Your Morgan Hill Weekly 411
News for the Week of March 1, 2021  
Hello Morgan Hill Community!

It is hard to believe that it is already March! We hope that you can get outside this weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather.

The County announced an update to the health directive to allow a broader range of outdoor activities, effective February 26, 2021. These changes allow a range of social and recreational outdoor activities to resume, including youth sports, performing arts, and enrichment activities, so long as they occur only outdoors.
The City of Morgan Hill is recruiting for seats on the Library, Culture, and Arts Commission
 
The City of Morgan Hill is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the Library, Culture & Arts Commission. The City is recruiting to fill four (4) vacancies on this Commission with terms ending April 1, 2024.
 
If you are interested in applying, please visit the link below to learn more about the commissions and to apply: https://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/148/Commissions
The 38th Annual Virtual Wildflower Run
Organized by the Morgan Hill Branch
of American Association of University Women

A virtual run means registrants can run any day, anywhere between March 20 and March 28.

Extras include:
  • Limited edition t-shirts (guaranteed in your size for first 400 registering)
  • Medals for all youth
  • Bonus baby-tees for stroller tots
  • Opportunity for prize drawings for all, plus more!

100% of the proceeds return to support Morgan Hill! Registration Now Open 
COVID-19 Updates
Starting February 28, vaccine appointments will be available to workers in education and childcare, emergency services, and the food and agriculture industries. For more information, visit www.sccFreeVax.org or call 2-1-1.  
A partir del 28 de febrero, las citas para vacunas estarán disponibles para los trabajadores de la educación y el cuidado de niños, los servicios de emergencia y las industrias de alimentos y agricultura. Para más información visite www.sccfreevax.org o llame al 2-1-1
Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Library, Culture, and Arts Commission Meeting
6:00 p.m.
 
 
The Library, Culture, and Arts Commission meeting will be live-streamed on Channel 17 and the City’s website.
 
Members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the electronic meeting at: https://bit.ly/LCACMeeting
 
Or by calling in to: 669-900-9128, then enter the meeting id: 830 4187 3791#
  
Public comment for Library, Culture, and Arts Commission meetings will be accepted via email to Chris Ghione. Members of the public may speak during public comment.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
City Council Meeting
7:00 p.m.
 
 
The City Council Meeting will be live-streamed on Channel 17 and the City’s website.
 
Those members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the electronic meeting at: https://bit.ly/MHCityCouncilMeeting or by calling 669-900-9128,
then enter the meeting id: 873 3200 8380#
 
Public comment for this meeting will be accepted via email to ccpubliccomment@morganhill.ca.gov. Members of the public participating in the electronic meeting wishing to speak may do so during public comment.  
Friday, March 5, 2021
Morgan Hill Unified School District
Superintendent Survey

The Morgan Hill Unified Board of Trustees is asking for your input in selecting the next Superintendent. To ensure this is a collaborative and inclusive process, the Board is providing an anonymous, online survey and encourages your participation. This survey will be open until March 5 at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 6, 2021
Public Project and Maintenance Updates

Partner Agency News
Summer Enrichment Program

Join the Boys and Girls Club for an exciting summer filled with fun, friends, and adventure!

June 14 - July 30 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ages 6 - 18 Monday - Friday

For more information and to register today, view the flyers. (English/Spanish)
Proud Parents
Online Support Group for parents & guardians of LGBTQ+ youth.

Attend monthly online group meetings or schedule private meetings. Meet and talk to other parents like you and find resources and services for LGBTQ+ youth.

For more information, view the flyers. (English/Spanish)
Help House a Gavilan College Student.
 
Gavilan College has partnered with the House Sharing Program of Catholic Charities to help students find below market room rental opportunities close to campus.

For more information, view the complete flyer.

You may also attend the Free Webinar:

• Wednesday, March 17, 4:00 p.m.
• Zoom Webinar
The Morgan Hill HUB
 
LATI is excited to announce the launch of The Morgan Hill HUB starting on February 22, 2021. The HUB is a COVID compliant space that will allow youth (limited count) and early college students to come and have free, strong internet access, log into school, do their homework, receive academic support and resources. The HUB will also provide a morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack.
 
Registration is now open, and space is still available: THE HUB
 
For more information, please view the flyers. (English/Spanish)
Morgan Hill Community Foundation's
Meals for Heroes Program

Two of the most impacted Morgan Hill industries in the midst of COVID-19 are medical and hospitality. Your donation will help provide meals for local healthcare workers and financial support for local small business restaurants.

PG&E Extends Its COVID-19 Support Programs

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced that it will extend the existing COVID 19 customer protections through June 30, 2021.

For more information, view the full article HERE.


Wildfire Prevention Work in Santa Clara County
On February 5th PG&E submitted its 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP), found HERE, to the CPUC detailing its plans to reduce wildfire risk, increase situational awareness, and deploy new technology and models to help keep customers and communities safe.

Additional Resources for Customers
To help customers plan for power outages to prevent major wildfires, PG&E has developed a series of educational videos that can be found at pge.com/pspsvideos and kidsemergencysafety.com
Darren Dean Vocational Education Grant

The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill offers financial aid to adults age 17+ who live in the Morgan Hill Unified School District boundaries.

The Darren Dean Vocational Education Grant supports people who want experience and knowledge in skilled labor, such as the construction trades. The due date is March 15, 2021. See the attached flyer for additional information.

For the application and more information, visit https://www.morganhillrotary.org/deangrant.
Virtual Events for Teens

The SCCLD has some upcoming and fun teen events. Including Sea Shanty Sing-Alongs, Black History Month Collage workshop, a SED talk, and a few contests currently happening.

View this FLYER for dates and registration of upcoming events.


New Online Program Helps Adults Get High School Diplomas

The Santa Clara County Library District is happy to offer a new online program that makes it simple and convenient for adults to obtain high school diplomas and learn new careers.
View this FLYER for more information.
$20,000 in Scholarships
for Youth Film Competition:
EmPower Silicon Valley 

Do you know a high school student interested in climate solutions? Silicon Valley Clean Energy is providing $20,000 in scholarships as part of a new youth competition. Share ideas and solutions for fighting climate change. No prior film or climate change knowledge necessary. Learn more about the competition and sign up for updates at SVCleanEnergy.org/Empower-SV.

For more information regarding bill relief programs and more, click HERE.

June 2021 Santa Clara County Time-of-Use Rate Transition

As part of a multi-year, statewide energy policy to create a cleaner energy future for California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), and San José Clean Energy (SJCE) will move approximately 395,000 eligible residential electric customers currently on a tiered rate plan called E-1 to a Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plan in June 2021. For more information, click HERE.
Don't forget the Buy Local Campaign!

Working with several local support organizations, including Choose Morgan Hill, The Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce championed a Sidewalk Art Project to attract shoppers to local businesses. A total of 30 painted sidewalk squares, like this one, can be found in shopping centers throughout the city and in various high foot traffic areas. Check out a recent story from Morgan Hill Life that details the project's results, and see if you can find all 30 when out in town!
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City hall
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours

City of Morgan Hill offices are closed due to COVID-19.

If you have questions or concerns during this time please call our virtual call center.

408-767-6404

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Messages will be returned within 24 hours.
Elected Officials


County Supervisor
District 1: 

California State Assembly District 30: 

California State Senate District 17: 

U.S. Congressional District 19: 

City of Morgan Hill
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