City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of July 15, 2018
July 1st marked the beginning of the new fiscal year (FY) for the City of Morgan Hill.  For a summarized overview of the next two year budget, the updated Budget-In-Brief is now available on the City website.  The complete  FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 Adopted Operating and Capital Improvement Program Budget can also be viewed on the Budget page of the City website.  We encourage all community members to become familiar with this guiding document.

The City Council held it's Mid-year Goal Review this past Friday, July 13th.  You can view the workshop online on the  City website.

As we are enjoying all that summer time has to offer, it is also important that we all be aware of summer hazards that we can help to prevent. Last week's fires just north of us remind us all to be vigilant in our efforts to prevent fires, even in urban areas.  For more information on how to help prevent and be ready for fires visit

Water safety is especially important during the summer season as we so often spend time at  and around pools, hot tubs, lakes and the ocean. Parents, families, caregivers, and other adults need to be aware of the risks and what steps to take to help reduce preventable drowning deaths and injuries. From May 10 to June 23, eight children were brought to Valley Medical Center for drowning/near drowning incidents. Tragically, two of these children died. Please make sure to learn and  follow the  7 safety tips to prevent drownings and save lives.  

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.

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17575 Peak Ave 
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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Monday, July 16,2018
Public Hearing on PG&E Gas Rates
Scottish Rite Center
2455 Masonic Drive
San Jose, CA  95125
1PM and 6PM Information Sessions
2PM and 7PM Public Comment Forums

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Pacific Gas and Electric is seeking CPUC approval for increases in its rates as part of its Gas Transmission and Storage Rate Case and its Gas Cost Allocation Proceeding, respectively.
This is to inform you that the CPUC is accepting public input on the process, including at the upcoming public participation hearings near you:
July 16, 2018:
1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Comment Forums
Scottish Rite Center, 2455 Masonic Dr. 
San Jose, CA  95125

If PG&E's requests were to be approved without modification, for those using 33 therms of natural gas each month, the monthly transmission and storage rates on a typical consumer's bill would increase by about 2 percent, and allocation (determined costs for the procurement of the gas) would increase by about 3.2 percent.
PG&E claims it needs to increase rates in order to meet new safety requirements, invest in new infrastructure, and to fund the retirement of two gas storage field.

The forums will include information sessions one hour before the opening of the public hearing. The CPUC Administrative Law Judges assigned to these cases will preside over each forum. The Administrative Law Judges are scheduled to write Proposed Decisions in these matters for CPUC Commissioners' consideration by the end of the year. The CPUC welcomes attendance and participation, as public comments help the CPUC reach an informed decision. While a quorum of Commissioners or their staff may attend, no official action will be taken.

Fact sheets about the Public Participation Hearings are available online in English and Spanish at:
A video outlining PG&E's requests and the public hearing process is available online at: 

For those unable to attend a public comment forum in person, written comments on any proceeding may be submitted to: 
CPUC Public Advisor, 
505 Van Ness Ave., 
San Francisco, CA 94102, 
or via email to 

Please refer to the proceeding number on any written or email correspondence about this proceeding:
-           Gas Transmission and Storage Rate Case: A.17-11-009
-           2018 Gas Cost Allocation Proceeding: A.17-09-006
All public comments received are provided to the CPUC's Commissioners and the Administrative Law Judge assigned to the case.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC) Meeting
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

Contact City Staff Liaison Chris Ghione for questions or comments related to PRC.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Library, Culture and Arts Commission (LCAC) Meeting
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

Contact City Staff Liaison Chris Ghione with questions or comments related to LCAC.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
City Council Meeting
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

All residents and interested parties are encouraged to attend and participate at Morgan Hill City Council meetings. The meetings provide an important opportunity to engage and stay informed. 

  Complete City Council Agenda for July 18, 2018 

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We hope to see you at the City Council meeting on Wednesday

Friday, July 20, 2018
Morgan Hill Resident Free Day
11:30AM - 4:30PM
Morgan Hill Dennis Kennedy Aquatics Center

June 1 - July 31, 2018
Summer Reading Program 2018
Reading Takes Your Everywhere

For more information and to participate visit the
June 11 - August 3, 2018
Lunch at the Library
12PM - 1PM
Morgan Hill Library
660 W. Main Avenue

Tuesday,  August 7, 2018
National Night Out
5:30PM - 8:00PM
Depot Street by Railroad Park

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Have you ever wanted to know more about how your Police Department works? Interested in learning how our officers conduct an investigation? How does our CSI team process a crime scene? What is the difference between a patrol officer and a detective? What equipment is used to train officers to respond to a crisis situation in the field?

If the answer is  YES , then the MHPD Citizens Police Academy is for you! We are accepting applications for the fall session!

The Academy starts on Thursday August 23 and meets each Thursday at 6:30pm through November 15. Sessions meet at the Police Department

Priority is given to Morgan Hill residents and each applicant is required to consent to a criminal background investigations check.

To learn more and/or complete an online application,  click here

For questions, please contact Corporal Scott Purvis via  email

Visit for more information.  Click here to view a list of FAQ's that you may find helpful.  Customers can report water waste  online  or by calling the Water Waste Hotline at 408.310.4195
For questions, comments or concerns, please contact Andi Borowski or call 408.310.4169

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: 

Magical Bridge Survey

We hope you can provide our friends at Magical Bridge Foundation with your opinion about Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto and playgrounds in general. Your valuable feedback will ensure Magical Bridge Foundation extends their work in ways most impactful to you and your family -- and they will use this important data when designing and building our Magical Bridge Playground in Morgan Hill.

This should take no more than 7 minutes to complete.

*This survey is meant to be  taken by anyone who has visited Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto.

The data being collected will be made available in summary form on the Magical Bridge website and Facebook page towards the end of this year. They look forward to sharing this with you with their kindest thanks.
Please feel free to share this link with others who visit Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto.

July 2018 VTA Connections Newsletter

Stay in the know about  transportation in Silicon Valley.  Click here  to view the VTA's newsletter for July 2018!
Santa Clara Valley Water District News: June 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 June 2018!
Santa Clara Valley Water District: Landscape Rebate Program
The Santa Clara Valley Water District has funds available and is offering Morgan Hill utility customers rebates up to $3,000 for replacing high water using plants with approved low water using plants, mulch, and/or permeable hardscape or for an irrigation equipment upgrade. Commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-family properties can receive rebates up to $30,000 ($3,000 for multi-family).  Pre-approval is required, please call 408.630.2554 for  details and an application or click here to get started. Get paid to save money and water year after year!
Asset #27:  Equality and Social Justice

Tips to Help You Implement Asset #27: Equality and Social Justice
  • Discuss with your youth and give your opinion about different equality and social justice topics such as: racial, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class and age discrimination, poverty, hunger, or human rights.
  • Promote tolerance and acceptance.
  • Advocate for people with disability.
  • Support candidates who take a stand on equality and social justice.
  • Let your words and actions show that you care about those who suffer.
Click here for more information about this month's developmental asset! 

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