MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
March 24, 2022
City Council Appoints Three New Members, Cancels June Election
At their regular meeting on March 21, and a special meeting on March 24, the City Council voted to appoint three new members to the City Council and cancel the June 2022 election, saving the City an estimated $45,000 in election expenses. Read more about the three newly appointed Councilmembers.
Update on City Manager Recruitment and Opportunity for Community Input

At their meeting on Monday, March 21, 2022, the City Council received an introduction of Heather Renschler, President/CEO of Ralph Andersen & Associates, who will lead the City’s recruitment effort for a new City Manager. After a 31 year career in local government, Mill Valley City Manager Alan Piombo recently announced his upcoming retirement anticipated for the Fall of 2022.

Community Input
Please let us know your thoughts on the following:
  • What kind of personal attributes are you looking for in a City Manager?
  • What do you think are the top 3 priorities for our City?
  • Please share interview questions that you would like asked of City Manager candidates.
Send your emails to by April 18, 2022.

Planning & Building News
Housing Element Update: On March 22, Planning Commission and City Council provided direction and support for staff's recommended approach for the Housing Element’s sites inventory. Council also approved a resolution authorizing staff to hire EMC Planning Group to initiate the environmental review for the Housing Element Update.

1 Hamilton Update: May 3, 2022 Open House (in person 6:30PM at the Commuity Center)
Join EAH Housing and City staff to discuss and provide input on various topics of interest, including: relocation of restrooms, parking, massing, circulation and much more! Learn more at the 1 Hamilton website.
Should it Go Down the Disposal?
Pouring cooking fats, oil, or grease down the drain can clog your plumbing, create blockages in our sewers, and enter our waterways. Several everyday ingredients can also create blockages.
Register your Home Security Cameras with the Mill Valley Police Department
Do you have a home security camera? Please consider registering it with the Mill Valley Police Department. This will assist us with identifying potential footage while investigating potential crimes. Click here to learn more and for a camera registration 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. Read the March 2022 DEI Update | Visit our DEI homepage |Resource Page | List of Tangible Actions.
Arts & Recreation News
Mill Valley Recreation is Hiring! We have a full-time Office Assistant I position available.
We offer great benefits including paid vacation, health & dental insurance and more!

Spring Eggstravaganza This Saturday! The Spring Eggstravaganza is here! Enjoy a FREE egg hunt, live entertainment, crafts, tasty treats and more! Join us this Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Check out the event details!

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.
Knitting Us Together - Knitting Us Together is back for 2022 by popular demand! This public art project installation is planned for late August through October. We invite our entire community to participate. Find out how!

Save the Date for Comedy in the Plaza! - Save the date for Mill Valley Arts Commission's Comedy in the Plaza. Mark your calendars for this FREE, ever popular event on Thursday, June 16, 2022.
Celebrate Earth Day in Mill Valley!
Join us Sunday, April 24 for two great events!

Earth 2050: Create a better world
1-5 pm at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto
Join us for a family-friendly day of art, activities, music, and talks geared to imagining and creating a better world: Sponsored by Green Change. Sign up here for this free event.

EV Car Show
1-5 pm at the Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore
See the latest models of electric vehicles and bikes and talk to EV owners. Can’t make it? Sign up for a webinar instead. Sponsored by Measure B funds made available through Transportation Authority of Marin.
Library News

The Mill Valley Historical Society Presents:  First Wednesday: What Happened at Port Chicago?
Wednesday, April 6th | 7:00pm - Virtual event on Zoom. Registrants will receive Zoom link upon registration. Click here to register.
The disaster at Port Chicago Naval Magazine in 1944 killed 320 men, injured hundreds more, and resulted in the largest mutiny trial in U. S. Naval history. Join us for a presentation by National Park Services Rangers Eric Stearns and Tory Starling about this little-known tragedy in early civil rights history; a story of the brave men who stood up to injustice.

Great Escape Book Club: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
Wednesday, April 20th | 6:00pm - Virtual meeting on Zoom. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link upon registration. Click here to register.
The Great Escape Book Club invites members to step into other worlds and experience the best of speculative fiction (including science fiction, fantasy, and alternate reality). This book club meets the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:00pm on Zoom. Explore the Library's other book clubs here.

Books & Bites Book Club: The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman
Wednesday April 13th | 2:30 - 3:15pm - Outdoor Amphitheater
Fourth and fifth graders love our outdoor book club where we talk about the book, have a snack, and do a fun activity together. Participants can pick up a free copy of the book at the Library, while supplies last. Fourth and fifth graders only. Sign up here.
A Call to Action - The Fentanyl Crisis in Marin County
Join Marin County schools for a Student Led Discussion
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 ~ 6:00PM - 7:30PM via Zoom
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