How Should Small Communities Manage Chain Stores? Do You Have a View?

November 4, 2019

Join City of Mill Valley Planning Director, Patrick Kelly, and other community leaders for a Coffee and Conversation event hosted by the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce. Some members of the Mill Valley community have expressed concern about formula businesses in our downtown. The goal of the event is to get a pulse for the views of businesses and residents on this issue and its myriad complexities. City of Mill Valley Planning Director Patrick Kelly will provide context about our past and present of managing formula businesses. Other speakers include Sausalito Chamber CEO Juli Viera, whose community has a formula retail ordinance, and Jonathan Plotzker-Kelly, head of the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association.

Everyone is invited to contribute your input and ideas. Gabe Burzcyk has generously provided his wonderful new Assembly space at 319 Miller Avenue for this event on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8:30AM -10AM. Please RSVP to the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce at and enter the Assembly space via the back of the building.