Mayor Sashi McEntee: June 3 Statement
June 3, 2020
In reading the many thoughtful letters I have received from the community, I want to respond further.
First, I deeply apologize for my choice of words at the council meeting. This is a sensitive moment, and I didn’t acknowledge the community’s deep sense of hurt and anger. For that I am truly sorry.
I stand with the protesters and those calling for justice for the Floyd family.
As to the question of how Mill Valley shows that black lives matter, I ask the community to join with me in the conversation.
I’ve directed staff to set up a public portal on our website so that those who live and work in Mill Valley can assist us in identifying and developing solutions to address systemic inequities and injustices in our communities.
I will be adding to our agenda a review of existing racial inequities and injustice in our city and county so we can develop a plan to address them, including the feedback from the portal and suggestions we have already received.
I invite the public to have further conversation with social distancing for Councilmember on the Plaza Thursday at 5 pm.
I believe our shared humanity is stronger than our differences. I stand with you ready to find the solutions to heal our community.
Sashi McEntee, Mayor
26 Corte Madera Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Sashi McEntee was elected to the City Council in November 2015 and elected Mayor in 2020. She serves as the Mill Valley City Council representative on the Boards of Directors for Marin Clean Energy (MCE) and Marin Telecommunications Agency (MTA). She serves as the Council’s liaison to the Mill Valley School District, and she serves as delegate to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). Sashi also serves as alternate board member to the Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin (SASM), the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM), and the League of California Cities North Bay Division Executive Committee. She also serves on the Marin Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) and League of California Cities Revenue and Taxation Policy Committee.
Prior to being elected, Sashi served as Vice Chair of the City’s Emergency Preparedness Commission and as Chair of the Mill Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Steering Committee. Sashi is a Mill Valley School District parent and is an active school and Kiddo! Volunteer. She is a former president of the Shelter Ridge Homeowners Association board of directors.
Professionally, Sashi has worked in finance and business development. Sashi has also served on the boards of several nonprofits, including ODC/Dance, California Association for the Gifted, and California Women’s Leadership Association.
Sashi has lived in Mill Valley for 17 years. She and her husband Dave operate a video analysis business headquartered in Mill Valley and are proud to be raising their two daughters here.