On land inhabited by the Coast Miwok as many as 12,000 years ago, Mill Valley spawned from a Mexican government land…More grant to set up Rancho Corte Madera del Presidio on a wide swath of Southern Marin. The grant was issued in 1834 to John Thomas Reed, who built the town's namesake sawmill in Old Mill Park to provide lumber for the new military post being built in the Presidio in San Francisco.
The town was incorporated in September 1900, and the first Town Hall was constructed seven years later. By 1910, the town's population was 2,500 and has only grown to 13,200, as of 2008. The current City Hall was built in 1937. Public buildings and facilities opened throughout the decades, but City Hall remained the hub for local government.
While the Public Safety Building, constructed in the 1970s, is home to the city's police and fire departments, most city agencies are housed at City Hall. City Manager Jim McCann coordinates all city departments through eight department directors, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Director of Planning and Building, Public Works Director, Finance and Human Resources Director, Parks and Recreation Director, City Librarian, and the General Manager of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley, CA94941 Sweetwater Music Hall is th reincarnation of a historic Mill Valley music venue located in the Masonic Hall across from…More City Hall. The venue is owned by a group of investors that includes former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir. It opened in January 2012 and hosts all types of shows and performances and also has a cafe and bar. Events include open mic nights, local performances, acoustic shows, as well as special events, including a screening of the Super Bowl. Check its website for details on upcoming events or to join the mailing list for information on shows, special deals and events.
Alpha Internet Systems 525 Midvale Way, Mill Valley, CA94941 Online since 1995, Alpha Internet Systems provides specialized web services in the Mill Valley area. The focus is…More providing local governments with internet technology, reduced workloads and to connect more easily with the community. The main tool is the City Hall Online software suite.
Mill Valley Golf Clubhouse 267 Buena Vista Ave, Mill Valley, CA94941 The Mill Valley Golf Clubhouse is operated by the city's Parks and Recreation Department. The facility is available for…More parties and special events. The building has a maximum capacity of 125 standing and 90 seated, with additional seating in the bar area. It features a main hall, a full commercial kitchen, a stage, fireplace and hardwood flooring.