After almost 35 years of public service in the planning arena, Mill Valley's Director of Planning and Building, Mike Moore will be retiring. Mike has submitted his resignation and will retire after five years of service to the City of Mill Valley and after a long and successful career in public planning for cities around California. Mike Moore's last day in the office will be today, March 14th.
We are grateful to Mike for his many contributions to Mill Valley, including his outstanding stewardship and creative genius which culminated in the adoption of the City's new MV2040 General Plan, a widely successful community driven expression of Mill Valley's desires for our future. Mike was the principal author and the patient and effective guide through the 2 year process--a short time for the completion of a General Plan. The MV 2040 General Plan is an outstanding document which will serve the community for years to come.
Mike's skill at long-range planning and community coalition building was also demonstrated in his successful leadership which brought the comprehensive Miller Avenue Streetscape Masterplan to fruition. This Masterplan embraces the "complete street" multi-modal design principles of planning and will enhance the enjoyment and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists while improving the flow of traffic and ease of parking for motorists on this essential corridor in the heart of Mill Valley. The implementation of the Masterplan, with initial improvements beginning this summer, will be the City's single largest infrastructure project when fully complete and will be a vibrant and attractive feature in the Mill Valley environment for generations. Mike's careful and patient manner guided this very complicated project to a successful conclusion which reflects the voices and wishes of many diverse corners of our Mill Valley community.
Mike's retirement will free him from the pressure of the daily duties of a Planning and Building Director and will spare him from the many evening public meetings which are a staple of the life of a planner. Mike has many interests and will easily fill his time in retirement with professional and personal pursuits. We thank Mike for his service and wish him the very best in the years ahead.
The City Manager will begin a recruitment for Mill Valley's next Director of Planning and Building in the immediate future.