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September 2, 2021
Mill Valley City Council Appoints Stephen Burke to Fill Council Vacancy

At their regular meeting last night, the Mill Valley City Council unanimously appointed Stephen Burke to fill the City Council seat vacated by Councilmember Tricia Ossa's recent resignation.

“We are very pleased to welcome Stephen to the City Council,” Mill Valley Mayor John McCauley said. “His strong history of service in many different roles has demonstrated his deep knowledge of the community and commitment to Mill Valley.” Read the entire news item.
City of Mill Valley Evacuation Drill Event | Save The Date | September 25, 2021
Our community has long asked an important question - if threatened by a major wildfire, what would happen if we all tried to evacuate by car at the same time? What could we do to prepare and keep our community safe? Our upcoming evacuation drill on Saturday, September 25th aims to help us find out.

The purpose of the drill is not only to help you and your family prepare for an evacuation, but also for public safety staff to time how long it takes to clear the roadway as cars are sent to a Community Refuge Area. The data from this drill will be critical to understanding how to best evacuate our community. To learn more and register to participate, please visit the Evac Drill webpage.
Why It's Important To Create A Fire-Smart Defensible Space
Last Friday, our SMFD Prevention Team took a trip up to the Caldor Fire to observe the disastrous impact the fires made on the community and how having a defensible space around your home is critical! Learn more about how the homes with defensible space have a better chance of surviving.
Video from Marin County Health Regarding the Recent CDC Report
COVID-19 Update

Bay Area Health Officers Reaffirm Support for Full In-Person School - In considering the many benefits to children, Bay Area Health officials continue to firmly support a safe return to the classroom.

Marin To Require Vaccine Verification for First Responders - Unvaccinated staff will require weekly testing. In response to the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases across the region, Marin County Public Health released a new health order requiring first responders to verify they are fully vaccinated or test weekly for the virus.

Face Coverings Urged at Schools, Even Outdoors - The Marin County Office of Education and Marin County Public Health are calling on all families to adopt the practice of masking up at all times when on campus, even outdoors. With the Delta variant circulating in the community, universal masking is an added layer of protection for the entire school community.

Vaccination Opportunities in Marin 
There are many free COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in Marin County for those who haven’t yet completed their vaccination series. Some locations require an online appointment; others are open for walk-ups.
The following one-day pop-up clinics are open to anyone age 12 & older:
  • Tonight! Thursday, September 2 - Dining Under the Lights, San Rafael 
  • Friday, September 3 – Nave Shopping Center Grocery Outlet, Novato 
  • Saturday, September 4 – Soulful Saturday, Marin City 
  • Tuesday, September 7 – Coastal Health Alliance, Pt. Reyes 
  • Tuesday, September 7 – Downtown Novato Farmers’ Market  
Police News
Congratulations Captain Lindsay Haynes ! Lindsay Haynes has been promoted to Police Captain, the second-in-charge of the Mill Valley Police Department. Captain Haynes is a 17 year veteran of the Police force and is the first female police officer to serve in the role of Captain in Mill Valley Police Department history.

"Lindsay has displayed extraordinary leadership throughout her career," Police Chief Rick Navarro said. "She will do great things for the City of Mill Valley." Please join us in congratulating Captain Haynes!

Join the Mill Valley Police Department as a Half-Time Community Services Officer - MVPD is seeking a self-directed problem-solver with an entrepreneurial spirit, high standards of excellence, and demonstrated commitment to public service and program development. Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply here.

Electric Bicycle Safety Tips
As we are seeing an influx in E-bikes, we want to make sure that you are taking the proper safety precautions. Make sure your family is following the rules of the road when it comes to riding. Learn more about how to keep kids, pedestrians, and cyclists safe!
Sustainability News
Recycled Water Filling Station - Now Open
Help quench your garden's thirst with recycled water and preserve your tap water for consumption and other essential uses. Hours and location information.

Home Sustainability Webinar Series
The Marin county Sustainability Team is hosting a webinar series this fall with topics including home energy audits, energy efficiency and electrification, solar and battery storage, and electric vehicles. Dates and registration information.
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.
Construction and Traffic Delays: Camino Alto at Sycamore Ave -
Construction has started at the Camino Alto & Sycamore Ave intersection to upgrade traffic signals, improve traffic and pedestrian/cyclist flow, and upgrade sidewalk and curb ramp accessibility through late September.
Recreation News
Fall 2021 Program Registration OPEN NOW! - Register today for Fall 2021 programs, classes & more. Classes begin Tuesday, September 7th. For more information, view our Fall 2021 digital brochure.

Welcome Back Fitness Passes from Mill Valley Recreation - Get Fit and Stay Healthy with Mill Valley Recreation. Enjoy unlimited access to the majority of our group fitness classes, lap swimming & water walking use of the gym. Passes on sale NOW!

NOW HIRING at Mill Valley Recreation - Work with our amazing team as a Aquatics Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator, Lead Facility Attendant, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard & more! As part of our team, you get FREE use of our Aquatics & Fitness Center as well as other employee discounts. Apply Today!

Movies in the Park Returns Friday, September 17th! - Grab your blankets and snacks and come down to the Mill Valley Community Center Lawn and watch the animated film CARS! Check out our website for more details.
Arts News
Concerts in the Plaza Returns for 2021 - The Mill Valley Arts Commission's Concerts in the Plaza series will return for two full-day shows - Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th. Come and enjoy some fun in the sun and some amazing bands in our beautiful Downtown Plaza.
Comedy in the Plaza is Back! - The Mill Valley Arts Commission's hilariously fun Comedy in the Plaza will return for 2021 on Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:00pm. This year's stellar lineup is sure to entertain!
Library News
Outdoor Storytime
Wednesdays | 10:15am | Old Mill Amphitheatre
In-person storytime is back with Librarian Lauren! Designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with their caregivers. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. Weather permitting. No meeting on September 15.

Marin Poetry Center Presents Molly Spencer & Brian Komei Dempster
Thursday, September 16th | 5:00pm
This Poetry Reading Series provides a unique opportunity to hear diverse and unusual sets of readers, pairing local Bay Area poets with visiting poets and writers. Register to receive a Zoom link.

Tam News Digitization Project Launches - The Tamalpais News has been continually published by the students of Tam High since 1919. Over the last five years the Lucretia Little History Room has been working hard to digitize our collection of the paper and we are excited to announce that the entire collection is now available online at the California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC).
Clean Mill Valley Cleanup Opportunities
Clean Mill Valley asks for volunteers to pitch in - even if it is for a short time! It’s amazing how much litter one person can remove in 30 minutes!

  • Manzanita Park and Ride - Thursday, September 16 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm. Join CalTrans and the Tam Valley Improvement Club to help with this monthly clean up.

  • Coastal Cleanup Day - Saturday, September 18 at 9:00 am - Meet at the Multi-Use Path Roundabout at the end of Sycamore Ave near the Middle School. Work will be along the path and marsh.

For either or both events, bring your work gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Litter pickers will be provided, as well as garbage bags or containers. Learn more about Clean Mill Valley.
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26 Corte Madera Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: (415) 388-4033

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