News Flash

Posted on: February 28, 2024

February 28 - Message from Mayor Urban Carmel & City Manager Todd Cusimano Regarding Friends Field

Friends Field

At their Special Meeting last night, the Board of Trustees voted to eliminate Friends Field as an option and to proceed with further examination of the current site for potential construction of the Middle School.

We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: January 25, 2024

City Introduces Neighborhood Chats for Enhanced Community Engagement

The City of Mill Valley is pleased to introduce "Neighborhood Chats," a new community engagement initiative fostering direct communication between City staff, Councilmembers, and residents in the comfort of their own neighborhoods. These informa...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: January 3, 2024

Council and Community Celebrate Joan Murray

On January 8th, the City Council and many community members offered their thanks and celebrated the remarkable contributions of Joan Murray, a dedicated community leader and advocate for positive change.

Joan's commitment spans decades, from ensur...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

February 7 - Message from the City Manager Regarding Friends Field

Todd Cusimano Headshot

February 7, 2024

Dr. Elizabeth Kaufman, Superintendent

Mill Valley School District411 Sycamore AvenueMill Valley, CA 94941

Dear Elizabeth,

As I reflect on our phone conversation from January 24, 2024, where you expressed frustration over your team completing ...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: February 6, 2024

February 6 - Message from Mayor Urban Carmel Regarding Friends Field

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The following are the prepared remarks of Mayor Urban Carmel for the February 1, 2024 Mill Valley School District Board of Trustees meeting. Public open time limited participants to only speak for one minute, so the Mayor's message was not able to be conv...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: February 1, 2024

February 1 - Message from the City Manager Regarding Friends Field

Todd Cusimano Headshot

See the Letter and Attachments Here

A Message from City Manager Todd Cusimano:

February 1, 2024

Sharon Nakatani, Board PresidentMill Valley School District411 Sycamore AvenueMill Valley, CA 94941

Dear Board President Nakatani,

I am writing to address my concer...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Mill Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Review

Mill Valley has been working with other Marin County jurisdictions to update Marin County’s Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.  This plan, which is updated every five years, assesses natural hazard risks and identifies and prio...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Mill Valley Launches Neighborhood Chat Initiative with Freeman Park Gathering

Residents sitting with City Staff in a Circle at Mill Valley Community Center

Neighborhood Chats: A New Chapter in Community Engagement Begins

On November 14, 2023, the Freeman Park neighborhood warmly welcomed the inaugural session of the City of Mill Valley's 'Neighborhood Chat' initiative. Led by City M...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: July 18, 2023

Council Votes to Appoint Temporary Study Committee to Review Infrastructure Funding

The financial condition of the City of Mill Valley is very strong. Even assuming another recession, over the next 10 years, the City can meet its operating costs, pension obligations and reserve fund requirements while making $2.5M in annual capital impro...

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City Main Home News

News Flash

Posted on: January 24, 2024

Black History Month 2024

Black History Month

Welcome! This news item lists some of the upcoming events to commemorate Black History Month - It is a work in progress as more events are announced. If you know of an event that could be listed here, please send event information to us at dei@cityofmillv...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Reflecting on United Against Hate Week in Mill Valley (November 2023)

Image of paper cranes spelling out the words "United Against Hate"

This November, Mill Valley joined over 200 communities nationwide in celebrating United Against Hate Week (November 12-18, 2023). Embracing the powerful message, “We reject hate of any kind and believe that building a safer and more equitable world starts...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Marin County Commission on Aging Update

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During their November 6 meeting, the City Council was presented with valuable information by Kristi Denton Cohen, who serves as Mill Valley's Representative on the Marin County Commission on Aging. To kick off her presentation, she shared some si...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: October 29, 2023

United Against Hate Week Activities

Mill Valley United Against Hate

United Against Hate Week, November 12 - 18, 2023

The City of Mill Valley is joining cities across the country this November for United Against Hate Week. United Against Hate Week (November 12-18, 2023) is a call for local civic action to stop the hate and ...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: October 23, 2023

Mayor Carmel Addresses Current Events - Conflict in Middle East and Recent Hate Speech

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At their meeting on Monday, October 16, Mayor Urban Carmel addressed the City Council and community regarding recent events in the Middle East and occurences of hate speech at public meetings.

The Mayor's comments are transcibed below.

"The ev...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Stop Race-based Calls to the Police ("Bias by Proxy")

Be on the lookout for a mailer heading to Mill Valley City residents this upcoming week!

The City of Mill Valley and the Mill Valley Police Department have teamed up with MVFREE to stop race-based calls to the police ("bias by proxy"). Find out m...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: September 18, 2023

City DEI Initiatives Update - September 2023

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

September 18, 2023

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 ...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: July 31, 2023

City DEI Initiatives Update - July/August 2023

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

We are more than halfway through the calendar year, and we thought it would be a good time to update community members on the City’s 2023 DEI initiatives. 

DEI planning and initiatives are at the forefront of our agenda, and we remain steadfast in...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Pride Month Events

Pride Flag at Mill Valley Community Center June 2023 a

Pride Month & Pride Flags - At their meeting on Monday, May 15, the City Council adopted a Resolution declaring June, 2023 as LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in the City of Mill Valley and authorized the display of the Pride Flag on City property. Many thanks to...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: May 15, 2023

DEI Initiatives Update - May 2023

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

Monday, May 15, 2023

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) initiative...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: April 17, 2023

DEI Initiatives Update - April 2023

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

Monday, April 17, 2023

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) initiati...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: March 20, 2023

DEI Initiatives Update - March 2023

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

Monday 20, 2023

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 ...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: January 31, 2023

Black History Month

Black History Month

Mill Valley City Council:

At their February 6, 2023 meeting, the Mill Valley City Council declared the month of February 2023 as Black History Month. From the proclamation:

"Mill Valley City Council calls upon all the people of Mill Valley to honor the...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: December 27, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - January 2023

