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Fire Prevention & Preparedness: Vegetation Ordinance Update and Info

9/11/2019

Update: The City Council voted unanimously to introduce the Amended Vegetation Management Ordinance at the September 5th meeting and will hold a Second Reading adopting the Amended Ordinance at their September 16th meeting. Additional information about next steps and the new Advisory Committee - Click here.


Please refer to the links below for additional information.

VEGETATION MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE: Related documents and resources: 

Read About It
September 5, 2019 Staff Report and Proposed Ordinance
August 5, 2019 Staff Report and Proposed Ordinance
June 17, 2019 Staff Report and Proposed Ordinance
September 2018 Staff Report and Vegetation Management Ordinance
Frequently Asked Questions
March 25, 2019 Community Meeting Summary  
Update on Fire Preparedness and Prevention Initiatives

Watch a Video
Introduction to the Vegetation Management Ordinance (3 min)
June 17, 2019 City Council Meeting (jump to 24:52 min)
Full March 25, 2019 Community Meeting (2.5 hours)
Short clips from the March 25 Community Meeting:
Mill Valley's Fire Prevention Initiatives (3:40 min)
How Fire Moves (3:16 min)
The First Three Feet Around Your Home (13:18 min)
The Next 30 Feet Around Your Home (6:12 min)

Meeting & DateTopicResources
City Council Meeting
August 5, 2019 
Proposed ordinance presented to City Council for their considerationStaff Report and Proposed Ordinance
City Council
Meeting
June 17, 2019
The proposed ordinance was presented to the City Council for their consideration.Staff Report and Proposed Ordinance
Community Workshop
June 10, 2019
 Proposed Vegetation Ordinance 
City Council
Community Meeting
3/25/2019
Proposed Vegetation Ordinance Review, evacuations, emergency communications

Presentation
Video
Summary

Parks & Recreation Commission
2/6/19
Proposed Vegetation Ordinance ReviewPresentation
Video
City Council 
1/24/2019
Consideration of a Resolution Approving a Budget Adjustment and Authorization to Purchase and Install the Long-Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) System in Mill Valley.Staff Report
Video
Planning Commission 
11/12/18
Proposed Vegetation Ordinance ReviewVideo
City Council 
9/6/2018
Consideration and Introduction of an Ordinance Amending Title 15 of the Mill Valley Municipal Code, Amending the Fire Code with New Vegetation Management RequirementsStaff Report
Video
Minutes
City Council
5/21/2018
Outcomes from the Ready Mill Valley Neighborhood Meetings Regarding Fire and Disaster Preparedness and Preview of Emergency and Communications Systems and Protocol

Staff Report
Video
Minutes

City Council
2/5/2018
Fire Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Policies and Practices and Recommendations for Improvement and Enhancement. 

Staff Report
Video
Minutes

Resources:

Fire Resistant Plant List

How to Create Defensible Space

Wildland Urban Interface Map

How to "Harden" your Home

Questions or comments - Please contact:

Mill Valley Fire Department, 1 Hamilton Drive, Mill Valley CA 94941
Non-Emergency Phone: (415) 389-4130 
Emergency Phone: 911
Email: fire@cityofmillvalley.org