December 1, 2019
Your December 1, 2019 Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Happy Monday Morgan Hill!

On behalf of the City Council and all City Teammates, we hope you and your family had a warm and happy Thanksgiving!

We experienced some good rain over the weekend which is forecast to continue throughout the week. The City has been fairing well with only minimal temporary flooding in isolated locations. We encourage the entire community to assist with helping to clear storm drains in your respective neighborhoods that may be blocked by leaves and other debris. This will greatly decrease the chance of future flooding for you and your neighbors.

Please join Mayor Rich Constantine for coffee this Saturday morning, December 7, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The Mayor buys the coffee and you bring your comments, suggestions and questions for discussion in a comfortable and informal environment. All are welcome. We hope to see you there.

The year-end holidays are upon us and wouldn't be complete without the Holiday Lights Parade and Tree Lighting in downtown Morgan Hill, this Saturday, December 7. Come see your friends and neighbors, plus Santa, too. Full details can be found below.

Have a wonderful week ahead. Stay dry and enjoy the holiday lights!
Quick Links
Engage Morgan Hill is 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.

The next Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 14. To date, the group has covered a budget overview, economic development, infrastructure, housing, growth and the impact of Senate Bill 330, and public safety. You can find all the information for each meeting on the City's web pages dedicated to Engage Morgan Hill.

Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Tuesday, December 3
Library, Culture & Arts Commission Meeting

Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Visit the commission's website and view this week's agenda .

Wednesday, December 4
City Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 4, 6:00 p.m. (Workshop) 7:00 p.m. (Regular Meeting)
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Preview the full City Council agenda ,

Highlights include:

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Coffee with Mayor, Rich Constantine

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mama Mia's Restaurant
275 E. Dunne Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

The community is invited to join Mayor Constantine for the next "Coffee with the Mayor". The Mayor buys the coffee and you bring your comments, suggestions and questions for discussion in a comfortable and informal environment. All are welcome. We hope to see you there.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Holiday Lights Parade & Tree Lighting

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monterey Road from 1st to 5th Streets
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Organized by Morgan Hill Kiwanis, come see many local groups performing, marching, and having fun at this year's annual downtown event. Following the parade there will be the Lighting of the City Tree by Mayor Rich Constantine and a visit from Santa.

Visit Morgan Hill Kiwanis for more information.
Save the Date
Saturday, December 14, 2019
South County Gun Buyback Event

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
City of Gilroy Corporation Yard
613 Old Gilroy Street
Gilroy, CA

The Santa Clara County DA’s Office is partnering with the Gilroy and Morgan Hill police departments and others to sponsor a $50,000 gun buyback in the South Bay . The Gun Buyback, South County’s first buy back in 25 years, is aimed at getting unwanted weapons out of homes and away from the hands of criminals, mentally unstable people, and children.

On December 14, 2019, people can anonymously turn in unwanted guns at the Gilroy Corporation Yard and receive cash. No questions will be asked about whose gun it is or where it came from. 

Weapons must be functional. Guns collected will be checked for lost or stolen status, and if applicable, will be returned to their legal owners. All other firearms will be destroyed. Please transport UNLOADED weapons in the trunk of your car. No walk-ups. No ammunition. First come, first served - funds are limited. We reserve the right to limit funds to an individual, regardless of the number of weapons surrendered.

Exchange Details:
·          $100 for handguns, rifles, and shotguns
·          $200 for assault weapons
·          Firearms must be functional
·          Limit 5 firearms per person
Public Project and Maintenance Updates
Partner Agency News
Mike's Monthly Message
Get your updates from Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman

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

Valley Water Monthly Newsletter
Check out the most recent news from Valley Water District

VTA News Blog - Headways

Check out the most recent news from Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)

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
Wednesdays Only
November 1 - March 31
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 Environmental Services , or call 408-310-4169. Thank you for conserving water! 
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Monday - Friday

Phone: 
408-779-7271

Address
17575 Peak Ave 
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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California State Assembly District 30: 
Robert Rivas

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