October 15, 2021
Hello Morgan Hill!
Library, Culture & Arts Commission Presents: Under One Sky,
We are One Morgan Hill Family

Saturday, Oct.16, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Community and Cultural Center 
17000 Monterey Road

Are you looking for an event this weekend with music, food, and fun? Then this is for you!
The Morgan Hill Library, Culture, and Arts Commission invites you to celebrate cultural diversity in Morgan Hill with music and dance performances, educational demonstrations, and fusion food trucks. The event will also feature works from the 4th Annual Morgan Hill Youth Art Show, highlighting art by local youth ages 5-13. Flyers are available in English and Spanish.
City Engagement
Saturday, October 16, 2021
City Council Redistricting

You have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to shape Morgan Hill’s City Council Districts! Following the census, cities with council districts need to review and redraw those districts. Be sure to stop by one of our in-person events or join us virtually to learn how you can shape Morgan Hill City Council Districts!

  • In-Person: Sat., October 16, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Starbucks, 251 Vineyard Town Center.


  • In-Person: Sat., October 30, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Peet’s Coffee, 755 Cochrane Rd., Suite 100.

The new City Council District Maps need to be adopted in April 2022, affecting the November 2022 election. We will be collecting maps and feedback from residents about communities of interest through January 2022. To find out which district you live in, visit morgan-hill.ca.gov/1682/City-Council-DistrictsVisit MorganHillRedistricting2021.com for more information and upcoming meeting dates.

To sign up for updates and information about the redistricting process and future public meetings, please email redistricting2021@morganhill.ca.gov.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sidewalk Saturdays Are Back!

Just in time for holiday shopping!
Saturdays through December 18
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
E. 3rd Street, Downtown Morgan Hill

Support local and shop small at our outdoor retail market.

Handmade, Health & Beauty, Natural Products, and More!
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
COVID TESTING is Available at the
Morgan Hill Council Chamber

1st & 3rd Tuesday of Each Month
The next date is October 19

17555 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill, 95037
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Schedule an appointment here.

Appointments will be open for scheduling 7 days before the testing date. Once all appointments are filled, this location will no longer appear for scheduling on the website. Results will be delivered electronically via Healthvana. Patients will be notified by email or text when test results are ready, usually 2 to 4 days. If your test is positive for COVID-19, you will also be contacted by Public Health with instructions on what to do next and how long to stay isolated from others. Ensure the phone number you provided our staff is accurate, and please answer calls from numbers you might not recognize.

The City's website includes a list of testing and vaccination sites in Morgan Hill, San Martin, and Gilroy, including information on DePaul Health Center as a newly added vaccination site.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

The Parks and Recreation Commission meeting will be live-streamed on Facebook, Channel 17, and the City’s website. Members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so at https://bit.ly/ParksandRecreationCommission or by calling 669-900-9128, then enter the meeting id: 876 8547 2893.
 
Public comment for Parks and Recreation Commission meetings will be accepted via email to chris.ghione@morganhill.ca.gov. Members of the public participating in the electronic meeting wishing to speak may do so during public comment.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
City Council Meeting
 
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 at https://bit.ly/MHCityCouncilMeeting or by calling 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.  
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Environmental Services
Home Composting Workshop, 10 a.m. - Noon

Join us in the Madrone Room at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for a free Home Composting workshop.

This two-hour workshop, taught by a Santa Clara County Master Composter, teaches basic backyard composting techniques in a fun and simple to understand lecture format.

Pre-registration is required. Call 408-918-4640 or register online to attend in person: https://ucanr.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_820bLemnuUKQmHk. The workshop will also be live-streamed for those who pre-register. Zoom link will be provided upon registration completion. Must be 18 or older to attend.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Planning Commission Meeting

The City of Morgan Hill’s Development Services Department recently issued a notice that the Morgan Hill Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the MONTEREY-MINER (JEMCOR) apartment project.

