Hello Morgan Hill,

Temperatures decreased dramatically this week, but air quality has been and will continue to be unhealthy. A spare the air alert is in effect through Monday. It is recommended that you stay indoors to protect your health. For the most current information on air quality please visit the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's (BAAQMD) website. The CDC's website has good information and tips regarding dealing with wildfire smoke and COVID-19. (Información en español). Additionally BAAQMD offers the following tips and information: Wildfire smoke preparedness tips / Consejos de Preparación: Enfrentando el humo causado por incendios forestales

Please remember that we are likely to have more warm weather ahead and the risk of further fires continues to be a very real and present danger. View the CAL FIRE Statewide Fire Summary. It is important to stay informed and prepared.

What are you and your family doing to stay prepared during National Preparedness Month?
This week we ask you to focus on Preparing for Disasters.

Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family by starting with the following:

  • Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage.
  • Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.

For more information visit: https://www.ready.gov/be-informed
Esta semana le pedimos que se concentre en prepararse para desastres.

Limite los impactos que causan los desastres en usted y su familia:

  • Conozca el riesgo de desastres en su área y verifique la cobertura de su póliza de seguro.
  • Aprenda cómo usted puede hacer su hogar más resistente a tormentas y otros riesgos comunes y actúe de inmediato si recibe un aviso o alerta local.


Para más información visite: https://www.ready.gov/es/mantengase-informado
2020 Census
It’s not too late to participate in the 2020 Census!

Visit my2020census.gov or call
844-330-2020 by September 30th to ensure Santa Clara County’s fair share of federal funding for healthcare, schools, roads, and more.

¡No es demasiado tarde para participar en el censo de 2020!

Visite my2020census.gov o llame
844-330-2020 antes del 30 de septiembre para garantizar la participación justa del condado de Santa Clara en fondos federales para atención médica, escuelas, carreteras y más.
November 3, 2020
Presidential General Election​​​​​​​​​​​​

Vote Proud, Avoid the Crowd
Skip the lines and vote from home! Every registered voter will be mailed a vote by mail ballot; there are also in-person early voting options. There are many ways to vote safely; it is your choice.

No stamp, no problem
All voters will receive a free postage paid return envelope with your vote by mail ballot. Mail your ballot today and avoid the crowds on election day!

For more information visit sccvote.org.

Last day to register to vote:  
October 19, 2020
If you have moved, changed your name or political affiliation, you must re-register to vote.
Stay Updated on the Coronavirus and
Local Sheltering in Place
Santa Clara County is at Red Risk Level 

Allowed indoors:  
  • Nail salons, 
  • Body waxing salons, 
  • Tattoo and piercing parlors, 
  • K-12 Schools (after being 14 days in Red), 
  • Museums, zoos and aquariums at 25% capacity, 
  • Gyms and fitness centers at 10% capacity, 
  • Malls can increase capacity to 50% (opened at 25% in Purple) 
 
Not allowed to resume operation under the County Order:  
  • Movie theaters, 
  • Indoor gatherings
  • Indoor dining 



Counties can move to a less restrictive level as COVID-transmission goes down and testing goes up.  

Stay diligent about keeping your distance, wearing your mask, getting tested, and following all protocols and directives. 

Visit sccgov.org/cv19order for more detailed information.
Why is the COVID-19 test positivity rate for our county important? 
 The positivity rate provides public health experts with information on whether a community is conducting enough testing, whether it’s likely finding most cases, and the rate at which transmission may be increasing. 
👍 The goal is to have a low positivity rate, widespread testing, and ample testing of people at greatest risk.   
👍 The positivity rate is also one of two factors used to calculate our county’s Risk Level under the State’s new reopening framework, and lowering it could help us move into a less restrictive level under the State’s framework. 
¿Por qué es importante la tasa de positividad en pruebas de COVID-19 para nuestro condado? 
 La tasa de positividad da a los expertos en salud pública información sobre si una comunidad está haciendo suficientes pruebas, si es probable que identifique la mayoría de los casos y la velocidad a la que la transmisión puede estar aumentando.  
👍 El objetivo es tener una tasa de positividad baja, con pruebas generalizadas y especialmente abundantes para las personas con mayor riesgo.  
👍 La tasa de positividad es también uno de los dos factores para calcular el Nivel de Riesgo de nuestro condado según la nueva clasificación para reaperturas del Estado: reducirlo podría ayudarnos a pasar a un nivel menos restrictivo en la clasificación del Estado.
For the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Santa Clara County, please visit https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/
Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
7:00 P.M.
 
