Your Morgan Hill Weekly 411
News for the Week of September 7, 2020
Happy Labor Day Weekend Morgan Hill!

It is hard to believe that it's already September, and Labor Day is here! Do you know what that means? The holiday countdown begins, as we enjoy these last few weeks of summer!
We hope that everyone is able to enjoy the Labor Day weekend with family or friends safely. There is an excessive heat warning for the weekend, and although being outdoors is best, it may not be possible for some this weekend.

Keep in mind that COVID-19 is still a large concern for us as a community. Bay Area Health Officials offer Tips for Not Spreading COVID-19 During Labor Day Weekend.

Just a reminder that the City of Morgan Hill will be observing the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 7, 2020. All public safety services will continue as usual but calls to City Hall and the virtual call center will not be answered. All messages will be returned on Tuesday, September 8th.
The Centennial Recreation Center lobby is open Saturday, September 5th through Monday, September 7th from noon to 5 pm as a Cooling Center for those who do not have air conditioning and need a place to cool off. All the details can be found at the following link:
Please remember to check on friends and loved ones who may be vulnerable during the excessive heat. Please check the County's website for heat safety tips and the location of other cooling centers.
In anticipation of high heat over Labor Day weekend, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has issued a Flex Alert beginning Saturday and extending through Monday, from 3 pm to 9 pm. Consumers are urged to lower energy use from 3 pm – 9 pm. Simple actions like unplugging appliances and turning off lights can contribute to conservation during this time.
Learn more and sign up for alerts at

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, and locally we are dealing with the reality of wildfires, there is no better time to be prepared. The 2020 NPM theme is: "Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today."

This week we ask you to focus on building your emergency preparedness kit.

  • Ensure your kit is stocked with essential items, including what is needed to protect you and your family from COVID-19.
  • Consider the unique needs of your family (example: families with infants should include formula, diapers, & bottles).
  • Have enough supplies for several days and store items in airtight containers.
  • Help individuals with disabilities prepare for disasters.

For more information about building a kit visit
Stay Updated on the Coronavirus and
Local Sheltering in Place

Don't Forget Your Mask
With all of the guidelines and requirements in place to protect us from the virus, masks or face coverings and hand sanitizer are an essential items as we venture out of the house.
Carrying an extra mask or face covering and hand sanitizer in your car can help to ensure that you are protected in public at all times.
Get Tested
Santa Clara County continues to test people who have symptoms or do not have symptoms so that we can better understand how the virus is moving in our community. 
With over 50 testing sites across the county, there are many choices to meet your needs, including drive-thru, walk-up, and bike lane options.
Try out our newest site where we are testing up to 5,000 people a day at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Drive, bike, or even walk to get your free COVID-19 test. Ten lanes and enforced social distancing ensure you have the safest experience, while scheduling ahead of time means you are in and out before you know it. Make an appointment today.
For the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Santa Clara County, please visit
Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Planning Commission Meeting
6:00 P.M. Workshop
7:00 P.M. Meeting
The Planning Commission will be holding a workshop to discuss a Form-Based Code for the Monterey Road Corridor.

Form-Based Code is proposed along the Monterey Road Corridor to fulfill the vision in the Morgan Hill 2035 General Plan to transform the Monterey Road Corridor north and south of Downtown (from approximately Main Avenue north to Burnett Avenue and from approximately Dunne Avenue south to Rome Avenue) from its current predominantly strip commercial character to a vibrant mixed-use corridor that encourages walking and biking with buildings fronting onto the street and a range of commercial and office uses located in close proximity to new and existing residential development.

More information regarding the Monterey Corridor – Form-Based Code may be found on the City's website.

The Planning Commission meeting will be live-streamed on Channel 17 and on the City’s website.
Members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the electronic meeting at:
or by calling in to: (669) 900-9128, then enter the meeting id: 835 3245 9219.
Public comment for Planning Commission meetings will be accepted via email to Members of the public participating in the electronic meeting wishing to speak may do so during public comment. 
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Virtual Town Hall
5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Please join us for our Virtual Community Town Hall Meetings now held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Bring your questions and comments for an open discussion with the City's Leadership Team.

Community members can join the virtual meeting by using the following link:
Or Telephone: 1-669-900-9128 enter Webinar ID: 841 849 915#
This virtual town hall meeting will also be streamed live on Facebook at
Public Project and Maintenance Updates

Census 2020
Canvassers to Start Knocking on Doors as Part of Community Outreach and 2020 Census Countdown

All residents are urged to be counted to ensure political representation and federal funding, especially as our region copes with the ongoing pandemic and wildfires.

County leaders and community partners held a press conference on August 27, 2020. Watch it here.
The 2020 Census questionnaire only takes about 10 minutes to fill out and can be completed through the end of September. It can be completed at or by a toll-free call to (844) 330-2020. Whether online or via telephone, the census questionnaire is available in multiple languages, including Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
Partner Agency News
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.

PG&E shared a press release on September 2, 2020 regarding: PG&E Supports Customers Impacted by Recent Lightning-Sparked Wildfires.

The full press release and more information is available here.

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

  • 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
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.
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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