On September 15, 2017, the California Legislature sent 15 bills affecting local land use control of housing development for the Governor's signature.
Should your favorite grocery clerks at Mill Valley Market be able to live in our community if they want to? How about our firefighters, teachers and police officers? And if the answer’s yes, how do we go about making that happen?
The City of Mill Valley has for many years prohibited medical cannabis dispensaries and in late 2016, the City Council adopted an urgency ordinance to establish a similar prohibition for other related cannabis activities both medial and non-medical.
A Planning Commission hearing to review the Draft Cannabis Ordinance is scheduled for September 26, 2017 at 7pm in Council Chambers.
Do you have old maps or photos of Mill Valley filed away in your attic? They may be of great help to the City as it holds a public workshop Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30 pm on the development of a Historic Context Statement for Mill Valley.
At the September 5, 2017 meeting City Council adopted the Affordable Housing Ordinance, which is aimed at implementing one of the community's overarching goals of "encouraging the continued diversity of housing, income levels and lifestyles in the community" (Mill Valley 2040 General Plan, Goal #2).
The new affordable housing ordinance replaces existing affordable housing regulations with new regulations for all residential development.
At Monday's meeting the City Council introduced a new affordable housing ordinance that includes an impact fee to establish an Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
City of Mill Valley Planning & Building Director Vin Smith has been offered a position to manage planning functions for the County of Napa, and he will leave his current position with the City in mid-July.
The focus of the annual Mill Valley Community Meeting is always interaction between community members and Councilmembers and City staff, but that interaction – and the ability of residents to dictate the course of it – took center stage at the latest edition of the event on May 30.
The City of Mill Valley City Council recently adopted changes to the Tree Ordinance (MVMC 20.67, which will go into effect on June 1, 2017).
The City of Mill Valley became aware last week that the Tamalpais Union High School Facilities Master Plan was scheduled for introduction to the Board of Trustees on April 25th.
A proposed project at 550 Miller Avenue has undergone an Initial Study of environmental factors that could potentially be effected by the development. The public is invited to provide comments on the Initial Study prior to a public hearing at the May 9 Planning Commission Meeting.
On August 23, 2016, City Planners will present a draft Affordable Housing Ordinance to continue the City’s work to enhance the affordability of housing in Mill Valley so that modest income households can join and remain an integral part of the Mill Valley community.
What is Affordable Housing? Why is the City Proposing a Draft Affordable Housing Ordinance? What Does the Draft Affordable Ordinance Do?
The new Development Standards modify the zoning associated with all properties in multi-family residential and downtown residential areas, and mixed-use development in commercial zoning districts in the City of Mill Valley.
Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, is an innovative way to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water upgrades to residential and commercial buildings. Property owners can finance up to 100% of the project, for up to 30 years, as a tax assessment on their property bill. The assessment obligation may be assumed by the new owner upon property sale, and under most leases, can be shared with tenants.
Trees contribute greatly to the identity, character, environmental health and natural beauty of Mill Valley. The City of Mill Valley has a longstanding policy regarding maintenance, pruning, removal and management of trees within City limits. That policy requires a permit for cutting or significant pruning of a number of types of trees.
My neighbor's construction project is making a lot of noise - what is allowed?
The Marin Climate and Energy Partnership (MCEP) has launched a new interactive sustainability tracker illustrating progress being made by local jurisdictions, residents and businesses in Marin County toward reducing emissions and increasing sustainable practices.
Sustainability initiatives are among City Council’s top 10 priorities for the year as part of its mission to preserve a high quality of life for its local residents, businesses and visitors. On October 21, 2013, City Council adopted an ordinance restricting the provision of single-use disposable bags at grocery stores, pharmacies and convenience stores in Mill Valley. Encouraging the use of reusable bags is one example of the programs being implemented by the City to work toward the City's “Zero Waste” goal whereby no materials are landfilled, but instead fully recycled, repaired or reused by the year 2025.
The City has recently updated and expanded the scope of and requirements for CMPs to address residents’ concerns about construction-related impacts and will be required on all new projects subject to Zoning Administrator or Planning Commission approval by the Planning Department.