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

January 20, 2023

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...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Lunar New Year Events

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Mill Valley’s Terra Marin School Welcomes The Lunar New Year – January 21, 10am-12pm

From Enjoy Mill Valley: With plenty of gratitude for the rain and with excited expectation for some dry moments to have outdoor events, Terra Marin Sch...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

A statue of Martin Luther King Jr and the words MLK Jr Day January 16 2023

From the Marin City CSD and MLK Planning Committee 24th Annual Marin City Dr. MLK Jr. Celebration - Jan 16. The Marin City CSD and MLK Planning Committee presents the 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. This celebration w...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: December 27, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - December 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

December 27, 2022

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 a...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: November 22, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - November 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

November 22, 2022

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 a...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: October 29, 2023

United Against Hate Week Activities (November 2023)

Mill Valley United Against Hate

United Against Hate Week, November 12 - 18, 2023

The City of Mill Valley is joining cities across the country this November for United Against Hate Week. United Against Hate Week (November 12-18, 2023) is a call for local civic action to stop the hate and ...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: October 17, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - October 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

October 17, 2022

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...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: September 19, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - September 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

September 19, 2022

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 ...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: August 25, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - August 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

August 25, 2022

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 ...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: July 18, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - July 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

July 18, 2022

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 th...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: June 21, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - June 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

June 21, 2022

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 th...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Freedom Festival - June 18, 2022

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Join us as we will honor our past through celebration of African American Independence Day with live music, poetry, storytelling, activities for all ages and more.

Additional Info... Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: May 26, 2022

How would you spend $2.5 mil to advance equity in your community?

"How would you spend $2.5 million to advance equity in your community?"

The County of Marin is making $2.5 million available, and YOU decide how it will be spent. This new way of making decisions about publicly funded projects is called Participatory Budgeting! 

Join the Participatory Budgeting (PB) Committee! &nb...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: May 16, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - May 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

May 16, 2022

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 the...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: April 18, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - April 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

April 18, 2022

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 t...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: March 21, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - March 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

March 21, 2022

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 t...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: February 22, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - February 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

February 22, 2022

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 a...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: January 20, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - January 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

January 20, 2022

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...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: November 30, 2021

DEI Initiatives Update - November 30, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

November 30, 2021

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 a...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: November 15, 2021

DEI Initiatives Update - November 15, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

November 15, 2021

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 a...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: November 1, 2021

DEI Initiatives Update - November 1, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

November 1, 2021

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...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: October 19, 2021

City Council Receives Presentation on the Marin County Restrictive Covenants Program

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At their meeting on October 18, 2021, the City Council received a presentation on the County of Marin’s Restrictive Covenant Project from Liz Darby, Social Equity Programs and Policy Coordinator for the Marin County Community Development Agency....

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: October 18, 2021

DEI Initiatives Update - October 18, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

October 18, 2021

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...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: October 5, 2021

DEI Initiatives Update - October 4, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

October 4, 2021

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 ...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: September 1, 2021

DEI Initiatives Update - September 20, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

September 20, 2021

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 ...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: September 1, 2021

DEI Initiatives Update - September 1, 2021.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

September 1, 2021

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 a...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 28, 2024

Storm Information - Steady Rain and High Winds (2/29 - 3/4)

NWS Forecast image for 2/28-3/2/24 - Storm Total Precipitation

Summary

Unsettled conditions remain on tap for tomorrow (2/29) into the weekend with colder temperatures, gusty winds, and periods of rainfall. The rain forecast remains steady with around 1-2" being the most likely amounts area-wide. Forecas...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: February 28, 2024

Did You Hear It? LRAD Monthly Siren Testing

LRAD installation

Residents of Southern Marin are encouraged to participate in Southern Marin Fire District's "Did You Hear It?" (DYHI) campaign. DYHI was developed to tap the abundant information available about the on-going LRAD monthly testing from re...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: February 26, 2024

Test of Countywide Emergency System - AlertMarin - March 23, 2024

AlertMarin Test Image - March 24-2024

AlertMarin is the county's primary system to alert residents of an urgent need to evacuate, shelter in place, or take some other protective action. On Saturday, March 23, the County’s Office of Emergency Management will conduct a county...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Save The Date - Ready 94941 Event

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SAVE THE DATE - READY 94941

Join us for an afternoon of fun! The Southern Marin Fire Protection District and ReadyMarin are hosting an emergency preparedness fair on March 10th, 2024.

Learn what you can do to prepare your family and pets for disasters, win ...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: February 28, 2024

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program - Mill Valley - Block C - March 2024

Paved Road Fuel Reduction

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District has made the reduction of flammable vegetation that surrounds our residents one of its biggest priorities. To that end, the Fire District's multi-faceted Vegetation Management Program is coming to your ...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Safety Tips During a Power Outage

A yellow triangle sign with a black lightning bolt, a flashlight, and a dark house with no lights on

Stay safe during a power outage:

Food Safety:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed to prevent food from spoiling. The refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours. Use coolers with ice ...
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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Score Big With These Cooking Safety Tips

Cooking Safety Image

Did you know?

  • 47% of all home fires are caused by cooking
  • Burn injuries continue to be a leading cause of injury in the United States and Canada, especially in children.
  • Preventing a burn injury is always better than the pain and trauma of medical treatment ...
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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Courtesy Notice To Mill Valley Residents - Summit Ralston Fuel Break Project 2024

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Courtesy Notice

January 15, 2024

Dear Residents, 

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District is establishing a shaded fuel break by means of a forest health restoration project. This project will reduce flammable vegetation within 100ft - 150ft fro...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 29, 2024

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program - Mill Valley - Block B - February 2024

Paved Road Fuel Reduction

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District has made the reduction of flammable vegetation that surrounds our residents one of its biggest priorities. To that end, the Fire District's multi-faceted Vegetation Management Program is coming to your neighborh...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: February 1, 2024

LRAD Emergency Siren Monthly Test For February 2024

LRAD installation image

Residents of Southern Marin are encouraged to participate in Southern Marin Fire District's "Did You Hear It?" (DYHI) campaign. DYHI was developed to tap the abundant information available about the on-going LRAD monthly testing from re...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 8, 2023

Prepare For Storm and Flooding Season 2023/24

Flooded Tam Valley at Manzanita Park and Ride

For your safety, Southern Marin Fire District urge all residents to review flooding and winter storm resources, and prepare themselves and their property from the possibility of wind and water damage this upcoming winter season.

