MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
May 19, 2022
Fire Season Updates
Fire Season is HERE. Are you ready?

Evacuation Drill Events are coming in June - Come and join your local first responders in the 2022 Evacuation Drill Events on Saturday, June 4 & 25, 2022 in Cascade Canyon, Edgewood and Hawk Hill Central (Mill Valley), Blackfield (Tiburon), Rodeo/MLK and Spencer (Sausalito) locations. Learn more about the upcoming events.

Sign Up for Alert Marin - Sign up today to receive emergency alerts via call, text, email or smartphone application from the County of Marin

Fire Safe Marin Presents EMBER STOMP! A Wildfire Prevention Festival - Fire Safe Marin presents “Ember Stomp,” the first-ever wildfire prevention festival in Marin County. This FREE event held on May 28, 2022, at the Marin Center Fairgrounds Island will be a celebration of Marin County’s groundbreaking community effort to reduce the risk of a catastrophic wildfire.
East Blithedale Project Update
The East Blithedale Rehabilitation Project team has been hard at work! Updates include: current construction schedule, a new FAQ section, and no road closures on June 9th in honor of the graduating classes of 2022 and their corresponding ceremonies!
Library News
For Kids: Pop-Up Storytime in the Park
 Fridays through June 3rd | 10:15am (Weather permitting)
Join us this Friday at Boyle Park for a high-energy Pop-Up Storytime as we read books, sing songs, and have so much fun! Perfect for toddlers. Check our schedule for Mill Valley Library Pop-Up Storytimes at Hauke and Boyle Parks.

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).
Police News

California Laws Pertaining to E-Bikes - Electric bicycles, or E-Bikes, have become increasingly popular in recent years and we have seen an uptick in ridership here in Mill Valley. While it is great to see so many people using E-bikes, we continue to receive complaints regarding unsafe riding. Please take a moment to review of the rules of the road so you can stay safe and avoid a costly ticket! | Check out our E-Bike "Rules of the Road" video.

2022 Gun Buyback Program - Join us on Saturday, June 4, 2022 between 9 am and 1 pm at the Marin County Sheriff's Office parking lot for the annual Gun Buyback event. The program usually collects hundreds of firearms and large volumnes of ammunition for destruction. Learn more about this important community safety event.
Soft Story Retrofit Program
At their meeting on May 9, 2022, the City Council received a presentation from Director of Planning and Building Patrick Kelly and Consultant David Bonowitz on “soft-story” retrofit programs and legislative options for Council to consider. In an earthquake, "soft story" apartments and condominiums are most susceptible to shaking damage. View the Report and Presentation.
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 our Latest Update | Visit our DEI homepage |Resource Page | List of Tangible Actions.
Arts & Recreation News
It's Almost Summer Camp Time - Plan your kids' Summer break with Mill Valley Recreation! We have all sorts of camps for ages preschool to teens to keep your kids active & engaged during school breaks. Register for camps today!

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Mill Valley Freedom Festival - On Saturday, June 18th from 11am-3pm, Mill Valley Recreation, along with the City of Mill Valley & the Mill Valley Force for Racial Equity & Empowerment (MVFREE), is hosting an inaugural Juneteenth celebration this year called the Freedom Festival. Find out more.
Silent Disco This Friday in the Plaza - Come on down to the Depot Plaza this Friday, May 20th from 6:30pm-8:30pm and get your groove on with headphones on! Come and see what Silent Disco is all about!

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. All are welcome to participate. Find out how!

Comedy in the Plaza - June 16th - Save the date for Mill Valley Arts Commission's Comedy in the Plaza. Mark your calendars for this fun and FREE, event, featuring 3 headlining acts, on Thursday, June 16, at 6pm.
Sustainability News

Spring is in the air! Check out these local resources to help you create lawn and garden space that is beautiful, water wise, and fire safe. 

Reduce your household carbon footprint through fun, interactive workshops starting this June  - Are you ready for a summer of Marin climate action, resilience, and community? Sign up for the free online 5-session Climate Action Workshop presented by Resilient Neighborhoods.
Volunteer Opportunities
Friends of SLPs Work Day - This Saturday - Join the Friends of SLPs this Saturday from 9 am - 11 am as they work on a section of the Tenderfoot Trail (SLP 43). Learn more and RSVP here.

Measure U Oversight Committee Vacancy - Southern Marin Fire District is seeking a qualified candidate to serve on the Citizen Oversight Committee. Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply.
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June 7 Primary is Marin's First Election with New Vote Centers
The upcoming primary election will be Marin County's first election with voting based on the State's new voting model, the "Voter's Choice Act." All active registered voters will automatically be mailed a ballot and have three ways to return it: by mail (no stamp needed), at an official ballot drop box (list of drop box locations), or at a vote center. To register to vote, or to check your registration status, visit RegisterToVote.ca.gov.
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