Your Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of March 22, 2020
Hello Morgan Hill!

To say things changed quickly for all of us this past week would be an understatement. It seems that everything has changed and that life as we knew it has been turned completely upside down.

We understand this is a difficult and uncertain time for all, with significant impacts on many different levels. Know that the City Council, the City Manager, the City Leadership Team and our City Teammates care about you, our Morgan Hill community. We are working hard to ensure the health and safety of our community. We can't stress enough how important it is to follow the State and County orders to shelter-in-place. Staying home saves lives.

We encourage the community to stay calm, safe, and share accurate information with your friends and neighbors who may not have access to social media or other local communication channels. Remind your friends they can sign up for regular email updates from the City online. Those with questions or concerns can email us or call 408.767.6404. You can also visit our website for all the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic at www.morganhill.ca.gov/covid19

We will continue to provide separate and regular updates related to the COVID-19 crisis. We will also continue to send the Weekly 411 with other information that is not necessarily related to the pandemic. We believe that at times like this, when nothing is the same, things that can bring some amount of normalcy to life are important.

We are here for you! We will get through this together!

A Message from Mayor Rich Constantine
Morgan Hill Police Captain Shane Palsgrove
Appointed as Interim Police Chief
On Friday, March 20, our City Manager, Christina Turner, announced the appointment of Captain Shane Palsgrove as the Interim Police Chief for our Morgan Hill Police Department. Captain Palsgrove will assume this new role immediately upon Chief David Swing's departure on April 3 2020.

We are confident that Captain Palsgrove will keep our Police Department moving forward providing the same high level of police service our community expects and deserves. We are fortunate to have someone from our internal command team who has the necessary skills, abilities, and the experience to assume this role for the interim with ease.

Please join us in congratulating Captain Shane Palsgrove!

Stay Updated on the Coronavirus and
Local Sheltering in Place
We encourage the community to stay calm, shelter-in-place, and share accurate information with your friends and neighbors who may not have access to social media or other local communication channels.

We are here for you! We will get through this together!
Census 2020
While You Are Sheltering In Place
Take The Census Online

Using any device with an internet connection, you can visit the Census Bureau website to complete the questionnaire in your preferred language. The Census Bureau has also created a how-to video that gives step-by-step instructions to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire online.
Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Vacancies on City Commissions
Commissions with Vacancies

There are current vacancies on both the Library, Culture, and Arts and Parks and Recreation Commissions. Follow the links below to learn more and apply: Parks & Recreation Commission and the Library, Culture & Arts Commission .

Visit the City's web page for general information about all the commissions.

Monday, March 23, 2020
Special City Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Planning Commission Meeting
7:00 P.M.



Watch on Channel 17

Join the Zoom Meeting:
log onto https://zoom.us/j/749718450 and enter Meeting ID: 749718450
or call in to (669) 900-9128 enter Meeting ID: 749718450#.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
CANCELLED
 Community Meetings and the City Budget

The City has started its bi-annual budget process for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 fiscal year budgets.

The City is looking forward to sharing information and receiving feedback on the budget. The locations and times for any future meetings will be posted when available.
Important things to remember
You may not have known this, but sanitary wipes including flushable ones (toilet wipes/baby wipes/wet wipes/pet litter, etc.) damage pumps and treatment equipment, cause process performance problems and clog sewer lines. 

Flushable wipes are not really flushable! 

Do your part...keep the wipes out of the pipes!
Partner Agency News
Mike's Monthly Message
Get your updates from Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman

Morgan Hill Library
The Morgan Hill Library building may be closed temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic but our online library is open 24/7. The library has many online library services available through our website . These include things you may not expect to find such as  online storytimes ,   online homework help streaming movies online classes and much more. The library also has a robust collection of  eBooks, audiobooks streaming music, tv and videos eMagazines and news — available for every age and interest. 
 
For those who do not have a library account, if you live within the Library District including Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga or any of the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County, you can  apply for an eCard   from the website. If approved, the eCard gives you instant access to our entire online library .
 
Valley Water District News
Check out the most recent news from Valley Water District's News & Events web page, plus highlights including:

VTA News Blog - Headways

Check out the most recent news from Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)

City of Morgan Hill Recreation Guide
Watering Schedule Changes as of April 1
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! 
Your Morgan Hill
City hall
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours

City of Morgan Hill offices are closed due to the County shelter-in-place order.

If you have questions or concerns during this time please call our virtual call center.
408.767.6404
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Messages will be returned within 24 hours.

Elected Officials


County Supervisor
District 1: 

California State Assembly District 30: 
Robert Rivas

California State Senate District 17: 

U.S. Congressional District 19: 

City of Morgan Hill
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