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Posted on: May 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City-Related User Fees

City of Mill Valley Comprehensive User Fees Study and City's Schedule of User Fees

The Mill Valley City Council with hold a virtual Public Hearing at 6:30 PM on May 17, 2021 to consider an update to the City's Comprehensive User Fees Study and City's schedule of fees and charges for its various services.

REMOTE PARTICIPATION: Due to the Coronavirus health emergency and in accordance with applicable State and County health orders, the City is not conduction in-person meetings. Interested persons can participate in the public hearing via the remote meeting information included on the City Council agenda which will be posted on the City's website at the address below:

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Persons interested in addressing the City Council are invited to attend the public hearing or submit written comments to the City Clerk's Office by mail, or email at 

Draft User Fee Study

Draft Master Fee Study

Project History

In June 2020, the City contracted with Matrix Consulting Group to conduct a comprehensive user fee study with the goal of identifying the actual cost of providing City-related services and recommending fees to recover costs. The draft fee study includes City-related services and activities for the following departments: Planning, Building, Engineering, Police, Library, and Parks and Recreation. The results of the Study provide a tool for understanding current services levels, the cost and demand for those services, a comparison to surrounding jurisdictions, and what fees can legally be charged for services.

Draft User Fee Study

Community Meeting

On April, 22, 2021 the City of Mill Valley hosted a virtual community meeting to discuss a draft User Fee Study prepared by Matrix Consulting Group.

Please CLICK HERE to access the video file of the community meeting on the Draft User Fee Study.

Thursday, April 22, 2021
2:00 - 3:30pm

The City of Mill Valley is hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss a draft User Fee Study prepared by Matrix Consulting Group. City Staff and the consultant will present the draft User Fee Study report and receive input from the community and respond to questions.


2:00 Welcome
2:05 Goals and Objectives of Fee Study Update
2:10 Fee Study - Analysis, Findings & Recommendations
2:30 Next Steps
2:35 Community Input, Questions & Answers
3:30 Close

Presented by:

Alan Piombo, City Manager, City of Mill Valley
Patrick Kelly, Director of Planning & Building, City of Mill Valley
Cortney Ramos, Matrix Consulting Group

To Participate Remotely via Zoom:

The User Fee Study Community Meeting will be held virtually as a Zoom Webinar. Please register in advance HERE.

After registering, you will receive an email with information about hot to join the webinar from your computer or mobile device. You will have the option to call in to the meeting, but you will not be able to see the presentation slides if you select only this option. Note that you will be muted and will not be on video as an attendee, but you will have the opportunity to provide comments or ask questions during the meeting.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom Webinar and wish to learn more before joining the webinar, please CLICK HERE.

To Provide Comments:

You may provide comments using the chat function during the presentation or ask questions using the Q&A box. City staff and the consultants will respond to the Q&A questions at the end of the presentation. You may also provide written comments on the Mill Valley Draft User Fee Study via email to Patrick Kelly at

The Mill Valley User Fee Study Report is available HERE for public review.

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