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Mill Valley City Council/Planning Commission Meet{Enviro. Concerns on Miller Ave. Project}

Monday, July 30, 2007
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Mill Valley Community Center at 180 Camino Alto.

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The Mill Valley City Council
The City Council meets on the 1st & 3rd Mondays each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Mill Valley City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Avenue ...

Joint session looks at plan for Miller Avenue
Staff Report
Article Launched: 07/28/2007 10:08:59 PM PDT

The Mill Valley City Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint study session Monday to discuss the Miller Avenue Precise Plan.

The meeting from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. will be in the Cascade Room at the Mill Valley Community Center at 180 Camino Alto.

Mill Valley council hopefuls focus on factious Miller Ave. plan; 125 local seats up for grabs
Richard Halstead
Article Launched: 07/27/2007 11:45:51 PM PDT

Controversy swirling around a plan to redevelop Mill Valley's Miller Avenue has motivated several residents to consider running for City Council in November.

Of the six Mill Valley residents who have taken out nomination papers so far, three - Garry Lion, Matthew Clark and Larry Anderson - cited the Miller Avenue Precise Plan as one of their chief concerns. A fourth, George Gordon, declined to say how he feels about the plan.

"I have many concerns," Gordon said. "It's still early."

Ken Wachtel, an attorney who ran a close race in November 2005, and Maureen Parton, an aide to county Supervisor Charles McGlashan, have also taken out papers.

The Miller Avenue Precise Plan includes proposals for affordable housing, bicycle lanes, pedestrian pathways, upscale retail stores and a second town center. Opponents of the plan have formed a citizens group, the Friends of Mill Valley, which holds town hall-style meetings monthly.

Lion, who served on the council from 1986 to 1990, doesn't belong to Friends of Mill Valley, but attended its last meeting.

"I'm having some issues with balancing the level of development the consultant is envisioning with the parking and traffic impacts it will generate," said Lion, who helped lead
the effort to preserve Horse Hill.

Mill Valley's three incumbent council members are not seeking re-election.

The Mill Valley council posts are just three among 125 local government seats up for grabs in November. The posts include seats on seven other Marin city councils and 40 school and special services districts. School trustee seats up for grabs include spots on the College of Marin board, San Rafael Board of Education, Novato school board and Tamalpais High School District board.

The filing period for the Nov. 6 election began July 16. Deadline for filing is Aug. 10 in races where incumbents file - and Aug. 15 if no incumbent files.

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