicants from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. New terms begin March 1st 2023 for a three-year period. Application Deadline od Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 5:00 pm Learn more and apply today!

Library News

Chinese-American Literature Book Club

Monday, January 23rd, 6pm | Mamahuhu Restaurant - 173 Throckmorton Ave.

 Join us for a thoughtful discussion about culture, language, heritage, and belonging. This month we'll be discussing Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang. This book club is a joint effort between the Mill Valley Library and Mamahuhu Chinese-American Restaurant. Click here to learn more and register.

Lunar New Year Lion Dance Performance

Saturday, January 21st, 2:30pm | Mill Valley Public Library

It's Lunar New Year! Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with this exciting lion dance performance from the Marin Chinese Cultural Association Lion Dance Team! All ages are encouraged to attend this free event. Click here to learn more and register.

Storytimes at the Library

Our Storytimes are designed for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers to enjoy singing, dancing & reading of some of our Librarian's favorite Children's books. Adult supervision required. Click here to learn more about each storytime program.

Tuesdays at 10:15am - Sing & Stomp

Wednesdays at 10:15am - Toddler Storytime with Librarian Miranda

Thursdays at 11:15am - Preschool Storytime

Saturdays at 3:00pm - Saturday Family Storytime

Arts & Recreation News

Classes Still Available in Our Winter 2023 Session! - There's spaces still available in some of our Youth & Adult Winter 2023 classes. Check out our available classes and register today!

Mill Valley LiVE is Back on January 29th at the Mill Valley Community Center - Children are helpers throughout this astounding interactive show! Meet George Washington Bubbles the clown, Queen Bubblelicious, and Professor Bubbles. $5 per attendee. Register today and join us for a bubbly good time!

Don't Miss Our Teen Zone Game Night on January 27th - Come join us for a fun night filled with all sorts of games! We'll play various card games, have a scavenger hunt, trivia and more! Pizza, snacks, and dessert will be served. Discounts for current Teen Zone members! Register today!

Kids Can Spend February Break with Us! - Join our enthusiastic staff of trained recreation leaders for a lively and entertaining mix of activities, crafts, sports and winter fun - February 21st - 24th. Get your kids into Camp today!

Mill Valley Recreation is Hiring - We are actively hiring for a variety of jobs including Teen & After School Program staff, Facility Attendants, Office Aides, Lifeguards and more.

Check out our list of available positions and apply today!

Mill Valley Arts Commission is Calling Local 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. Learn more and apply today!

Congratulations Board President Moulton-Peters!

The Marin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to make our District 3 Supervisor (and former Mill Valley Mayor) Stephanie Moulton-Peters board president for 2023.

Check out the District 3 website and sign up today for the District 3 eNewsletter the Southern Marin Scoop today!

Friend to Friend, helping those you care about during challenging times.

When a friend is in crisis, how do you help? Learn how to communicate effectively and find out about local resources that provide support. Heart of the Village in collaboration with the Marin County Suicide Prevention Collaborative invites you to join in this unique, transformative experience. Teens, young adults, parents, guardians and caregivers are welcome. Tuesday, February 7th - 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Mill Valley Community Center. Learn more and reserve a spot.

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