November 10, 2019
Your November 10, 2019 Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Greetings Morgan Hill!

Veteran's Day is this Monday, November 11th. The City of Morgan Hill would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of our veterans and their families for their selfless service to our country. There will be a Veteran's Day Ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at the Veteran's Memorial on Monterey Road at 1st Street in the meridian. On Veteran's Day, the Morgan Hill Library will be closed however, the City of Morgan Hill offices and facilities are open regular business hours.

The recent wildfires have destroyed so many homes and turned people's lives upside down. Have you or someone you know been adversely affected by wildfires or power outages? The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has a summary of resources available and contact information for agencies working in affected areas right now. You can also visit the department's website directly for more information.

In addition to HCD's ongoing work, four Bay Area community energy agencies kick off a new program to provide local resiliency. The goal is to help thousands of homes and businesses to install backup power. East Bay Community Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy, Silicon Valley Power, and Silicon Valley Clean Energy are issuing a joint solicitation for the installation of over 30 megawatts of battery storage for their customers. The program will provide resilient solar power combined with battery storage to approximately 6,000 homes and hundreds of businesses in Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties, including those hit by recent Pacific Gas & Electric power shutoffs. For more information you can view the recent announcement that includes steps residents can take to benefit from the program. This same information was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle .

Enjoy the fall colors and cooler weather!
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Engage Morgan Hill is a community conversation about services, funding and priorities. It will be a year-long community engagement process that will take us right through the next next two year budget development and adoption for fiscal years 2020-21 and 2021-22.

The next Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 23, and will cover public safety. To date, the group has covered a budget overview, economic development, infrastructure, housing, growth and the impact of Senate Bill 330. You can find all the information for each meeting on the City's web pages dedicated to Engage Morgan Hill.

Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
November 10, 2019
Morgan Hill Veterans Day Run 2019

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 9:30 a.m. start
Location: Downtown Morgan Hill
17500 Depot Street
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

The Morgan Hill Freedom Fest is proud to host the Veterans Day 5k and 10k run to honor the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces. Start and finish line is at the middle of East 1st Street.

Bib & T-shirt pick up at The Granary, Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., or the day of the run before the start time.

November 11, 2019
Morgan Hill Veterans Day Ceremony

9:00 a.m.
Veteran's Memorial
Monterey Road at 1st Street (in the median)

November 12, 2019
Planning Commission Regular Meeting

7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

View agenda , visit the Commission's website .

Please note, there is a Special Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 18, 7:00 p.m., at the City Council Chamber. The agenda will be available before the scheduled date.

November 14, 2019
Below Market Rate Home Orientation

Thursday, November 14, 2019
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

For more information visit the House Keys website or email . HouseKeys is the below market rate program administrator for the City of Morgan Hill. Guests must register to attend.
Save the Date
November 23, 2019
KnowAVET - Veterans Resource Tent, Convoy of Hope

KnowAVET's Convoy of Hope promises to be the biggest Veterans resource fair-style event in Silicon Valley.

Registration to attend as a guest is also FREE, but please RSVP online to visit the Veteran's tent, and stay informed of last minute changes, or find out helpful tips about attendance. Meet fellow Veterans and families, get FREE stuff, including 70,000 pounds of free groceries, free haircuts, kids' shoes, etc.

Saturday, November 23, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
San Jose Giants Excite Ballpark, also knows as the San Jose Municipal Stadium
588 East Alma Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112
Thanksgiving Week Schedule Changes
Cancelled: Planning Commission Meeting, November 26

Next Regular Meeting:
Tuesday, December 10, 7 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Cancelled: City Council Meeting, November 27

Next Regular Meeting:
Tuesday, December 4, 7 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

City Offices Closed on Thanksgiving and the Day After
November 28 and 29

City offices will reopen on Monday, December 2. However, the Centennial Recreation Center and Aquatic Center are only closed Thanksgiving Day and will be open the day after following regular business hours for those facilities.
Public Project and Maintenance Updates
Partner Agency News
Mike's Monthly Message
Get your October updates from Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman.

Library November Newsletter
Learn more about what is happening at your libraries and find out about upcoming events

Valley Water Monthly Newsletter
Check out the most recent news from Valley Water District

VTA Connections Newsletter

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

Volunteer Opportunities & Jobs
Have you thought about getting involved, but not sure where to start? 

The City of Morgan Hill has many volunteer opportunities that could allow you to give back to your community and have an impact, develop a new skill, meet new people, stay connected, explore a new career, or just help you grow individually as a person. 

Research indicates that volunteering not only benefits and strengthens your community and the organization you are volunteering for, it can have significant health benefits. Apply to become a volunteer today by  completing this form .

Questions and Comments: 
csd.volunteer@morganhill.ca.gov   or 408-310-4258

Whether you are looking for an entry or management level position, Morgan Hill employees have a lot in common. We are all hard working individuals who respect each other and value teamwork to deliver services. 

We excel at meeting challenges and work hard to exceed our customer's expectations. We work for an organization that encourages innovation, provides opportunities for professional growth, and recognizes the contributions of each employee.
If you share these core values, we invite you to apply for one of our open positions.

City of Morgan Hill Recreation Guide
Current Watering Schedule
Wednesdays Only
November 1 - March 31
Water is always a precious resource in Morgan Hill and with this in mind, our permanent watering restrictions have been designed to best manage the City's potable water supply. These restrictions will help us 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! 
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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Phone: 
408-779-7271

Address
17575 Peak Ave 
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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County Supervisor
District 1: 

California State Assembly District 30: 
Robert Rivas

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U.S. Congressional District 19: 

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