This 7.5-acres project is located along Monterey Road at Madrone Parkway, at the California Tow and Salvage site. The workforce housing project is comprised of 249 multi-family, income-adjusted units and includes open space, amenities, and a clubhouse. It is processing under State Density Bonus Law and Senate Bill 330 (SB330); environmental review is underway and will require a Design Review Permit.
 
The Planning Commission 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 at https://bit.ly/PlanningCommissionMtg or by calling 669-900-9128, then enter the meeting id: 862 0324 6251#

For more information, visit the project webpage. For a refresher on SB330’s state-mandated housing requirements, visit the City’s webpage covering the topic.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Environmental Services

The City of Morgan Hill's Environmental Services Division is hosting a Business Community Meeting to receive feedback on two new proposed ordinances.

October 27, 2021, 3:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Meeting passcode: 169011
Or dial 669-900-9128 and enter the meeting ID: 881 0413 2717#.

Information about the meeting and ordinances can be found on the City's meeting information webpage.
 
Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance: This ordinance enforces SB 1383, which requires residents and businesses to separate their organic wastes from the trash and participate in organic waste recycling programs. It also requires many restaurants and institutions to participate in edible food rescue programs. These City ordinances will affect how residents and businesses manage organic wastes.
 
Refuse and Recycling Enclosure Ordinance: This ordinance updates development standards for new and existing refuse and recycling enclosures and includes temporary compliance standards to meet the new Organic Waste Disposal requirements.
Starting Friday, November 12, 2021
Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguarding Class
  • Friday, November 12, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Morgan Hill Aquatic Center, 16200 Condit Rd.
  • Full details in class information flyer

Attendees will need to finish the online training before the first class session on November 12th.

Based on the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program, this course will certify students in Lifeguarding, CPR, and AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. Students must be 15 years of age by the last day of class and pass a swimming pre-test. Attendance at every class is required.

Register online at www.mhreconline.com, contact Anna Bielecki at 408-310-4251 for questions.
Save the Date
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Avenidas Rainbow Collective
LGBTQ Conference & Celebration
October 16, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This year’s conference is hosted virtually and is themed on “The Power of Acceptance.” Registration is FREE and available at www.avenidas.org.

For questions, contact 650-289-5417, email lgbtq@avenidas.org or view the event flyer.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Vaccination Clinic

No Appointment Needed, For ages: 12 and up.
  • Location: Gavilan College Student Center Lounge, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. in Gilroy
  • Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Staff is onsite to support language needs and disability access. Call 711 for Hearing and Speech Relay Service. Free with no insurance required. No proof of immigration status is required. Express line for 1st and 2nd dose patients.

Booster Notification - A limited number of Pfizer boosters are available for those who qualify.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
The Great ShakeOut -
Earthquake Readiness Day
10:21 a.m.

Why 10:21 a.m.? Because earthquakes strike at any time! If you have not signed up to participate in this drill, you still have time to do so at https://www.shakeout.org/.

Earthquakes happen at any time and with little to no warning. In Santa Clara County, almost everyone lives within a 10-mile radius of a major fault line. The San Andreas Fault runs along the Sonoma Coast through the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Hayward Fault along the hills on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, and the Calaveras Fault runs from the eastern region of our county down through the southern end.

Emergency supply kits are critical for survival after an earthquake. Build a Go Bag, an emergency supply kit for when you are required to evacuate, and include shoes, a flashlight, and copies of all your important documents. For more info, visit www.PrepareSCC.org/Earthquake
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Valley Water’s Office of Government Relations invites the public to join elected officials and community leaders from Silicon Valley to discuss ways to address the drought!

Let’s tackle this challenge together! Pre-register here: https://delivr.com/2d6k5 and watch for more details coming soon. Event flyer includes a QR scan code and more information.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Dementia-Friendly South County: A Dementia Awareness & Response Event
October 28, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Event Flyer

Join us to connect with research, healthcare, and government leaders as we consider an effective and compassionate response to this critical public health issue. It’s time to humanize dementia and create a framework for change. Let’s respond together.

