September 8 ,2019
Your September 8, 2019 Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Happy Weekend Morgan Hill!

Second Chance Week begins this weekend with Gilroy´s Citywide Garage Sale Days. Look for all the details in the body of this email.

Some major pavement and roadway projects are underway or still to come. In case you missed the email detailing this you can review all the details here . We realize this causes significant inconvenience and traffic issues during the work, but the work provides necessary improvements that benefit the whole community.

It´s Pedestrian Safety Month and the theme is Think Two Steps Ahead. The Morgan Hill Police Department is working with law enforcement agencies across the state to promote behaviors that allow drivers and those on foot to get where they need to go safely. More information on steps drivers and pedestrians can take to keep everyone safe can be viewed here.

September is also National Preparedness Month. Having reliable information and a way to communicate with your loved ones during a disaster is essential. Make sure you and your family members all have an emergency contact card. Visit for more tips on how to get prepared for emergencies.

Throughout this month we'll be sharing more information on how to be prepared. Let's all commit to using the month of September to really focus on being prepared.

Prepared Not Scared!
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. Community Emergency Response Team (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.

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Engage Morgan Hill  i s 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 members of the Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group are listed below:
Shakeeb Ahmed
Inga Bredehoeft
Sally Casas
Nancy Domnauer
Tim Fu
Nick Gaich
Kim Gaxiola
Ava Geddes
Delia Gomez
Gale Hoover Hammond
John Horner
Caitlin Jackimowicz
Rick Kent
Sue Koepp Baker
Matthew Kulick
David Lovato
Michelle McKay
Jody McRoberts
Beverly Mercurio
Doug Murihead
Roger Nagarajan
Jeff Perkins
Cecelia Ponzini
Yvonne Randolph
Brittney Sherman
Brian Sullivan
Kathy Sullivan
Jennifer Tate
Steve Tate
Anne Vranicic
Charles Weston
Terry Williams
Beth Wyman

Did you know that tax revenue from new businesses helps our community?

The increase in tax revenue from new businesses, like a hotel or car dealership, goes directly to the general fund where it can be used to pay for things like police and fire services and roadway maintenance and improvement. For example, the transient occupancy tax (TOT) from a new hotel in Morgan Hill could fund 1.5 new police officers.
 The next Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM in the City Council Chamber. We will be discussing city infrastructure.

Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Second Chance Week
September 7 - September 15
September 7th & 8th – The Gilroy Citywide Garage Sale Days kick off a full week of events designed to give your stuff a second chance. Help the community AND the environment by keeping your unwanted items out of the landfill! Visit for a full schedule of "Second Chance Week" events and a list of participating garage sale addresses or call 310-4169 for more information. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 30th and online applications can be found on the website. Visit on Friday, September 6th for a list of participating addresses.
September 14th & 15th – Morgan Hill/San Martin Citywide Garage Sale Days.
Promote the idea of reuse, conserve landfill space and avoid wasting valuable resources – have your own garage sale or shop at over 100 sales in Morgan Hill/San Martin! Visit on Friday, September 13th for a list of participating addresses or call 310-4169 for more information. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 6th and online applications can be found on the website.
The Garage Sales "bookend" a full week of events. Each day of the week is dedicated to making people aware of different ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Monday 9/9 "Universal Waste Awareness Day" – Properly dispose of consumer electronics, batteries, fluorescent lighting and other mercury containing devices.

Tuesday 9/10 "Freecycle Day" – Keep your unwanted goods out of the landfill by giving them to those who may need them.

Wednesday 9/11 "Donate Coats for Kids & Adults Too Day" – Share your unwanted coats with underprivileged children and their parents.

Thursday 9/12 "Second Sight Day" – Give your old eyeglasses a second chance to serve someone less fortunate.

Friday 9/13 "Recycle Your Cycle Day" – Donate your “gently used” bicycles and we’ll distribute them to local charities.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Planning Commission Meeting

City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Morgan Hill Get Fit Run and Family Fun Fest

Starting at 8:00AM
Centennial Recreation Center
171 W. Edmundson
Register online at

Save the Date

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Development Community Meeting to Discuss Proposed Changes to the Municipal Code Relating to Park Dedication (Quimby Act) Ordinance

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
City Council Chamber Building, West Conference Room
17555 Peak Avenue

Comments and questions can be directed to Dat Nguyen, Finance Director, by emai l or by calling 408.776.7379.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
2019 Choose Morgan Hill Speaker Series - Retail

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Granada Theatre
17440 Monterey Road

Join Morgan Hill's Economic Development Team for a conversation about national retail trends. Hear from local brokers what is happening in the retail world in Morgan Hill. Join the dialog on how to strengthen existing retail nodes and where to prioritize retail development in Morgan Hill.  

Public Project and Maintenance Updates
Partner Agency News
New PG&E Safety Action Center
PG&E recently launched their Safety Action Center , a new online tool that provides important information on how to improve safety in your homes, businesses, neighborhoods and communities.
The new website outlines important safety steps – like packing emergency kits and creating evacuation plans, signing up for alerts, preparing for a potential power outage and many other important actions that will help make families and communities safer.
Census 2020
The Census Bureau is seeking applicants to assist with the 2020 Census Count.

Hiring Census Field Manager – Sunnyvale, CA
  Salary Range $37.50 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 11, 2019
HOW TO APPLY: To apply on-line, you must complete and apply through the USAJOBS website using the link below. To begin, click the "Apply" button and follow the prompts to either create a profile or sign-in to your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Mike's Monthly Message
Get your September 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 August news from Valley Water District

Call for Applications - Santa Clara County Laureate
(Closes September 27th)
Santa Clara County has an open call for applications for the
2020-2021 Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate is an honorary
position that will elevate poetry in the consciousness of
Santa Clara County residents and help celebrate the literary arts.
Includes moderate stipend.

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:   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 , email  or call 408-310-4169. Thank you for conserving water! 
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