MVConnect from the City of Mill Valley

March 22, 2023

Public Works News

Sycamore Avenue Paving Plan - As current weather forecasts allow, Sycamore Avenue paving will begin Thursday, March 30, 2023. However, this start date is dependent on the weather. Work crews will work on Sycamore Avenue in two stages, and the road will be fully closed while each stage is being worked on. Construction hours are 8:00 am to 5:00pm.  Learn more details about the upcoming paving work.

Downtown Project Construction Update - March 22, 2023 - Recent storms have affected construction, but the team has been able to successfully complete a great deal of demolition and concrete work. Check out the latest news about the project here.

DPW to the Rescue! Late one afternoon last week, crew members Miguel and Michael were finishing their rounds of catch basin cleaning when they heard a faint call for help. They searched for the source of the sound and were eventually able to find a resident stranded atop his house. The resident had been tarping off his roof to avoid storm damage. In the high winds of the afternoon, his ladder had blown over and he was left without a way to get down. Miguel and Michael were able to get the resident’s ladder back in place and helped him down safely; he was very grateful for the assistance!

Please use caution when attempting home improvement and maintenance tasks - have another person help you!

Emergency Preparedness News

Southern Marin Fire District Launches New Website for Neighborhood Response Group - The Southern Marin Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the launch of a new website for the Southern Marin Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) program, The NRG program is a neighbors-helping-neighbors effort that helps connect individuals and neighborhoods to resources, education, and training that will help them to prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters. 

California’s Tsunami Preparedness Week - March 27th-31st - Register to participate in California’s Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 27 – 31, in 2023 for FREE! Learn how to participate too, from attending a virtual lecture to downloading and viewing tsunami hazard maps near you and even participating in a social media conversation about tsunamis – it’s up to you. Remember, we’re all in this together.

Attend SMFD's Hands-Only CPR Event For FREE - April 6th - Join Southern Marin Fire District and the Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club on Thursday, April 6th at 1:00PM for a FREE CPR instruction. This will be a great opportunity to learn how and when to call 911, how to use an AED, and how to do hands-only CPR. PLUS, a great reminder on how to prepare for wildfire season. Learn more event details here.

Police News

Beware of Scams! Regularly, the Police Department receives calls from community members wanting to report a scam. Check out these tips to identify and avoid scams that seek your personal information.

RSVP Stickers Available to Purchase - 2023 RSVP stickers are available to purchase. The RSVP allows residents free parking, up to the maximum allowable time limit, at any of the City’s parking meters, seven days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm. Purchase your RSVP Sticker today!

E-Bike Ordinance - At their meeting on Monday, March 20, the City Council voted unanimously to introduce an ordinance adding a chapter Mill Valley Municipal Code regarding the operation of Electric Mobility Devices (EMDs), which includes electric scooters and E-Bikes. The overall goal of the ordinance is to improve the safe operation of these devices. Please read the Staff Report and Draft Ordinance here. The ordinance will return to Council on April 3 for a second reading.

DEI News

Highlights from this month's DEI eNewsletter include:

  • Homelessness in Mill Valley
  • Summer Internship Program
  • Affordable Housing
  • Heritage Month in the Teen Zone
  • Ramadan Storytime
  • Trans Day of Visibility (March 31)
  • Bias by Proxy Education
  • And more!

Read the March 2023 Update | Visit our DEI homepage | Sign up to receive our Monthly DEI eNewsletter

Arts & Recreation News

Spring/Summer Registration Now Open - Spaces are going fast for Spring/Summer programs, camps, classes and more. Get registered today!

Get Your Kids Into Preschool! - Mill Valley Recreation Preschool Programs still have available spots for the 23/24 school year. Contact Yukie Sano at to schedule a tour or

to get more information.

Spring Eggstravaganza: This Saturday! - Mill Valley Recreation's Annual Spring Eggstravaganza happens this Saturday, March 25th from 9am-1pm. Join us for a day of fun for the whole family! Get more info on our website.

