City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of October 21, 2018
Hello Morgan Hill!

Monday, October 22 is the last day to register to vote in the November 6, 2018 elections.  If you haven't registered to vote yet, we encourage you to do so now.  It's easy to register online.

The last opportunity to hear our presentation about the upcoming election, providing an overview of our City Council districts and local ballot measures will be this Thursday, October 25, from 7:00PM - 8:00PM in the City Council Chamber.  If you can't make it in person, join us on Facebook Live:

Please note that the draft ordinance on Gun Control will be presented to the City Council for consideration at this week's City Council meeting on Wednesday, October 24.
Make it a great week ahead! We look forward to your ongoing engagement and participation in all aspects of community life and local government in Morgan Hill.
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours
8AM - 5PM
Monday - Friday
17575 Peak Ave 
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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Morgan Hill has three local ballot measures in this November's election.  We encourage the community to become informed about these measures. To assist, we will be out in the community offering educational presentations about the measures. If your group or organization is interested in having us join your next meeting to share educational information about the ballot measures please contact Maureen Tobin .

We also encourage you to visit
for more information on our local ballot measures.

Got questions? 
Send your questions about the ballot measures to Maureen Tobin .  We will respond to you directly and also share the questions and answers here and on the

A reminder that this coming Thursday, October 25th at 7:00PM we will hold a Community Presentation with Q & A on the upcoming election.  We will cover the district election process, local ballot measures and local impacts related to State Proposition 6.  

Please visit our website for information on all the 2018 local ballot measures,  the City Attorney's impartial analysis of each measure and the arguments in favor of each measure.  No arguments against the measures were submitted. 

If you are not registered to vote, we encourage you to do so Today! 

October 17, 2018 City Council Meeting

The City Council adopted the 2018 Storm Drainage Master Plan

The City Council adopted the Housing Program Ordinance with Noted Changes:
A. Adds Chapter 14.08 to institute a Housing in-lieu fee of $19.70 per square foot for residential development outside of Downtown where there is a 15% Inclusionary Housing Requirement, $13.20 per square foot for ownership projects in the Downtown where there is a 10% Inclusionary Housing Requirement, $29.00 per square foot for rental residential development outside of Downtown where there is a 15% Inclusionary Housing Requirement, and $14.50 per square foot for rental projects in the Downtown where there is a 10% Inclusionary Housing Requirement;
 B. Adds Chapter 14.12 Below Market Rate Program, incorporating a Below Market Rate Ownership Program Participation Guide and a Below Market Rate Program Application Guide; 
C. Repeals Chapter 15.22 Affordable Housing Fee and Chapter 15.23 Below Market Rate Program from Title 15, placing both in Title 14; and 
D. Adds Below Market Rate (BMR) Program Development Standards.

Item # 23
The City Council approved the amendment to the agreement with the Magical Bridge Foundation by:
1. authorizing the City Manager to execute and administer an amendment to the Consultant Services and Design Agreement with the Magical Bridge Foundation;
2.and authorizing the City Manager to execute and administer a Service Agreement for Design Professionals with the Magical Bridge Foundation.

Item #24
The City Council approved the updated Conceptual Design for the Library Expansion Project.

  Monday, October 22, 2018
Last Day to Register to Vote for November 2018 Elections
  Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Planning Commission Meeting
7:00 PM
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Wednesday,  October 24 , 2018
City Council Meeting
5:30 City Council/Planning Commission Workshop
7:00PM City Council Meeting
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
OCTOBER 24, 2018
Agenda Item Preview:

We also encourage you to  sign up to be notified when City Council agendas are posted. You will be automatically emailed with a direct link to the full agenda. Additionally, you be notified of any supplements added after the agenda has been posted.

We hope to see you at the City Council meeting on Wednesday.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Anderson Dam Project Meeting
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center
17000 Monterey St

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is dedicated
to keeping your water safe and reliable. We
initiated the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project
in 2012 to improve the dam's performance in the
event of a large earthquake. It is currently in the
design phase.

Please join us at the meeting to learn more about
the project status, the Environmental Impact Report
status, and the schedule.

