January 21, 2020
Your January 21, 2020 Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Good Day Morgan Hill!

For many this past weekend was longer, with Monday designated as a federal holiday celebrating the life and achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. We hope you enjoyed the extra time off, if you had it!

Perhaps improving fitness in the new year is on your mind? Following a successful ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this month, the City of Morgan Hill and our partners welcome you to a new accessible fitness course at Galvan Park now open to the public! See what equipment is available to help you reach your goals! Galvan Park is located on West Main and Hale Avenues.

Or, perhaps, community service is part of your 2020 resolutions list? Serving on one of the City's Commissions may be a good option for you. It is a wonderful way to participate and engage in our local Morgan Hill government. Find out more information about each commission on the City's web site .

Make it a great week ahead! We look forward to your ongoing engagement and participation in all aspects of community life and local government. 
Quick Links
Engage Morgan Hill is a community conversation about services, funding and priorities. It is 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.

Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group (CAG) has completed several meetings and tasks since its inception earlier this year. January 2020 will start a new phase as the group's role and involvement in the upcoming budget development process expands. You can find all the information for each previous meeting on the City's web pages dedicated to Engage Morgan Hill, or sit in on any upcoming meeting.

Effective in 2020
Utility Billing

There will be changes made to billing cycles effective February 1, 2020. The City will synchronize billing dates for utilities to a single cycle per month. All water meters will be read on the 1st day of each month, bills will be processed and mailed by the 15th of each month, bills are, then, due by the 10th of the following month. You will see additional information included in your January and February utility bills. Contact the  utility billing office  for any questions.
Census 2020
Census 2020 - April 1 is "Census Day"

Residents will begin to see more regional, state and national information about the upcoming Census. Data is collected online, by phone, mail, and in person, mainly in March and April. Couple important facts to remember:

  • Any household that does not respond by April 30 can expect a U.S. Census Bureau employee to knock on your door between May-July. Data will be collected in person at your home, and the U.S. Census Bureau employee will clearly identify himself or herself with formal identification.
  • All data collected through any method is 100% confidential, and no personal information is ever passed on to immigration officials, law enforcement, or social services. Data results are anonymous and rolled up into an aggregate count.

For an overview of what to expect, visit the City's web page dedicated to Census 2020.

Temporary jobs - flexible hours, weekly pay, training - are available now, but applications are accepted only through January 31. Apply online or call 1-855-JOB-2020.
Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Tuesday, January 21
Parks & Recreation 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, the full agenda packet is also available .

Wednesday, January 22
City Council Meeting - CANCELED

The next regular meeting is scheduled for February 5.

7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Friday, January 24, 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 on a range of dates from January through May. The first class date is scheduled for January 24, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration is required . Other class dates are available.

Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Friday & Saturday, January 24-25, 2020
City Council Meeting
Annual Goal Setting Workshop
2 Days

9 a.m. - approximately 5 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

This is a two day workshop starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020. It will go until around 5:00 p.m. and will resume on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

The public is welcome to attend and can view documentation prior to the meeting.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Name and Gender Marker Change
Legal Clinic

Bay Area Legal Aid is hosting a FREE clinic to help those working on completing documents to change your name and/or gender marker.

Sunday, January 26, 2-6 p.m.
Location: Billy DeFrank LGTBQ+ Center
936 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126.

The clinic requires advance registration, and instructions to reserve a spot are listed on the event flyer in English and in Spanish
Save the Date
Monday, January 27, 2020
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley - FREE Event

New statewide renter protections (AB1482) and fair housing overview, presentation and discussion. An event flyer is available.

Monday, January 27, 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Morgan Hill Council Chamber, 17555 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Interpreters available in Spanish and Vietnamese.
Monday, February 3, 2020
Immigration Workshop

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County presents a FREE workshop guiding participants on how to interact with ICE and the effect of receiving government assistance.

Monday, February 3, 4 p.m., Location: Gilroy Library, 350 W. 6th Street, Gilroy, CA 95020.

Additional information is available in English and in Spanish . Contact Catholic Charities for more information.
February 18, 2020
Some Voters May Need to Re-register
to Vote in March 2020 Primary

An important voting-related item may affect some Morgan Hill residents! 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. The re-registration deadline is February 18, 2020.The Registrar of Voters' Office distributed information explaining which voters may be affected and that is now on the City's website . The information includes a detailed description and contact information for any questions.
Public Project and Maintenance Updates
Partner Agency News
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
Mike's Monthly Message
Get your updates from Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman

Library's Monthly 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! 
Your Morgan Hill
City hall
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours

Hours
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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
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