News Flash

Posted on: August 5, 2022

Mill Valley City Council Adjourns August 1, 2022 Meeting in the Memory of Former Mayor Dick Swanson

Four men and one woman cut a ribbon for the Mill Valley Community Center Opening

It is with regret that we share the news of the passing of former Mayor Dick Swanson. Dick served on the Mill Valley City Council for eight years, from 1999-2007, including one year as Mayor. Prior to that, Dick served on the Planning Commission for two t...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Councilmember Sashi Sabaratnam Announces Resignation from Mill Valley City Council

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Councilmember Sashi Sabaratnam (McEntee) announced this week her resignation from the Mill Valley City Council, effective August 2, 2022. Sabaratnam was elected to the City Council in November 2015 and again in 2020. Her announcement was necessitated by r...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Mill Valley Community Engagement Coordinator, Michelle Terrell

Michelle Terrell

Please join us in congratulating Michelle Terrell for becoming Mill Valley’s Community Engagement Coordinator.The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for assisting residents, schools, faith-based organizations, and businesses to prep...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Improvements Planned for the Mill Valley Golf Course to Provide a Top-quality Experience

A green mountain is surrounded by white clouds, blue skies, dense forest, and a green golf course.

On the heels of a community-driven selection process and unanimous Council approval, the City has partnered with Touchstone Golf LLC to protect, preserve, and revitalize Mill Valley’s historic and beloved 9-hole municipal Golf Course. Touchstone...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Fire Smart Landscaping Tip – August

Master Gardner August photo

When it comes to water, use these important fire-smart landscaping strategies: 

  • Utilize compost and the right mulches appropriately to sustain soil moisture and plant health; healthy plants are resilient plants. Select water wise, drought tolerant...
Read on...

Additional Info... Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program for August 2022

Defensible Space

With your continued support, we have removed approximately 480.5 tons of flammable vegetation in Southern Marin and Mill Valley right of ways and private property this fiscal year. This has not only improved emergency response times, but it has also reduc...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Unscheduled Vacancy

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The Mill Valley City Council is seeking to fill an unscheduled vacancy on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). Applications are due back to the City Clerk's Office by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, August 12, 2022. Apply today!

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Housing Element Environmental Review: 30-day Public Comment Period

30-day Public Comment Period on Scope of Environmental Analysis Initiated. The City of Mill Valley invites interested parties and the community to comment on the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the environmental review of the 2023-2031 Housing Element thr...

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Planning & Building
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: July 14, 2022

Celebrate National Night Out with MVPD on Tuesday 8/2/2022!

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The Mill Valley Police Department is inviting you to join us on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022, for National Night Out at Depot Plaza in downtown Mill Valley. The event will take place from 5-7 PM.

National Night Out was initially created as an opportunity for ...

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Police
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Aiming to Protect Housing, City Considers Soft Story Retrofit Program

An apartment building has collapsed due to open parking on the first floor.

July 12, 2022

Join us

We invite you to learn more about the proposed Soft Story Retrofit Program at an informational presentation at the City Council meeting on Monday, July 18 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be in-person and also webcast so that community mem...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: July 17, 2022

Hands-Only CPR – FREE Training

Stop the Bleed 2022

Join Marin County EMS System and Southern Marin Fire District for the 12th Annual County-Wide Sidewalk CPR / Stop the Bleed / and Spray Narcan in three convenient locations, Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 from 10am–2pm.

This FREE Hands-Only CPR Training ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Grant Funding for Hwy 1 Vegetation Management for Healthy Forests and Safe Community Evacuation

Escalon-clearing

With support from California Assemblymember Marc Levine, the Southern Marin Fire Protection District, in partnership with the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, was notified of a successful direct benefit budget allocation for FY 2022/2023. The 1 millio...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Mayor Jim Wickham Announces Appointment of Effective, Experienced Administrator to Lead City

Todd Cusimano Unanimously Chosen to Serve as Mill Valley City Manager

After a highly competitive search, the Mill Valley City Council unanimously chose Todd Cusimano to serve as City Manager of Mill Valley. Cusimano has served as the Town Manager of Corte ...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: June 22, 2022

After Over 15 Years of Service, Mayor John McCauley Retires from Council, Mayor Jim Wickham Elected

June 22, 2022

Mayoral Transition and Swearing In

At their June 21, 2022 meeting, the Mill Valley City Council conducted their annual mayoral transition and unanimously elected Jim Wickham as Mayor and Urban Carmel as Vice Mayor. 

