MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
May 5, 2022
Mill Valley Music Festival
Are you ready for this Saturday's Mill Valley Music Festival (May 7 from 12-7 at the Community Center)?

Attending? Here are some links to help you plan ahead:
  • Getting there - Driving to this event will be almost impossible - Plan ahead and check out free parking locations, shuttle, bike valet, and more!
  • Artists, Activities & Food!
  • FAQ - What can I bring? What should I not bring? And more!

Not attending?
You need to know that the confluence of approximately 5,000 attendees to this event will likely make getting around town challenging on May 7. Plan accordingly and thank you for your patience! Festival organizers are doing everything in their power to minimize impacts to community members, including encouraging everyone to walk, bike, and shuttle to the event. More info is here.
East Blithedale Construction Update
Construction began the week of April 10th, 2022, and will continue through 2023. Learn about the latest East Blithedale Avenue construction updates as well as upcoming night paving May 15- May 27. Sign up for email updates here.
Update on City Manager Recruitment
The City is pleased to announce that the recruitment brochure and application website at Ralph Andersen & Associates for the City Manager position is now live. We invite all interested parties to view the materials and share with friends, neighbors and contacts. Interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and comprehensive resume to Ralph Andersen & Associates at no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2022. More about City Manager Recruitment.
Library News
Zip Books: The Public Library Just Showed Up on Your Doorstep! 
Through a California State Library grant, the Library uses Amazon to fulfill requests for books not in our catalog, delivered directly to your doorstep, often overnight. Returned materials are added to our collection for others to enjoy. Click here to give it a try.

Computer Classes: Everything Apple with Jon Hartman
We've added a new dates for Jon Hartman's class series on everything Apple. Jon covers a different topic every two weeks, familiarizing you with your tablet, phone, or computer and all the amazing things it can do. Classes held via Zoom; see and sign up for upcoming classes at
Drone Safety Tips
Did you know that you are required to register your drone with the FAA? Do you know the basic rules regarding flying your drone around controlled airspace, groups of people, emergencies and private property? Check out these tips for safe and responsible use of your drone.
Housing Element Update
Join us for a Housing Advisory Committee meeting via Zoom, on May 17th at 6:30 pm. This meeting will focus on reviewing housing programs of interest from the community and further discussing those housing programs that should be included as part of the Housing Element UpdateRegister here.
Fire Department News

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day - What You Do Matters! Take action on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The threat of wildfire is becoming increasingly prevalent and dangerous, posing greater risks to people and property than ever before. Prep Day 2022 is the ideal time to focus on what you can do to help protect your personal property.

Fire Safe Marin presents “Ember Stomp,” the first-ever wildfire prevention festival in Marin County. This FREE event held on May 28, 2022, 11am– 5pm 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. The festival will feature live music, hands-on activities, awards and entertainment, and lots of great food, inviting all Marin residents to explore ways to keep fire safe.
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
Limited Parking this Week at the Mill Valley Community Center - There will be limited parking available at the Mill Valley Community Center this week due to the setup, breakdown and day-of event activities for the Mill Valley Music Fest. Parking will be limited between Wednesday, May 4th and Tuesday, May 10th. View more information here.

Free Blended Learning Shallow Water Lifeguard Certification May 13th-15th - Earn your shallow water lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross blended learning course. Our lifeguard certification courses are designed to ensure that you are properly trained and prepared in the event of a water emergency. Learn more and register today.

Join in the Fun with Our Active Adults (50+) Activity Pass - Mill Valley Recreation's NEW Active Adult Activity Pass includes weekly Social Bridge, Mah Jongg & Nifty Knitters. Passes are currently available at no cost through 2022. Find out more here!
FREE Events in the Depot Plaza Coming Soon - There's a variety of free events coming up from the Mill Valley Arts Commission including:
Silent Disco in the Plaza - May 20th from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Comedy in the Plaza - June 16th at 6pm.
Sustainability News
We make choices every day that have a big impact on waste. Here are some easy choices for reusables that you can make every day. It's a good habit!
Civic Engagement - Become an Election Worker
The Marin County Elections Department is always looking for people committed to the democratic process who can serve at a vote center, especially those that can speak Chinese, Spanish, or Vietnamese. Election workers must be able to read and write English. Learn more about how you can join the County of Marin's Election Worker team.
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