MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
January 13, 2022
Join Us for the Next Housing Element Workshop - February 16, 2022
The Housing Advisory Committee will host its third Housing Element workshop to focus on possible strategies that the City can use as part of identifying land or parcels to make room for new homes in the community, as required by law. Learn more and register here.
COVID-19 Update
The image above is from the County of Marin's COVID-19 Surveillance page, which demonstrates how COVID-19 has impacted Marin County community residents since the first case. 
Status of Omicron in Marin County
In the video linked above, Dr. Willis shares an update about the status of Omicron in Marin County, presenting a scenario regarding the risk of infection within our community and steps being taken to keep critical sectors functioning during this time of high case rates. 

Do Your Part: Answer the Text! Have you recently received a text from 233-93? It is from California Connected, our state’s COVID-19 contract tracing program.

Police News
Real-Time Miller Avenue Evacuation Drill Allows Public Safety Staff to Practice Traffic Re-Routing - In an effort to prepare community members and City first responders for a sudden evacuation order, on Tuesday, January 11th, Mill Valley Police and Public Works staff conducted a vehicle re-routing drill on Miller Avenue. The drill simulated in real-time the steps needed to create an outbound, double-lane traffic flow that would help expedite an evacuation if a wildfire threatened Mill Valley. Learn more about the Miller Avenue Real-Time Drill

Tips to Prevent Residential Burglaries - The Mill Valley Police Department and other Marin County agencies are experiencing an uptick in residential burglaries. Click here for a list of things you can do to to safeguard your property.
Notice of Roadway Construction
Argonaut Constructors and Mike Brown Electric will be switching the traffic signal operation to the new traffic signal poles on East Blithedale at Camino Alto and at Lomita Drive intersections 1/18/22 - 1/19/22 from 8:00PM to 6:00AM.
News from SMFD/MVFD
Southern Marin Fire District/Mill Valley Fire Department

Southern Marin Fire District's First Ever Annual Report - A Year In Review! - Southern Marin Fire District is proud to present its first Annual Report detailing the major accomplishments of the 2020-21 fiscal year. 

Make Emergency Preparedness Your New Year's Resolution - Would you like to know more about how you and your neighbors can make your street and your neighborhood more prepared and more resilient? Please email if you would like information about our Neighborhood Response Group program

Fatal Nationwide Structure Fires Are Reminders To Please Practice Your Escape Plan - Our condolences to all the victims and their families during the recent fatal structure fires in Philadelphia and New York City. Please click here for some important safety reminders to keep you and your family safe.

Grant Programs To Help Marin Residents With Defensible Space - Learn how the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority offers two grants opportunities to help residents with expenses related to the creation of defensible space and home hardening.

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program For January 2022 - We are coming to a neighborhood near you to clear vegetation. Is your street on the list?
Planning & Building News
New City Hall Lobby Kiosk - A new touch screen kiosk is in the City Hall lobby to help customers make appointments for building and planning services. The kiosk offers a large touch screen keyboard that makes typing content easy to use. Click here to learn how you can use the new kiosk, or how to "skip the line" and make appointments directly.

Request for Qualifications for Housing-Related Environmental Services - The Planning Department has issued a Request for Qualifications, to obtain Statement of Qualifications from qualified individuals or firms to provide On-Call Environmental Consulting services for housing-related programs. Learn more and download the RFQ.
Climate Action Plan Update
On January 26 the Climate Action Plan (CAP) Task Force will host its 5th meeting via zoom to update the City's Climate Action Plan. The meeting will focus on finalizing the Task Force recommended programs for the Built Environment and begin the review of transportation-related emission reduction programs. Register to attend the Jan. 26 zoom meeting. For more information, see the CAP website.
Recreation News
Spring/Summer 2022 Program Registration - Our Spring/Summer 2022 program registration opens Tuesday, February 1st at 8:30am (classes viewable January 18th). Register for youth and adult classes, After School Enrichment, Summer Camps, and more! View our Spring/Summer 2022 Activity Guide for a preview of what's available.

2022 Aquatics & Fitness Passes On Sale Now - Jump start your new year with a Mill Valley Recreation Aquatics & Fitness Pass. Get fit with and stay healthy with us!
Visit our website for more info or call us at (415) 383-1370 to purchase your pass.

Mill Valley Recreation IS HIRING - We have a variety of positions available including Summer Camp Staff, Fitness & Swim Instructors, Kidzwatch staff, Teen Zone Aides, Personal Trainers, Facility Attendants and more. Enjoy perks of the job while working with an amazing team. Check out our available positions and apply today!
Arts News
Click Off Photography Competition Winners - The 2021 Click Off Photography Competition winners had their winning images printed on lamp post banners and are hanging on Miller Avenue. Take a sunny day stroll and check them out! To view the winning images and more details, visit the Click Off Photography Competition webpage.
Library News
Book Clubs at the Library - From True Crime to Award-winning to Civic Minded, the Library offers a book club for everyone. Book clubs meet virtually on Zoom. Check out the upcoming book clubs at the Library here.

The New York Times Online
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  • Get reading, stay healthy, and stay informed! 

Virtual Storytime at Home
In-person story times at the Library are cancelled through the end of January, but that doesn’t mean families can’t continue to enjoy reading and listening to stories. You can watch Storytime at Home on our YouTube channel.
Stay Informed - Check out the TAM Traveler
Would you like to know more about transportation news throughout Marin County? The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) distributes a monthly newsletter, the TAM Traveler. 

Sign-up here for transportation news including local project updates and information about regional projects including the Marin-Sonoma Narrows and State Route 37. Not sure if you want to commit? Check out the December 2021 edition.
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