Newly-elected Mayor...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Mill Valley Police Department Bicycle Registration

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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: June 6, 2022

PG&E Vegetation Safety Work in Mill Valley

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5/31/2022

This week, and in upcoming weeks, PG&E will conduct vegetation safety work in high fire-threat areas of Mill Valley to keep trees, limbs and branches away from powerlines and electric equipment.

Link to this week's Lane and Road Closu...

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Public Works
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: 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: February 10, 2022

Council to Consider Public/Private Partnership for Golf Course Management

A green mountain is surrounded by white clouds, blue skies, dense forest, and a green golf course.

In order to protect, preserve and revitalize Mill Valley’s historic and beloved 9-hole municipal Golf Course, the City Council will consider a Management Agreement with Touchstone Golf LLC at their upcoming meeting on February 22, 2022. The proposed Manag...

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City Main Home News

News Flash

Posted on: July 26, 2022

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Unscheduled Vacancy

Man rides a bike along open, flat path along a marsh with hills in the background

The Mill Valley City Council is seeking to fill an unscheduled vacancy on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). Applications are due back to the City Clerk's Office by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, August 12, 2022. Apply today!

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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.

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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 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: July 30, 2022

Mill Valley Community Engagement Coordinator, Michelle Terrell

Michelle Terrell

Please join us in congratulating Michelle Terrell for becoming Mill Valley’s Community Engagement Coordinator.The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for assisting residents, schools, faith-based organizations, and businesses to prep...

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Posted on: July 17, 2022

Hands-Only CPR – FREE Training

Stop the Bleed 2022

Join Marin County EMS System and Southern Marin Fire District for the 12th Annual County-Wide Sidewalk CPR / Stop the Bleed / and Spray Narcan in three convenient locations, Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 from 10am–2pm.

This FREE Hands-Only CPR Training ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Fire Smart Landscaping Tip – August

Master Gardner August photo

When it comes to water, use these important fire-smart landscaping strategies: 

  • Utilize compost and the right mulches appropriately to sustain soil moisture and plant health; healthy plants are resilient plants. Select water wise, drought tolerant...
Read on...

Additional Info... Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program for August 2022

Defensible Space

With your continued support, we have removed approximately 480.5 tons of flammable vegetation in Southern Marin and Mill Valley right of ways and private property this fiscal year. This has not only improved emergency response times, but it has also reduc...

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Additional Info... Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Grant Funding for Hwy 1 Vegetation Management for Healthy Forests and Safe Community Evacuation

Escalon-clearing

With support from California Assemblymember Marc Levine, the Southern Marin Fire Protection District, in partnership with the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, was notified of a successful direct benefit budget allocation for FY 2022/2023. The 1 millio...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Save the Date – Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program For July 2022 (Mill Valley)

Save the Date – Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program For July 2022 (Mill Valley)

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 onl...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

King Tides Are Expected the week of July 10-15

King Tides July 10-15, 2022

Especially high tides, also known as "king tides," will soon be visiting Southern Marin thanks to a full moon on July 13 and the recent summer solstice.

High tides exceeding 6.5' are predicted for the following days:

  •  Sunday, July 10 at 9...
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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Water Safety Tips this Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

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While California’s beaches, rivers and lakes offer a great escape for the summer heat, they can also be dangerous if certain precautions are not taken such as wearing a life jacket, swimming only in designated areas, and actively supervising chi...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Fourth of July Reminder: No Fireworks in Marin

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One gently floating ember from a cookout or a firecracker could ignite widespread tragedy in Marin County’s parched landscape. The Marin County Fire Department is urging all residents and visitors to remember that fireworks are illegal in the county, not ...

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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 Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Evacuation Drill Events – June 25, 2022

Evacuation Drill Instructions

Two Locations:June 25, 10:00 am – Hawk Hill Central @ Almonte/Mount Tamalpais School, Mill ValleyJune 25, 10:00 am – Spencer/Cloudview @ Cloudview Park, SausalitoThis is a great opportunity to learn directly from our Fire District about community safety a...

