Skip to page body Home About Us What's New City Government City Services Community Visitors Business How Do I...

City News

News Review
Final Review and Approval of the MV2040 General Plan
MV2040 General Plan Update
Posted Date: 10/4/2013 1:00 PM

City Council will finalize its review and consider formal adoption of the Mill Valley 2040 "MV2040" General Plan, which includes the MV2040 General Plan, 2009-2014 Housing Element and associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project at its regularly scheduled meeting on October 7, 2013 at 7:30pm. (Mill Valley City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley).  

In addition to being an integral part of the18-month process to develop the MV2040 General Plan, City Council has recently conducted two public hearings (September 16 and 30, 2013) on the project.   On October 7th, City Council will conutine with its review of the MV2040 General Plan, starting with the 2009-2014 Housing Element and then reviewing the proposed changes to the MV2040 General Plan and Housing Element based on Planning Commission recommendations, public comment and City Council discussion held during the September 16 and 30th hearings (see attachment 1 below).  At the conclusion of the public hearing on October 7, 2013 City Council will consider the adoption of three resolutions as part of the formal adoption and approval process for the General Plan.  

October 7, 2013 City Council Meeting: Staff Report

Attachment 1:"Exhibit A" City Council Recommendations 
Attachments 2-4: Resolutions to Certify the Environmental Review and Formally Adopt the MV2040 General Plan and 2009-2014 Housing Element
Attachment 5: Revised Errata for the Final EIR
Attachment 6: Correspondence

Note: Links to supporting information, such as previous staff reports, MV2040 General Plan, 2009-2014 Housing Element and Evironmental Review documents are below.

The City of Mill Valley would like to thank the various committees, interest groups and individuals that have helped draft the MV2040 General Plan. 

The Draft MV2040 General Plan and 2009-2014 Housing Element are a result of community review, input and collaboration that has occurred over the past 18 months through the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC), its Working Groups (Land Use & Mobility, Natural  Environment and Community Vitality, including the Arts Subcommittee). At various points in the process additional input was provided by City staff and Boards and Commissions, including the Art Commission, Library Board of Trustees, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Parks and Recreation Commission, Emergency Preparedness Commission and Planning Commission. --Thank you!

 September 16 City Council Packet

Staff Report


1. Planning Commission Resolution and Recommendations (Exhibit A)
2.Final Environmental Impact Report (Response to Comments on the DEIR and Errata) ;Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; (Go to to download the Draft Environmental Impact Report)
3. Natural Environment/Climate Action Element Maps 
4. Additional Explanatory Demographics Language (Councilmember Lion)
5:Updated 9/13 3pm:  Mill Valley Population and Housing Growth Trends (Councilmember Lion); Summary Comments on Housing Element- Attachment 5 GEL Info; Demographic Shift: Attachment 5 Demographic Shift
6: August 15, 2013 HCD Letter
7: Public and Agency Comment Letters since August 26, 2013
8: City Council Resolution No. 13-43, Certifying the Environmental Impact Report for the Mill Valley 2040 General Plan and 2009-2014 Housing Element; adopting a Statement of Overriding Considerations and adopting a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP).
9: City Council Resolution No. 13-44, Adopting the Mill Valley MV2040 General Plan.
10: City Council Resolution No. 13-45, Adopting the 2009-2014 Mill Valley Housing Element.

Draft Documents (MV2040 General Plan, Housing Element and Environmental Impact Report):  Initial drafts of the MV2040 General Plan and 2009-2014 Housing Element were made available for public comment in April 2013, prior to three public meetings held by the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC). The revised Draft MV2040 General Plan and Housing Element that is before City Council incorporates GPAC comments and comments from the State‚Äôs Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) as part of the formal review process for the Housing Element. These draft documents have been available for public comment since July 10, 2013. The recommendations of the Planning Commission are contained in Attachment 1 above.

To download the Draft MV2040 General Plan, 2009-2014 Housing Element and Environmental Impact Report go to (See attachment 1 above for Planning Commission recommended changes to these documents).  Paper copies of all of the documents can also be reviewed at Mill Valley City Hall (26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA) and the Mill Valley Public Library Reference Desk (375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA) during normal business hours. (Note: Mill Valley City Hall is closed every other Friday and from 12-1pm every day).

For more information: Contact Danielle Staude at (415) 388-4033 or with an questions or comments regarding the General Plan project, or visit the project website at

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Download Acrobat Reader Download WinZip Download Word Viewer Download Excel Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer