August 11 ,2019
Your August 18, 2019 Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Happy Weekend Morgan Hill!

We just experienced several days of extremely high temperatures and while it is a nice break to have the breezy cool weather this weekend, we want to remind you that had the high temperatures been accompanied by the winds we are experiencing today a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff might have been implemented. If you haven't yet taken the time to create your emergency kit and a family emergency plan, now is the time. Late summer and fall typically bring some of our highest temperatures. Be prepared!

Support Services Available
As all of South County continues to heal and recover from the horrific shootings at the Gilroy Garlic Festival we wanted to make sure that all are aware that support services are still available:
  • If you need general services, please contact the Family Assistance Center Hotline: 408.209.8356.
  • If you were at the Gilroy Garlic Festival the day of the shooting, you and your family members qualify for victim witness services: 408.295.2656.
  • If you still need to get property back that was left behind contact the Gilroy Police Department: 408.846.0350. 
Additionally, the entire South County is invited to Maybe We Should Talk...A community story sharing event on August 23 at 6:00 PM at CMAP in Gilroy. View more details.


New Affordable Housing Community
A new affordable housing community is coming soon in Morgan Hill! The temporary leasing office is now open and accepting applications:

The Crossing on Monterey
17485 Monterey Rd., Suite 310
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
800.515.7803
The office hours are 9:00 AM - 5:00PM Monday-Friday
 
Online Passport Appointment Servcies
Morgan Hill now offers online passport appointment services. You can book your appointment or make changes to an existing appointment by visiting our online appointment site at https://cityofmorganhill.fullslate.com/ .
Did you know that Morgan Hill has the lowest tax revenue per capita, in the County? What does that mean? It means Morgan Hill provides more services with limited resources, when compared to other cities in the County. The City has stretched its dollars through partnerships such as those with CalFire and the YMCA, pursuing state and federal grants, and by creatively designing cost effective programs, all the while maintaining its good financial rating, and taking proactive steps towards addressing unfunded needs and liabilities.

Other cites, like Milpitas and Los Gatos, have additional revenues source like community facilities districts that generate parcel revenue to be used for operations and maintenance, freeing up General Fund dollars for other purposes.
 
This is another example of what the Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group is talking about. We'd love to come visit with you and your neighbors too. Let us know!
EngageMorganHill@morganhill.ca.gov
As always, we look forward to your ongoing engagement in community life and our local Morgan Hill government.

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Engage Morgan Hill  i s a community conversation about services, funding and priorities. It will be a year long community engagement process that will take us right through the next next two year budget development and adoption for fiscal years 2020-21 and 2021-22.
Did you know that our city receives only a small portion of the property tax you pay? The State limits property tax to 1% of the property's assessed value. The City receives only 10% of the 1%. For example, the property tax on home with an assessed value of $900,000 is $9000. Of that $9000, the City only receives $900. Interesting to note.

This is an example of what the Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group is talking about. We'd love to come visit with you and your neighbors too. Let us know!
EngageMorganHill@morganhill.ca.gov
 The next Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 24th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in the City Council Chamber. We will be discussing economic development in Morgan Hill and its role in our fiscal sustainability.

Morgan Hill Police Encourage the Public to be Responsible and Drive Sober
As summer comes to a close, Morgan Hill Police Department is asking drivers to not get behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs that impact your ability to drive safely.
The Morgan Hill Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in the national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. During this enforcement period, which runs from Aug. 16 to Sept. 2 (Labor Day), The Morgan Hill Police Department will have additional officers on the road looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
In addition to extra patrols, The Morgan Hill Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint August 30, 2019, from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am at an undisclosed location within the City of Morgan Hill.
Labor Day Weekend remains one of the deadliest times of year for alcohol-involved crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 376 deadly crashes nationwide during the 2017 Labor Day holiday period (Sept. 1 to Sept. 5). Among those crashes, more than one-third (36%) involved a drunk driver. Last year, two people were killed, and 31 others injured in California on Labor Day alone.
“There are so many ways to get home safely without driving,” Morgan Hill Police Department, Sergeant Ray Ramos said. “Driving while drunk or high is dangerous, irresponsible and causes too many senseless tragedies. We hope that drivers get the message that driving impaired will never be tolerated.”
Driving while impaired is illegal, whether it is alcohol, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications or marijuana.
If you plan on drinking or are taking medications that can affect your driving ability, designate a sober driver or use a ride-share service. If you see someone driving impaired, call 911.
Funding for DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Contact Information:
Sgt. Ray Ramos
Traffic Division
669-253-4928
Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Sunday, August 18, 2019

India Independence Day
Flag Raising and Community Potluck

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting

7:00PM
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue


Thursday, August 22, 2019
High Speed Rail Authority (HSR) Community Open Housee

5:00 PM - 8:00 pm
6:00 pm - Presentation
IFDES Lodge-Portuguese Hall
250 Old Gilroy Street
Gilroy, CA 95020


Saturday, August 24, 2019
Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group Meeting - Economic Development

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

Women's Week in Morgan Hill
Saturday, August 24 - Friday, August 30
Morgan Hill will be celebrating the 3rd Annual Women's Week, in conjunction with Women's Equality Day on August 26th, with a variety of events including movie screenings, panel discussions, hike, bike/walk and rally, morning meditation and even a Ladies Night Concert! Men, women and children of all ages and demographics are invited to take part in this celebration, meant to "Support, Celebrate & Educate"!

Women's Equality Day commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
August 24th - August 27t h


All are welcome and invited to attend.
August 26th - August 30t h


All are welcome and invited to attend!
Save the Date

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Morgan Hill Get Fit Run and Family Fun Fest

Starting at 8:00AM
Centennial Recreation Center
171 W. Edmundson
Register online at mhreconline.com

Public Project and Maintenance Updates
Partner Agency News
Mike's Monthly Message
Get your August updates from Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman.

Library August Newsletter
Learn more about what is happening at your libraries and find out about upcoming events

Valley Water Monthly Newsletter
Check out the August news from Valley Water District

Call for Applications - Santa Clara County Laureate
Santa Clara County has an open call for applications for the
2020-2021 Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate is an honorary
position that will elevate poetry in the consciousness of
Santa Clara County residents and help celebrate the literary arts.
Includes moderate stipend.


Volunteer Opportunities & Jobs
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: 
csd.volunteer@morganhill.ca.gov   or 408.310.4258

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 Recreation Guide
Current Watering Schedule
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.

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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Address
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Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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