News Flash

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Welcome to the New City of Mill Valley Website!

We are very pleased to share the new City of Mill Valley website - which includes new sites for all our departments, including our Recreation Department and Library, as well as the SASM Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The new website has a mobile-optimized des...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Housing Element Update

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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City Main Home News
Posted on: October 11, 2021

The State of the City with Mayor John McCauley and City Manager Alan Piombo

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On Thursday, October 7, Mayor John McCauley and City Manager Alan Piombo joined the Outdoor Art Club to discuss current events and projects at the City.

They discussed how the City is getting back to “normal” and making progress on othe...

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City Main Home News

News Flash

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: 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: November 16, 2021

Join The Team: Apply To Become The Marin County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

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The Marin County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of emergency preparedness training for Marin County communities through three main channels:

  1. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

  2. Get Ready/Listos Program

  3. Neighborhoo...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Avoid These Common Cooking Mistakes This Holiday Season

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For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations. So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyo...

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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: November 2, 2021

Are you Ready for High Tides This November?

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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

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
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! ...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness

News Flash

Library

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Friends of the Library Pop Up Book Sale

The Friends announce that they are holding two in-person sales! In-store capacity will be limited, so shoppers must sign up for half-hour time slots online or by calling the reference desk at (415) 389-4292. If a slot is full, try another.

Wednesday, Decem...

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Library
Posted on: October 18, 2021

New Library Hours

The Library building is now open 6 days a week! Masks are still required when you are inside the Library. 

New Hours of Service

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:11am – 5pmWednesday:11am – 8pmSaturday:12pm – 5pmSun...

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Library

News Flash

Posted on: September 15, 2021

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News Flash

Posted on: November 2, 2021

Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations

Title: 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 Acces...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Climate Action Plan Update

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: November 2, 2021

Housing Element Update

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

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: September 10, 2021

Reopening Planning & Building Department Counter Services

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Reopening Planning and Building Department Counter Service

The Planning and Building Department has transitioned to processing applications online to provide faster and more convenient access to the planning and permitting process.  Howev...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: June 2, 2021

New Resale Process - Coming Soon

Starting Monday, June 14th the City of Mill Valley will no longer be performing in-person Residential Building Report (RBR) inspections. Instead our new RBR's will include the permit history file, permit numbers for permits that can be viewed onl...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: September 13, 2021

City Council to Discuss the Housing Element Work Plan

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At their September 1, 2021 meeting, the City Council will discuss the proposed Housing Element Work Plan, including the schedule and public outreach for the upcoming Housing Element Update. 

Read the Staff Report here.

Housing Element 2023...

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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: May 5, 2021

City-Related User Fees

City of Mill Valley Comprehensive User Fees Study and City's Schedule of User Fees

The Mill Valley City Council with hold a virtual Public Hearing at 6:30 PM on May 17, 2021 to consider an update to the City's Comprehensive User Fees Stud...

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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

Police

2 Stories
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Angel Tree Gift Tags Now Available

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The Mill Valley Police Department has partnered with the Salvation Army for the last several years to help make the holidays a little more special for children in need.  In our lobby is a tree with Angel Tags.   Each tag has the age and ...

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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.

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Police

News Flash

Posted on: November 9, 2021

Short-term Closure of Mill Valley/Sausalito Path - 11/15 to 11/23

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East Blithedale Rehabilitation Project- Short-term Closure of Mill Valley/Sausalito Pathway

Monday 11/15/2021 – Tuesday 11/23/2021

Argonaut Constructors will work on improving the access to the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multi-Use Path entrance on the south side...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Gas Powered Leaf Blowers are Prohibited

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The City of Mill Valley would like to remind residents and gardeners that the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers is prohibited by the Mill Valley Municipal Code in an effort to minimize air and noise pollution. Gas-powered leaf blowers contribute to noi...

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Public Works

News Flash

Posted on: November 2, 2021

Masks are Still Required at the Mill Valley Community Center

Recent Marin County mask mandate changes:

In light of the Marin County mask mandate changes on November 1, 2021, we want to remind our visitors that masks are still required at the Mill Valley Community and Aquatics & Fitness Centers with a few excepti...

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Recreation
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Now Hiring Swim Instructors & Certified Lifeguards

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Mill Valley Recreation Department is currently hiring Swim Instructors and Certified Lifeguards

 

Not certified? 

FREE ($5 processing fees apply) Lifeguard Training is available and will be held 11/13-11/15. Swim Instructor trainin...

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Recreation
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Public Art - Halley's Comet Sculpture Ribbon Cutting

Event Details

On Wednesday, October 27th, a ribbon cutting ceremony was enjoyed by community members, City of Mill Valley Government officials, Arts Commissioners and Staff to officially introduce the Aristides Demetrios Sculpture: Halley's Comet, which no...

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Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Welcome Back Fitness Passes

We are OPEN!?? We are SO excited to be able to welcome our Community back to the Mill Valley Community and Aquatics & Fitness Centers. In honor of our reopening, we are offering a Welcome Back Fitness Pass!

What is a Welcome Back Pass?

A Welcome Back Pa...

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Recreation
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!

Choos...

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Mill Valley Art Zoo Information Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Mill Valley Community Center 20th Anniversary

We have missed seeing all your friendly faces this past year, and we are looking forward to a time when we can welcome all of you back to the Center for fun, learning, social engagement and more.

The Mill Valley Community Center recognizes and appreciates ...

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Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2021

New Registration for Your Recreation

Here at Mill Valley Recreation, we've been working hard on a solution to make your Recreation Registration experience easier, faster, & more fun!PerfectMind is that solution.

PerfectMind is a recreation registration system that allows for:

Easy...

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Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Marin County Parks & Open Space Community Survey

Help Shape the Future of Parks and Preserves

Marin County Parks has launched a 2021 Community Survey to get feedback from Marin County residents and visitors. This survey is completely anonymous and is available to take in either English or Spanish. It wil...

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Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: September 15, 2021

East Blithedale Avenue from US 101 to Camino Alto - Expect Traffic Delays from 9 AM to 3 PM

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Roadway Construction Notice

As part of the Mill Valley’s $12 million rehabilitation project, Argonaut Constructors will be installing new storm drains and traffic signal conduits on East Blithedale Avenue between US 101 and Camino Alto. There wil...

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Road Closures

News Flash

SASM

5 Stories
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: 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: October 19, 2021

Turn your Jack O-Lantern into a zero waste Halloween tradition!

Don’t let your Jack-O-Lantern rot in the landfill. Put it in your green bin for pick up or follow these simple instructions for how to compost Jack (LINK) at home. Roast the seeds (LINK) for a tasty treat that kids and adults enjoy. Or ...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Recycled Water Filling Station - Now Open

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Marin Water has opened a recycled water filling station to help with home irrigation needs. Help quench your garden's thirst with recycled water and preserve your tap water for consumption and other essential use. The filling station will be avai...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

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