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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Incident Alert - Vegetation Fire 9/27/2022

INCIDENT ALERT_SMFD_MVF

As of 3:16 PM fire is approximately 50% contained. Road "Closed" signs are up. Please continue to avoid area.

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As of 2:56 PM Vegetation Fire in Mill Valley at Kite Hill (Azalea & Camino Alto) - The Shelter in Place is LIF...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 22, 2022

1 Hamilton Update: Council Approves Relocation of Facilities, City Hosts Open House in October

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The City of Mill Valley is currently partnering with EAH Housing to explore the feasibility of building approximately 40-50 affordable rental apartments on the northern portion of 1 Hamilton Drive. On September 19, City Council directed planning staff to ...

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Planning & Building
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Downtown Project Design Creates Expanded Plaza Space - City Seeks Community Input

September 21, 2022

The City invites community members to share ideas for the future use of the space by taking this survey.

The Downtown Project has focused on upgrading our Downtown’s sewer and storm drain infrastructure and improving the overall...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: September 19, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - September 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

September 19, 2022

The City of Mill Valley commits to act and encourage community action towards eliminating racial disparities, both inside government and in the community. The City Council has identified Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives ...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Mandatory Vegetation Safety Work: PG&E to Remove and Trim Trees in Old Mill Park, Cascade Park

September 7, 2022

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. To mitigate wildfire hazards, PG&E has the authori...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: September 10, 2022

Message from The City Manager Regarding Mandatory Vegetation Safety Work

Todd Cusimano Headshot

I would like to first introduce myself to you all as your new City Manager. I am honored to serve you. Our team recently sent a media release to alert our community of a mandatory large scale vegetation safety project by PG&E in our community. Our int...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Mill Valley Adopts Climate Emergency Resolution, Climate Action Plan Update Coming This Fall

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At their meeting on Tuesday, September 6, the Mill Valley City Council adopted a Climate Emergency Resolution. 

Mill Valley continues to be a leader in its sustainability efforts and was an early supporter in actively working to reduce greenhouse ...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Take Steps to Reduce Effects of Excessive Heat - County Of Marin Press Release

San Rafael, CA – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Labor Day weekend in areas of Northern California, including inland and high elevation areas of Marin County. Temperatures are forecast to reach or exceed the hig...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: August 29, 2022

National Preparedness Month Class Series

Join us for one or all of this series of emergency preparedness workshops for National Preparedness Month. Every Thursday in September, learn one of the building blocks of emergency preparedness, from packing your personal kit to hands-on CPR. At...

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Additional Info... Library
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Event Dates for September 2022

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

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Attend The NRG Block Captain August 2022 Orientation

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When disasters happen and people need help and assistance, neighbors turn to neighbors. Connect now with the people around you and don’t wait until disaster strikes to meet each other.

Know your neighbors

The most important step you can take to get through ...

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

Attend The National Preparedness Month Series Presented By The Mill Valley Public Library

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Are you ready?

Join Mill Valley Public Library for one or all of this series of emergency preparedness workshops for National Preparedness Month. Every Thursday in September, learn one of the building blocks of emergency preparedness, fro...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: August 25, 2022

DEI Initiatives Update - August 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Colorful Hands Together

August 25, 2022

The City of Mill Valley commits to act and encourage community action towards eliminating racial disparities, both inside government and in the community. The City Council has identified Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives as ...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Create a healthy, low-impact, and resilient household this fall.

Create a healthy, low-impact, and resilient household this fall. Join the online 5-session Climate Action Workshop presented by Resilient Neighborhoods, to reduce your carbon footprint and get prepared for climate-linked emergencies like droughts...

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Sustainability News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

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

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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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Additional Info... Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
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

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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...
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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 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 12, 2022

Aiming to Protect Housing, City Considers Soft Story Retrofit Program

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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 15, 2022

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

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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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Additional Info... Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
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

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: 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