January 27, 2020
Your January 27, 2020 Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Good Day Morgan Hill!

Thank you to residents who joined the City Council and staff at the City's Annual Goal Setting workshop.

If you missed that event, please join Mayor Rich Constantine for coffee Saturday morning, February 1, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m, at Mama Mia's Restaurant on East Dunne.  The Mayor buys the coffee and you bring your comments, suggestions and questions for discussion in a comfortable and informal environment. All are welcome and we hope to see you there.

You may start to see national, state, or regional information about the upcoming Census Bureau count this spring. April 1 is "Census Day" and, by then, you'll receive information mailed to your home on how and when to respond. The City encourages everyone to respond to the census in April for every person living in your home. An accurate and thorough count is critical. Data collected is confidential by law and not shared with any other government or non-government agency. The commitment to confidentiality helps ensure the most accurate count, which influences many aspects of public life.

Thanks for your time and attention. Have a safe week ahead!
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.

January 2020 will start a new phase as the Community Advisory Group's role and involvement in the upcoming budget development process expands. You can find complete information to date on the City's web pages dedicated to Engage Morgan Hill. Residents are welcome to 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, and 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
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

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 late 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

All data collected through any Census Bureau method listed above 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.

More information coming soon on website link, phone number, and directions for responding in any format. For an overview of what to expect, visit the City's web page dedicated to Census 2020.

Temporary jobs with 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
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.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Planning Commission Regular 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 .

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Coffee with the Mayor

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 1
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. 
Save the Date
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.
Friday, February 7, 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 February 7, 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
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 .
Tuesday, 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.
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.
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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