Your Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of March 30, 2020
Hello Morgan Hill!

Some exciting news... this past Saturday, Mo's opened in downtown Morgan Hill. They are open for curbside takeout only. Let's give them a true Morgan Hill welcome!

Just a reminder that Tuesday, March 31, the City of Morgan Hill will be observing Cesar Chavez Day. All essential services will continue to be provided, but calls to City Hall and the temporary call center will not be answered. All messages will be returned on Wednesday, April 1.

This week's regular City Council meeting will be held as scheduled on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. The public can participate in this meeting remotely by joining the electronic meeting. All the details are in the body of this email and available on the City website .

If you haven't already taken the Census, now is the time to do so. Participation in the 2020 Census will ensure that our community receives its fair share of federal funding for essential services including health care, disaster relief, emergency services, educational programs, roads, and schools. It just takes ten minutes and it means ten years of increased funding for Santa Clara County.

While so many of us are sheltering in place, you can complete your census safely and comfortably from home. Please make our county stronger by completing your census today. Go online at my2020census.gov  or make a toll-free call to 844-330-2020.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to the County’s 2020 Census team at census@ceo.sccgov.org .


Have a good "shelter-in-place" week ahead!

We are here for you! We will get through this together!
A message from City Manager Christina Turner
A Message from Councilmember Rene Spring
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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Cesar Chavez Day

Cesar Chavez Day is always celebrated on his birthday, March 31st.

It is a state holiday in California. It is either an optional or commemorative day in nine other states - Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.

California, Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin observe Cesar Chavez Day by closing schools and state offices.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

City Council Meeting
7:00 P.M.



Watch on Channel 17

Members of the public may participate in the meeting remotely through an electronic meeting in the following ways; by either joining the electronic meeting at bit.ly/040120CCMTG and enter ID: 663 791 422 or by calling in (669) 900-9128 enter Meeting ID: 663 791 422#.

Public comment for City Council meetings 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.
Stay Active and Healthy
While Sheltering in Place
Help Keep Morgan Hill Parks and Public Spaces Safe and Open during Covid-19

Love your Parks 6 Feet Apart!

It is currently OK to go outside for exercise as long as you observe a minimum of 6 feet distance from others.

Santa Clara County and City of Morgan Hill parks still remain open. Only playgrounds and picnic tables have been closed. Help us keep it that way!

The most effective way to stop the coronavirus and help ensure the safety of you, your family, and our community is to stay at home. Only go outside for food, essential work, and for your physical and mental health. Visiting parks and outdoor spaces is a health supporting activity allowed under State and County law, but when doing so you are required to comply with the following:
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Stay 6 feet away from others. If you cannot, you should leave the area.
  • Use the parks in your neighborhood whenever possible. If you don’t live near nature or your local parks are too busy find a less crowded park or trail.
  • Avoid busy times at parks.
  • Respect all closed areas, including playgrounds and the Skate Park.
  • Social gatherings are not allowed. 
  • Group and team sports are not allowed.
  • For trails and walkways, walk single file maintaining appropriate distancing and yield to others trying to pass.
  • Please be considerate and don’t stay too long, which will allow others to enjoy the space as well.
Disregard of the guidelines listed above will lead to the closure of Morgan Hill parks and public spaces. Please remember to wash your hands before and after activities and bring hand sanitizer with you when possible.

Thank you for doing your part to ensure our community and parks stay! #LoveYourParks6feetApart
Senior Take Out Lunch Service

The Centennial Recreation Senior Center has been successful in continuing the essential senior lunch services by turning it into a drive through pick up lunch service. Our amazing team served 434 meals last week through our drive through meal pick up program. 12 meals were delivered directly to homes. For many of our seniors the lunch program is the only full nutritional meal they receive most weekdays.

A great big shout out to our own Morgan Hill heroes who are keeping this program running.

The program runs Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m -12:15 p.m. 
ARE YOU AN ESSENTIAL HEALTHCARE WORKER OR FIRST RESPONDER NEEDING CHILD CARE?

Let's do our part to support our local restaurants & wineries during this difficult time.

You may not know 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
Morgan Hill Library
The Morgan Hill Library building may be closed temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the online library is open 24/7. The library has many online library services available through the website . These include things you may not expect to find such as  online story times ,   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: 

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