The General Plan community values are intended to guide the overall framework and decision making for the General Plan. The General Plan community values have recently been updated based on community input and feedback from the General Plan Advisory Committee.
MV2040 Community Values continue to be refined based on feedback received. The last version is based on input from the MV2040 working groups (October 2012).
Mill Valley values:
...a strong local economy that encourages entrepreneurs, and home based businesses, and supports locally-owned and local-serving businesses.
...prudent municipal fiscal policies and practices and operational excellence by city officials and employees
...personal mobility by foot, bike, private vehicle and public transportation that is safe and convenient, reduces congestion, advances public health and promotes environmental sustainability.
...our residential neighborhoods and their unique topography and natural features, architectural diversity and historic character.
...housing choice for all income levels that provides for the local workforce, aging residents, young families and others to live in and contribute to our community.
...open space and natural resource and habitat protection that defines the physical character of our community, promotes active, outdoor recreation and fulfills our responsibilities toward environmental stewardship and climate protection.
...stewardship to responsibly manage and administer Mill Valley’s natural resources with the goal of leaving those resources in a better condition than found so that they are available for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations.
...protecting our community by planning and preparing for the impact of natural and man-made disasters, anticipating and adapting to potential threats to community facilities, systems and resources and promoting a community-wide level of readiness that will insure a timely and effective response.
...the arts and our artistic community and its on-going and lasting contribution to our culture, heritage, history, character, economy economic vitality and quality of life.
...a commitment to providing free and equal access to information, resources and programs, and the continuing role of the Mill Valley Library as the intellectual center of the community.
...community participation and volunteerism based on open communication, the free flow of information, embracing technology, mutual respect, civil discourse, civic responsibility and building local and regional leadership.
...the free flow of information, and embracing leveraging technology.
....an excellent public education system and the contribution that an open, effective, mutually supportive relationship among the community, public schools and the City makes to our quality of life.