What actions can I take to ...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Storm Season Safety Emergency Guide

We Got This - Listos California

Do you have a few minutes a day to get prepared for more winter storms? Sign up for our Storm Season Safety course in conjunction with LISTOS California. This 5-day text message course will tell you what to expect this winter and how you can prepare to ke...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 29, 2023

High Tides Are Back This December 2023

Sausalito - Mill Valley Bike Path Flooded

Living near the ocean we get to enjoy the many things that it has to offer, but we also have to deal with the issues it can bring. One of these issues are the occasionally higher than normal tides, sometimes referred to as “King” Tides...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 8, 2023

High Tides Are Back This November 2023

Sausalito - Mill Valley Bike Path Flooded

Living near the ocean we get to enjoy the many things that it has to offer, but we also have to deal with the issues it can bring. One of these issues are the occasionally higher than normal tides, sometimes referred to as “King” Tides...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 8, 2023

Fire Prevention Month Recap

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Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires. During the month of October, Southern Marin Fire District took time to coordinate with local elementary schools as well as host a...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 30, 2023

Test Your Smoke Alarms When You Turn Your Clocks Back

Test Smoke Alarms When Turning Back Clocks

Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 5.  Many people will use this opportunity to test and change their home’s smoke alarm batteries.

Because working smoke alarms are a critical element of home fire safety, Southern...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 16, 2023

City of Mill Valley Partners with Google Research on Critical Evacuation Study

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Update:

At their meeting on October 16, 2023, the City Council received the presentation from Former Mayor John McCauley on the findings of the Google Research evacuation study. The Mayor and Councilmembers thanked McCauley for his important work. "Yo...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Importance Of Fire Prevention And Education

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In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the ...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 3, 2023

Fire Prevention Week 2023

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This year’s Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW™) campaign, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention™,” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take ...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Preparedness Month Safety Tip - Review Your Evacuation Map

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Residents of Southern Marin Fire District should watch our Evacuation Preparedness video and take steps to prepare, in advance, for evacuation from wildfires and other disasters. New this month are updated neighborhood evacuation maps which will be arrivi...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 13, 2023

SMFD's Badge Distribution For Former Mill Valley Fire Personnel

SMFD Badge Distribution C-Shift 2023 image

Southern Marin Fire Protection District is excited to share badge distribution crew photos from all three shifts for former Mill Valley Fire Department personnel. The badge distributions comes on the heels of the consolidation ceremony of the Mill Valley ...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Beware Of Scams!

Beware of Scams Instagram Post

Southern Marin - Please beware of scams! It has come to our attention that there have been multiple comments on our social media pages with spam links to "merchandise." Southern Marin Fire Protection District wants to keep all our community memb...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Southern Marin Fire District Launches New Website for Neighborhood Response Group

Southern Marin NRG Website Announcement image

On March 1, 2023, the Southern Marin Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the launch of a new website for the Southern Marin Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) program, www.southernmarinnrg.org.

The NRG program is a neighbors-helping-nei...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: February 23, 2023

Heating Your Home Safely

Space heater

Did you know? Home fires occur more in the winter months than any other time of the year. Follow these general heating tips to help prevent winter fires and to stay safe this winter season:

  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from all heat sources ...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Be Prepared When Visiting Mill Valley

Good Neighbor Guide

As the weather gets better and visitors stay for an extended period of time in our community we encourage them to be courteous of your short-term neighbors. This includes reducing noise, keeping debris contained, respecting the local rules, and following ...

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www.SMFD.org Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: June 13, 2022

What To Do in Case of Emergency

What To Do in Case of An Emergency Video

During the month of June Southern Marin Fire District will be sharing videos educating residents on steps to prepare in advance, for evacuation from wildfires and other disasters.  

Episode 1: (https://youtu.be/Opbu150zKys)

Episode 2: (https://yout...

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SMFD.org Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Subscribe Today! Southern Marin Fire District eNewsletter

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We all need to do our part to prepare and protect our community. The Southern Marin Fire District's eNewsletter is full of important news, fire safety tips, evacuation information, and more. Don't miss out! 

Click here to subscri...

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Emergency Preparedness

News Flash

Posted on: January 11, 2024

Mill Valley’s Track Record of Fiscal Responsibility

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As the new year unfolds, people everywhere are making New Year's resolutions to embrace fiscal responsibility in their personal lives. But have you ever wondered if your own City shares a similar commitment? At the City of Mill Valley, we have a ...

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Infrastructure Funding News
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Infrastructure Funding Study Committee Presents Report and Recommendation to City Council

December 5, 2023

During their meeting on July 17, 2023, the Mill Valley City Council voted to appoint a temporary Study Committee comprised of volunteer community members. The Committee was tasked with reviewing City finances, infrastructure reports, explo...

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Infrastructure Funding News
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Infrastructure Funding Study Committee to Present Report and Recommendation

A group of people sit around a large table at a meeting in a conference room

At their July 17, 2023 meeting, the Mill Valley City Council voted unanimously to appoint a temporary Study Committee to review infrastructure reports, funding options, and make a recommendation to Council on how to proceed. The Committee convened from Se...

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Infrastructure Funding News
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Infrastructure Funding Study Committee Reviews Survey Results and Discusses Recommendation

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On November 15, the Infrastructure Funding Committee held its final meeting to review the results of a voter survey and discuss recommendations for the City Council. Their report will be presented to Council at their December 4th meeting.

