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. Information on how to participate is here.
DEI Work Plan Update
At tonight’s meeting, Council will receive an update on items in the DEI Work Plan under the purview of the Planning and Building Department regarding Affordable Housing. Read the staff report here.
At their meeting on September 20, Council will receive an update on items under the purview of the Police Department.
At tonight’s meeting, Council will consider a Resolution to provide funding for “Housing First” case management and a recommendation to allocate $63,000 to support County-wide efforts to support people experiencing homelessness
Recreation & Arts
At their meeting on July 7, Parks and Recreation Commissioners received an update on:
The newly-launched Welcome Back Pass, which temporarily suspends the resident/nonresident rate difference to remove participation barriers and bring people together
The swim lesson program in partnership with Soma Aquatics and Play Marin.
Director of Arts and Recreation Sean McGrew is attending Cultural Community Benefits training conducted by ArtChangeUS This training, according to their website, guides participants “through creative exercises aimed at unpacking complex equity issues, highlighting best practices that evolve beyond representation to create participatory equity and community benefit.”
New podcast The History Mill explores all aspects of Mill Valley's unique and rich history. Their latest podcast presents “80 Years of Racial Justice Work in Southern Marin.”
Starting in July, Detective Nick Neisius will lead a POST certified, 8 hour course on Principled Policing.
Several members of the Police Department and Councilmember Ossa attended a meeting of the STRIKE substance abuse prevention program this week, hosted by the Marin City Community Services District (MCCSD). The program brings together representatives from several Southern Marin communities to address alcohol and illicit drug use by under-age individuals.
Mill Valley Fire Department/Southern Marin Fire
On June 29, 2021, Chiefs Tubbs and Welch, Battalion chief Golden and MVFD & SMFD staff attended the graduation ceremony of the Fredrick Leon Marcus Youth Academy.
Planning & Building
At tonight’s meeting, Council will consider a Resolution adopting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self Evaluation and Transition Plan. The Transition Plan is a formal document that outlines the City's compliance with the ADA and provides a road map for prioritizing improvements and planning their implementation. Read the Staff Report and supporting documents.
Webinars & Workshops: The Chamber continues to share Marin SBDC webinars and educational workshops with their entire membership, which includes the Chamber’s BIPOC business owner network and their Marin City nonprofit members.
www.weareonemarin.com: The Chamber is participating in the Marin Independent Journal and Marin Community Foundation’s WeAreOneMarin.com campaign, which showcases and promotes one Marin BIPOC business every week. The Chamber has nominated several Mill Valley and Marin City BIPOC businesses for the campaign, with Mill Valley having utilized six slots so far this year. Find local BIPOC-owned businesses here.
DEI Initiatives Tracker: Please check out this Resource Page of City Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
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