July 22, 2019
Your July 22, 2019 Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Happy Monday Morgan Hill!

Did you take time this past week to prepare for emergencies and PG&E Power Safety Shut Downs ? We hope so. Remember, being prepared is your best defense!

Last Wednesday, the California High Speed Rail Authority made a presentation to the City Council on their staff's recommendation for the preferred alignment. The presentation can be viewed at the beginning of the City Council meeting video.

Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00 pm there will be a community workshop with the Planning Commission to discuss land use standards for potential future cannabis uses. Land use is the only area that will be discussed at this meeting. No decisions have been made on allowing commercial cannabis in Morgan Hill.

The City Council will hold its Mid Year Goals Review this Friday, July 26 from 9:00 am - approximately 4:00 pm. The community is invited and encouraged to attend. The meeting will be live streamed, broadcast on Channel 17 and available on video after the fact.

The City Council Meetings for the month of August have been cancelled. The next regular City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, September.

Enjoy these last few weeks before school is back in session!

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Engage Morgan Hill  i s a community conversation about services, funding and priorities. It will be 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.

The Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group met for the first time on Saturday, June 29th. It was a great first meeting with wonderful, committed community members who want to help shape the future of Morgan Hill.

Next Meeting :
Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9:00am – 11:00am in the City Council Chamber. The topic for this meeting will be the City Budget with a focus on the General Fund. 



Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Tuesday July 23, 2019
Community Workshop on Land Use Standards for Potential Future Cannabis Uses
6:00PM
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

The Morgan Hill Planning Commission will be discussing land use standards for potential future cannabis uses at a public workshop at 6 pm on July 23, 2019. Specifically, the discussion will be what zones are appropriate for different types of cannabis uses and whether buffer distance requirements for potential cannabis uses should exceed state required distances and if so, how much. The regular monthly Planning Commission meeting will start at 7 pm at the conclusion of the workshop.

Background: On February 27, 2019 City Council heard from law enforcement officials, cannabis experts and community members regarding the possibilities for cannabis business in Morgan Hill. The Council ultimately directed staff to report back with potential ordinance options and answers to council questions about retail, manufacturing and testing. This workshop is a first step to developing a draft ordinance for future consideration regarding the location of potential cannabis businesses within the City should City Council choose to allow such uses at a future date.

For more information, please attend the workshop, view the workshop online, view the workshop on Channel 17 or contact the Development Services Department at 408-778-6480 .

Planning Commission Meeting
7:00PM
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

Thursday July 25, 2019
Summer Fun in the Park
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Galvan Park
17666 Crest Avenue

Jersey Day with the SJ Earthquakes Wear your favorite soccer jersey (or any sport jersey) Join us in an evening of fun activities & free gifts! At Summer Fun, families can meet and learn about free services being provided by local non-profit organizations and government agencies. Free food for the first 250 attendees! We encourage families to attend with their kids as all vendors will have fun and engaging activities.

Friday, July 26, 2019
Mid Year City Council Goals Review
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

Saturday July 27, 2019
Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group Meeting - Budget
9:00 - 11:00 AM
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Tuesday August 6, 2019
National Night Out
We invite you to meet your first responders and join us for a fun, activity filled night!

August 15, 2019
City of Morgan Hill Affordable First Time Home Buyer Program
6:00 PM
Morgan Hill City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

To learn more, households should attend a free orientation: Please register at www.HouseKeys.org select Morgan Hill and go to “Event Registration”.

Public Project and Maintenance Updates
Partner Agency News
VTA June Newsletter
Read the June newsletter for your regional transit authority.

Mike's Monthly Message
Get your July updates from Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman.

Library July Newsletter
Learn more about what is happening at your libraries and find out about upcoming events

Use CalFresh EBT at the Farmer's Market
Get up to $10 in FREE fruits and veggies through the Market Match program when you use a CalFresh/ EBT card at the Morgan Hill Farmer’s Market this summer. 
Lunch at the Library
Free summer meals!
For kids 0-18 with their grown ups

June 10 to August 2
Monday to Friday, 12:00 to 1:00 PM


Also a great volunteer opportunity

Gain experience in food service, teamwork, and working with children and families while providing lunch to the children in our community!

Silicon Valley Green Energy

Learn about proposed energy code amendments that encourage cost-effective, emissions-free building.

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.

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Visit Morgan Hill Board Seat
Apply for the sports and recreation industry board seat on Morgan Hill's newly formed Tourism Business Improvement District! Lead the growth and development of tourism in Morgan Hill.


City of Morgan Hill Recreation Guide
Current Watering Schedule
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  environ@morganhill.ca.gov  or call 408-310-4169. Thank you for conserving water! 
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