MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
July 21, 2022
Celebrate National Night Out with MVPD on Tuesday 8/2/2022!
The Mill Valley Police Department is inviting you to join us on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022, for National Night Out at Depot Plaza in downtown Mill Valley. The event will take place from 5-7 PM.

National Night Out was initially created as an opportunity for law enforcement to connect with the community they serve. Mill Valley has expanded this concept, crafting it as an opportunity for local government and community-oriented organizations to make connections within our city. This is an event for you to interact with fellow community members, other City departments, and organizations. There will be food, games, prizes, and conversation. For additional details or clarification on the event CSO Rebecca Camacho at
“Soft Story” Mitigation Program
In an earthquake, "Soft Story" apartments and condominiums are most susceptible to shaking damage. Soft Story structures are typically residential buildings with open parking or commercial space on the first floor and housing on higher floors. Work is currently underway on a proposed Soft Story Retrofit Program in Mill Valley, with an objective to protect existing housing stock in the community.

On July 18, 2022, Council received an informational presentation on the purpose of the proposed Soft Story program, the status of the program's development and an update on next steps, which includes outreach to property owners.

East Blithedale Project Update
Work is ongoing to rehabilitate the roadway and give the community a better driving surface. Work is nearing completion to repair the aging sewer system to provide better sewage flows for residences and businesses. Check out the latest news on the project.

Project updates are available to community members every other week. Sign up today!
Support Local Businesses Amidst the East Blithedale Project!
We encourage you to support our our local businesses and non-profits in and near the construction zone. Please support Mill Valley shops, restaurants and businesses that contribute to our town’s rich character and tight-knit community! Check out the Enjoy Mill Valley Community Map for local businesses you can support today!
Library News
Marin Poetry Center's Traveling Show - Sunday, August 7th, 3pm | Creekside Room
Hear local poets recite their poetry in the Marin Poetry Center’s Traveling Poetry Show. Host Judy Bertelsen will be joined by poets Judy Crowe, Barry Peterson, Francesca Bell, Paul Watsky, Sandy White, and Kathe Jordan. Learn more about the poets here.
No registration required. In collaboration with Marin Poetry Center.

Teen Book Bundles - Need help finding something good to read? Click here to tell us what you like and don’t like to read, and our librarians will hand select three Young Adult titles just for you. Pick up the bundles from our hold shelves. We also have Children’s Book Packs and Personalized Reading Lists (grades 4-8).
Draft Housing Element Available for Review - through July 30, 2022
The Mill Valley Housing Element Update will serve as the City’s housing plan for the next 8 years (2023-2031). Your input is important to help assess the community’s housing needs, identify housing strategies to meet the City’s housing goals, and develop policy and resource priorities.

This is the first public review draft available for public comment through the end of the day Saturday, July 30, 2022. When reviewing the document, please consider what Mill Valley’s housing needs are (Chapter 2), the City’s resources (Chapter 3) and whether the housing programs (Chapter 4) are sufficient to meet the City’s housing needs. Use the online survey form to submit your comments and feedback on the Draft Housing Element.

Submit comments online: Link to online comment form
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion News
The City of Mill Valley commits to act and encourage community action towards eliminating racial disparities, both inside government and in the community. The City Council has identified Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives as their top priority, and staff provides updates to the City Council and community on activities in Mill Valley and around Marin County on a regular basis. Check out our latest update | Visit our DEI homepage |Resource Page | List of Tangible Actions.
Arts & Recreation News
Calling All Crafters! 2022 Holiday Craft Fair Vendor Applications Now Available - Mill Valley Recreation's annual Holiday Craft Fair returns Dec. 3rd at the Mill Valley Community Center. Vendor application deadline is
Friday, Aug. 26th at 5pm. Apply today!

Seeking Preschool & After School Program Staff - Mill Valley Recreation is actively hiring for preschool and after school program staff positions. Love working with kids? Check out our available positions and apply today!

Save the Date for the Family Fun Fest! - Mill Valley Recreation's Family Fun Fest will be held on Aug. 15th from 4-6pm at the Mill Valley Community Center. Come on down and learn about many of our Youth Programs. Have fun with interactive & hands-on activities...don't forget about Trucks, Trucks, Trucks! Curious? Learn more!
Calling All Artists! - The Mill Valley Arts Commission is now accepting 2D artwork from artists in the greater Bay Area to be considered for a showing in a NEW exhibition space which was created to promote and highlight artists and/or artwork representing Diversity and/or Equity, and/or Inclusion (DEI). Application Deadline Aug. 5th at 12pm. Find out more and apply today!

Knitting Us Together - The deadline is approaching to submit your knitted pieces for this year's Knitting Us Together project. Submissions due by Aug. 10th. All are welcome to participate. Find out how!
Emergency Preparedness Commission Vacancies - Apply Today!
The Mill Valley City Council is seeking to fill two unscheduled vacancies on the Emergency Preparedness Commission. The City is committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive environment that is welcoming to all who participate in municipal government. We seek diverse representation on all our Boards, Commissions, and Committees, and applicants from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. Applications are due back to the City Clerk's Office by 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Apply today!
New Mental Health Crisis Line
There is now a new phone number for behavioral health crisis needs. Instead of dialing 911, call or text 988 in a time of mental health or substance use crisis, or when witnessing another person deal with a behavioral health challenge. The service is a universal entry point to a trained crisis counselor regardless of the caller's location.
Hands-Only CPR – FREE Training
Join Marin County EMS System and Southern Marin Fire District for the 12th Annual County-Wide Sidewalk CPR / Stop the Bleed / and Spray Narcan in three convenient locations, Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 from 10am–2pm. Learn more about this free event!
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