Rotary International will be before the Department of Parks and Recreation tonight at 7 p.m. with a request to put a peace pole in the traffic island at the end of the Downtown Plaza, adjacent to the intersection of Sunnyside and Miller Avenues.
The Redwood Peace Pole would be 5'6" tall and four inches square, with plexiglass plaques that read:
- "May Peace Prevail On Earth"
- "Sustainable Mill Valley"
- "International Day of Peace"
- "May Peace Be In Our Homes and Communities"
Rotary is working with Marin Peace Project, which has built and placed more than 20 peace poles in schools and parks across the county in the last 16 years. Over 200,000 poles worldwide are recognized on U.N. International Day of Peace every year on Sept. 21.
If approved this would be Mill Valley's second peace pole, with the first one at the Sycamore Ave. entrance to Bayfront Park.
Instalations in and around the Depot Plaza have sparked controversy in the past. Will a peace poll do the same?
The community can weigh in on the design and placement of the pole during the public hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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