October 6, 2019
Your October 6, 2019, Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Good morning Morgan Hill!

The City just received information from PG&E that Morgan Hill will likely be impacted by a large scale PG&E Public Safety Power Shutdown that will include much of the Bay Area starting this Wednesday, October 9th.

  • Be prepared to be without power for up to 5 days.

More information should be available soon. Please be aware that all scheduled meetings and events for the week ahead are subject to cancellation based upon whether or not the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutdown occurs.

Healthy Aging Week is happening now! Be sure to look into the wide range of activities, workshops, information, including a Senior Resource Fair currently scheduled for Thursday, October 10. It is a FREE event at the Community & Cultural Center, and all are welcome to attend.

We'd also like to draw your attention to a profile recently published about Morgan Hill's Economic Development Manager, John Lang. We are very fortunate to have John Lang and the expertise he brings to the table working for the benefit of the Morgan Hill community.

A Special City Council Meeting is currently scheduled for this Wednesday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. The only item on the agenda is an update on the 2019 State Housing Legislation and its impacts to Morgan Hill. We encourage the community to attend. If you are unable to attend the meeting will be broadcast on Channel 17 and streamed live on the city's website. The recording of the meeting will also be available online.
Have a safe week ahead and be prepared!
Quick Links

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.

A Community Advisory Group was formed as a way to have a group of residents very involved in this conversation and process. The group has been meeting monthly since June. View the most recent meeting held on September 28th. .
 The next Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the City Council Chamber. We will be discussing city housing, growth and homelessness.

Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Monday, October 7 through Saturday, October 12
Adults 50+ and families are invited to enjoy health and wellness, fitness activities, workshops, family fun, great food, giveaways, and more!

Event locations vary depending on the activity. Event times are between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Full daily activity schedule is available. For more information, contact the Centennial Recreation Senior Center at 408-782-1284.

A special highlight of the event is the FREE:
Senior Resource Fair - Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Community & Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Monday, October 7, 2019
Caltrain Schedule Changes for Service to Gilroy Go Into Effect

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Planning Commission Meeting

7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Special City Council Meeting

Update of the 2019 State Housing Legislation and its impacts to Morgan Hill's growth control system.

7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

Register Before October 9, 2019
for the Fall CERT Training Program
A great way to become prepared is to go through Morgan Hill's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Following a large-scale disaster, you may need to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 3 days. CERT training will teach you to better prepare, respond, and recover from fires, floods, earthquakes, and other local disasters we cannot predict. 

The CERT curriculum includes emergency preparedness best practices and hands on experience in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology, and disaster medical operations. 

CERT Basic Training is free to South Santa Clara County residents. High School students are also invited to attend and may receive community service hours. 

This fall 2019 opportunity takes place on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Police Department beginning on October 9th. The last day of class students practice their skills at a disaster simulation and celebrate their graduation on Saturday, November 23rd.

As always, we look forward to your ongoing engagement in community life and our local Morgan Hill government.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Choose Morgan Hill Speaker Series
Choose Morgan Hill Speaker Series:
Innovation & Manufacturing

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Granada Theater
17440 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Join us for a conversation about the efforts to grow and attract jobs in Morgan Hill. Hear from local developers about their plans and perspectives on the Morgan Hill market.

The event is FREE, but does require registration .

For more information email John Lang or call 408-310-4652.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Bay Area Home Electrification Expo

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Tech Interactive
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

You are invited to join sustainability and climate leaders at the Bay Area Home Electrification Expo. Electrification is switching from fossil fuels to clean electricity for transportation, cooking, water heating, space-heating and drying clothes and is critical for California to reach its climate goals. This expo is a FREE event for homeowners, renters and building professionals. 

Although free, registration is required . For more information call 408-535-8550.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Fun Zumba Class

Enjoy a fun day of outdoor Latin Zumba Master Class with local Zumba instructors. Bring your family and friends. Everyone is welcome! Also, you can bring your picnic chairs, snacks, and a bottle of water. The event is FREE and no registration is required.

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center Amphitheater
17000 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Call 408-310-4253 for more information.
Save the Date
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Special Planning Commission Meeting

Public Hearing for a Preliminary Review of the Proposed Project Known as The Morgan Hill Technology Center (Trammell Crow)

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

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Below Market Rate Home Orientation

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Registration is required . Event contact: 408-684-8712.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Family Movie Night - FREE
E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

Bring your blankets, chairs, and even dinner!

7:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center Amphitheater
17000 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Event contact email Jose Garcia .
Public Project and Maintenance Updates
Partner Agency News
Mike's Monthly Message
Get your October updates from Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman.

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

Valley Water Monthly Newsletter
Check out the September news from Valley Water District

VTA Connections Newsletter

Check out the September 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
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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Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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