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General Plan Advisory Committee/Working Group Application
Application Process:
Thank you for your interest and willingness to work with City staff and members of the community to update the City of Mill Valley’s General Plan. Applications are open to those persons who live within Mill Valley City limits. If you are not sure if you live in City limits, check here to find out.

Please submit your application by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 to the Mill Valley City Hall.

Attention: Danielle Staude, Senior Planner
26 Corte Madera Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Email: dstaude@cityofmillvalley.org
Phone: (415) 388-4033 X106

Applications will be screened by Andy Berman, City Council GPAC Representative, Steven Geiszler; Planning Commission GPAC Representative; and Jim McCann, City Manager. Appointments will be made by Ciity Manager McCann and announced the week of March 19, 2012.

Schedule Information:
GPAC and Working Group meetings will be held on weekday evenings – either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (to be determined) – between 6:30 and 9:00 pm. The meetings will begin in early May and go through the end of September of 2012. A detailed schedule will be established once appointments are made.

General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC)
The GPAC is a nine-member committee composed of one City Council member, one Planning Commissioner; and seven community members appointed at-large.

Role: The GPAC will provide oversight and direction to Working Groups and staff on designated topic and issue areas. The GPAC will review the recommendations of the respective Working Groups, provide additional direction, where needed, and make final recommendations to staff on the policies and programs to be included in the Draft General Plan.

General Plan Working Groups
Initially, there will be three Working Groups, as identified below. Examples of topics that the groups will cover are provided in parenthesis:

 Natural Environment (e.g. hazards/natural emergencies, habitat, resources, conservation);

 Community Vitality (e.g. health, economy, recreation, placemaking); and

 Land Use and Mobility (housing, transportation, air quality).

More Working Groups may be formed later in the process as determined to be necessary. Each Working Group will have no more than eleven members and will consist of one City Council member (not on the GPAC), and up to ten community members who will be appointed based on interest, knowledge and/or experience in particular topic or issue areas.

Role: Working Groups will conduct hands-on, in-depth evaluation of issues and be responsible for developing, refining and presenting detailed policy and program recommendations for their respective topic areas to the Advisory Committee.

1. Contact information:
Name:
Address:
Daytime Telephone:
Mobile Telephone:
Email:
2. Do you: (select all that apply)
3. Your age: (select one)
4. Are you interested in being appointed to the General Plan Advisory Committee?
5. Are you interested in being appointed to one of the Working Groups?
6. If you would like to serve on a Working Group, please select from the drop down boxes below to indicate your Working Group preference. If you do not have a preference, and are willing to serve on any Working Group, select “no preference.”

Natural Environment Working Group

7. Community Vitality Working Group
8. Land Use and Mobility Working Group
9. Optional -- More Working Groups may be formed later in the process as determined to be necessary. If so, and you would like to serve on a Working Group, what topic not listed above would be of interest to you?

10. What issue or area of interest led you to apply for appointment?

11. What other experience, education, background, talent or skill do you offer that should be considered in the evaluation of your application?

Thank you for taking the time to submit an application.
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