June 22, 2021

Mill Valley must remain flexible to business needs during reopening – Marin Independent Journal

The pandemic and months of public-health lockdown have had different effects on different businesses.

From being shuttered for weeks and months to closing for good or even flourishing, businesses — and their customers — have faced a lot of change and challenges.

The same goes for today, when we are slowly moving toward a return to getting back to normal.

It is a period of making adjustments.

Mill Valley City Hall has experienced that in facing the understandable frustration voiced by some merchants about the city’s recent initiative of closing a section of Miller Avenue and its pilot program of turning parking spaces into commercial “parklets” for local businesses.

While some have celebrated these measures as a desperately needed boost for their businesses, others say closing the street and taking away parking is hurting theirs.

Those two conflicting perspectives were…

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