Neighborhood Leaders Meet with City Staff to Discuss Fire Safety, SLPs, and More

The City of Mill Valley meets twice a year with the leaders of Mill Valley Neighborhood Associations and Homeowners Associations to maintain a dialog with local groups, discuss upcoming projects and initiatives, and answer questions arising in the community. Neighborhood groups are an important part of our effort to keep Mill Valley residents informed and engaged with the news, events, and decision-making of the City. Below are a few of the topics that came up during the meeting.

Emergency Alerts

The City of Mill Valley employs a number of methods to alert residents in the case of emergencies. These include our Citywide siren system, Alert Marin telephone notifications, Nixle alerts, social media, and door-to-door visits during emergencies. Please help us to get the word out to the public about signing up for Alert Marin telephone emergency notifications. You can find information about all the different public alerts here:

Upcoming Classes for Emergency Preparedness

Tuesday, November 14: Fire In Marin class
Mill Valley Community Center 7:00-9:00 pm
To register call (415) 269-6836 or
Leave name, phone number, email, and town

 Thursday, November 16: Town Hall Meeting – Lessons Learned from Sonoma and Napa Fires

Mill Valley Community Center 7:00-8:30 pm
RSVP by emailing
Upcoming CERT Classes - 

Vegetation Management Program

The Vegetation Management Program includes our chipper program, information on setting up a firewise community, and the hazard assessment program. The Fire Department has a list of fire prone plants that should be avoided when landscaping your home. You can find that list on page 7 of Fire Protection Standard 220.

Learn more about the Vegetation Management Program here:

All Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Mill Valley finalized its All Hazard Mitigation Plan earlier this year. This document primarily outlines steps the City can take to prepare for potential disasters but also includes actions related to disaster recovery. To learn more about the plan or download the document, visit here:

Code Enforcement

Ann Ivan, our new Code Enforcement Officer, is in charge of investigating complaints related to construction activity, encroachments into the public right of way, or any other violations of the City’s municipal code. She will also be working to investigate encroachments onto our Steps, Lanes, and Paths network. 

For frequently asked questions and to learn more about the Code Enforcement program, visit the Code Enforcement web page.

You can read and search the City Municipal Code online by clicking here.

Steps, Lanes, and Paths

The City Council heard an update on the City’s Steps, Lanes, and Paths program. A video of that presentation can be found here . You can read more about the City’s progress on Steps, Lanes, and Paths on our SLP page which includes links to important documents and articles.

The Friends of SLPs has started an Adopt-an-SLP program as well as a Second Saturday SLP Improvement program which starts this Saturday, November 11. To learn more visit our website here.

We introduced our new Volunteer Coordinator Ronnie Moore. Ronnie will be running the City’s volunteer program and is currently working with the Friends of Steps, Lanes, and Paths to coordinate volunteer events to improve SLPs. To sign up on the City volunteer list you can fill out a form here:

Questions about Trees?

A question came up about dangerous trees and how to report them to the City. Our Parks Supervisor and City Arborist Tony Boyd will be happy to answer questions you have about trees in town. You can reach him here:

Tony Boyd - Parks Supervisor/City Arborist 
phone: (415) 388-4242