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www.SMFD.org Fire Department/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 Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Save the Date – Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program For June 2022 (Mill Valley)

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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www.SMFD.org Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Southern Marin, Please Join Us In Congratulating Our Newest Team Member

Leah Curtis

The Southern Marin Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) Program is a grassroots volunteer-driven initiative designed to assist the residents of Southern Marin to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters by encouraging a Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors...

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www.SMFD.org 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

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

How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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.

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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

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 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! 

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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.

People participate in a large-scale evacuation drill

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: July 11, 2022

MWPA Community Workshop Recap

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Southern Marin Zone: 2021–2022

Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority held Community Workshops in June featuring the accomplishments across the 5 geographic regions of Marin County

MWPA and Southern Marin Fire Protection District are working togethe...

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MWPA Workshop Recap Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness

News Flash

Posted on: July 4, 2022

Library Hours of Service

The Library is happy to announce expanded hours of service! Beginning Tuesday, July 5th, the building will be open 7 days a week for all services including curbside.

Hours of Service

Monday - Thursday:10am – 8pmFriday:10am – 5pmSaturday ...

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Library

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 26, 2022

Housing Element Environmental Review: 30-day Public Comment Period

30-day Public Comment Period on Scope of Environmental Analysis Initiated. The City of Mill Valley invites interested parties and the community to comment on the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the environmental review of the 2023-2031 Housing Element thr...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Green Building – Community Meeting June 22 (6pm)

Help shape Marin County’s Proposed Green Building Model Ordinance, which will also shape Mill Valley’s Green Building update. Attend a FREE virtual community meeting on June 22nd to learn more and discuss proposed regulations for the next Building Code up...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Proposal to Renovate the Sequoia Theater

SEQUOIA THEATER RENOVATION PLAN

The California Film Institute (CFI), owner of the historic Sequoia Theater, has submitted a proposal to fully renovate and convert the two-screen Sequoia Theater with 604 seats into a new cinema and education center with fou...

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Planning & Building
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

Police

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Applications Open for Laterals, Academy Grads and Attendees

Mill Valley Police Star

Are you exploring a change in your agency? Or you’ve already taken charge of your training but not sure where to apply? The Mill Valley Police Department is always looking for kind, engaged, and committed people to join our PD. If you’...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Celebrate National Night Out with MVPD on Tuesday 8/2/2022!

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The Mill Valley Police Department is inviting you to join us on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022, for National Night Out at Depot Plaza in downtown Mill Valley. The event will take place from 5-7 PM.

National Night Out was initially created as an opportunity for ...

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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 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 hopeful that...

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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

Mill Valley Police Star

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

Mill Valley Police Star

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

Mill Valley Police Star

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

Mill Valley Police Star

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
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
Posted on: September 25, 2021

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

People participate in a large-scale evacuation drill

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

News Flash

Posted on: July 29, 2022

East Blithedale Construction Update - July 29, 2022

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Work crews will continue to close East Blithedale Avenue between Camino Alto and Elm Avenue to allow for ongoing sanitary sewer work and sidewalk, driveway, and curb replacement. 

New Bike Lanes are in Place

We are receiving positive feedback from ...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Unscheduled Vacancy

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The Mill Valley City Council is seeking to fill an unscheduled vacancy on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). Applications are due back to the City Clerk's Office by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, August 12, 2022. Apply today!

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

East Blithedale Construction Update - July 15, 2022

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Work is ongoing to rehabilitate the roadway, and give the community a better driving surface. Work is nearing completion to repair the aging sewer system to provide better sewage flows for residences and businesses. Sidewalk, driveway and curb replacement...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 30, 2022

East Blithedale Construction Update - June 30, 2022

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Work is underway to rehabilitate the roadway, giving the community a better driving surface, as well as repairing the aging sewer system to provide better sewage flows for residences and businesses. Work crews will install permanent traffic signs this wee...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 16, 2022

East Blithedale Construction Update - June 16, 2022

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Work is underway to rehabilitate the roadway, giving the community a better driving surface, as well as repairing the aging sewer system to provide better sewage flows for residences and businesses. Signage and striping nighttime work will take place from...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 9, 2022

