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Communications and Civic Engagement

The City of Mill Valley has identified the goal of communicating City news and information internally and externally in a timely, cohesive, and proactive manner, so that community members are well informed and able to access information pertaining to the City. We encourage open, two-way communication and public involvement in City decision-making processes. To learn more, please download the Strategic Communication Plan.

We recently conducted a Communications Survey - Click here to learn more. 

We want you to stay informed about news and information important to you, and we want to hear from you with questions, comments, or whatever is on your mind.

Part 1: How YOU can stay informed:

HOW WE GET
THE WORD OUT

HOW IT WORKS AND
TOPICS WE COVER

Public Meetings The City Council and the many Boards, Commissions and Committees serve to represent the citizens of Mill Valley. They receive input on a wide selection of City topics, develop and adopt policy, and resolve public issues. All public meetings can be found on the City Calendar and three are webcast  and cablecast for live and archived viewing (City Council, Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation).
City of Mill Valley Website Check here first for news, events, FAQs, and information related to government programs and services.
eNotification Emails are sent directly to your inbox on a wide range of topics of importance to you. Over 80 City-related topics to choose from. Includes emergency alerts.
MV Connect Sign up to have this twice-monthly eNewsletter sent directly to your inbox.  Features timely updates and summaries of news and events of importance to you: traffic, neighborhood development, upcoming events, crime and infrastructure improvements - plus more!
mvtraffic.org A central location for local traffic conditions and updates about local traffic. The website includes a local map showing current conditions (via Google traffic), timely updates from the Police Department's Twitter account, and news about events or projects that are impacting traffic in town.
Library Enews Emails are sent directly to your inbox related to upcoming events and new services at the Mill Valley Public Library.
Alert Marin Enter your telephone number and email address and this County-wide program will give you a call, text, or email if there is an emergency. 
Nextdoor Nextdoor is a private neighborhood website where residents share information such as  neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services, referrals and lost pet information.
Chamber of Commerce The City of Mill Valley works in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce to spread the word about mostly business-related, but also general interest topics. We encourage you to sign up for their eNewsletter.
Neighborhood and Homeowners Associations The City sends notices to the leadership of Mill Valley Homeowner and Neighborhood Associations for distribution to their members.  We encourage you to join your local Neighborhood or Homeowner Association to stay informed.
Mill Valley Patch The City has two blogs on the MV Patch: City of Mill Valley Blog and Mill Valley Public Library Blog. You can sign up for their email alerts to get local breaking news sent to you.
Cablecasting The City of Mill Valley broadcasts local government meetings and select informational workshops on Marin TV.
Webcasting View live and archived meetings. Webpage offers video, agenda, minutes, and all supporting documents reviewed and discussed at each meeting.  Also has an advanced search feature to find what you are looking for.
Tours and Presentations Bring your Scout troop or classroom for a tour of City Hall, a Fire Station, or the Sewage Treatment Plant!  Or invite the Mayor and/or City officials to attend your organization's meeting to do a presentation and Q&A.  Contact the City Manager's office to schedule.

TWITTER

"Follow" us on Twitter:  
City of Mill Valley General news and updates on a wide range of City issues. Traffic alerts and emergency notifications.
Building Updates on building code changes, green building, new ordinances.
Library News and information about Library-related services and programs.
Miller Avenue Streetscape Project  Traffic and construction updates for the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project.
Planning  Updates on important planning items, new projects, public hearings, zoning ordinance info.
Police Traffic alerts, public safety notifications, emergency notifications.

FACEBOOK

"Like" us on Facebook:
City of Mill Valley General information about all kinds of happenings in Mill Valley.
Library News and information about Library-related services and programs.
Miller Avenue Streetscape Project Traffic and construction updates for the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project.
Recreation News and updates on Recreation services, programs, events and registration dates.
 

Part 2: How YOU can get in touch with us:

HOW YOU CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH US DESCRIPTION
Contact Us Webpage listing all the City Departments, Department Heads, email addresses, phone numbers and office locations.
Comment Form General questions and comments go directly to City staff for a prompt response.
Public Buildings - Open for Business You are always welcome to stop by any public buildings to meet in person with City staff.  Before you stop by, it is a good idea to check the hours of operation and to ensure staff is available, you can also make an appointment ahead of time.
Report a Pothole or Problem See a pothole or other issue? Let us know. Report goes directly to DPW for a prompt response.
Public Meetings Webpage listing all the official meeting bodies and their upcoming and past meetings - City Council, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission and more.
eComment Duriring Live City Council Meetings While watching the cablecast or webcast of the LIVE City Council meetings, you may submit comments and questions in real-time to the City Council for the public comment sections of the meeting.
City of Mill Valley Organization Chart Not sure who does what? Browse the City-wide Organization Chart. Once you have found the right person or Department, click the "Contact Us" link on each page.
Serve on a City Board, Commission or Committee Mill Valley City government benefits enormously from the citizen participation of its Board, Commission, and Committee members. Interested? Check out the vacancy information page.
City Councilmember on the Plaza A Mill Valley City Councilmember is personally available for discussion, suggestions, comments, complaints and general community input on the first and third Saturday of the month (weather permitting).
I Want To... Webpage gives you shortcuts to helpful information, forms, and more.

WEBSITE FORMS
City-Wide:
Complaint for Disabled Access Investigation

Library:
Book a Librarian 
Book Club Kit Request Form
Catalog Report Form

Contribute more information to the History Room photograph collection
Green Looks Good (Hold Notice)Library Database Feedback
Send email to a Reference Librarian
Send email to the City Librarian
Sign up for A-List
Sign up for Library eNews
Sign up for PeRL
Suggest a First Friday
Suggest a Title for Purchase
Suggest an eBook Title for Purchase
Tell Us About Your Library Experience
What Does the Library Mean to You?
Unsubscribe from Library eNews

Recreation
Online Registration at mvprGoPlay.org 
Police:
Dangerous Driver/Traffic Complaint
Request for Vacation Watch
Special Needs Evacuation Program

Public Works
Miller Ave Streetscape Business Questionnaire
Traffic Signals - Report a Problem

Need more information?  Check out our Civic Engagement page: How to find information and participate in local decision making.

Last updated: 11/3/2014 7:28:31 PM