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Posted on: February 28, 2024

February 28 - Message from Mayor Urban Carmel & City Manager Todd Cusimano Regarding Friends Field

Friends Field

At their Special Meeting last night, the Board of Trustees voted to eliminate Friends Field as an option and to proceed with further examination of the current site for potential construction of the Middle School.

We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Mill Valley's Growing Senior Population and the Rise of Elderly Scams

Mill Valley is undergoing a significant surge in its senior population. By 2030, nearly 40% of Mill Valley's community members will be aged 60 or above. Alarmingly, scams targeting this age bracket have soared, with California sadly topping the list for t...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: February 8, 2024

City Council Approval Sets the Path for Building Affordable Housing at 1 Hamilton

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At their meeting on Monday, February 5, 2024, the Mill Valley City Council took a significant step in addressing the need for affordable housing by approving the 1 Hamilton Affordable Housing project, marking the first 100% affordable housing development ...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Mill Valley Police Department is Hiring!

Mill Valley Police Department is hiring for the Police Trainee Position for July 2024

The Mill Valley Police Department is hiring! We are accepting lateral officers, academy graduates, and current academy attendees. Not only that but we are currently looking for a Police officer trainee in which their academy tuition and fees & uniform...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: January 25, 2024

City Introduces Neighborhood Chats for Enhanced Community Engagement

The City of Mill Valley is pleased to introduce "Neighborhood Chats," a new community engagement initiative fostering direct communication between City staff, Councilmembers, and residents in the comfort of their own neighborhoods. These informa...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Mill Valley’s Track Record of Fiscal Responsibility

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As the new year unfolds, people everywhere are making New Year's resolutions to embrace fiscal responsibility in their personal lives. But have you ever wondered if your own City shares a similar commitment? At the City of Mill Valley, we have a ...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Mill Valley Housing Element Approved by Housing and Community Development

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After a comprehensive two-year public engagement process that included 12 public meetings, several community workshops, and online surveys, the City of Mill Valley's Housing Element has been approved by the State of California's Department of Housing and ...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: January 3, 2024

Council and Community Celebrate Joan Murray

On January 8th, the City Council and many community members offered their thanks and celebrated the remarkable contributions of Joan Murray, a dedicated community leader and advocate for positive change.

Joan's commitment spans decades, from ensur...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

February 7 - Message from the City Manager Regarding Friends Field

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February 7, 2024

Dr. Elizabeth Kaufman, Superintendent

Mill Valley School District411 Sycamore AvenueMill Valley, CA 94941

Dear Elizabeth,

As I reflect on our phone conversation from January 24, 2024, where you expressed frustration over your team completing ...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: February 6, 2024

February 6 - Message from Mayor Urban Carmel Regarding Friends Field

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The following are the prepared remarks of Mayor Urban Carmel for the February 1, 2024 Mill Valley School District Board of Trustees meeting. Public open time limited participants to only speak for one minute, so the Mayor's message was not able to be conv...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: February 1, 2024

February 1 - Message from the City Manager Regarding Friends Field

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See the Letter and Attachments Here

A Message from City Manager Todd Cusimano:

February 1, 2024

Sharon Nakatani, Board PresidentMill Valley School District411 Sycamore AvenueMill Valley, CA 94941

Dear Board President Nakatani,

I am writing to address my concer...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Mill Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Review

Mill Valley has been working with other Marin County jurisdictions to update Marin County’s Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.  This plan, which is updated every five years, assesses natural hazard risks and identifies and prio...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Infrastructure Funding Study Committee Presents Report and Recommendation to City Council

December 5, 2023

During their meeting on July 17, 2023, the Mill Valley City Council voted to appoint a temporary Study Committee comprised of volunteer community members. The Committee was tasked with reviewing City finances, infrastructure reports, explo...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: December 5, 2023

2024 RSVP Permits

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2024 RSVP Permits Available now!

The City of Mill Valley’s Resident Shopper Vehicle Permits (RSVP) will be available for purchase until the end of the year. 

We encourage online or mail in purchases at: https://www.cityofmillvalley.org/250/Parking

T...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Contactless Pay at Parking Meters

How to mobile pay at the parking meters:

1. Tap the green OK button to activate

2. Contactless pay will activate

3. Hold your contactless payment up to the meter

4. Use the +/- to select your time

5. Tap green OK button to approve

For more information, please p...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Mill Valley Santa Food Drive 2023

Santa and the Mill Valley Police Department will be at the Mill Valley Market collecting non-perishable food for families in need. After checking his naughty and nice list, Santa will be doing a ride-along with our officers through neighborhoods in Mill V...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Reflecting on United Against Hate Week in Mill Valley (November 2023)

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This November, Mill Valley joined over 200 communities nationwide in celebrating United Against Hate Week (November 12-18, 2023). Embracing the powerful message, “We reject hate of any kind and believe that building a safer and more equitable world starts...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: November 21, 2023

MVPD Awarded Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety

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Mill Valley Police Department Awarded Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety for Traffic Enforcement Program to Increase Safety on Roads

Mill Valley, Calif. – The Mill Valley Police Department was awarded a $52,000.00 grant from the California O...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Mill Valley Launches Neighborhood Chat Initiative with Freeman Park Gathering

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Neighborhood Chats: A New Chapter in Community Engagement Begins

On November 14, 2023, the Freeman Park neighborhood warmly welcomed the inaugural session of the City of Mill Valley's 'Neighborhood Chat' initiative. Led by City M...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: November 2, 2023

Housing Element and 1 Hamilton Update

2023-2031 Housing Element Update. The revised Housing Element adopted by City Council on October 16, 2023 has been submitted to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).  Staff anticipates receiving feedback on the revision...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Stop Race-based Calls to the Police ("Bias by Proxy")

Be on the lookout for a mailer heading to Mill Valley City residents this upcoming week!

The City of Mill Valley and the Mill Valley Police Department have teamed up with MVFREE to stop race-based calls to the police ("bias by proxy"). Find out m...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: September 27, 2023

E-Bike Awareness

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Earlier this month, the Mill Valley Police Department and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition partnered to offer the first Teen E-Bike Safety Class for juveniles who were contacted by the Mill Valley Police Department. Following the enactment of the new Mi...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: July 18, 2023

Council Votes to Appoint Temporary Study Committee to Review Infrastructure Funding

The financial condition of the City of Mill Valley is very strong. Even assuming another recession, over the next 10 years, the City can meet its operating costs, pension obligations and reserve fund requirements while making $2.5M in annual capital impro...

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