Teen Zone 5th Grade Welcome Party - Friday, May 19th - 6-8pm: We're holding a party for our future 6th graders to check out the Teen Zone at the Mill Valley Community Center. Games, activities, pizza, snacks and dessert for all who come! Tour Teen Zone and get a feel for what it'll be like during the 2023/24 school year. Register Today!

Youth Job Fair at the Mill Valley Community Center - Wednesday, March 29th - 3:30pm-7pm:

Looking to make money this summer? Learn new skills? Prepare for life? The Youth Job Fair is just right for 14 - 24 year olds in Southern Marin. Register to Attend.

Active Adults 50+ Art Show - We are now accepting applications for our annual Active Adults 50+ Art Show. Application deadline: Friday, April 7th at 5pm. Get more info and apply today!

Register For Spring Soccer! Dave Fromer & Mill Valley Recreation’s Spring Soccer program starts April 18th at Hauke Park South in Mill Valley for boys and girls, K through 8th grade. Pre-K classes on Saturdays. Register by March 27th for guaranteed placement! 

Library News

Marin Poetry Center 40th Anniversary Poetry Fest 

Tuesday, March 28th, 5:30-8:00pm | Mill Valley Public Library

Come and celebrate with us, see friends, browse & buy poetry books, and immerse yourself in poems as we honor the legacy of the Marin Poetry Center, and toast to an early kickoff for National Poetry Month! Registration required. Click here to register and learn more.

Trans Day of Visibility Open Mic

Friday, March 31st, 6:00-8:00pm | The Spahr Center - 150 Nellen Ave #100, Corte Madera


Join us for an evening of creativity and community, featuring a keynote performance from Lio Min, author of acclaimed YA novel Beating Heart Baby. Whether you have a poem, short story, or piece of music to share (or if you'd like to hear the words and music of your community) all are welcome at this free, all ages event. Registration required. Click here to learn more and register to attend or sign up to perform.

Wildfire Risk and Preparation Focus Group

Wednesday, March 29th, 6:30-7:30pm | Mill Valley Public Library


The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) and the Mill Valley Public Library are requesting Mill Valley residents to participate in a focus group on perceptions of wildfire risk and access to prevention and preparation resources. The MWPA will use these perspectives to inform program design in coming years to best meet the needs of Marin County residents. Registration required. Click here to register and learn more.

Volunteer Events & Opportunities

Clean-up Tam High School Campus and Surrounding Area

Saturday, April 22nd - 9:00 – 10:30am

Meet behind the back parking lot. Questions? Email Joan at

Earth Day Marin: Create a Better World

Sunday, April 23 · 1 - 5pm 

Earth Day Marin is a free, family-friendly event featuring fun activities, art, music, youth and booths about climate action in a beautiful outdoor setting. We expect this to be Marin’s largest Earth Day event! Volunteers Needed: Sign up here to join our friendly volunteer team.

eNewsletters We Reccomend

If you enjoy MVConnect - Check out the eNewsletters below!

Board of Supervisors President Stephanie Moulton-Peters puts out a regular eNewsltetter called the Southern Marin Scoop. It is full of great news about all things Mill Valley and Southern Marin!

Check out the Southern Marin Fire District E-Newsletter. Receive important District news, fire-safety tips, emergency preparedness information and more!

Want to know what’s happening around town? Stay informed, support your community and be an engine for vitality in the coolest place in Marin. Click to subscribe to the Enjoy Mill Valley Blog by Email!

Mill Valley City Limits

Many people are surprised to find out that some "Mill Valley" postal addresses - including those in the Strawberry, Tam Valley, Homestead, Almonte, and Alto neighborhoods - are actually outside Mill Valley City limits, in unincorporated portions of Marin County.

This information is important to know when seeking assistance or requesting services, for example, getting a building permit or a business license. Check out Mill Valley City Limits here.

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