MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
June 9, 2022
Update on City Manager Recruitment
After a four-month City Manager recruitment process, the City Council recently met to review the applications and produce a group of top candidates for the next phase of interviews. Learn more about the City Manager recruitment and next steps.
Fire Season Updates

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program is Coming to a Street Near You - With your continued support, we have removed more than 7,100 tons of flammable vegetation from Southern Marin and Mill Valley! Check to see if your street is on the list.
How to Prepare a Grab & Go Bag - Watch this short video (under 3 min) on what to pack in your Grab & Go Bag so you are ready for an emergency.
Public Works Update
East Blithedale Project Update - Check out the latest on the roadway rehabilitation project here. Highlights include a new permanent traffic pattern near Ashford Ave, new bike facilities, and info on the upcoming paving on Sunnyside Ave. Stay up to date by signing up for our eNewsletter here.
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

Summer Reading 2022: Dare to Read! - Kids can make reading a daily habit through the Library’s Summer Reading Program, Dare to Read. Pick up reading logs starting June 10th. Programs kick off on June 15th with Charity Kahn. Learn more about Summer Reading here.

Teen Summer Reading: Dare to Read! - Teens can use their inner superpowers and Dare to Read, expressing themselves in art, writing or reading. More information, including fun programs and volunteer opportunities here.

Welcome Aboard: eBook and Digital Resource Classes - Check out these 1-hour introductions to eBooks and eAudio as well as the many digital resources available to you with your library card. No registration necessary. See a schedule of upcoming classes here.
Planning & Building News

Proposal to Renovate the Sequoia Theater - The California Film Institute (CFI), owner of the historic Sequoia Theater, has submitted a proposal to fully renovate and convert the two-screen Sequoia Theater with 604 seats into a new cinema and education center with four screens in theaters of various sizes and up to 500 seats, while retaining the historic building façade above the street level. To learn more and view the renovation plan, click here.
Aiming to Protect Housing, City Considers Soft Story Retrofit Program - 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. The City estimates that as many as 125 buildings would be considered Soft Story (with 3 or more units) in City limits. Learn more about the proposed program.
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. Visit our DEI homepage |Resource Page | List of Tangible Actions.
Arts & Recreation News
We Need Swim Instructors! - Mill Valley Recreation is currently hiring qualified swim instructors to join our amazing Aquatics & Fitness team! Love the water? Get more information and apply today.

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Mill Valley Freedom Festival - Saturday, June 18th from 11am-3pm, come to The Depot Plaza and celebrate African American Independence Day with live music, poetry, storytelling, activities for all ages and more. Find out more!
The Community Campout IS BACK! - On Saturday, July 30th...Celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month by camping out with neighbors and friends at the Mill Valley Community Center! Spaces are limited, register today!

New Programs Coming Soon with Our Active Adults (50+) Activity Pass - New drop-in programs coming Monday, June 13th with Mill Valley Recreation's NEW Active Adult Activity Pass. Passes are FREE through 2022. Learn more and get your pass today.
Knitting Us Together - Knitting Us Together is back for 2022 by popular demand! This public art "urban knitting" project installation is planned for late August through October.

Comedy in the Plaza - June 16th - Mill Valley Arts Commission's Comedy in the Plaza is coming soon! Head down to The Depot Plaza on Thursday, June 16, at 6pm and enjoy 3 hilarious and amazing headlining comedy acts. Check out this year's lineup!
Mill Valley Police Department Bicycle Registration
Help deter theft and to help law enforcement reunite bicycles with their owners by participating in the MVPD Bicycle Registration Program! Increase your chances of having your favorite two-wheeled recreational activity returned if it’s ever lost or stolen by registering with us today!
Sustainability News

Did you know that the City is in the process of developing a "Climate Action Plan"? The City’s Climate Action Plan is part ofthe City’s General Plan and is used to identify actions that the community and local government can take to reduce emissions based on emission reduction targets set for the community and the city’s government operations. Check out the Climate Action Plan website for meeting announcements, documents, and more.
Volunteer Opportunities

Emergency Preparedness Commission Unscheduled Vacancy - The Mill Valley City Council is seeking to fill an unscheduled vacancy on the Emergency Preparedness Commission. Apply by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

Measure U Citizen Oversight Committee Vacancy–Date Extended - The committee ensures that the District is financially stable and able to continue offering firefighting, lifesaving response services and enhanced fire prevention efforts within the District. Interested in learning more or applying? Click here.
Memorial Day 2022 - Thank you to all that contributed to a very moving tribute to remember and honor the many sacrifices of military service members who have given their lives to fight for our country. Pictured above: Mill Valley Police , Mill Valley Emergency Preparedness Commission, Mill Valley City Hall and Volunteer Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast.
How would you spend $2.5 mil to advance equity in your community?
The County of Marin is making $2.5 million available, and YOU decide how it will be spent. This new way of making decisions about publicly funded projects is called Participatory Budgeting! Learn more about Participatory Budgeting here. Apply to join the Participatory Budgeting (PB) Committee! 
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