Survey of Likely ...

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Infrastructure Funding News
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Infrastructure Funding Study Committee to Review Survey Data and Discuss Recommendations

Join us on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at the Mill Valley Library for the next Study Committee meeting, where the Committee will review survey data and discuss recommendations.

The purpose of the Study Committee is to review current and projected City fi...

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Infrastructure Funding News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Infrastructure Funding Study Committee’s October 24 and November 8 Meeting Recap

November 8 Infrastructure Funding Study Committee

On July 17, 2023, the Mill Valley City Council appointed the temporary Infrastructure Funding Study Committee to review infrastructure reports, weigh funding options, and shape a recommendation that will help the City Council navigate the infrastructural ...

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Infrastructure Funding News
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Infrastructure Funding Study Committee to Continue to Review Funding Opportunities

Join us on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at the Mill Valley Library for the next Study Committee meeting, where the Committee will continue to review City revenues and funding opportunities.

The purpose of the Study Committee is to review current and projec...

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Infrastructure Funding News
Posted on: October 20, 2023

Infrastructure Funding Study Committee to Review Funding Opportunities

Join us on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at the Mill Valley Library for the next Study Committee meeting, where the Committee will review City revenues and funding opportunities. 

The purpose of the Study Committee is to review current and projected C...

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Infrastructure Funding News
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Infrastructure Funding Study Committee’s October 3, 2023 Meeting Recap

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On October 3, 2023, the Infrastructure Funding Study Committee held its second meeting, advancing Mill Valley's commitment to addressing its infrastructure needs. Chaired by Jerry Cahill, the meeting provided an opportunity for Committee members ...

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Infrastructure Funding News
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Infrastructure Funding Study Committee to Review Infrastructure Needs

City leaders have identified a number of infrastructure investments critical to the safety and well-being of our residents that will require significant funding over the next 10-15 years.Examples of some of the needed work include (but are not limited to)...

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Infrastructure Funding News
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Mill Valley's Infrastructure Funding Study Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting September 11, 2023

On September 11, 2023, Vice Mayor Urban Carmel welcomed members of the City’s Infrastructure Funding Study Committee, thanking them for their service and willingness to study the critical infrastructure and funding issues before the City. 

“This i...

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Infrastructure Funding News
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Infrastructure Funding Study Committee Kick Off Meeting

City leaders have identified a number of infrastructure investments critical to the safety and well-being of our residents that will require significant funding over the next 10-15 years. At their July 17, 2023 meeting, the Mill Valley City Council voted ...

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Infrastructure Funding News
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Councilmembers Announce Appointment of Study Committee to Review Infrastructure Funding

August 10, 2023

Vice Mayor Urban Carmel and Councilmember Stephen Burke announced today the group of community members appointed to join the City’s Infrastructure Funding Study Committee. City leaders have identified a number of infrastructure investments ...

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Infrastructure Funding News

News Flash

Posted on: June 20, 2023

Use the Library's Recording Booth

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Record your podcast, narrate a video, or use a quiet space to interview friends or family in the Library’s recording booth. Patrons can book a two-hour session up to 14 days in advance. You must have a library card and be 16 or older (or bring a...

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Library

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 28, 2024

Soft Story Retrofit Program Update

Soft Story Retrofit Program Update

One June 26, 2023, the Mill Valley City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1342 (PDF), establishing a mandatory Seismic Retrofit program for certain residential buildings. The purpose of the Ordinance is to reduce the likeliho...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: February 8, 2024

City Council Approval Sets the Path for Building Affordable Housing at 1 Hamilton

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At their meeting on Monday, February 5, 2024, the Mill Valley City Council took a significant step in addressing the need for affordable housing by approving the 1 Hamilton Affordable Housing project, marking the first 100% affordable housing development ...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Housing Updates - January 2024

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January 19, 2024

Housing Element: The State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has certified the City's Housing Element. A big thank you to the Mill Valley Community for helping create a vision to house our existing and...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Mill Valley Housing Element Approved by Housing and Community Development

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After a comprehensive two-year public engagement process that included 12 public meetings, several community workshops, and online surveys, the City of Mill Valley's Housing Element has been approved by the State of California's Department of Housing and ...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: November 7, 2023

60 Throckmorton City Council Appeal Hearing: November 20, 2023 5:30PM

On October 24, 2023 the Planning Commission approved an application from Treehouse MV to convert the former Bank of America building at 60 Throckmorton Ave (corner of Corte Madera Avenue), into a membership-based restaurant, bar and community meeting and ...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: November 2, 2023

Housing Element and 1 Hamilton Update

2023-2031 Housing Element Update. The revised Housing Element adopted by City Council on October 16, 2023 has been submitted to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).  Staff anticipates receiving feedback on the revision...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: October 17, 2023

Hauke Parking Lot: No parking on Friday October 20th

Hauke Park Parking Lot - A parking lot with some cars, green trees, a sidewalk and a hill

Minor site work will occur on the 1 Hamilton site on Friday, October 20, 2023, which requires the closure of the Hauke Park parking lot. This work is being conducted as part of the environmental review for the proposed housing project at 1 Hamilton (45-af...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: October 17, 2023

City Council adopts Revisions to the General Plan

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On October 16, 2023, City Council adopted revisions to the 2023-2031 Housing Element, Land Use Element and Land Use Map to respond to subsequent comments received from the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in July.  Writ...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: October 5, 2023

60 Throckmorton Planning Commission Entitlement Hearing: October 24, 2023 6:30PM

Treehouse MV has submitted a proposal to convert the former Bank of America building at 60 Throckmorton Ave (corner of Corte Madera Avenue), into a membership-based restaurant, bar and community meeting and event space. The project is subject to Planning ...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: June 22, 2023

