The City of Mill Valley commits to act and encourage community action towards eliminating racial disparities, both inside government and in the community. The City Council has identified Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives as their top priority, and staff provides regular updates to the City Council and community at each City Council meeting.
A summary of this information will be shared tonight at the City Council meeting during the City Manager's Report. Participate.
Work Plan Update
At their meeting on May 17, 2021, the City Council will receive a report and update from City staff on items in the Mill Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Work Plan under the purview of the City Manager Department, Human Resources, Recreation, Arts, and Library. Read the May 17 DEI Work Plan Update Staff Report
Want To Teach a Class? Submit your Instructor Proposal. The Mill Valley Recreation Department is always seeking new class proposals to be considered for our Fall, Winter, and Spring/ Summer Sessions! At Mill Valley Recreation, we embrace a culture of diversity and invite proposals to deliver the highest quality inclusive recreation programs to our community. Learn more.
The Police Department has created a final draft of their “Bias Free Policing” Policy and has sent it to our legal team for review. It will be available to the community in upcoming weeks.
Mill Valley Fire Department/Southern Marin Fire
Planning & Building
The Housing Advisory Committee will meet on May 25 at 5:00 pm to discuss two "House Mill Valley" programs that foster new affordable housing in Mill Valley.
Last week, 5 City employees participated in a training titled “Language of Inclusion,” which focused on how, as public service employees, we work with and serve a diverse populace of individuals, often with multidimensional identities and experiences. It provided insights on how our written and spoken communication should empower others, promote inclusion, reduce bias, and avoid giving some groups privilege over others. The workshop focused on how word choice impacts spoken and written communication, and how to create messages and documents that build relationships and convey respect for our audience and stakeholders.
Call for Applications
We have recently received information about some exciting educational and scholarship opportunities, as well as opportunities to volunteer on local Boards and Commissions.
Collaborating with Partners Across the County
Councilmember Ossa and City Manager Piombo continue to participate in a special Marin County Council of Mayors and Councilmembers Committee on Homelessness, which includes representatives from all Marin County Cities and Towns. This group meets monthly to collaborate on county-wide solutions to issues of homelessness in our community. This month’s discussion focused on a phased approach to addressing encampments/increased homelessness.