Morgan Hill  is a special place with an amazing quality of life. Together, we must continue to address our quality of life needs for it to remain this way.

As I mentioned in my last update, the City has begun engaging the community further to obtain additional feedback about Morgan Hill's quality of life needs and to make sure that as many people as possible have an opportunity to share their views.  From what the community has told us so far, it is clear that maintaining city streets, roads and repairing potholes, rapidly responding to 9-1-1 emergency calls, fire protection, police protection, maintaining a safe, clean and reliable water supply and managing growth to maintain neighborhood character are top priorities.

Additionally the community has shared through written comments that the following are important as well:
  • Better management of growth in general
  • Solving traffic problems, including speeding
  • Preserving open space and agricultural land
  • More affordable housing in general and for seniors
  • Concern about new development and our water supply
We thank your for taking the time to share your input.
If you have not done so already, please let us know what quality of life services are important to you by filling out a Community Feedback Survey Today. 

Thank you to the 536 of you that have provided feedback so far.

Like many California cities,  Morgan Hill continues to face long-term challenges funding street and road repair needs at the levels necessary, and desired by the community.  Cost studies show that the City of Morgan Hill has an ongoing street and road maintenance funding shortfall of $4.5 million per year. For further information, please visit our website for the most recent report.

Consistent with the City of Morgan Hill's tradition of strong fiscal management, the City is currently evaluating ways to address street, road and pothole repair needs, along with other quality of life services, as soon as possible.  It is fiscally responsible to address our street, road, and pothole needs now, before they deteriorate further and become more costly to repair.

In the Recommended FY 16-17 & FY 17-18 Two Year Budget, we have recommended the following enhancements to Public Safety and our streets in Morgan Hill:
  • Hire a full time Public Safety Dispatch Supervisor in the Police Department which was eliminated during the economic downturn
  • Purchase Patrol rifles specific to each officer for personalization of weapon
  • Purchase Automatic External Defibrillators  (AEDs)for all Police Department Patrol vehicles
  • Upgrade Body-worn cameras for Police officers
  • Purchase a used reserve fire engine as a back-up to the City's existing Fire Department fleet
  • Invest $1 million annually for the repair of our streets
Thank you again for sharing your input on Morgan Hill's quality of life service priorities.  Your input is valued and appreciated.  If you have specific questions please feel free to contact Maureen Tobin at 408.310.4706 or by email.  You can also visit our webpage at morganhill.ca.gov/qualityoflife.

Sincerely,


Steve Rymer
Morgan Hill City Manager
 
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