City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of June 10, 2018

Congratulations Morgan Hill Graduates!  We are so proud of you and wish you all the best as you take your next steps in life.  We hope that our Morgan Hill community has provided you with a positive and strong foundation which will support you in your future endeavors and successes!

Morgan Hill's Fiscal Year's 2018-19 and 2019 -2020 Budget was adopted at the City Council meeting this past Wednesday.  The complete adopted budget and the new Budget-In-Brief will be available by the end of June and take effect on July 1, 2018.  Thank you to those community members who were active participants in this budget process.  Your input and participation are sincerely appreciated.

Just a reminder that the Morgan Hill Library's Summer Reading program has already begun, but it's not to late to join in the fun.  Help us read 100,000 books this summer!  Further details can be found on the

On a more serious note, with the recent celebrity suicides, we felt it was important to ask our community to be aware and informed  on this important topic.  People you meet can be fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.  If you or someone you know needs help,  call the 
Suicide & Crisis Hotline at

Every day in California friends, family and co-workers struggle with emotional pain. And, for some, it's too difficult to talk about the pain, thoughts of suicide  and the need for help. By recognizing the warning signs, knowing how to start a  conversa tion and where to turn for help, you have the power to make a difference - the power to save a life. 

Make it a great week a head! We look forward to your ongoing engagement and participation in all aspects of community life and local government in Morgan Hill.
In This Issue
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours
8AM - 5PM
Monday - Friday
17575 Peak Ave 
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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California State Assembly District 30: 

California State Senate District 17: 

U.S. Congressional District 19: 

City of Morgan Hill
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June 6, 2019 Highlights
The City Council 
  1. Held a Public Hearing on the Recommend Budget
  2. Adopted resolution to:
    1. Adopt the FY 2018-19 and 2019-20 Operating Budget;
    2. Adopt the FY 2018-19 through 2023-24 Capital Improvement Program Budget;
    3. Adopt the FY 2018-19 Appropriations Limit and Appropriations Limit Adjustment Factors;
  3. Adopted a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a five-year agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to provide fire and emergency medical response services effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023; and
  4. Adopted the Management, Professional, and Confidential Employees resolution and corresponding salary schedules effective July 1, 2018.
June 11 - August 3, 2018
Lunch at the Library
12PM - 1PM
Morgan Hill Library
660 W. Main Avenue

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 
Planning Commission 
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Agenda will be available here when posted
Commission Web Page
Contact City Staff Liaison: Terry Linder or 408.778.6480
Friday, June 15, 2018
Stronger Communities: LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention Conference 
San Jose Marriott 

This conference features both national and local experts on LGBTQ+ mental health and suicide risk, and will be focused on making mental health, suicide prevention, and education an LGBTQ+ community priority. 

Further details and registration are available here. Online ticket sales close on Tuesday June 12, at 12PM.
Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the County Suicide Prevention Program, and the County Office of LGBTQ Affairs.
June 1 - July 31, 2018
Summer Reading Program 2018
Reading Takes Your Everywhere

For more information and to participate visit the
The 2020 Census tells the County how many people live here.
An accurate census is important because it helps provide more resources for families; including funding for schools, healthcare, libraries and services in your community.
Every ten years the Census Bureau does a count of the population, and as a part of it mails every family a form. To get ready for the 2020 Census and make sure everybody gets counted, volunteers will be walking through neighborhoods between May and July to check addresses.
Volunteers will NOT knock on your door or collect any names or personal information. Census information is NEVER shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

For more information: 
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
MAY 11, 2018
About once a month, Morgan Hill's Mayor, Steve Tate, has lunch at the Centennial Recreation Senior Center. The lunch provides an opportunity for senior members of the community to have a discussion and share concerns and ideas with the Mayor in the comfort and familiar environment of the Senior Center.  
The following is a summary of items and question discussed at the most recent coffee with further follow-up information from City Teammates as appropriate.

Notes and follow-up from past lunches can be found on the
The City of Morgan Hill has a long history of leadership in ensuring that water is used efficiently. Water is always a precious resource in Morgan Hill and with this in mind, irrigation is limited to a maximum of three days per week beginning Sunday, April 1st as follows:
  • Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for odd numbered addresses
  • Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays for even numbered addresses
  • No watering on Wednesdays
  • Irrigation is allowed before 9AM or after 7PM
  • Watering is limited to no more than 15 minutes per station 
In addition, the following also apply:
  • Restrictions cover all potable water in the Morgan Hill City limits, including water from private wells.
  • The washing of vehicles is allowed with the use of a hand-held bucket or similar container or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive self-closing water shut-off nozzle or device.
  • Pools are allowed to be filled.
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: 

May 2018 VTA Connections Newsletter
Stay in the know about  transportation in Silicon Valley.  Click here to view the VTA's newsletter for May 2018!
Santa Clara Valley Water District News: May 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 May 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 #15: Positive Peer Influence

Tips to Help You Implement Asset #15: Positive Peer Influence
Encourage your child to keep responsible friendships:
  • Talk with your child about her or his friends. Ask questions to find out what they're like.
  • Get to know your child's friends and their families. Point out what you like about them.
  • Don't jump to conclusions based on what friends look like.
  • Avoid criticizing friendships that seem negative to you, but be honest when you're concerned about a relationship.
  • Make your child's friends welcome in your home. Invite them over.
  • Think about your own friends. Do they model responsible behavior?
  • Let your child know when you think he or she has a good friend. 
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