City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of October 7, 2018
Happy Weekend Morgan Hill!

Tomorrow is the 2nd Annual Latin Folklore Dance and Concert at the Outdoor Amphitheater from 4 PM - 8:30PM in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Put on a colorful blouse or shirt and come join in this family friendly event.

The upcoming week is Fire Prevention Week! 
This year's theme, "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere™," works to educate the public about basic but essential ways to quickly and safely escape a home fire. CAL FIRE is working in coordination with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of the Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to reinforce those potentially life-saving messages. 

Today's home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.
Pre-planning is what everyone will draw upon to snap into action and escape as quickly as possible in the event of a fire.
This year's "Look. Listen. Learn." campaign highlights three steps people can take to help quickly and safely escape a fire:
  • LOOK for places fire could start You don't have to be a super sleuth to protect yourself and others from fire. Take a good look around your home for fire dangers and address the problems.
  • LISTEN for the sound of the alarm A working smoke alarm will clue you in that you need to escape. Fire moves fast. You could have only minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds.
  • LEARN two ways out of every room ❑ Draw a map of each level of the home, showing all doors, windows and two ways out of every room.
In support of Fire Prevention Week, CAL FIRE encourages all Californians to develop a plan together and practice it. A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or mailbox) that's a safe distance from the home.

Fire Safety Minute
Fire Safety Minute

It's also Healthy Aging Week and t he City of Morgan Hill, along with community partners, is celebrating from Monday, October 8th through Friday, October 12th. Join us for activities and programs for adults 50+ and their families. For more information about the events and activities, please  call the Centennial Recreation Senior Center at 408-782-1284 or visit the City website.

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.
In This Issue
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours
8AM - 5PM
Monday - Friday
17575 Peak Ave 
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Elected Officials

County Supervisor
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California State Assembly District 30: 

California State Senate District 17: 

U.S. Congressional District 19: 

City of Morgan Hill
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County of 
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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
In case you missed the Candidate Forum on September 27, 2018 you can view it  here.

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 3, 2018 City Council Meeting

Item #2 Adopt a Resolution Opposing Proposition 6
The City Council adopted a resolution to oppose California Proposition 6.

After lengthy discussion, the City Council adopted a
resolution approving a Disposition and Development Agreement with Latala Group, LLC for the sale of .29 acres of Depot Street, the re-alignment of Depot Street to Church Street at the East Dunne intersection, and the purchase of 3,000 square feet of office space within the mixed-use project.

2018 Healthy Aging Week
Monday, October 8, - Friday, October 12, 2018
The City of Morgan Hill, along with community partners, is celebrating Healthy Aging Week from Monday, October 8th through Friday, October 12th.

Join us for activities and programs for adults 50+ and their families. For more information about the events and activities, please us the link below or call the Centennial Recreation Senior Center at 408-782-1284. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Planning Commission Meeting
7:00 PM
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

October 24, 2018
Anderson Dam Project Meeting
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center
17000 Monterey St
6:30 PM

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:

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: 

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
September 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