 
The Parks and Recreation Commission meeting will be live-streamed on Channel 17 and on the City’s website. Those members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the electronic meeting at: https://bit.ly/ParksandRecreationCommission or by calling in to: (669) 900-9128, then enter the meeting id: 876 8547 2893
 
Public comment for Parks and Recreation Commission meetings will be accepted via email to chris.ghione@morganhill.ca.gov. Members of the public participating in the electronic meeting wishing to speak may do so during public comment.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
City Council Meeting
7:00 P.M.
 
 
The City Council Meeting will be live-streamed on Channel 17 and on the City’s website.
 
Those members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the electronic meeting at:  https://bit.ly/091620CityCouncilMtg

Or by calling in to: (669) 900-9128, then enter the meeting id: 849 7734 2306.
 
Public comment for this workshop 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.  
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Valley Water - Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

 
The Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) invites you to join their virtual public meeting to receive an update about the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project. The meeting discussion will focus on Valley Water’s efforts to lower the water levels at Anderson Reservoir beginning on Oct. 1, 2020. This is in response to a directive from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in February 2020.

Please click the link below to join the meeting:
or by calling: +1 669 900 9128 the enter Webinar ID: 996 2255 7783

You can also join the meeting on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/scvwd

Please email questions to the project’s neighborhood liaison, Public Information Representative Tony Mercado, at tmercado@valleywater.org or call 408-630-2342. Valley Water will address your submitted questions in addition to the ones asked during the virtual meeting.

Please note this meeting will be recorded. 

For more information on the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project please visit https://www.valleywater.org/anderson-dam-project
Public Project and Maintenance Updates

Upcoming Pavement Projects in Morgan Hill
The City of Morgan Hill’s ongoing Pavement Rehabilitation Program is planned to address the City’s needs for pavement rehabilitation. On September 17, 2020, work will begin on multiple City streets throughout the City. Affected residents and businesses will be notified in advance with door hangers prior to the start of construction work on their street. Project work for the locations of Condit Road, East Dunne Avenue, and Tennant Avenue will have a significant amount of night work, including grinding, dig out repairs, and paving.

We understand that these traffic patterns, detours, and changes can be frustrating. Our hope is to complete the work as quickly as possible and limit the impact to the community. Please remember to drive cautiously through construction areas and follow signage for detours. We recommend utilizing alternate routes as much as possible while the work is being completed. For additional information, please visit www.morganhill.ca.gov/1854/Pavement-Rehabilitation-Program.
City of Morgan Hill Employment Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
 
    CURRENT OPEN (INTERNAL/EXTERNAL) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

All open job postings can be found here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/morganhillca

 
  • NEW Senior Utility Worker                                              Continuous
  • Water Quality Specialist                                                  Continuous
  • Police Officer – Lateral/Academy Graduate                 Continuous
  • Police Officer – Recruit                                                    Continuous

 
SEASONAL/TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT
 
All positions are part-time opportunities 
 
  • Maintenance Assistant                                                        Continuous 
Partner Agency News


The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara is now accepting applications for service on the 2021 Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury. The deadline to submit an application for consideration for service is Friday, September 25, 2020. For more information and to submit an application click here.
The Edward Boss Prado Foundation is providing "Drop-In" internet access to students in need of internet for distance learning.
No appointment or identification needed, and the program is free.

This program is available Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 am -12 noon at 35 Peebles Avenue, Morgan Hill.

View the flyer here.
Fire Response Donations
There have been many inquiries regarding donations to the fire response. Although neither the City or CAL FIRE accept donations directly, the Morgan Hill Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund can accept your donations to provide support to those people in our community who may be affected by these destructive fires. 







  • Meals are FREE for all children 18/under. (USDA approved an SSO extension through Dec. 31,2020)

  • 2 distribution times @ three sites (Live Oak, SMG, Los Paseos)  
7 - 9 am & 4 - 6 pm

  • Meal kits include 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches
Valley Water District News

Check out the most recent news from Valley Water District's News for September 2020. 


VTA News
 
Check out the most recent news from Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
 
Santa Clara County Library District is offering
Expanded Wi-Fi and Curbside Hours. For hours and locations view the flyer.


Grab & Go Supper Meals now available at South County locations. For more information and locations view the flyer. (English/Spanish)
 
View all services available at the Morgan Hill Library for Fall 2020. (English/Spanish)
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
Advisory Commissions:

City of Morgan Hill Advisory Committees: