MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley
September 8, 2022
Fire News
September Is Preparedness Month - Learn How To Be Prepared For Disasters - National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2022 theme is “The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.” Learn more about how you can participate and prepare today.

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Event Dates for September 2022 - The Vegetation Management Program is coming to a neighborhood near you to reduce flammable vegetation and improve access for emergency vehicles. Is your street on the list?

Well Done Marin County For Participating In This Year's Stop The Bleed Event! This month Marin County came together to teach over 1200 residents basic hands-only EMS skills! Learn more about how you can get involved in emergency preparedness in your neighborhood.
National Preparedness Month Series - Join us every Thursday in September from 6-7 pm to learn one of the building blocks on emergency preparedness. Learn more about the National Preparedness Month Series here. 

All programs are 6:00 - 7:00pm in the Creekside Room. Registration recommended.

September 8th: Packing Your Go Bag - TONIGHT!
September 15th: Make a Plan
September 29th: First Aid/CPR

Our five-part Emergency Preparedness Series is a collaboration with the Mill Valley Neighborhood Response Group, the Southern Marin Fire Protection District, the Mill Valley Police Department and ReadyMarin.
Mandatory Vegetation Safety Work: PG&E to Remove and Trim Trees in Old Mill Park, Cascade Park
In upcoming weeks, PG&E will conduct vegetation safety work in high fire-threat areas of Mill Valley to keep trees, limbs and branches away from powerlines and electric equipment. To mitigate wildfire hazards, PG&E has the authority to conduct vegetation safety work as deemed necessary, and it does not require City approval.  Read more about the upcoming work here.
Police News
E-Bike Safety - E-bikes are rapidly increasing in popularity, especially with teens as they provide increased independence. Is your child experienced enough to manage the increased speeds and maneuverability of a heavy e-bike? Please check out this new e-bike safety brochure from the Mill Valley Police Department. | Watch MVPD's E-Bike Safety Video

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), please apply online here.
Sustainability News
Help clean up the coast September 17 - Join Coastal Cleanup on Saturday September 17th. Love our Marin coastline? Help keep it beautiful and garbage free. Join neighbors and friends for the great California Coastal Cleanup September 17, 2022. Pitch in a few hours and have fun while you are at it!

Join Clean Mill Valley and the Outdoor Art Club for the local Mill Valley Coastal Cleanup. They’ll be meeting at the roundabout at the end of Sycamore by the MV Middle School. There are also other volunteer litter removal opportunities around Marin - click here.

Mill Valley Adopts Climate Emergency Resolution, Climate Action Plan Update Coming This Fall - At their meeting on Tuesday, September 6, the Mill Valley City Council adopted a Climate Emergency Resolution. Cities and organizations around the world have signed petitions and adopted resolutions supporting a declaration of climate emergency, including most cities and towns in Marin County. Adoption of the resolution endorses the declaration and reinforce the City’s commitment to reduce Green House Gas emissions and to educate the community about the climate emergency.
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
NEW! Wi-Fi on the Plaza - You can now enjoy free Wi-Fi service on the Depot Plaza! Join the network "Wifi on the Plaza" next time you're downtown - the world will be at your fingertips! Learn more about Wi-Fi on the Plaza here. A big thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Mill Valley Library Foundation for funding this important project.

Queer Book Club - Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in A Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer - Wednesday, October 5th, 7pm
Virtual meeting on Zoom. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link upon registration. Click here to register.

The Queer Book Club is for LGBTQ+ folks and their allies to read and discuss fiction and non-fiction alike written by and for the LGBTQ+ community. Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month from 7-8 pm on Zoom.
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 DEI Update | Visit our DEI homepage |Resource Page | List of Tangible Actions.
Arts & Recreation News
Fall 2022 Program Registration Continues! - There's still time to register for some Fall programs including Youth and Adult Classes, Winter Camps and more! Check out what's still available and register today!

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

Get Your Teens Into the Teen Zone! - The Teen Zone is an after school program for middle school students (grades 6 - 8) at the Mill Valley Community Center. Membership includes drop-in access to the Teen Zone location as well as discounts on special events, such as the Teen Zone Halloween Party & Movie Night. Get a membership for your kids today!
Call For Artwork - The Mill Valley Arts Commission is now 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: September 23rd at 12pm. Find out more and apply today!
FREE Concerts in the Plaza

September 10th & 11th
11am-7pm - Depot Plaza
Knitting Us Together
Art Installation

September - October
Depot Plaza & Lumberyard
Click Off Photography Competition

Registration Opens
September 19th
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