RSVP to by October 22,
2018. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, join us on
Facebook Live:
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Community Presentation on Upcoming Election
7:00PM - 8:00PM
City Council Chambers
17555 Peak Avenue
You are invited to a Community Presentation to review the Morgan Hill City Council district elections, our local Morgan Hill ballot measures, and State Proposition 6. Q & A will follow.

For the first time in Morgan Hill we are electing our City Council members by district. District B and D are the open seats, along with the mayoral seat. This means that Morgan Hill voters will only vote for a Council-member candidate in this election if there is an open seat in the district they live in. Residents can learn what district they live in by using the interactive map on the City website. Voting for mayor is still at large, so all Morgan Hill voters will be able to vote for a mayoral candidate.

Additionally Morgan Hill has three local ballot measures on the 2018 November Ballot. You can learn about all three measures at:

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Place: City Council Chamber

17555 Peak Avenue

For more information contact Maureen Tobin a  or by phone at 408.310.4706

We hope to see you there.
  Saturday, October 27, 2018                  Volunteers Needed for Tree Planting
8:45AM - Noon
15130 Concord Circle

Join us on Saturday, October 27th from 8:45am-Noon at 15130 Concord Circle as we plant 32 Coast Live Oak trees at Specialized Bicycle Components. Tree leaders will be at Specialized Bicycle Components to help volunteers and oversee the event. Children are welcome! Please wear closed-toed shoes and appropriate attire. We will be planting rain or shine. Light refreshments will be served - bring your own water bottle. No planting experience is necessary. For more information, contact Christina at 669-253-4251 or
W ondering how you can save money on your energy and water bills? Check out a Do-it-Your
self Home Energy Saving Toolkit from the Morgan Hill Library just like a book! All you need is your library card. This kit is FREE and comes with energy and water saving supplies you get to keep including two top-of-the-line LED light-bulbs, three low-flow faucet aerators, weather stripping, and more. It also comes with tools you borrow including a Kill-A-Watt® Meter for measuring the energy use of appliances, a thermal detector that checks for heat loss, a special thermomete r that helps set refrigerators and freezers to appropriate temperatures, and so much more! Check it out!

This program is brought to you by the Silicon Valley Energy Watch, a local government partnership that provides energy efficiency resources, and is funded by California ratepayers in collaboration with PG&E to serve Santa Clara County.

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.

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: 

Get a Free Flu Shot

The County of Santa Clara Valley Health Center is sponsoring free flu shot clinics or "fairs" throughout the county. These clinics are for persons over the age of 19 and are completely free.

Santa Clara County Library District
October 2018

The library has lots of treats for you at the  this month, no trick.  Halloween is a fun time to visit the library for chills and thrills.

VTA Connections Newsletter
October 2018

Valley Transportation Authority.  
Solutions that move you. 
  Santa Clara Valley Water District News: September 2018

Water supply, flood protection and stream stewardship for Santa Clara County.  Click here to view the Santa Clara Valley Water District's newsletter for September 2018!  
  Asset #31: Healthy Lifestyle

Tips to Help You Implement Asset #31: Healthy Lifestyle
  • Limit TV, video games and computer time during the day and before going to bed.
  • Get active each day. Be a role model.
  • Choose water as a drink and eat more fruits and veggies.
  • Inform and guide your youth about the changes in their bodies according to their age. Search or consult with a professional on how to talk to them about healthy sexuality.
  • Make dinnertime a family time. Cook more meals at home. Get kids involved in shopping for groceries and preparing meals. You can teach them about different foods and how to read food labels.
  • Make healthy snacks available. Keep plenty of fruit, vegetables, and healthy beverages (water, milk, pure fruit juice) on hand so kids avoid unhealthy snacks like soda, chips, and cookies.
  • Limit portion sizes. Don't insist your child cleans the plate, and never use food as a reward or bribe.
  Click here  for more information about this month's developmental asset! 

Developmental assets are the positive values, relationships, skills and experiences that help youth and teens thrive. Young people with  high asset levels are most likely to make healthy choices, while those with lower asset levels are more likely to get involved with  negative or risky behaviors like violence, trouble in school, drug and alcohol use and more. The Search Institute of Minneapolis created  the developmental assets framework. For more information, visit