MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
September 22, 2022
Downtown Project Design Creates Expanded Plaza Space - City Seeks Community Input
One of the possible new design features of the Downtown area is an expanded Plaza, created by the redesign of the right turn lane from Sunnyside Avenue onto Miller Avenue. We invite you to share ideas for the future use of the space by learning more and taking the survey here.
1 Hamilton Update: Council Approves Relocation of Facilities, City Hosts Open House in October
The City of Mill Valley is currently partnering with EAH Housing to explore the feasibility of building approximately 40-50 affordable rental apartments on the northern portion of 1 Hamilton Drive. On September 19, City Council directed planning staff to pursue relocating existing facilities located on the northern portion of 1 Hamilton to make room for affordable housing. Read the entire article.
Fire News
Congratulations To Our Newest SMFD/MVF Firefighters - SMFD/MVF is proud and honored to report on September 15, 2022 all eight of our newest employees have successfully completed their 18 month probationary periods and testing process.

PG&E Surveying Powerlines by Helicopters - Through the end of October, PG&E crews will survey electrical equipment, and the nearby vegetation, in 25 counties throughout Northern and Central California to spot and prevent potential wildfire risk. Learn more about PG&E's electrical equipment surveys here.
Join the Youth Advisory Committee!
The Mill Valley Police Department would like to invite all Tam High and Mill Valley Middle School students to apply to be member of the Mill Valley Youth Advisory Committee - YAC. The goal of YAC is to civically engage students with our community, and for the students to have the opportunity to collaborate with community leaders to address teens concerns. If you're interested (or know of someone that might be), click here to learn more and click here to apply.
Join us: Review of the Draft Climate Action Plan (CAP): Online Webinar
Please join us on October 19, 2022 6:30 – 8:30pm for a webinar (via Zoom) to learn about the Draft CAP developed by the city-appointed Task Force, including proposed policies and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and emission reduction targets proposed for 2030. Register in advance for this webinar here.
East Blithedale Project Update
Work is ongoing to rehabilitate the roadway and give the community a better driving surface. Work is nearing completion to repair the aging sewer system to provide better sewage flows for residences and businesses. Check out the latest update.

Project updates are available to community members every other week. Sign up today!
Support Local Businesses Amidst the East Blithedale Project!
We encourage you to support our our local businesses and non-profits in and near the construction zone. Please support Mill Valley shops, restaurants and businesses that contribute to our town’s rich character and tight-knit community! Check out the Enjoy Mill Valley Community Map for local businesses you can support today!
Library News
Friends of the Mill Valley Library In-Person Book Sale - Mark your calendar! The Friends of the Library In-Person Book Sale is returning on Saturday, October 1st 10am - 4pm in the Library SmartGarden. With thousands of books to choose from, this is the place to find pretty fabulous deals on high quality best sellers, with an excellent inventory of fiction and non-fiction items including children's books. Can't make it to the In-Person Book Sale? Shop the Friends of the Library's Online Bookstore anytime of the day or night.

The Mill Valley Historical Society Presents: Ghost Ships of the San Francisco Bay with Pat Broderick - How many shipwrecks lie scattered on the floor of the Bay, or in nearby waters or landfill? Few of us are aware of these relics from San Francisco’s maritime past, many forgotten for a century or more. This evening’s talk will visit some of the steam schooners, Gold Rush ships, Golden Gate wrecks, and U.S. Navy ships that forever remain “ghosts” in our waters, if not in our memories. Join us on Wednesday, October 5th at 7pm for this virtual event on zoom. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link upon registration. Click here to register.

The Marin Poetry Center Presents: Fall Poetry Reading Series Launch - Join us as members of the Marin Poetry Center read from recent work and celebrate the return to in-person programming at the Mill Valley Library! In addition to great poems, enjoy this moment of community and togetherness, buy a few new books from old friends, and get ready to launch a season of terrific Marin Poetry Center readings. Join us in-person on Thursday, October 6th at 7pm at the Mill Valley Public Library. Registration recommended. Click here to register.
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. Check out our latest update | Visit our DEI homepage |Resource Page | List of Tangible Actions.
Arts & Recreation News
Halloween @ The Center - Halloween @ The Center returns for 2022 with our annual, free Trunk or Treat event at the Mill Valley Community Center. Get your local business in front of hundreds of community members and participate with an interactive, decorated trunk! For info and questions, email Molly Given at

Mill Valley Recreation is Hiring! - Available positions range from Preschool & After School Program staff to Field Monitors, Facility Attendants and Personal Trainers. Come and work with an amazing team! View available positions & apply today.

Active Adults (50+) Activity Pass - New drop-in programs now available with Mill Valley Recreation's NEW Active Adult Activity Pass. Passes are FREE through 2022. Learn more and get your pass today.
Click Off Photography Competition - Calling all local photographers! The Mill Valley Arts Commission's annual Click Off is coming soon! Contest dates are October 20th - November 3rd. Registration deadline: October 17th at 12noon. Register today!

Call For Artwork - The Mill Valley Arts Commission is seeking artwork for First Tuesday ArtWalk Exhibitions in 2023 as well as a NEW exhibition space that will promote and highlight artists or artwork that represents Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.
Application Deadline Extended to October 4th at 12noon. Find out more and apply today!
How do I find Agendas for City Council meetings and other City Boards and Commission meetings?
We have two systems for sharing Agendas, Minutes and Video recordings (if available) for City meetings.

To busy to check the website for recent agendas? Not to worry! You can sign up for our "Notify Me" system to receive notifications on meeting Agendas and many other topics. Sign up today!
Learn about Changes Coming for November Election
The Marin County Elections Department will host a virtual public workshop Thursday, September 29, at 6:00 pm to educate voters in advance of the November 8 general election about changes implemented with the Voter’s Choice Act. The videoconference will be close-captioned. Interpreters will be available in Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, Vietnamese, ASL, and CDI. Learn more and register in advance for the workshop.
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