East Blithedale Project Construction Update - Week of June 6, 2022

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Work is underway to rehabilitate the roadway, giving the community a better driving surface, as well as repairing the aging sewer system to provide better sewage flows for residences and businesses. Phase I night paving operation is complete as Thursday m...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 6, 2022

PG&E Vegetation Safety Work in Mill Valley

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5/31/2022

This week, and in upcoming weeks, PG&E will conduct vegetation safety work in high fire-threat areas of Mill Valley to keep trees, limbs and branches away from powerlines and electric equipment.

Link to this week's Lane and Road Closu...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 2, 2022

East Blithedale Project Construction Update - Week of May 31st, 2022

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The East Blithedale Avenue Rehabilitation Project Team has been hard at work! Project improvements include rehabilitating pavement and sanitary sewer lines, installing new bike lanes, pedestrian ramps, pedestrian bulb-outs, crosswalks, and improving acces...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 19, 2022

East Blithedale Project Construction Update - Week of May 16th, 2022

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Congratulations to the Classes of 2022!

To help with traffic flow during graduation ceremonies, there will be no road closures on East Blithedale Ave on June 9th, 2022!

The East Blithedale Rehabilitation Project team has been hard at work! Project improveme...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 5, 2022

East Blithedale Construction Update - 5/5/2022

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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: July 29, 2022

Improvements Planned for the Mill Valley Golf Course to Provide a Top-quality Experience

A green mountain is surrounded by white clouds, blue skies, dense forest, and a green golf course.

On the heels of a community-driven selection process and unanimous Council approval, the City has partnered with Touchstone Golf LLC to protect, preserve, and revitalize Mill Valley’s historic and beloved 9-hole municipal Golf Course. Touchstone...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Skatepark Graffiti Removal

The Mill Valley Skatepark will be closed from 8am to 3pm on August 15th, 16th & 17th for graffiti removal. Signs will be posted at the skatepark indicating closure dates and times. 

Recreation
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Knitting Us Together

Knitting Us Together

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: May 31, 2022

NEW Active Adults Activity Pass

Active Adults Activity Pass

Our Active Adult community members who are 50+ now have the opportunity to get together and participate in our NEW drop-in programs with our Active Adults Activity Pass!

What's Included?

We currently have 3 drop-in progra...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 5, 2022

East Blithedale Construction Update - 5/5/2022

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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

An orange sign reading "Road Work Ahead" against a blue sky.

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

News Flash

SASM

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

SASM Blending Event Notification

Due to a temporary power shutdown, the SASM Wastewater Treatment Plant began a partial bypass of the secondary treatment process at 5:15 AM on July 20, 2022. Once the power was restored at 5:39 AM on the same day, the partial bypass ended. All sampling/an...

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SASM
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: August 3, 2022

Stay Green on the Go!

Heading out on the town? Hitting the trails? Plan ahead and you can stay green on the go. Start with a sustainable day out checklist(LINK). Remember your water bottle and reusable utensils for outdoor activities and picnics. If eating out, stash your own ...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: June 22, 2022

It’s time to make a Plastic-Free July pledge!

Make a Plastic-Free July pledge! (LINK) 

Go all in on a lifestyle free of single-use plastics this July or just make one substitution in your daily life: refuse to use plastic water bottles, skip the clam shell containers and hit the farm...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Summer Water Conservation and Wild Fire Safety Tips

Use water wisely: There's no room for drought fatigue this summer. Renew your commitment to water conservation by checking out this water saving list (LINK) and find simple ways to make every single drop count. 

Prepar...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Online Climate Action Workshop

ONLINE CLIMATE ACTION WORKSHOP 

Starting June 16 & June 29

 

Click HERE to learn more and sign-up (LINK).

FREE FOR MARIN RESIDENTS!

? Reduce your carbon footprint 

? Get ready for climate-linked emergencies 

? Build a resi...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Reduce your household carbon footprint

Reduce your household carbon footprint through fun, interactive workshops starting this June                             &nbs...

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Sustainability News
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.

&bu...

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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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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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Posted on: September 22, 2021

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