City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of February  17 , 2019
Happy Presidents Day Morgan Hill!

City offices will be closed Monday, February 18, due to the President's Day Holiday.  All essential and public safety services will be available as usual. We hope you are enjoying the long weekend.

This week's City Council has a large agenda with several important presentations and agenda items.  We encourage you to review the full agenda.

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
Morgan Hill Fire logo

 



  
County of 
Santa Clara
and 
Santa Clara Valley Agencies
   

 

State of California

 







Education
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Energy/Water/
Wastewater




MEETINGS AND
OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE

 
Tuesday,  February 19, 2019
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue


 
Wednesday,  February 20, 2019
Morgan Hill City Council Meeting
6:00 p.m. Planning Commissioner Interviews
7:00 p.m.
PUBLIC PROJECTS AND 
MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES


 
AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA 2019

2019 Men's Stage 3 | Amgen Tour of California
2019 Men's Stage 3 | Amgen Tour of California


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 .   

PARTNER AGENCIES' NEWS






Starting January 2, 2019, the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara will be accepting applications for service on the 2019-2020 Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury.

The application can be found here , or by contacting the Office of the Grand Jury at: cgj@scscourt.org.

  
The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29, 2019.










VTA is conducting community engagement on a
 
Why?
To help improve the transit agency's long-term financial stability, VTA must find an appropriate and difficult balance between spending its fixed budget on ridership and coverage goals. These service modifications have the potential to save VTA approximately $15 million annually, while investing service in high-frequency routes and seamless connections to BART service when it opens.
The draft 2019 New Transit Service Plan is VTA staff's proposal for how to implement the Board's recent direction: 
  • keep bus and light rail services at levels comparable to present service levels
  • place greater emphasis on serving and increasing VTA riders; and
  • minimize service reductions affecting residents in South Santa Clara County.
What's next... and where VTA can use your help!

Over the next two months, VTA will hold six community meetings to collect input on the draft  2019 New Transit Service Plan. Meetings will feature a presentation from VTA staff and opportunities for the public to ask questions and provide input to the VTA planning process. VTA will also be meeting with community organizations and neighborhood groups to discuss the plan.
 
We'd love your help in promoting our 2019 New Transit Service Plan website. The public can:
 
  • Learn more about the proposed service impacts
  • Get information and/or attend a community meeting
  • Fill out a comment form with feedback or questions

WATERING IS LIMITED TO
WEDNESDAYS ONLY

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 November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019, watering is limited to Wednesdays only.
 
  • Irrigation is allowed before 9 AM or after 7 PM
  • Watering is limited to no more than 15 minutes per station 
  • Watering returns to the three day a week schedule on April 1, 2018
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!  
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 #1 - FAMILY SUPPORT

 

Tips to Help You Implement Asset #1: Family Support
  • Spend time with your youth doing an activity together such as: listen to music together, take a walk or just hang out and get to know your youth
  • Give your youth meaningful roles in the home or ask them for their advice about an important matter at home.
  • Know your youth's friends and their parents.
  • Ask how their day was or maybe follow up with a past conversation to see how they are doing.
Visit the  Developmental-Asset-a-Month Calendar  for more tips!
Developmental assets are the positive values, relationships, skills and experiences that help youth and teens thrive. Young people with high asset levels are most likely to make healthy choices, while those with lower asset levels are more likely to get involved with negative or risky behaviors like violence, trouble in school, drug and alcohol use and more. The Search Institute of Minneapolis created the developmental assets framework. For more information, visit  www.search-institute.org