City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of April 1 , 2019
Happy April Morgan Hill!

It's April Fools day, but don't be fooled by this winter's  
Ready for Wild Fire App Informational Video
Ready for Wild Fire App Informational Video
rains, the wild flowers, and our lush green hillsides. Wildfire danger is real in our community. This is a great time to take steps to reduce wildfire risks to your   property.    Download the Ready for Wildfire App  to learn more.  Very often, the difference between s aving your home in a wildfire and losing it to the flames is determined by what you do to prepare.

Morgan Hill watering schedules change for the spring and summer today,  April 1...no foolin'! For all the details please see the body of this email or visit mhvalueswater.com  .  Thank you for your continuing efforts in water conservation as a way of life Morgan Hill.
 
April is Distracted Driving Awareness month.  For more information, please see "In The News" in the body of this email. Don't be a distracted driver. Put your cell phone away while you are driving!

Please assist the Morgan Hill Library in taking a quick survey that will help create a map that community members can use to explore spaces in Morgan Hill that encourage STEAM learning.  Your personal experiences with STEAM and knowledge of Morgan Hill will be invaluable.


Make it a great week ahead! We look forward to your ongoing engagement and participation in all aspects of community life and local government in Morgan Hill.

IN THIS ISSUE
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours
Hours: 
8AM - 5PM
Monday - Friday
Phone: 
408.779.7271
Address
17575 Peak Ave 
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Elected Officials


County Supervisor
District 1: 

California State Assembly District 30: 
Robert Rivas

California State Senate District 17: 

U.S. Congressional District 19: 

City of Morgan Hill
Advisory Commissions:

City of Morgan Hill Advisory Committees:
City of Morgan Hill
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County of 
Santa Clara
and 
Santa Clara Valley Agencies
   

 

State of California

 







Education
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Energy/Water/
Wastewater




IN THE NEWS

April Is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Morgan Hill Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies statewide stopping drivers who violate California's hands-free cell phone law.  On April 4 and April 19, 2019, the Morgan Hill Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking specifically for drivers on their phones.
 
Last year, 2018, the Morgan Hill Police Department issued 648 citations to drivers texting, calling or performing another function on their cell phone. Distracted driving is dangerous, especially when it involves a cell phone. According to preliminary data from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), 66 people were killed and more than 6,500 injured in 2017 from distracted driving-related crashes.
 
"Cell phones remain one of the top distractions for drivers," shared indiMorgan Hill Police Department, Traffic Sergeant Ray Ramos. "Like any bad habit, it can be hard to break, but this habit can have life-altering consequences."
 
A 2018 observational survey by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) on driver cell phone use found about 4.5 percent of drivers are still using their cell phone illegally, a nearly 27 percent increase from 2016.
 
"That text or phone call will never be worth losing a life over," Morgan Hill Police Department, Traffic Sergeant. Ray Ramos commented. "That is why curbing distracted driving is high on our priority list."
 
Under the most recent cell phone law that went into effect in 2017, drivers are prohibited from using their phone in a hands-free manner. The phones must be mounted on the dashboard, windshield or center console, and can only be touched once with the swipe or tap of a finger to activate or deactivate a function. First-time offenders face a $162 fine.
 
If you need to make a call or text someone, pull over and park at a safe location. Struggling to stay off the phone while driving? Put your phone in a place you can't reach, like the backseat or trunk.
 
Funding for distracted driving enforcement operations are provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

MEETINGS AND
OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE

 
Tuesday,  April 2, 2019
Library, Culture and Arts Commission Meeting
7:00 p.m.

