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September 23, 2021
City of Mill Valley Evacuation Drill Event
September 25, 2021 | Sign up today! RSVP here
We have all witnessed the challenges people face when evacuating from wildfire. That’s why evacuation preparation has long been a priority for the City of Mill Valley. We need your help and participation as we continue to improve our evacuation planning. For our 16th annual evacuation drill, we will continue to learn through practice and observation. Learn more and join us!
Welcome Stephen Burke, New City of Mill Valley Councilmember!
Councilmember Stephen Burke was sworn into office at the City Council meeting on Monday, September 20. Councilmember Burke was appointed to fill the City Council seat vacated by Councilmember Tricia Ossa's recent resignation. Learn more about Councilmember Burke here.
What is the difference between a 3rd Dose and a booster shot?
COVID-19 Update
Mu Variant: Is there a concern? You may have heard about the Mu variant in the news recently. Right now, this variant is steadily decreasing and causing very few cases in the United States. In Marin, only three cases have been identified so far, all collected in early July 2021 and none since then. Read the County of Marin update here.

The Scoop on Boosters - On September 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBAC) recommended the FDA issue Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a booster dose of the Pfizer for people 65 and older or those at risk of serious disease — six months after completing their first dose. Read the County of Marin update here.
Crosswalk Safety Tips from the Mill Valley Police Department
Whether you are walking to school or strolling leisurely during the day, your safety is very important to us. Please take some time and review the tips presented here.
News from SMFD/MVFD
Southern Marin Fire District/Mill Valley Fire Department

New Evacuation Mapping Tool Unveiled for Marin County
Residents are encouraged to “Know Your Zone” and Subscribe to Alert Marin

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office, along with all Marin municipalities and the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, are launching a new web-based evacuation mapping tool and “Know Your Zone” campaign to help county residents and businesses be better prepared for the next evacuation or emergency. Learn more and sign up for emergency alerts today.
Tune Into Fire Safe Marin's Wildfire Watch
Fire Safe Marin is so excited to share information about their new Wildfire Watch TV show that is debuting September 16, 2021 at 6PM on Channel 30, Facebook & on Fire Safe Marin YouTube Channel. Produced by Fire Safe Marin and funded by Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, Wildfire Watch TV will provide residents with resources, tips, and tools to adapt to wildfire in Marin. Check out Wildfire Watch here

Fire Weather Watch or Red Flag Warning: Do you know the difference?
The National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warnings & Fire Weather Watches to alert fire departments of the onset, or possible onset, of critical weather and dry conditions that could lead to rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity. Learn about the difference and what to do when a Watch or Warning is issued.
Sustainability News
Climate Action Plan Update - Meeting 1
The City is updating its Climate Action Plan. Learn more and provide input on how your household and the City can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions! Join the conversation.
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.
Public Works News
East Blithedale Project Construction Update - Argonaut Constructors will be installing new storm drains and traffic signal conduits on East Blithedale Avenue between US 101 and Camino Alto.

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. Take part in the survey starting 9/27. Phase II of the Downtown Project is in it's final stages upgrading curb ramps for ADA compliance and pedestrian bulb-outs.

Camino Alto / Sycamore Traffic Signal Replacement Project Update - Construction has been completed to upgrade the traffic signals, pedestrian and cyclist push buttons and sidewalk/accessible ramps at the intersection of Camino Alto/Sycamore Ave adjacent to Mill Valley Middle School.

City Water Use Reduction - in the month of August, the City's irrigation water use dropped by the highest amount yet - a full 54%!
Recreation News
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!
October Fitness Classes @ Mill Valley Recreation - Check out our amazing schedule of Fitness Classes available this August at the Mill Valley Community Center. You can also register for Premium Fitness Classes and more!

Movies in the Park Returns Friday, October 8th! - Grab your blankets and snacks and come down to the Old Mill Park Redwood Grove and watch THE PRINCESS DIARIES!
Check out our website for more details.

Learn to Be a Lifeguard - New Blended Learning Shallow Water Lifeguard Certification course available at the Mill Valley Community Center, October 22nd - October 24th.
Arts News
The Click Off Photography Competition is Back for 2021 - The ever popular Click Off Competition returns for 2021 in October. Details on contest participation and more COMING SOON! Visit our website for more details.

First Tuesday ArtWalks Return In-Person for October - The Mill Valley Arts Commission First Tuesday ArtWalk makes its triumphant return, in-person, on October 5th! For information about participating locations and more, view our First Tuesday ArtWalk Guide.
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