August 13, 2021
Hello Morgan Hill!
Cafecito Con Edith
Learn What's Going On in Morgan Hill
Series Starting Saturday, August 14, 9 a.m.
Ongoing Virtual Zoom and In-Person Chats

The City of Morgan Hill is proud to present Cafecito con Edith, a series of casual meetings in Spanish with the intent to engage our Spanish-speaking community in Morgan Hill. This is an opportunity for our Spanish-speaking neighbors to learn about city services and programs. 

Join Edith Ramirez, Assistant City Manager
for Development Services. Flyers are available in English and Spanish.

Join the conversation to:
  • Learn about programs that City Hall offers
  • Find out about new projects that are under construction
  • Get help accessing City services for yourself or your family
  • Find out how you can be more involved

Location, dates, and times:
  • Saturdays in-person at La Soledad Bakery 17865 Monterey Road, Suite I, Morgan Hill 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. • August 14, September 11, October 9

  • Thursdays Virtual (Zoom): 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. • August 26, September 23, October 28
Chat with the Morgan Hill Police Department
Saturday, August 14, 9 a.m. - noon
Morgan Hill Farmers Market, 3rd & Depot Streets

Interested in learning how Morgan Hill PD will use Flock Safety's public safety operating system to help keep the City safe? Join Police Chief Shane Palsgrove at the Morgan Hill Farmers Market, where he can talk with you about the police department's plan to expand the license plate reading camera program. As always, residents' comments and feedback are always welcome.
City Engagement
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting
The Parks and Recreation Commission meeting will be live-streamed on Channel 17, Facebook, and the City’s website.
Those members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the electronic meeting at or calling 669-900-9128, then enter the meeting ID: 845 7667 3771#.
Public comment for Parks and Recreation Commission meetings will be accepted via email to Members of the public participating in the electronic meeting wishing to speak may do so during public comment.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
City Council Meeting
8:00 p.m. City Council Redistricting - Public Hearing - Materials will be available in English and Spanish

The City of Morgan Hill is launching its redistricting process, with the first of four public hearings scheduled with a time certain start of 8:00 p.m. The City initially launched its by-district elections in 2017. All municipalities are required to make adjustments to their district lines after the release of the recent Census data to reflect how local populations have changed.

This year, the release of the Census data has been delayed by several months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the Morgan Hill community are invited to participate in this year’s unique redistricting process to help make sure district lines respect neighborhoods, history, and geographical elements. Learn more about the process at

The City Council Meeting will be live-streamed on Facebook, Channel 17, and the City’s website.
Those members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the electronic meeting at or call 669-900-9128,
then enter the meeting id: 873 3200 8380#
Public comment for this meeting will be accepted via email. Members of the public participating in the electronic meeting wishing to speak may do so during public comment.  
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
FREE Outdoor Movie Series
Wednesday Nights at Sundown
Morgan Hill Outdoor Amphitheater
17000 Monterey Road

Bring the whole family, blankets, and/or chairs for a free movie under the stars. The outdoor movie series will run every Wednesday at sundown through September 1.

Aug 18 - Clueless, PG 13
Aug 25 - Onward, PG
Sept 1 - The Breakfast Club, R

Support Local Businesses
Dine out beforehand or order dinner to-go and enjoy during the movie. Food and snacks will not be sold at the venue. You may also enter to win a prize valued at $50 by submitting your receipt from a purchase at a Morgan Hill business on movie night.
Friday, August 20, 2021
City / School Liaison Committee Meeting

Community members who would like to participate in the meetings remotely may do so by joining the virtual meeting at or by calling
669-900-9128, then enter the webinar id: 852 4065 6291#.

Public comment may be provided in the following ways:
  • Join the virtual City Council meeting via the link above; when public comment is opened, raise your virtual hand and be called upon to speak for up to 3 minutes
  • Join the virtual meeting by calling the number above, dial *9 to raise your hand, and be called upon to speak for up to 3 minutes
  • Send public comments in writing to the City Clerk at
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 27, 2021
18th Annual Second Chance Week

Deadline to Register Your Garage Sale: Aug. 27
Register at Second Chance Week

September 11-12 in Morgan Hill & San Martin
September 18-19 in Gilroy

Reduce, reuse, recycle! Morgan Hill, South County, and Gilroy will hold their 18th Annual "Second Chance Week" September 11-19. With the goal of putting more used stuff back into circulation and keeping it out of landfills, "Second Chance Week" features a diverse range of reuse, resale, and repair activities.
Recreation and Community Services
Join Our Recreation Team!

Looking for a fun job with a flexible schedule? We’re hiring swim instructors, swim coaches, and lifeguards! Visit for full details on these exciting year-round, part-time positions. 
Pop-Up Putt-Putt Mini-Golf Course Located Downtown!

We’re celebrating summer with this fun, putt-putt mini-golf course in downtown Morgan Hill! This small course is a great activity for the whole family. 

