February 9, 2020
Your February 9 Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Hello Morgan Hill!

Get ready for the 2020 Census! The City has been awarded a grant to help Morgan Hill get an accurate census count and is looking for volunteers to help reach everyone in our community, especially those who are traditionally hard to reach during the Census process. We are looking for volunteer help primarily between March and May. Full details are available, and please Volunteer through Sign Up Genius .

Additionally, Maureen Tobin, Morgan Hill's Communications & Engagement Director, is taking a short leave of absence to assist with several family matters following the unexpected death of her brother. She anticipates being back by the beginning of March. In her absence, please contact Michelle Bigelow for any matters at 408-310-4678 or michelle.bigelow@morganhill.ca.gov.

As always, we encourage you to stay engaged and involved in our wonderful community and local government. Have a wonderful week!

Quick Links
Engage Morgan Hill is a community conversation about services, funding and priorities. It is an engagement process that will take us through the next two year budget development and adoption for fiscal years 2020-21 and 2021-22.

The Community Advisory Group's role and involvement in the upcoming budget development process expands in 2020, continuing with the next public meeting on February 22, 9 a.m., at the Council Chamber Building. A significant topic is the Primary Election coming up and Measure A . Residents who are not members of the Community Advisory Group are welcome to sit in on any upcoming meeting.

Stay Healthy
Coronavirus Information

There are many updates circulating daily and it is difficult to know which is the most recent. The best way to stay informed is going to central information sources that are updated daily:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's dedicated web page
  • The Santa Clara County Public Health Department website and flyer

If you have additional questions, please contact the Health Department at its call center between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, 408-885-3980.
Census 2020
Calling All Volunteers!

The City is looking for volunteers to help us get everyone in our community counted, especially those who are traditionally hard to reach during the Census process. Volunteer through Sign Up Genius .

Responsibilities include staffing a “Questionnaire Assistance Center” where anyone can get general information about the Census process and/or complete the Census questionnaire independently, but with a volunteer nearby providing minor additional assistance.

All volunteers will be trained in March and assistance centers will be operating in April, perhaps into May. Locations may be on a City property, and/or throughout the City where we can reach the most people who may have difficulty completing the Census independently. Shifts may include weekend and/or evening hours.

For information about volunteering for the Census project, contact the City's Census team , get acquainted with the U.S. Census Bureau , or find general information on the City’s website
April 1 is "Census Day"

How do most people get counted?

ONLINE : starting March 12 visit the Census Bureau website and fill out the survey online, 59 languages available

A sample survey is already available

BY PHONE : call the Census Bureau (phone number pending) and provide your answers over the phone

BY MAIL : a paper Census form will arrive at your home in mid April if you have not yet responded online or by phone

IN PERSON: people who do not take the Census by April 30 will be visited at home by a Census Bureau worker displaying an employee badge as identification between May 1 and July 31
Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Monday, February 10, 2020
Voter Workshop
Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters

In preparation for the 2020 elections, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters is hosting a variety of language workshops geared to explain the new election model implemented under the Voter's Choice Act (SB450). There are multiple workshops, and the next is scheduled for Monday, February 10. An informational flyer shows the full schedule.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tully Community Branch Library
880 Tully Road
San Jose, CA 95111
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Planning Commission Meeting

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

Visit the commission's web page for general information. The meeting's agenda is available online at least 72 hours before the meeting .

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
"Empower Homebuyers" presented by
Santa Clara County and Housing Trust

February 12, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

This program is funded by the 2016 Measure A Affordable Housing Bond and provides down payment assistance loads to first-time homebuyers up to 17 percent of the purchase price. Attendees must RSVP via Eventbrite , link also available on the event flyer . If you have any questions, please email the Housing Trust or visit Housing Trust's web site .
Save the Date
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Some Voters May Need to Re-register
to Vote in March 2020 Primary

February 18 is deadline to re-register for those who wish to vote in March 2020 presidential primary, but currently have "No Party Preference" currently listed with the Registrar of Voters.

Voters who believe they mistakenly received a notice in the mail from the Registrar of Voters indicating their options for voting in the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election as a "No Party Preference" voter may need to re-register with their party of choice. Information is available on the City's website .
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
WE2020 All Women Count!
Census in South County


Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Gavilan College's Student Center Cafeteria
5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard
Gilroy, CA

Lunch and registration: 11:30 a.m.
Census info session: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Santa Clara County Office of the Census and the Women's Equality 2020 Leadership Council (WE2020) are hosting an informational session for community organizations, leaders, and students to gain knowledge on all things Census 2020. All Women Count! will highlight the importance of engaging women in the Census and their influence on communities and families to participate in the Census. Students can connect with community organizations/leaders on volunteer opportunities.

Register for this event on Eventbrite. For any questions email Julie Wood with the Santa Clara County Office of Women's Policy.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Work2Future Inclusive Economy Fair


Bay Area Council and Work2Future present a FREE Inclusive Economy Career Fair

February 20, 2020
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mexican Heritage Plaza
San Jose, CA 95113

Guests must register to attend . Join more than 20 actively recruiting employers hiring for multiple open positions and ready to address your questions and help you in your connection with their company.
Friday, March 6, 2020
Youth Mental Health First Aid
City of Morgan Hill and Momentum for Mental Health

Presenting a mental health first-aid series that teaches how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in adolescents.

To find a course or contact an instructor in your area, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org or email info@mentalhealthfirstaid.org . You can also contact Lisa Mena, 408-207-0070, extension 5525 for registration information.

Courses are held at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center; the next class date is scheduled for March 6, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration is required . Other class dates through May are available.

Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Santa Clara County
Civil Grand Jury Recruitment 2020-2021

The County of Santa Clara, is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2020-2021 Civil Grand Jury. It is important to our community that the grand jury is diverse and representative of the county population, and to ensure that the grand jury is equipped with a mixed set of skills and abilities so that we can assemble the deep reservoir of knowledge necessary in this broad oversight role.

More information is available on the City's website , an explanatory letter from the Superior Court of California, a brochure , and the application .
Deadline: April 26, 2020
Camp Cinder
Cal Fire Free Camp

The camp is designed for young women ages 14 to 18. Participants can learn leadership and team building, water rescues, helicopter operations, aerial ladders, nutrition, rope rescues, and much more. There is an application process, which has an April 26 deadline. Submit your application to: https://www.fire.ca.gov/camp-cinder/.
Public Project and Maintenance Updates
Partner Agency News
Santa Clara County's Office of Women's Policy
Civic Engagement Mini-Grants

Round 2 of the Grant Cycle Now Open
Deadline is February 28

As part of the commemoration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Women's Suffrage movement, the Santa Clara County Office of Women's Policy will offer $75,000 in mini-grants to Santa Clara County residents who want to organize their communities to promote civic engagement and participatory democracy in honor of the legacy created by the women who fought for the 19th amendment.

Find details and the link to the grant application on the Office of Women's Policy web page. Applications are available in multiple languages and can be emailed , mailed or delivered to:

County Executive Office
c/o Office of Women's Policy
2460 N. 1st Street, Suite 220
San Jose, CA 95131
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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 and the City's permanent watering restrictions have been designed to best manage our potable water supply. These restrictions help 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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Phone: 
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Address
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Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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Robert Rivas

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