June 27 Planning Commission Meeting to Review New Downtown Project

60 Throckmorton Planning Commission Meeting: June 27, 2023 6:30 PM 

Treehouse MV has submitted a proposal to convert the former Bank of America building at 60 Throckmorton Ave (corner of Corte Madera Avenue), into a membership-based restaurant, ba...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Housing Update: 1 Hamilton Drive Multifamily Housing Project

Housing Update: 1 Hamilton Drive Multifamily Housing Project

Project Overview & Update

On April 20, 2023, the City of Mill Valley, in partnership with EAH Housing, filed a development review application with the City’s Planning Division, which...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: April 24, 2023

City of Mill Valley to Consider Mandatory Retrofit Program

At their June 5, 2023* meeting, the Mill Valley City Council will consider a new, mandatory “Soft Story” Retrofit Program with an objective of protecting existing housing stock in the community. “Soft Story” structures are typically multi-story residentia...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: April 12, 2021

City of Mill Valley's Tree Ordinance

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Did you know that a permit is required to cut down trees on your property? 

The removal of a single tree without a permit, could cost you $15,000 in fines and fees.

Trees contribute greatly to the identity, character, environmental health and natur...

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Planning & Building

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Posted on: December 5, 2023

2024 RSVP Permits

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2024 RSVP Permits Available now!

The City of Mill Valley’s Resident Shopper Vehicle Permits (RSVP) will be available for purchase until the end of the year. 

We encourage online or mail in purchases at: https://www.cityofmillvalley.org/250/Parking

T...

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Police
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Mill Valley Santa Food Drive 2023

Santa and the Mill Valley Police Department will be at the Mill Valley Market collecting non-perishable food for families in need. After checking his naughty and nice list, Santa will be doing a ride-along with our officers through neighborhoods in Mill V...

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Police
Posted on: November 21, 2023

MVPD Awarded Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety

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Mill Valley Police Department Awarded Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety for Traffic Enforcement Program to Increase Safety on Roads

Mill Valley, Calif. – The Mill Valley Police Department was awarded a $52,000.00 grant from the California O...

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Police
Posted on: October 12, 2023

Sycamore Village Closure

Halloween MVPD Star

Boo-loved residents of Sycamore Village and neighboring ghouls and goblins, as many of you know, Sycamore Village is a very popular area for trick-or-treaters.  As in years past, we've carved out a plan to ensure the night remains more treat than...

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Police
Posted on: October 3, 2023

Faith and Blue Event Postponed

This event has been postponed - Thank you for your interest!

The Mill Valley Police Department is partnering with the Tiburon Police Department and Belvedere Police Department to host the Faith and Blue event on October 8th, 2023 from 10am - 2pm! The event...

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Police
Posted on: September 27, 2023

E-Bike Awareness

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Earlier this month, the Mill Valley Police Department and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition partnered to offer the first Teen E-Bike Safety Class for juveniles who were contacted by the Mill Valley Police Department. Following the enactment of the new Mi...

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Police
Posted on: September 19, 2023

MUP Safety Day

Last Tuesday, September 12, 2023, the Mill Valley Police Department, Marin County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, and Marin County Parks collaborated to host a bicycle/E-bike safety event at the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multi-Use-Path. &...

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Police
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Mill Valley's Growing Senior Population and the Rise of Elderly Scams

Mill Valley is undergoing a significant surge in its senior population. By 2030, nearly 40% of Mill Valley's community members will be aged 60 or above. Alarmingly, scams targeting this age bracket have soared, with California sadly topping the list for t...

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Police
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Mill Valley Police Department Educates Residents on Active Threat Preparedness

Nestled amid the serene beauty of Mill Valley, the community has experienced moments that have starkly contrasted with its peaceful ambiance. In 2018, residents were urged to shelter in place following a violent dispute between a tenant and his landlord j...

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Police
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Contactless Pay at Parking Meters

How to mobile pay at the parking meters:

1. Tap the green OK button to activate

2. Contactless pay will activate

3. Hold your contactless payment up to the meter

4. Use the +/- to select your time

5. Tap green OK button to approve

For more information, please p...

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Police
Posted on: August 22, 2023

New Officers Joining MVPD!

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Within the last month, the Mill Valley Police Department has had the pleasure in welcoming 3 new police officers. 2 graduated from the Santa Rosa police academy and 1 is a transfer from the San Jose PD. 

Officer Joe Devine began at the MVPD a few ...

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Police
Posted on: July 19, 2023

Save the Date for the Elder Fraud Community Summit on August 23

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Elder Fraud Community Summit

Guard against elder fraud! Learn to spot scams, protect finances, and secure your peace of mind. Knowledge is power!

Don't miss the opportunity to join a discussion on elder fraud, a crucial topic that impacts seniors locally an...

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Police
Posted on: June 1, 2023

Mill Valley PD Announces New Parking Enforcement Vehicle Autochalk Technology

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May 31, 2023

The Mill Valley Police Department (MVPD) is rolling out its newest Parking Enforcement vehicle, which is equipped with six cameras capable of scanning and digitally chalking parked vehicles. Referred to as “AutoChalk,” the new technology gives...

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Police
Posted on: May 18, 2023

E-Bike Education Continues - Citations To Follow

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After weeks of education, officers will begin issuing citations for E-Bike riders that violate the City's new E-Bike Ordinance. Adopted unanimously in April, the ordinance, one of the few passed in the State of California, is an attempt to contro...

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Police
Posted on: April 11, 2023

E-Bike Safety Course

Teens E-Bike Smart Flyer 4.6.23 (002)

As more and more of our teens ride E-Bikes, you can help them learn more about the rules of the road, E-Bike handling, and emergency maneuvering skills through the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. If your teen is in grades 6-8, you can sign them up for the...

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Police
Posted on: March 22, 2023

Beware of Scams!

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Regularly, the police department receives calls from the public wanting to report a scam or inquiring if something may be a scam. We want to remind the community to watch out for signs of a scam. Not only should you be watching out for yourself but watchi...