It will only be open until September, so purchase your tickets online today! Don’t miss out! Visit:!
Bicycling Safety Pledge and Exploring Morgan Hill

Summer is the perfect time to hop on your bike and explore more in Morgan Hill. With several bike lanes and paved multi-use trails throughout the City, it’s a recreational rider’s paradise. With a little bit of planning and a couple of tires filled with air, you’ll see just how easy it is to navigate around town and discover a few places to stop along the way! Take our bicycling safety pledge and commit to setting a great example in our community.
Environmental Services
Save the Date for Several Activities

Lots going on in Environmental Services! In addition to "Second Chance Week" noted above, mark your calendars for:

  • Coastal Clean-Up Day, Saturday, September 18, 9 a.m. - noon, More Info

  • Compost Workshop, Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. - noon, More Info

  • Private Sewer Lateral Grant Program for City Ordinances coming into effect in June 2022.
Save the Date
Saturday, August 14, 2021
SCFBC Presents Community Night of Hope Concert
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Morgan Hill Outdoor Amphitheater, 17000 Monterey Road

Join us for a community gathering with music, fellowship, prayer, and positive messages. All are welcome! FREE hot dog BBQ and drinks. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Countywide Fire Service Review
Community Meeting
August 17, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Clara County (LAFCO) is conducting a Countywide Fire Service Review. As part of its comprehensive review of fire and emergency medical services in Santa Clara County, LAFCO is hosting a Virtual Community Meeting. This is an opportunity for members of the public and other stakeholders to:
  • Learn more about the Countywide Fire Service Review
  • Provide input on fire service and emergency medical service in your community
  • Hear from your local fire service providers on fire safety and wildfire preparedness
Zoom Link: or call 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 99846011430
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Bloom Energy
Stars and Strides
5K/10K Charity Run

Please join the Bloom Energy Stars and Strides 5K/10K charitable walk/run in San Jose, California. If you're unable to join this event live, you can also register to run the race virtually.
This exciting charitable walk/run will honor and support Santa Clara County’s frontline medical workers and those they serve.

City Maintenance Projects
Community Connections
September 17 Deadline to Apply

The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, is now accepting applications for service on the 2022 Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury.

Residents who have lived in the county for at least one year, are United States citizens, and are at least 18 years of age may apply for service. The Court is seeking applicants of all backgrounds who are willing to make the commitment of a one-year term, beginning on January 3, 2022. 

The deadline to apply for consideration for service is Friday, September 17, 2021. Individuals interested in applying may contact Britney Huelbig, Deputy Manager of the Civil Grand Jury, at 408-882-2721 or Visit the Court's website or view the application. 
United Against Hate Week November 14-20, 2021

United Against Hate Week is a call for seven days of local civic action by people in every Bay Area community to stop the hate and implicit biases that are a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of our neighborhoods, towns, and cities.

To learn more about the United Against Hate Movement, visit
Sister Cities of Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill has several Sister Cities in which we foster connections between cities, countries, or states based on shared similarities that expand knowledge and resources for each city. We currently host relationships with San Casciano, Italy; Seferihisar, Turkey; Ameca, Mexico, Mizuho, Japan; and Headford, Ireland.

The local non-profit meets regularly and welcomes anyone who would like to see what we're all about! Because of COVID, we currently meet bi-monthly over Zoom. Visit our website for more information.

Seferihisar, our Sister City in Turkey, has experienced a number of disasters and tragedies in recent months, including devastating fires. To learn more about how you can help, visit a donation website or Instagram focused on philanthropy for Turkey.

For locations or to make an appointment to get vaccinated, visit
Food Resources

Morgan Hill Resources:

Gavilan College Free Drive-Thru Food Distribution
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA 95020

On the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday every month, drive-thru food distribution is available in the Gavilan College Gilroy Campus in Parking Lot A (North Entrance). See times and details, plus register online at
Rental Assistance and Housing Support Programs

State Program: Rent Relief for Renters & Landlords
The State has extended its rent relief program. Qualifying renters and landlords are eligible for 100 percent of rent and utilities owed, even if they already participated in the 80 percent program. This program will also cover relocation costs and many other housing costs. Full program details and the application in different languages are available.

Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System
Rental assistance is available for extremely low-income residents who need help paying rent. Eligible residents will receive assistance to help pay rent and may also qualify for additional funds to meet other basic needs. The amount of assistance will be determined based on the individual household situation and funding availability. View the flyer for eligibility requirements and more information.
Your Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours

City Hall is now opened with limited hours: Monday - Thursday, noon - 4 p.m.

If you have questions or concerns, please call our virtual call center: 408-767-6404
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Messages will be returned within 24 hours.
State and County Health Information

Elected Officials

County Supervisor
District 1: Mike Wasserman

California State Assembly District 30: 

California State Senate District 17: 

U.S. Congressional District 19: 

City of Morgan Hill Commissions:

City of Morgan Hill Advisory Committees: