MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
October 7, 2021
City Officials Test Google Modeling of Evacuation Timing with Successful Evacuation Drill
The City of Mill Valley conducted its Annual Evacuation Drill on Saturday, September 25 with hundreds of residents participating.

“We want to thank everyone that participated in the drill,” Mayor McCauley said. “The fact that we had over 250 community members willing to give up a beautiful fall morning to intentionally sit in traffic is a sign of how engaged and dedicated our community members are to safety and emergency preparedness.” Read about the drill.
City Launches New Website!
We are very pleased to share the new City of Mill Valley website - which includes new sites for all our departments, including our Recreation Department and Library, as well as the SASM Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Receive Meeting Agendas in your Inbox! If you have signed up in the past to receive news and calendar/agenda notifications, please visit the Notify Me page and sign up. Learn more about the new website and its new features.
Public Works News
Downtown Demonstration Project - As part of the Downtown Project, the City will be testing temporary traffic changes at two intersections to evaluate their potential for improving safety. We want your feedback! Take part in the survey.

East Blithedale Project Update - Night Work - To ease traffic congestion and expedite completion of construction, Argonaut Constructors will perform roadway construction work between 7 PM and 6 AM (Sunday through Thursday).

Mill Valley/Sausalito Pathway Resurfacing - The paved mutli-use path from Almonte Boulevard to Gate 6 Road is undergoing surface treatment for preventative maintenance. Construction crews are scheduled to begin the first week of October and are expected to take three to four weeks during daytime hours.
Parks and Recreation Commission Vacancy - Application Deadline Extended
If you have an interest in serving your community, applying for a position on a city board, commission or committee is a great place to start! The Mill Valley City Council is seeking to fill an unscheduled vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The term will run from the date of appointment to February 28, 2023. Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply.
COVID-19 Update
Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Virtual Forums Announced - The Marin County Office of Education will be hosting two forums on Zoom to address the topic of pediatric vaccinations.
  • Wednesday, October 13th at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 20th at 6:00pm

Criteria Issued for Lifting COVID-19 Indoor Masking Requirements - As decisions to vaccinate and wear face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations, Health officers for the nine Bay Area jurisdictions that require face coverings in most indoor public spaces today reached consensus on criteria to lift those health orders and allow jurisdictions to set those requirements independently.

Eviction Moratorium Winds Down but Rental Assistance Continues - Some temporary protections for renters during the COVID-19 pandemic will remain after the end of the statewide eviction moratorium, and the County of Marin is continuing to assist tenants with rental assistance. 
Spirit of Marin Honors City Manager Alan Piombo
On September 23 on Children’s Islands at the Marin Center in San Rafael, more than two dozen people were honored by the Bank of Marin for their “tireless efforts in support of our community” at the 2021 Spirit of Marin Awards, including Mill Valley City Manager Alan Piombo.

From Bank of Marin: Congratulations to Alan Piombo, Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Business Citizen of the Year. As the Mill Valley City Manager, Alan helped rethink how businesses could survive and thrive during the unprecedented challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. Alan’s tenacious leadership and creative vision allowed business and the community to thrive under challenging circumstances.
News from SMFD/MVFD
Southern Marin Fire District/Mill Valley Fire Department

Marin County, Now Is The Time To Prepare For Wildfire Season - Marin County is entering the most dangerous part of the fire season. Are you, your family and your home prepared? Here are some steps you can take right now to help protect your family and home from wildfire.

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Event Dates for October 2021
To reduce flammable vegetation and improve access for emergency vehicles, particularly on narrow, windy streets, the Vegetation Management Program will be clearing fire fuels from locations listed here. Is your street on the list?

Why Social Networks Should Not Be Your Main Source Of Receiving Important Alerts And Warning Systems - Resources to stay updated and aware.

Fleet Week 2021: Traffic Advisory and Public Safety Notice - Everything you need to know if you plan to head out to view the show!
Sustainability News
Reinvigorate your commitment to home water conservation! More information is available on our sustainability page.

New Water Use Limits and Penalties
To encourage water conservation, Marin Water established limits on water use for single-family and dedicated irrigation meter customers. The water use limits and penalties will be applied to water use beginning December 1.
Online Housing Survey
Housing Trends, Goals and Opportunities
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Update
Check out the latest news on the City's DEI initiatives, as well as DEI-related news and events from around the County. Follow the City's progress with the City's DEI Tracking Tool. Interested in more DEI news and events? Check out the DEI webpage and please join our email list.
Recreation News
Winter Registration Opens Tuesday, October 19th - Register for Winter 2021/22 classes and programs starting Tuesday, October 19th at 8:30am. Classes are viewable now. For more info and to view available classes, visit our registration website.

Actively Seeking Lifeguards & Swim Instructors - Mill Valley Recreation is currently hiring Swim Instructors & Certified Lifeguards. Not certified? Lifeguard training is available!
Movies in the Park Returns Friday, October 8th! - Grab your blankets and snacks and come down to the Old Mill Park Redwood Grove for the final Movies in the Park of 2021 and watch THE PRINCESS DIARIES! Check out our website for more details.
Arts News
The Click Off Photography Competition is Back for 2021 - The ever popular Click Off Competition returns for 2021 in October. Visit our website for more details about the competition and how to register.

The Starduster Orchestra is Coming to the Downtown Plaza - On October 17th from 4:30pm - 6:30pm, grab your dancing shoes and head on down to the Mill Valley Downtown Plaza to enjoy an outdoor performance by The Stardusters.
Volunteer to Restore our Steps, Lanes & Paths with Friends of SLPs
A couple of weeks ago Friends of SLPs embarked on Phase 1 of a multi-phase project helping the City rebuild SLP69 between Hillside and Oakdale. This Saturday the group will continue their work.
Date: Saturday Oct. 9th 2021
Location: SLP69. Hillside to Oakdale. Meet at the top of Hill Street.
What to bring: GLOVES. Water. Sense of humor.
We Are Hiring!
Check out the opportunities to
join our team! Learn more

City of Mill Valley
26 Corte Madera Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: (415) 388-4033

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