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Police
Posted on: March 9, 2023

New Parking Enforcement Vehicle

PEO updated car

You will see us out and about test driving our new Parking Enforcement Vehicle. 

This vehicle is currently outfitted with Automatic License Plate Recognition technology. This technology is used for counting and scanning parked vehicles while ignor...

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Police
Posted on: February 23, 2023

City of Mill Valley and Community Members Experiencing Homelessness

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February 23, 2023

Homelessness is an issue impacting many communities across the nation, and we share community concerns about the health and safety of our unhoused neighbors in Mill Valley. We want to assure you that the issue of homelessness in our commu...

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Police
Posted on: February 22, 2023

Security Camera Registration at MVPD

Police Star

Join the Mill Valley Police Department by registering your security camera, with our Security Registration program. The program allows for officers to identify potential footage that can assist in their investigation. By doing so, it helps strengthen the ...

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Police
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Rotary Club and Eagle Scouts Construct Outdoor Dining Patio for MVPD

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The Mill Valley Police Department would like to extend our gratitude to the Rotary Club, the City of Mill Valley Public Works Department, and to the Eagle Scouts of Troop 1 for the creation of our new patio dining area for all Mill Valley Police staff. Fu...

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Police
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Mill Valley Police Department Bicycle Registration

Police Star

The Mill Valley Police Department offers a bicycle registration program to help deter theft and to help law enforcement reunite bicycles with their owners. The best way to track a stolen bike or to identify the owner of a found bike, is through the bicycl...

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Police
Posted on: December 29, 2022

RSVP Stickers Available to Purchase

Police Star

2023 RSVP stickers are available to purchase. The RSVP allows residents free parking, up to the maximum allowable time limit, at any of the City’s parking meters, seven days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm. 

Prices will be $66.00 each for Mill...

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Police
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Mill Valley Police Department is Hiring!

Mill Valley Police Department is hiring for the Police Trainee Position for July 2024

The Mill Valley Police Department is hiring! We are accepting lateral officers, academy graduates, and current academy attendees. Not only that but we are currently looking for a Police officer trainee in which their academy tuition and fees & uniform...

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Police
Posted on: December 8, 2022

Resident Shopper Vehicle Permits (RSVP) are Available to Purchase Starting on 12/14

Police Star

2023 RSVP will be available for sale beginning December 14, 2022. The RSVP allows residents free parking, up to the maximum allowable time limit, at any of the City’s parking meters, seven days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm. 

Prices will be $66.00 eac...

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Police
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Stick to a "Go Safely" Game Plan: Celebrate the Holiday Season Responsibly

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Police
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Mill Valley Police Update on DEI Initiatives

A Message from Police Chief Rick Navarro:

"The Mill Valley Police Department (MVPD) stands firmly on the six pillars of 21st Century Policing. We have leaned forward and not only listened to our community but have taken action. We will continue to wor...

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Police
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Office of Traffic Safety Grant 2022/23

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Mill Valley Police Department Awarded $28,000 Grant to deter Unsafe Behaviors, Increase Safety on Roads

Mill Valley, Calif. – The Mill Valley Police Department will increase patrols throughout the community and provide other traffic safety programs to help...

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Police
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Mill Valley Police Department Bicycle Registration

Mill Valley Police Star

The Mill Valley Police Department offers a bicycle registration program to help deter theft and to help law enforcement reunite bicycles with their owners. The best way to track a stolen bike or to identify the owner of a found bike, is through the bicycl...

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Police
Posted on: May 13, 2022

California Laws Pertaining to E-Bikes

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Electric bicycles, otherwise known as E-Bikes, have become increasingly popular in recent years and the City of Mill Valley has seen an influx in ridership. The Mill Valley Police Department continues to receive complaints regarding unsafe riding of E-Bik...

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Police
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Drone Safety Tips

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The Mill Valley Police Department has recently received questions regarding the operation of drones. The below list is meant to address concerns surrounding the rules and regulations for operating drones within the City of Mill Valley.

Drone Safety Tips:

  1. Re...
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Police
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Tips to Prevent Residential Burglaries from the Mill Valley Police Department

Home Safety Tips

The Mill Valley Police Department and other Marin County agencies are experiencing an uptick in residential burglaries. The Mill Valley Police Department is diligently investigating these cases and working with our law enforcement partners.  &...
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Police
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Real-Time Miller Avenue Evacuation Drill Allows Public Safety Staff to Practice Traffic Re-Routing

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In an effort to prepare community members and City first responders for a sudden evacuation order, on Tuesday, January 11th, Mill Valley Police and Public Works staff conducted a vehicle re-routing drill on Miller Avenue. The drill simulated in real-time ...

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Police
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Don't Let Package Thieves Ruin Your Holidays

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The holiday shopping season is upon us. All of those great deals obtained from Black Friday and Cyber Monday will arrive at our doorsteps, meaning increased opportunities for package theft. Here are some ways to avoid becoming the victim of a package thie...

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Police
Posted on: October 21, 2021

E-Bikes Safety Tips from the Mill Valley Police Department

e bike safety tips

Do you or your child have a new electric bicycle (E-bike)? 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.

  1. Ages...
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Police

News Flash

Posted on: February 27, 2024

Mill Valley continues to be a League of American Bicyclists recognized Bicycle Friendly Community!

As part of our commitment to be a great place to live and thrive, Mill Valley applied for the League of American Bicyclists’ prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community award. It has long been a goal of this city to have a best-in-class transportatio...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Notice of Construction - Sewer System Improvements at Frontage Road & Hamilton Drive

Due to delays from unforeseen underground utility interferences and complications, the final stage of construction is almost complete for the 2023 Sewer Improvement project. Maggiora & Ghilotti will be working January 15 to January 26, Monday through ...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Notice of Construction - Hauke Park Bridge

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Contractors will be working December 23 to January 5, Monday through Friday with possible Saturdays (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) replacing a water line that runs under the bridge. The bridge will be closed to the public during construction hours. Detour signs wil...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Mill Valley Roads Evaluated - 4th Best in Marin County

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November 28, 2023

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has releasd the Annual Pavement Condition Index (PCI) Report to provide the 3-year rolling average of pavement condition of cities, towns and counties throughout the Bay Area. The PCI provi...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Public Works Quickly and Expertly Addresses Critical Infrastructure Issue on Miller Avenue

November 2023

Most regular commuters along Miller Ave are unaware of the bridge situated just west of Vogue Cleaners. This bridge serves as a passage for westbound motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians, allowing them to cross the Arroyo Corte Madera del Pre...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 5, 2023

2023 International Walk and Roll to School Day

Mill Valley Public Works Staff and Mill Valley Safe Routes to Schools Task Force handed out prizes to dozens of participating students at Park Elementary School.

International Walk and Roll to School Day highlights the need for safe walking and bicycling r...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 12, 2023

New Street Sweeper

The City’s street sweeping contractor, Mill Valley Refuse, has purchased a new street sweeper.  The unit is more fuel efficient, has lower emissions, and has increased suction power. 

Street sweeping will resume with weekly earl...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Downtown Project Update - September, 2023

Downtown Project

Phase III of the Downtown Project was completed in summer 2023 and focused on the downtown paving and curb ramp improvement along Throckmorton Avenue and Miller Avenue. Curb ramps were upgraded to meet current ADA standards. 

The Downtown Project ...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 12, 2023

East Blithedale Update - September, 2023

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Thank You, Mill Valley!

City and Construction Management staff continue to mitigate construction impacts and are working through the final pieces of the project. Though this has been a project several years in the making, East Blithedale is now looking fre...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 2, 2023

East Blithedale Construction Update - August 2, 2023

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The Project Team has successfully completed paving East Blithedale Avenue. The Project will reach full completion in mid-August before schools return to session. Work crews will continue alternating one-way traffic control between 8:00 to 5:00 pm on East ...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 20, 2023

East Blithedale Construction Update - July 20, 2023

The Project Team has successfully completed paving East Blithedale Avenue. We foresee the completion of construction by the end of July.

Work crews will continue alternating one-way traffic control between 8:00 to 5:00 pm on East Blithedale Avenue.

If possi...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 6, 2023

East Blithedale Construction Update - July 6, 2023

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The Project Team has successfully completed paving East Blithedale Avenue and expects completion of construction in early August.

 Work crews will continue with alternating one-way traffic control between  8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

 We...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 28, 2023

2023 Sewer Rehabilitation Update - Notice of Work

Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc. will construct a new sewer manhole along the existing sewer main within Sycamore Park from July 5th - 11th (Monday - Friday only) from 8am – 5pm. Due to the disruptive nature of this work and noise from construction...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 22, 2023

East Blithedale Construction Update - June 22, 2023

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The Project Team is on track to complete paving East Blithedale Avenue by June 30, 2023. The original schedule had June 27, 2023, as the completion date. However, several unforeseen conditions have pushed completion to June 30. FYI there will be no constr...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 8, 2023

East Blithedale Construction Update - June 8, 2023

East Blithedale Project Logo

The Project Team has scheduled the final stage of paving to begin on June 12, 2023. The chosen commencement date is after graduation from the local schools when traffic volume is lower. 

Work crews will close East Blithedale Avenue from June 12, 2...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 8, 2023

A Message from Andrew Poster, Mill Valley's Director of Public Works

Besides celebrating the American Public Works Association’s National Public Works Week May 21-27, your Public Works team has been as busy as popcorn kernels on a skillet working to deliver Council’s 2023 Workplan. In a typical year, the City constructs be...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Downtown Project Construction Update - June 8, 2023

Downtown Project

After more than six years of planning, design and collaboration with the community and separate construction phases, the Downtown project is substantially complete. Work crews have repaired and rehabilitated underground sewer leaks, blockages, sags and ag...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 25, 2023

East Blithedale Construction Update - May 25, 2023

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The Project Team has scheduled the final stage of paving to begin on June 12, 2023. The chosen commencement date is after graduation from the local schools when traffic volume is at its lowest. It will be necessary to close East Blithedale Avenue between ...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Construction Update: East Blithedale Project - May 16, 2023

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Construction Update: PG&E has extended the closures on East Blithedale Avenue to perform directional boring until May 18th. The closure will be in place between the hours of 7:00 pm and 6:00 am. We appreciate your patience with the continued work. Ple...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 11, 2023

East Blithedale Construction Update - May 11, 2023

East Blithedale Project Logo

NOTICE OF NIGHT WORK 

In order to expedite their Natural Gas Relocation Project, the City has approved Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to close East Blithedale Avenue between Elm Avenue at Park School (west) and Elm Avenue (east) from May 15...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 4, 2023

Downtown Project Construction Update - May 4, 2023

Downtown Project

LIMITED PARKING DOWNTOWN 

Throckmorton Ave and Miller Ave Monday, 5/4 to Wednesday, 5/10 - 7 AM – 4 PM (no work on the weekend).To keep workers and the public safe, we highly recommend avoiding driving through the paving operations and enjoying wa...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 27, 2023

East Blithedale Construction Update - April 27, 2023

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This season's wet weather has presented many challenges throughout Mill Valley and has given our construction team unexpected complications for our East Blithedale Avenue Project. However, we are pleased to report that, even with 13 atmospheric rivers, un...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 20, 2023

Downtown Project Construction Update - April 20, 2023

Downtown Project

Work Completed:

  • New sidewalk, and curb ramp bulb out at Equator Coffee’s corner.
  • New curb and gutter along Miller from Equator Coffee to Urban Remedy. 
  • New curb and gutter and form for new sidewalks at the Depot Plaza corner.
  • Backfill Lytton Square m...
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Public Works
Posted on: April 13, 2023

East Blithedale Construction Update - April 13, 2023

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April 2023: Project Update (Weather Dependent)

This season's wet weather has presented many challenges throughout Mill Valley and has given our construction team unexpected complications for our East Blithedale Avenue Project. However, we are pleased to re...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Downtown Project Construction Update - April 6, 2023

Downtown Project

Work Completed:

  • Demo sidewalk and form new curb and gutter at Equator Coffee’s corner.
  • Install a new storm drain manhole at Equator Coffee’s corner.
  • Concrete sidewalk, curb ramp bulb out, and median island crosswalk at Throckmorton and Bernard.
  • Demo sidewalk,...
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Public Works
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Sycamore Avenue Paving Plan

Paving Sycamore Avenue will restore the pavement, improve ride quality and enjoyment of the neighborhood.

What is happening:

Work crews will work on Sycamore Avenue in two stages. The road will be fully closed while each stage is being worked on. Constructi...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Don't Leave Your Leaves!

Green bin raking leaves

With Winter fast approaching we can expect to see the familiar layer of leaves on the ground – it’s time to break out the rakes and bins! While cleaning up leaves keeps our living spaces clean and tidy, it is also a big part of our win...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Should it go Down the Drain?

No_Grease_Down_Drain - a frying pan with oil encased in red cross-out graphic

Pouring cooking fats, oil, or grease down the drain can clog your plumbing, create blockages in our sewers, and enter our waterways. Several everyday ingredients can also create blockages. Be kitchen sink smart to prevent plumbing and sewer disasters!

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Public Works
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Keep the Sidewalks Safe and Clear!

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With Spring around the corner, growing vegetation left unattended may grow into the right of way and could lead to sidewalk hazards. Residents are required to regularly trim their trees and bushes that front sidewalks. Vegetation that becomes overgrown an...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Get Ready for Winter Weather and Help Prevent Flooding in Your Neighborhood

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In our fall leaves article, we reminded community members to clean up leaves on your property by putting them in your green bin instead of sweeping leaves into the street.  This good habit not only reduces fire fuels during fire season, but more ...

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Public Works

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Active Adults 50+ Art Show Applications

Calling All Active Adult Artists!

Mill Valley Recreation's Active Adult 50+ Art Show returns for 2024 in the month of May.

To participate, artists must be 50 years or older and reside in Mill Valley or Southern Marin. Each participating artist may ...

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Recreation
Posted on: February 2, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 8, 2021

Mill Valley Recreation Honors Two Outstanding Community Service Volunteers

The City of Mill Valley Arts & Recreation Department is honoring two outstanding community volunteers, Kendra Pollack and Jamie Lease, with a Community Service Award at the 74th Annual California Park & Recreation Society’s District 1 Awards &...

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Recreation
Posted on: January 30, 2024

AARP Tax-Aide - Free Tax Preparation Services

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AARP Tax-Aide

Free Tax preparation services

By Appointment Only

Location: At the Mill Valley Community Center - 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

Dates: 2/1/24 – 4/11/24 - Tuesdays & Thursdays. No Drop-Ins will be allowed

Times:&...

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Recreation
Posted on: January 1, 2024

Dogs in Public Areas - Know the Laws

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Why are laws about dogs in public areas and leash laws important?

Watching your dog run free and just “be a dog” is hard to resist, we know.

Laws about dogs in public areas and leash laws are not put in place to punish dog owners, but rather to help prevent...

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Recreation
Posted on: January 1, 2024

Mill Valley Recreation is Hiring!

The Mill Valley Recreation Department has an excellent reputation for providing high-quality arts and recreational facilities, programs, amenities, and special events. We desire a "team player" with excellent communication skills, someone who wo...

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View Job Postings! Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: February 9, 2024

Road Closures Week of 2/11/2024

Emergency Road Closure - Due to a downed utility pole, there is a road closure at 177 Hazel Ave, Mill Valley - please avoid the area if possible. (Updated 2/15/2024 at 10:30AM)

 

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Road Closures

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SASM

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Call us First if you See a Sewer Spill

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Time is of the essence when there is a sewer spill. Please watch this video on what do do when you see a sewer spill.

Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin (SASM)(415)305-7854 

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SASM
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin Wins Major Award for Exemplary Design and Construction

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The Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin (SASM) has won the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) Award for Excellence for Outstanding Capital Project for the “Headworks Building Biological Odor Control System” project, completed in 2020.

The n...

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SASM
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Receive SASM Board Agendas & News Directly to Your Inbox

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Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify Me today!

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SASM
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Wipes Clog Pipes

The packaging might say "flushable," but clogged pipes don't lie. Baby wipes, disinfecting wipes, paper towels, and other hygiene products should never go down your toilet. They can build up in sewer lines and cause sewage spills.

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SASM
Posted on: November 22, 2021

SASM Public Seating Area is Open!

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The area next to the SASM public parking lot located at 450 Sycamore has received a major upgrade and has opened for community members to enjoy.

The project includes:

  • New 8-ft wide meandering asphalt pathway that leads to a large public patio and seating ar...
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SASM

News Flash

Posted on: February 21, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 22, 2021

Be the Change: Composting Regulations Made Simple!

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Navigating SB 1383 and the Reusable Foodware Ordinance In Person Program at Mill Valley Library: February 28th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for an informative session where Mill Valley's Climate Action Coordinator will delve into the intricacies of Cal...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Collecting Rainwater for Re-Use

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Rainwater harvesting is the practice of collecting rainwater from rooftops and storing it for later use. This practice can reduce potable water use while also helping to limit erosion and polluted runoff that harm our creeks. Just one inch of rain on a 1,...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: September 6, 2023

New Climate Action / Sustainability Coordinator

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Join us in welcoming Grace Ledwith as the city's new Climate Action / Sustainability Coordinator. What makes this even more special is that this is a collaborative effort between the City of Mill Valley and Town of Tiburon, showcasing our shared ...

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Sustainability News

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