FACEBOOK Livestream: www.facebook.com/morganhillengage
Saturday and Sunday, October 30 & 31, 2021
Morgan Hill Historical Society Hosts
Public Dia De Los Muertos Altars
11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Event Flyer

Several altars will be available for the community to share, starting on Saturday, Oct. 30th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 31st, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The altars will be on the grounds leading up to the Morgan Hill House on the Villa Mira Monte site, at 17860 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA.
Come and contribute to our Community Altars and take some time remembering those who have departed. Stay and learn a little more about the traditions and history behind constructing an altar for Dia De Los Muertos.
  • Free children activities provided.
  • Any items placed on the altars will not be returned; copies of photographs only, please. 
  • Even though this event is outside, please wear a mask within any of our buildings.
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Rotary Club of Morgan Hill
Accepting Grant Applications Through Oct. 31

The grant application is available at:

Rotary Club of Morgan Hill supports organizations that operate free clinics, helps purchase school supplies for children in need, teaches children the fun and appreciation of art, provides musical concerts to elder care facilities, educates the community about rehabilitating endangered wildlife, and much more through its two grant programs, the Community Grant and Hearts of Rotary Grant.
Starting Sunday, November 14, 2021
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, visit https://unitedagainsthateweek.org/.
City Maintenance Projects
Community Connections
DePaul Health Center in Morgan Hill Newly Added Vaccination Site

The site is open to anyone 12 or older who needs a vaccination, as well as anyone eligible for a booster shot. 

The site is open 6 days a week. Book an appointment by visiting vax.sccgov.org or calling 408-970-2000, or drop-in during operating hours (appointments are not required). Site details available in FLYER (PDF).

DePaul Health Center - 18550 DePaul Drive, Morgan Hill
Enter on DePaul Drive, near conference center/old hospital building.
  • Wed – Fri: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sat – Sun: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Mon: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Individuals are eligible for a booster shot if they received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago and they fit any of the following categories: 
  • 65 years or older
  • 18 or older with underlying medical conditions 
  • 18 or older and work in a high-risk setting
  • 18 or older and living in a long-term care setting or other high-risk setting (like a shelter or in custody)

What is the Difference Between a Booster and a Third Dose?
Travel to Turkey on a Guided, Group Tour
Save the Date for September 30 - October 12, 2022

Join Morgan Hill Sister Cities and Mission View Wines for a tour of some of the great highlights in Turkey: historical sites, top wineries, and cultural landmarks.

View the travel brochure for a complete list of stops, duration, pricing, and additional details.

If interested, please respond by MARCH 31, 2022.  To express interest, please call Emmie Turan at 650-678-8237 or email emmie@missionviewwines.com.

About Sister Cities of Morgan Hill
Sister Cites is an all-volunteer membership nonprofit that establishes relationships and activities between Morgan Hill and cities around the world with whom we share similarities.

Morgan Hill’s program is modeled on Sister Cities International, a worldwide organization founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. Formed in 2002, we currently host relationships with five international cities: San Casciano, Italy; Seferihisar, Turkey; Ameca, Mexico; Mizuho, Japan; and Headford, Ireland. Learn more about Sister Cities and contact membership if interested in joining.
Food Resources

Morgan Hill Resources:

Gavilan College:
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA 95020. On the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday every month, drive-thru food distribution is available. Register online at www.gavilan.edu/foodpantry.
Ongoing Rental Assistance and Housing Support Programs

Santa Clara County Housing Help
Project Sentinal and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley provide services for those in need of housing help. View the flyer for information regarding services available.

State Program: Rent Relief for Renters & Landlords
Qualifying renters and landlords are eligible for 100 percent of rent and utilities owed, even if they already participated in the 80 percent program. 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. Eligible residents will receive assistance to help pay rent and may also qualify for additional funds to meet other basic needs. View the flyer for eligibility requirements and more info.
Stay Connected
Your Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours

The Civic Center area is open to the public: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All individuals - employees and visitors - must wear a mask while indoors in all City facilities, regardless of vaccination status.
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: