News Flash

Posted on: April 28, 2022

Update on City Manager Recruitment

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April 28, 2022

The City is pleased to announce that the recruitment brochure and application website at Ralph Andersen & Associates for the City Manager position is now live. We invite all interested parties to view the materials and share with friends...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: March 24, 2022

City Council Appoints Three New Members, Cancels June Election

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March 24, 2022

At their regular meeting on March 21, and a special meeting on March 24, the City Council voted to appoint three new members to the City Council and cancel the June 2022 election, saving the City an estimated $45,000 in election expenses.

The...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

City Manager Alan E. Piombo Jr. Announces Retirement

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March 7, 2022

After a 31 year career in local government, Mill Valley City Manager Alan Piombo has announced his upcoming retirement in the Fall of 2022.

Piombo joined the City of Mill Valley in 2019 as the Chief of Police and was appointed City Manager in ...

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City Main Home News

News Flash

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 8, 2021

Update on Supporting Financial Empowerment & Business Education Initiatives for BIPOC Entrepreneurs

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At their February 2021 meeting, and as described in the City's DEI Work Plan (PDF), the City Council directed City staff to engage the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce in a leadership role in researching and developing options for supporting finan...

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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
Posted on: July 27, 2021

“Uncomfortable Conversations with Black Men” Discussion Series Continues to Build Relationships

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On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the Mill Valley Police Department hosted the second meeting of the “Uncomfortable Conversations with Black Men” series. This discussion was part of a series of conversations presented by the Phoenix Project of Marin (a program o...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 5, 2022

SMFD – Board of Directors Meeting Time Change

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At the April 27, 2022 Board of Directors Meeting, the Board of Directors voted  to approve a time change of the board meeting beginning in June. Effective June 22, 2022 Southern Marin Board of Directors Meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

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www.SMFD.org Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Measure U Citizen Oversight Committee Vacancy

Southern Marin Fire District is seeking a qualified candidate for the Oversight Committee

Southern Marin Fire is establishing a Measure U Citizen Oversight Committee. Measure U will ensure that the District is financiall...

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Additional Info... Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Join Us For Scott Valley Safety Events | 3/12/22 - 3/13/22

Attention Scott Valley Residents - You're Invited To This Weekend's Safety Events.

EVENT ONE: Scott Valley Fire Extinguisher Fair 

Saturday, March 12th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Edna Maguire School Parking Lot  ...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Low-Income Senior Homeowner Exemption Now Available

LOW-INCOME SENIOR EXEMPTION - MWPA

The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) was created to implement a comprehensive wildfire prevention and emergency preparedness program for Marin County. MWPA is funded by a parcel tax approved by votes in March 2020.‍There is a low-income ...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Happy Women’s History Month From Southern Marin Fire & Mill Valley Fire

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Happy Women’s History Month From Southern Marin Fire District. Women’s History Month recognizes the accomplishments of trailblazing women in their industries. All month long Southern Marin Fire District will be sharing the stories of women who work at Sou...
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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Save The Date - Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program For March 2022

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With your continued support, we have removed more than 7,100 tons of flammable vegetation from Southern Marin and Mill Valley right of ways and private property. This has not only improved emergency response times, but it has also reduced the number of po...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Did You Hear It? Submit Your LRAD Feedback

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The "Did you hear it ?" (DYHI) campaign was developed to tap the abundant information available about the on-going monthly testing from the people who experience them. By taking advantage of the vast number of Internet users, we can get...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Get Ahead Of Fire Season - Create Your Defensible Space Today

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The grass is green and the dirt is still wet. As hard as it is to believe, Fire Season is coming up quick. It’s that time again to start clearing your Defensible Space around your home. Get ahead and take on vegetation while it is still manageab...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 24, 2022

Southern Marin Fire District Releases New Inspection Scheduling Software

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District and Mill Valley Fire Department are excited to introduce a new way to schedule a fire inspection. The self-serve scheduling website allows residents and contractors within...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Mil Valley Fire Department Participate In Preschool Education

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Mill Valley Fire Department's Engine 6 C-Shift participated in a fun and educational opportunity with preschoolers at the Mill Valley community Center. With the educational theme of "community helpers", our crews taught the students abo...
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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 26, 2022

King Tides For January 27 Thru February 2, 2022

King Tides 1/27/22 - 2/2/22

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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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Save The Date - Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program For February 2022

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With your continued support, we have removed more than 7,100 tons of flammable vegetation from Southern Marin and Mill Valley right of ways and private property. This has not only improved emergency response times, but it has also reduced the number of po...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Southern Marin Fire District Teach The Girl Scouts Fire Safety

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On Sunday, January 23rd, Southern Marin Fire District Prevention Specialist McKenna Ramiro, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Madison Mead and Communications Coordinator Elysha Omoomy attended Northern California Girl Scouts of Marin's Comprehensive Hands-on...
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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Southern Marin Fire District's First Ever Annual Report - A Year In Review!

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Southern Marin Fire District is proud to present its first Annual Report detailing the major accomplishments of the 2020-21 fiscal year. From the execution and implementation of the Shared Services Agreement with the City of Mil...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Get Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests - Now Available

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The federal website is allowing all residents to order four free COVID tests. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order at-?home COVID-?19 tests. The tests are completely FREE. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. 

 

ABOUT THE AT-?HOME...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Make Emergency Preparedness Your New Year's Resolution

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Our first responders of Southern Marin Fire and Mill Valley Fire, and law enforcement officers will save many lives during their careers. But neighbors helping neighbors play a crucial role in saving lives in our communities during a disaster. 

Mi...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Fatal Nationwide Structure Fires Are Reminders To Please Practice Your Escape Plan

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Our condolences to all the victims and their families during the recent fatal structure fires in Philadelphia and New York City. On Sunday, January 9, 2022 hundreds of firefighters responded to a five-alarm blaze in the Bronx which killed at least 19 peop...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Grant Programs To Help Marin Residents With Defensible Space

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Did you know that the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority offers two grants opportunities to help residents with expenses related to the creation of defensible space and home hardening? ? One grant is to reimburse home hardening improvements, and other is...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Save The Date - Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program For January 2022

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With your continued support, we have removed more than 7,100 tons of flammable vegetation from Southern Marin and Mill Valley right of ways and private property. This has not only improved emergency response times, but it has also reduced the number of po...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: December 28, 2021

How To Recycle Christmas Trees After The Holidays

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After Christmas, it’s important to get rid of the tree or when it is dry. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. Also, bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays t...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Mill Valley Evacuation Drill Featured in League of California Cities Online Newsletter

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Mill Valley’s partnership with Google creates new, data-driven wildfire evacuation and preparedness plans.

Additional Info... Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Southern Marin Fire District Assists Mill Valley School District In Emergency Response Event

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On December 7, 2021 Southern Marin Fire District and Mill Valley Fire attended disaster response drills at various Mill Valley School District sites to work with students and staff. Several subjects pertaining to emergency and disaster response were cover...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Top Holiday Safety Tips To Keep You and Your Family Safe This Winter Holiday Season

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Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.

 

Holiday decorating: 

  • Be careful with holiday d...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Fire-Smart Landscaping – December's Tip Of The Month

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Make a fire-smart plan. Consider existing plants, budget, and how much maintenance you are willing to do. Start by understanding the three defensible space zones. The idea is to decrease the energy and speed of a fire by eliminating&...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Dates For December 2021

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

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Are You Ready For High Tides This December?

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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. However, as oppose...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Is Your Home Heating System Prepared For Winter?

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There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? Last winter, Southern Marin Fire District responded to a report...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Subscribe Today! Southern Marin Fire District eNewsletter

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Fire Season is here. 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 subs...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Are you Ready for High Tides This November?

Flooded Tam Valley at Manzanita Park and Ride

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. However, as oppose...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Test Your Smoke Alarms When You Turn Back Your Clocks

Test Smoke Alarms When Turning Back Clocks

Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 7.  Many people will use this opportunity to change their home’s smoke alarm batteries as well. Because working smoke alarms are a critical element of home fire safety, Southern Marin Fir...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Event Dates for November 2021

Paved Road Fuel Reduction

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District has made the reduction of flammable vegetation that surrounds us one of its biggest priorities. To that end, The District’s multi-faceted Vegetation Management Program is coming to the following neighborhoods li...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Safety Tips During a Power Outage

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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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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 25, 2021

City Officials Test Google Modeling of Evacuation Timing with Evacuation Drill.

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September 25, 2021

The City of Mill Valley conducted its Annual Evacuation Drill on Saturday, September 25 with over 250 residents participating. 

The goal of this year’s drill was a timed event to help validate Google’s current evacuation research...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Mill Valley, Please Join Us In Congratulating Our Newest Team Member

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Please join us in congratulating Elaine Wilkinson for becoming Southern Marin Fire District's first ever Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) Coordinator.

The Southern Marin Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) Program is a grassroots volunteer-driven i...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Now Available Fire Safe Marin: Wildfire Watch TV - Episode 2 - "EVACUATIONS" - Watch Now!

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Fire Safe Marin is pleased to share Episode 2 of Wildfire Watch TVa new series that addresses residents' concerns and provides current wildfire prevention and preparedness information in a fast-paced and engaging way.

Episode 2 focuses ...
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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Why Social Networks Should Not Be Your Main Source Of Receiving Important Alerts And Warning Systems

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On Monday, October 4th, 2021, social media networks of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp stopped working shortly before noon ET. Server error messages appeared on the various sites for nearly six hours causing billions of users to be left in the dark witho...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness

News Flash

Posted on: October 18, 2021

Library Hours of Service

The Library building is now open 6 days a week! We encourage all patrons to continue to wear masks as children who may be unvaccinated are frequently present.

Hours of Service

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:11am – 5pmWednesday:11am &nda...

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Library

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 13, 2022

Request for Qualifications for Housing-Related Environmental Services

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The Planning Department has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), to obtain Statement of Qualifications (SOQs) from qualified individuals or firms to provide On-Call Environmental Consulting services for housing-related programs. Consultants will the...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: January 13, 2022

New City Hall Lobby Kiosk

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A new touch screen kiosk is in the City Hall lobby to help customers make appointments for building and planning services. The kiosk offers a large touch screen keyboard that makes typing content easy to use. The kiosk works like a giant wireless smart ph...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: November 2, 2021

City Council Scheduled to Update the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Regulations

City Council Scheduled to Update the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Regulations and Establish New Regulations for Two-Unit Projects Allowed Under Senate Bill 9 

Summary:  City Council Scheduled to Formally Adopt Updates to the Accessory Dw...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Climate Action Plan Update - November 2021

Climate Action Plan Update 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:00 - 8:00 pm    

The City is updating its Climate Action Plan. This meeting will focus on emissions related to the built environment. At the meeting the Task Force will di...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: February 22, 2022

1 Hamilton Drive - Join us for an Online Workshop on March 10

Online Workshop to discuss affordable housing opportunities at 1 Hamilton Drive: March 10, 2022 (6:30-8:30pm)

The City of Mill Valley has partnered with EAH Housing to evaluate the northern portion of 1 Hamilton Drive as a possible site to build affordable...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Housing Element Update - November 2021

Housing Element Update

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 pm    

The Housing Advisory Committee will host the second Housing Element Workshop on November 10, 2021 (6:30-8:30pm).  This workshop will focus on the sites invento...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Zoning Code Updates - October 2021

Planning Commission to Review the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance and Proposed New Ordinance to Address New State Legislation (SB9)

On October 12, 2021 Planning Commission will consider recommending that City Council adopt two resolutions to update the A...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Richardson Terrace - 575 E Blithedale Avenue

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Proposed Project:

The City of Mill Valley Planning Division received a revised Design Review application for a mixed-use housing development project at 575 East Blithedale Avenue on April 2, 2021. The proposal, referred to as "Richardson Terrace,"...

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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
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Housing Advisory Committee Meeting #9

Housing Advisory Committee Meeting #9

The City of Mill Valley's Housing Advisory Committee will meet on May 25, 2021 (5:00-6:30pm) to discuss two "House Mill Valley" programs that foster new affordable housing in Mill Valley.

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Planning & Building
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Richardson Terrace - 575 E Blithedale Update

December 28, 2020

The City of Mill Valley Planning Division received a Design Review application for a mixed-use housing development project at 575 East Blithedale Avenue on December 17, 2020.  The proposal, referred to as “Richardson Te...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: July 16, 2020

575 E. Blithedale / Richardson Terrace Preliminary Application

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On July 9, 2020, the City of Mill Valley Planning Division received a preliminary application for a mixed-use housing development project at 575 East Blithedale Avenue.  The proposal, referred to as “Richardson Terrace,” includes 25 resi...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Housing Element Update

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The City of Mill Valley is kicking off its Housing Element Update and invites you to to discuss housing opportunties for the Mill Valley community today and in the future. 

Register to attend the virtual online workshop on September 23rd from 6:30...

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Planning & Building

News Flash

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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 11, 2022

2022 Gun Buyback Program

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The 2022 Gun Buyback Program is being coordinated through the Marin County District Attorney's Office in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, the Marin County Board of Supervisors, and local City Councils. With your support we are hop...

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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: April 27, 2022

DEA 22nd National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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If you are looking into getting rid of any prescription drugs that you have, then today is your lucky day!

 The Mill Valley Police Department will be taking part in the 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Fro...

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Police
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Resident Shopper Vehicle Permit (RSVP) Reminder - Buy your Permit for Hassle-Free Parking

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Visit downtown Mill Valley and enjoy our restaurants and local businesses. Make your shopping and dining experiences easier by purchasing the RSVP Parking Permit. The permits allow free parking up to the maximum allowable time limit, without paying the me...

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Police
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Join the Mill Valley Police Department

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The Mill Valley Police Department is hiring Officers from all different stages in their law enforcement career. Whether you are thinking about becoming an Officer, are currently in the Police Academy, a Police Academy graduate, or are a lateral from anoth...

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Police
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Register your Home Security Cameras with the Mill Valley Police Department

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The Security Camera Registry program allows residents and business owners to register their security systems with the Mill Valley Police Department. This assists police officers with identifying potential footage while investigating potential crimes. Poli...

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Police
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Mill Valley Police Department 2021 Annual Report

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The Mill Valley Police Department would like to share with you our 2021 Annual Report. This report focuses on efforts made by our department throughout the last year. We would like to thank our community for all of your continued support as we continue to...

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Police
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Tips to Prevent Residential Burglaries from the Mill Valley Police Department

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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: December 1, 2021

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 thief...

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Police
Posted on: October 21, 2021

E-Bikes Safety Tips from the Mill Valley Police Department

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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: May 12, 2022

East Blithedale Project - Phase 1 Update

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Due to an unforeseen contractor staffing shortage and in an effort to reduce nighttime noise, nighttime paving planned for the East Blithedale Project (Phase 1) previously scheduled to start on Sunday evening, May 15th will be pushed back. Please look for...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 5, 2022

East Blithedale Construction Update

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The East Blithedale Rehabilitation Project is expected to be an 18-month-long construction project to repair infrastructure. Improvements include rehabilitating pavement and sanitary sewer lines, installing new bike lanes, pedestrian ramps, pedestrian bul...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Notice of East Blithedale Closure: Marin Water District Pipeline Replacement Project

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Marin Water District Pipeline Replacement Project:Maggiora & Ghilotti Inc will be working on replacing the water line and services on East Blithedale from Camino Alto to Millwood Street. East Blithedale Avenue will be closed to traffic starting Tuesda...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Construction Work Starting on Sycamore Ave. and Sunnyside Ave.

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East Blithdale Ave. Rehabilitation Project UpdateAs part of the ongoing E. Blithedale Ave. Rehabilitation Project, the City of Mill Valley has contracted with Argonaut Constructors to complete upgrades to both Sunnyside Ave. and Sycamore Ave. Work in thes...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 30, 2022

East Blithedale Project - Update & Virtual Community Meeting

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Join Us for the Virtual Community Meeting:April 21st, 2022 from 5:30 – 6:30pm.Learn more about the project, its purpose, and the proposed construction schedule and approach.  Register here today.

Or Call: 408 638 0968 Meeting ID: 848 3554...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Should it go Down the Drain?

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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: February 10, 2022

East Blithedale Update

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City Council awarded Coastland Civil Engineering the construction management and public outreach contact for Phase 2 & 3 of the project (Camino Alto to Sunnyside). Coastland and AIM Consulting the public engagement firm, will provide full public outre...

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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

News Flash

Posted on: May 18, 2022

Silent Disco in the Plaza

Silent Disco in the Plaza

Silent Disco is coming to the Mill Valley Downtown Plaza Friday, May 20th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. FREE EVENT - All ages welcome! Please note: Ground present in the dance area is not a smooth surface, please wear appropriate f...

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Recreation
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Knitting Us Together

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A Mill Valley Community Project - Brought to you by the Mill Valley Arts Commission

Project Overview: Knitting Us Together is back for 2022 by popular demand! The Mill Valley Arts Commission (MVAC) is launching a public art project on t...

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Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2021

2022 Aquatics & Fitness Passes

2022 Aquatics & Fitness Center Passes

Passes on sale starting December 1st, 2021. Quantities are not limited and will not sell out.

Get Healthy and Stay Healthy with your Aquatics & Fitness Pass from Mill Valley Recreation. With your pass, you're ab...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Mill Valley Art Zoo

Mill Valley Art Zoo

Are you looking for a fun arts & crafts activity? The Mill Valley Art Zoo wire animal sculptures are fun for the whole family. They are easy to make & install and you can choose from a variety of different animal templates!

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News Flash

Posted on: May 11, 2022

East Blithedale Construction Delay

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Due to unforeseen challenges in preparing water pipeline connections to the existing distribution system, East Blithedale is required to remain closed until 6:00 PM, today, 5/11/2022.
This delay is only anticipated today, due to the urgency of the work.&am...
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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: October 26, 2021

SASM Blending Event Notification

A Blending Event is when biologically treated wastewater (secondary effluent) is blended with wastewater diverted around biological or advanced treatment units (primary effluent). The SASM WWTP disinfects and dechlorinates all effluent, including blended ...

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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: April 19, 2022

Celebrate Earth Day in Mill Valley!

Join us Sunday, April 24th from 1-5pm at the Community Center and Mill Valley Middle School to celebrate Earth Day.

Earth 2050: Create a better world

1-5pm at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto

Join us for a family-friendly day of art, activit...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Reusable Foodware Ordinance Heads to Supervisors on April 19, 2022

The Marin County Board of Supervisors plans to introduce the ordinance April 19 and consider placing it on the May 10 agenda for adoption. Details can be found on www.marincounty.org/foodware. Should it receive Board support, the ordinance would affect fo...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Electric Vehicle and E-Bike Options

Learn about Electric Vehicle (EV) and E-Bike options from Ride & Drive Clean Marin. All events are free!

In-Person EV Car and Bike Shows: 

    San Rafael: April 9 from 11am to 3pm at the Civic Center.

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Sustainability News
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Time to Spring Forward and Room for Spring Cleaning

Declutter and simplify this spring.  Start with checking out your local recycling and waste management experts for the best way to get rid of hazardous waste (LINK) or other hard to deal with items (LINK) like mattresses, cooking oil, and that to...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Show Mill Valley a little love this valentine's season

Show Mill Valley a little love this valentine’s season and gift some of your time to keeping our city litter free. Check in with Clean Mill Valley (LINK) for upcoming projects or consider Marin’s Adopt A Spot (LINK) and claim a favorit...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Collecting Rainwater for Re-Use

Don’t let rain just run off your rooftop… reduce your potable water use by collecting rainwater in a barrel or cistern.  Then use this water for your landscaping. Click for details on how you can make the most of rainfall, an...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

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News Flash

Posted on: May 2, 2022

May is Water Safety Month!

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May is Water Safety Month! 

Did you know that drowning is a leading cause of death for children?? Together, we can change that.? ?Here are a few water safety tips:? 

?? Ensure every member of your family learns to swim so they at least ach...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Fire Safe Marin presents Ember Stomp

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Fire Safe Marin presents “Ember Stomp,” the first-ever wildfire prevention festival in Marin County. This FREE event held on May 28, 2022, at the Marin Center Fairgrounds Island will be a celebration of Marin County’s groundbreaking community eff...

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