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March 10, 2022
City Manager Alan E. Piombo Jr. Announces Retirement
After a 31 year career in local government, Mill Valley City Manager Alan Piombo has announced his upcoming retirement in the Fall of 2022. Piombo joined the City of Mill Valley in 2019 as the Chief of Police and was appointed City Manager in 2020.

“We commend Alan for his leadership over the past two years, in which his quick, smart actions helped us weather the pandemic and economic downturn," said Mayor John McCauley. Read the rest of the article, which includes information about next steps.
Planning & Building News
1 Hamilton Workshop - Join EAH Housing and the City of Mill Valley online tonight - March 10 at 6:30pm to discuss housing opportunities on the northern portion of the city-owned parcel at1 Hamilton Drive.

Housing Element Study Session - A joint City Council/Planning Commission Meeting will be held in person on March 22 at 6:30pm in the Cascade Room at the Mill Valley Community Center (180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley) to discuss and provide direction on housing strategies and the draft sites inventory to support the Housing Element Update. For more information see the project website.
Public Works News

East Blithedale Project - Sign up for our eNewsletter Today!
The East Blithedale Project will rehabilitate aging pavement conditions, install new bike lanes, upgrade existing traffic signals, and improve access to schools, businesses and residential areas. During the project, we are committed to communicating with you in a timely, cohesive, and proactive manner so that you are well informed and able to access the information you need. Sign up for our East Blithedale Project eNewsletter Today!

Keep the Sidewalks Safe and Clear! - With Spring around the corner, growing vegetation left unattended may grow into the right of way and could lead to sidewalk hazards. Residents are required to regularly trim their trees and bushes that front sidewalks. Learn more about clearance requirements.
Mill Valley Police Department 2021 Annual Report
The Mill Valley Police Department would like to share with you our 2021 Annual Report. This report focuses on efforts made by our department throughout the last year. We would like to thank our community for all of your continued support as we continue to try and deliver the highest level of police services to the City of Mill Valley.
News from SMFD/MVFD
Southern Marin Fire District/Mill Valley Fire Department

Ban On Open Burns - In effect until Fri, March 11th At 8:00 AM - With a National Weather Service warning in place for high winds this week, Marin County Fire Department Chief Jason Weber temporarily suspended open pile burning within the county borders.

Join Us For Scott Valley Safety Events -
3/12/22 - Scott Valley Fire Extinguisher Fair, and 3/13/22 - NRG Bi-Annual Drill Sunday
Learn more about these upcoming public safety events happening in a neighborhood near you!

Low-Income Senior Homeowner Exemption Now Available - The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, created to implement a comprehensive wildfire prevention and emergency preparedness for Marin County, offers a low-income senior parcel tax exemption available to homeowners who meet certain criteria. Check out the criteria and apply today.
Happy Women’s History Month From Southern Marin Fire & Mill Valley Fire - Women’s History Month recognizes the accomplishments of trailblazing women in their industries. All month long Southern Marin Fire District will be sharing the stories of women who work at Southern Marin Fire District and Mill Valley Fire across social media. 

Join us in the celebration by following some of our social media pages:
Twitter: @SMFDinfo
Instagram: @southernmarinfire
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
Spring Eggstravaganza - The Spring Eggstravaganza is back for 2022! Enjoy a FREE egg hunt, live entertainment, food truck, fun and more! Join us Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Registration required, click here for details.

Knitting Us Together - Knitting Us Together is back for 2022 by popular demand! We plan to launch the Art Installation on August 27, 2022. It will remain up through October. We would love to involve all in the community who would like to participate - Learn How Here!

Active Adults 50+ Art Show Applications - Calling All Active Adult Artists!
Mill Valley Recreation's Active Adult 50+ Art Show returns for 2022 in the month of May. Learn more about how to participate here.

AARP Tax-Aide - Free Tax Preparation Services - It is Tax Season and our friends at AARP are back to provide free tax preparation services at the Community Center from now until April 14, 2022 - Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Make your appointment today!
Sustainability News

Climate Action Plan (CAP) Meeting #7 - Join us on April 19, 2022 from 6-8:30pm at Mill Valley City Hall (26 Corte Madera Avenue). Visit the CAP project website for more information.

Let's “talk trash" - Join Sustainable Mill Valley and guest presenters from Mill Valley Refuse and Zero Waste Marin via zoom on March 15th at 6:30 pm. To receive the zoom link e-mail Sustainable Mill Valley.

Library News
What Hours Do You Want the Mill Valley Public Library to Be Open? Take the Survey - We want to increase the Mill Valley Public Library's open hours, and we'd like you to help us decide how. Help us serve our community better by taking this short survey.

Zip Books: The Public Library Just Showed Up on Your Doorstep! - Is there a book you want, but it is not in the Library catalog? Through a Zip Books Grant funded by the California State Library, we can use Amazon to fulfill your requests, delivering materials to your residence in just a few days. When you're done with your Zip Books, return them to our Library so we can add them to our shelves for others to enjoy. Request here. 

Poetry Round Table Workshop - Tuesday, April 5th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Virtual workshop on Zoom. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link upon registration. Click here to register.
In this virtual Round Table Workshop, attendees share an original poem-in-progress and receive positive feedback and craft suggestions from fellow participants. Calvin Ahlgren, longtime Marin poet and workshop facilitator, will continue to shepherd the process, providing helpful direction and shaping in a supportive environment. Learn more here.

In collaboration with Marin Poetry Center.
Dog Licensing Late Fees Waived Through March!
A license could be your dog’s lucky charm! Did you know that a license is the first thing we look for when a stray dog comes to the shelter? If your pup ever goes missing, a license is the quickest way for us to reunite you – meaning you won’t have to go searching at the end of the rainbow. Learn more how to get a license for your pooch.
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