City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of January 13, 2019
Happy New Year Morgan Hill!

We hope that the new year is off to a good start and wish you a wonderful year ahead!

Rain is forecast for the week ahead, so do your part on this beautiful, sunny Saturday and help clear debris from storm drains in your neighborhood. When we all work together it makes a huge impact for the entire community!   Remember that th e City of Morgan Hill maintains a "fill it yourself" sand bag station located next to the city corporation yard at 100 Edes Court. Sand, empty bags, and shovels are provided for residents who need sand bags to protect their homes and businesses from flooding. In addition, the Santa Clara Valley Water District supplies a similar sand bag station on Old Monterey Road near the El Toro Fire Station. 
A reminder that there is no City Council meeting this week.  The first City Council meeting of the new year will be Wednesday, January 23.

We wanted to call to your attention the County's Empower Homebuyers SCC program which recently launched and the need for volunteers to assist in the 2019 Point in Time Homeless Census and Survey .  Further information can be found in the body of this email.

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 2019. 
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours
8AM - 5PM
Monday - Friday
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
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Tuesday, January 15,2019
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Friday, January 25, 2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
City Council Annual Goal Setting Workshop 
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Morgan Hill Values Youth
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  Saturday, February 2, 2019
Amateur Radio Licensing and Testing
8:00am-4:00pm: Tech/General class
1:00pm-3:00pm: Testing all Levels
Training room, Morgan Hill Police Dept.
16200 Vineyard Blvd
There will be a Ham Cram and Exam opportunity on February 2nd, 2019 in Morgan Hill. It will be held at the Morgan Hill Police Department Training Room.

This is the class for the Technician or General level license followed by the test. A test-only option is also available for all levels: Technician, General or Amateur Extra.

Please see the flyer for details.

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, email or call 408-310-4169. Thank you for conserving water!  

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.

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: 


PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program

Given the continued and growing threat of wildfire, PG&E is evolving and expanding its Community Wildfire Safety Program as an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires to further reduce wildfire risks and help keep its customers and the communities they serve safe.

Learn more about the program

Empower Homebuyers SCC

We wanted to share the exciting news that the County's down payment assistance program for first-time homebuyers, Empower Homebuyers SCC, has launched! Empower Homebuyers SCC was created with the goal of
bringing the dream of home ownership within the reach of middle-class families. Information about the program is available  at the link below.

Empower Homebuyers SCC

Santa Clara Valley Water District is Recruiting Water Ambassadors
The water district's first Water 101 Academy launches this spring and they're looking for community leaders who can help others understand local water issues and water projects.

Check out the Water Ambassador flyer
  2019 Point-in-time Homeless Census and Survey Needs Volunteers

The 2019 Point-in-Time Homeless Census and Survey will take place in Morgan Hill on Tuesday, January 29th from 4:30am - 10:00am, and we are looking for volunteers to help count!

What is the Point-in-Time Count?

All jurisdictions receiving federal funding to provide housing and services for homeless populations through McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grant are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct a biennial Point-in-Time count of unsheltered and sheltered homeless individuals and families. The count must happen within the last ten days of January and all data must be tied to one night.

Why does the Point-in-Time Count matter?

Point-in-Time Count data are the primary data used for federal funding allocations and national estimates of homelessness. The numbers reported by your community are used by the US Interagency Council on Homelessness and all federal departments including Housing and Education. PIT Count numbers are also most often cited by local strategic plans, state, county and city government and the media.

Register to Volunteer
  Morgan Hill Library

Effective Monday, December 3, 2018, the library is open on Sundays and expands its hours to:

Mon-Wed: 12-9
Thur-Sat: 10-6
Sun: 1-5

VTA Connections Newsletter
December 2018

Valley Transportation Authority.  
Solutions that move you. 
Santa Clara Valley Water District News: December 2018

Water supply, flood protection and stream stewardship for Santa Clara County.  Click here to view the Santa Clara Valley Water District's newsletter for December 2018!  


Tips to Help You Implement Asset #7: Community Values Youth
  • Help youth in your community feel valued by building relationship with them through volunteering, tutoring, baby-sitting and just being friendly. 
  • Encourage your youth to get involved in community service activities and programs.
  • Attend a family community event together, such as: an outdoor concert, library events & programs, attend the FREE Morgan Hill Values Youth Event on Saturday, January 26 at the CCC from 8:30am - 12:00pm.
  • Show that you value people who work with youth, and thank them for the work they do.
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