 
Wednesday,  April 3, 2019
City Council Meeting Meeting
6:00 p.m. Closed Session
7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue


 
Wednesday, April 3 through 
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Poppy Jasper Film Festival


 
Saturday,  April 6, 2019
Future Women Leaders Conference
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road


SAVE THE DATE

 
Tuesday,  April 9, 2019
Free Legal Immigration Assistance
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road





 
T hursday  April 11, 2019
Morgan Hill Business Expo
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live Oak High School Gymnasium
1505 E. Main Avenue


Showcasing the best Morgan Hill and the South Valley has to offer. The Business Expo is a community-oriented event encouraging attendees to "Shop Local" when seeking resources and goods & services for their personal and professional needs. A variety of vendors will be featured each one providing information, tastings, demonstrations, giveaways, raffles and/or resources to assist the community in making informed choices when shopping for local services.

Admission for the public is  FREE and the
first 500 attendees will receive a FREE Swag Bag with product samples! 

Visit various organizations, clubs and groups to learn about their civic programs; Enjoy delectable samples from our local gourmet restaurants and award winning wineries; Meet with local contractors, home based businesses or service providers for your home or business support; Discover many local fun-filled opportunities with retail, attractions, eating & drinking establishments, spas and much more!

Whether you are a business or a community member we invite you to participate and discover the many resources that local businesses can provide!

 
Tuesday,  April 30, 2019
Homeownership Down Payment Opportunity Presentation
6:30 p.m.
AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA 2019
Men's Stage 3 Finish
May 14, 2010



Morgan Hill will be hosting the Amgen Tour of California Men's Stage 3 this year. Stage 3 will begin in Stockton and finish at the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center. It is an exciting honor to be chosen as a host City two years in a row.

Information about the Stage 3 Finish, for both residents and visitors, is available on the  City website Should you have questions or need more information regarding Amgen Tour of California in Morgan Hill, please text or call  408.669.4060  or 
email .   

WATERING IS LIMITED TO
WEDNESDAYS ONLY


Watering Day Changes in Morgan Hill Effective April 1st!

Water is always a precious resource in Morgan Hill and with this in mind, our permanent watering restrictions have been designed to best manage the City's potable water supply. These restrictions will help us avoid or minimize the effects of drought, climate change and the unreliability of the imported water infrastructure that serves the City of Morgan Hill.

From April 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019, watering is limited to three days a week.
 
  • Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for odd numbered addresses
  • Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays for even numbered addresses
  • No watering on Wednesdays
  • Irrigation is allowed before 9 AM or after 7 PM
  • Watering is limited to no more than 15 minutes per station 
 
Complete rules and restrictions can be found in  Water Waste Ordinance No. 2236. Customers can report water waste  online or by calling the Water Waste Hotline at 408-310-4195. For more information, visit  mhvalueswater.com, email  environ@morganhill.ca.gov or call 408-310-4169. Thank you for conserving water! 
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Please assist the Morgan Hill Library in taking a quick survey that will help create a map that community members can use to explore spaces in Morgan Hill that encourage STEAM learning.  Your personal experiences with STEAM and knowledge of Morgan Hill will be invaluable.  Survey closes at end of day Friday, April 19th.
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CITY OF MORGAN HILL 
RECREATION ACTIVITY GUIDE

CITY OF MORGAN HILL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Whether you are looking for an entry or management level position, Morgan Hill employees have a lot in common. We are all hard working individuals who respect each other and value teamwork to deliver services. 

We excel at meeting challenges and work hard to exceed our customer's expectations. We work for an organization that encourages innovation, provides opportunities for professional growth, and recognizes the contributions of each employee.
If you share these core values, we invite you to apply for one of our open positions.

CITY OF MORGAN HILL 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Have you thought about getting involved, but not sure where to start? 
The City of Morgan Hill has many volunteer opportunities that could allow you to give back to your community and have an impact, develop a new skill,  meet new people, stay connected, explore a new career, or just help you grow individually as a person.  

Research indicates that volunteering not only benefits and strengthens your community and the organization you are volunteering for, it can have significant health benefits.  Apply to become a volunteer today by  completing this form .

Questions and Comments: 

DEVELOPMENTAL ASSET 
OF THE MONTH
 
Asset #9: SERVICE TO OTHERS :
Young person serves in the community one or more hour per week.