In an effort to keep the residents of Mill Valley informed on priority projects, the City has released its progress in a third-quarter update.
According to the release, the following is a list of realistic dates for next steps have been developed in consultation with affected or responsible staff.
Here is a condensed version of the projections and completions of the 23- projects that include Watershed Management, Environmental Sustainability, and the General Plan. You can read the full report here.
1. Adopt new Sewer Rate structure: Complete
2.General Plan Update: 1) Adopt the MV2040 General Plan, 2) Adopt a Policy and Program Implementation Schedule, 3) Housing Element Implementation.
- September 16, 30 and October 7, 2013 – City Council hearings on General Plan, Housing Element and Final EIR. City Council will consider certifying the environmental review and formal adoption of the General Plan and Housing Element at the October 7, 2013 City Council meeting.
- January/February 2014 – An implementation work plan will be developed based on the final General Plan and will be brought to City Council for review and approval.
3. Miller Avenue. Develop and adopt: 1) Financing Plan, 2) Implementation Plan, 3) Interim Improvement Plan, 4) Initiate Interim Improvements.
- October 2013 – Present financing, and phasing plan to City Council. Interim improvements will begin on Miller Avenue in the Passage (between Millwood and Sunnyside).
- November 2013 – City Council kick-off ceremony.
- Winter 2013/14 – Interim improvements finished and put in service.
4. Watershed Management and Flood Control
- November 2013 – Community meeting to introduce SoMaWP and Stetson Report.
- January 2014 – City Council direction regarding SoMaWP and Stetson Report recommendations.
5. Pursue Environmental Sustainability initiatives:
Single use plastic bag ban
- October/November, 2013 - Second reading to formally adopt the single-use plastic bag ordinance.
- November 2013 – CEQA process concludes through the Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste JPA.
Zero Waste Policies: Complete
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
- November 2013 - Installation of two, non-public, dual-output Electric Vehicle Charging Stations behind the Public Safety Building for the use of City-owned electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicle Procurement for City Fleet: Complete
Renewable Energy Projects
- October 2013 – Responses are due on timeline and list of SEED projects.
- December 2013 (tentative) – SASM Board and City staff will discuss evaluation of biogas management alternatives.
6. Zoning Ordinance Update
- October 7, 2013 – Second reading FAR/Second Unit Ordinance.
- October 2013/February 2014 – Zoning Ordinance amendments to Commercial and Residential Districts and other related changes to implement 2009-2014 Housing Element.
7. Adopt revised operating terms for MVRS (garbage) franchise
- October 2013 – Committee will develop recommended amendments to agreement and discuss with MVRS.
- November 2013 – Revised agreement will be presented to Council for action.
8. Adopt Pension Reform and OPEB Cost Containment Policy and 1) Evaluate and implement as appropriate OPEB prefunding opportunities and options, and 2) Establish a Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) rate buffer reserve.
- October 2013 – Presentation to City Council on OPEB prefunding options and advantages report presentation.
9. Chamber of Commerce Professional Services Agreement
- June 2014 – Annual update to City Council.
10. Develop and Adopt a long-term Financial Plan
- November 2013 – Conclude evaluation of OPEB prefunding analysis and determine prefunding options.
- November 2013 – Present to City Council an outline of the elements anticipated for inclusion in the long-term financial plan for direction and consent.
- February 2014 – Develop 10-year forecast of revenues and operating expenditures.
- April-May 2014 – Present 10-year Financial Plan to the City Council for discussion and adoption.
11. Customer Service Evaluation
- October 2013 - Follow-up meeting with Chamber representative to review focus group findings.
- November 2013 - Report findings and recommendations to Council.
12. Participate in LAFCO consolidation efforts related to SASM: Complete
13. Further evaluate and implement organizational improvements
- On-going – Development of new Personnel Rules.
14. Evaluate Art Commission needs and implement solutions
- October 21, 2013 – Present Strategic Plan to City Council.
- November 3, 2013 - Art Commission will host the “Arts & Culture Symposium,” a round table discussion for major stakeholders in the Mill Valley arts community and an “Arts Open House” for members of the public.
15. Evaluate success of current communication plan and adjust as appropriate
- Fall 2013 – City Manager to present proposed City Communications Plan for City Council adoption.
16. Evaluate, develop and adopt administrative and managerial procedures and policies
- On-going – Numerous assignments underway to update and/or develop necessary administrative and managerial procedures and policies, including Personnel, Volunteer, Special Events, Naming of Public Spaces, and Communications.
17. Pursue and implement shared service opportunities: Complete
18. Develop facilities joint use agreements with MVSD
- October - November 2013 – Present agreements as appropriate to Parks and Recreation Commission for input and recommendation.
- November 2013 – Presentation to City Council for adoption.
- On-going - Collaboration between the City and MVSD on joint use and asset sharing.
19. Consideration of Parking Advisory Committee recommendations
- Winter 2013 – Resume Committee meetings.
- November 2013 – Present recommendations to City Council.
20. Adoption and implementation of Golf Course Advisory Committee recommendations
- October 4, 2013 – Parks and Recreation Commission Retreat to include strategic planning session to establish Action Plan for ongoing golf course improvements
21. FY 2014/2016 Budget preparation and adoption.
- January 2014 – Planning and development of the 2014-2016 Two Year Budget and Work Plan will commence.
- February/March 2014 – City Council starts planning retreat and develops budget goals and identifies priority projects.
- March/April 2014 – Public meeting on draft budget.
- May 2014 – The proposed 2014-2016 Year Budget and Work Plan will be presented to Council for review and adoption.
22. Develop and implement educational and regulatory programs and construction projects to supplement existing efforts to address inflow and infiltration (I&I) contributions to the sewer system.
- February 2014 – Develop a sewer lateral ordinance to provide enforcement mechanism for maintenance of sewer laterals.
- Ongoing – Outreach to residents of benefit and funding availability for lateral repair.
23. Maintain efforts regarding major street renovation projects and coordinate construction timing and communication efforts regarding the Blithedale Avenue and Miller Avenue projects.
- October 2013 – Develop and implement communication and outreach program for Miller Avenue Streetscape Project.