September 17, 2021
Hello Morgan Hill!
Downtown Monterey Road Traffic Calming Update,
Working Group Recruitment, & Opportunities to Engage

On May 19, 2021, the City Council approved the Downtown Monterey Road Traffic Calming and Beautification design project and directed staff to design a Lane Reduction Project that improves accessibility, increases safety, and creates additional space for community members and businesses. The design recommendations that will be brought to the City Council on November 3, 2021, will include feedback from the community gained through a variety of community workshops and recommendations from the working group.

As part of the review process, the City is recruiting a working group of business and community members to participate in three virtual meetings and provide feedback to staff on the project design options. If you are interested in participating in the working group, please e-mail by Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

  • Working Group Meeting #1, Friday, September 24th, 9 to 11 a.m.
Review findings of block-by-block conditions. Results from survey and feedback from
businesses regarding need/desire for short-term parking, parklets, and loading zones.

  • Working Group Meeting #2, Friday, October 1st, 9 to 11 a.m.
Review Parklet/Beautification Project Design Options.

  • Working Group Meeting #3, Friday, October 8th, 9 to 11 a.m.
Review Traffic Engineer design for lane reduction application and related traffic
congestion management.

  • City Council Meeting, Wednesday, November 3rd, 7 p.m.
Participate in City Council review of the project proposal; attendance is optional but highly encouraged.

In addition to the Working Group, the following meetings will be held to talk with the community about the project and solicit feedback. All materials will be provided in both English and Spanish. Spanish interpretation will be provided at all meetings/events.
FREE Third Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for the Severely Immunocompromised
A partnership program from the City of Morgan Hill and Safeway

Third doses are available for severely immunocompromised people who have completed a Pfizer or Moderna vaccination series more than 28 days ago.
Tip for National Emergency Preparedness Month: Dial 211

What is 211? It works a bit like 911. Calls to 211 are routed by the local telephone company to a local or regional calling center. It is a free service available to almost all residents: 95 percent coverage in CA, available 24/7, 365 days a week, in 150+ languages. 211 connects providers with information and resources in the local area to, among others, the elderly, the disabled, those who do not speak English, those with a personal crisis, those with limited reading skills, those who are new to the community, or people in need. It can help you, too!

To access 211: dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, or go online to

211 is a program of United Way Bay Area. View the attached flyer for more information regarding Emergency Services + 211 and the 2020 caller data for the City of Morgan Hill.
City Engagement
Saturday, September 18, 2021
California Coastal Cleanup Day!
Meet at 100 Edes Court, Morgan Hill    
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

West Little Llagas Creek and its wildlife need some help. Volunteers will concentrate on picking up litter. Gloves, bags, litter grabbers, and water will be provided, but bring your own water bottle.

Meet at Corporation Yard, 100 Edes Court. Participants under 18 will need to bring a volunteer waiver signed by their parents the morning of the event. Call 408-310-4169 for more info or to get a volunteer waiver.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Sculptural Dedication: Tara Romero Never Forgotten
Civic Center Plaza, 17575 Peak Avenue, 1:00 p.m.

The sculpture is intended to represent any child and symbolize our community's commitment to maintaining a non-violent environment to raise our children. View the event flyer with further details or contact Chris Ghione for specific questions.
Monday, September 20, 2021

Railroad Park Closure:
Monday, September 20 until Friday, September 24

Railroad Park will be closed for scheduled maintenance starting Monday, September 20, and will reopen Friday, September 24.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Parks & Recreation Commission

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, September 22, 2021
City Council Meeting - Canceled
The next City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Funding Application Deadline to Apply
City of Morgan Hill Will Receive
One-Time Community Funding
from the American Rescue Plan Act

A portion of this funding in the amount of $100,000 will be available to qualifying organizations serving the Morgan Hill community.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 22.

Email completed applications to

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
In It To Win It: Naseer Muttalif!

Morgan Hill resident Naseer Muttalif is a contestant on the CBS reality show 'Survivor Season 41.'

Join in Morgan Hill's excitement for one of our own with a community watch party on September 22, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., Morgan Hill Downtown Amphitheater, 17000 Monterey Road!

And support local businesses at the same time! Bring receipts showing a purchase from a local Morgan Hill restaurant dated September 22 for a chance to win prizes!

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Virtual Town Hall: Redistricting In Morgan Hill
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The City is looking forward to discussing the City Council redistricting process. What is redistricting, and why am I hearing so much about it? Redistricting is drawing new boundaries that determine which voters are represented by each electoral district. It is such a hot topic right now because every 10 years - after the federal government publishes updated Census information - political districts at local, state, and national levels are redrawn so that the districts correctly reflect the population as it evolves over time.

Please join the webinar one of several ways:

The Town Hall will also be streamed live:
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Cafecito Con Edith
Virtual (Zoom): 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Learn what's going on in Morgan Hill during the City's ongoing virtual Zoom and in-person chats in Spanish. This is an opportunity for our Spanish-speaking neighbors to learn about City services and programs. Join Edith Ramirez, Assistant City Manager, 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

Upcoming Location, Dates, and Times:
  • Saturday in-person at La Soledad Bakery 17865 Monterey Road, Suite I, Morgan Hill 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. • October 9
  • Thursdays Virtual (Zoom): 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. • October 28
Thursday, September 23, 2021
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

The webinar will feature presentations from the City of Morgan Hill, BayREN Home+, Silicon Valley Clean Energy, Bay Area SunShares, and others to help make the process of home energy improvements a breeze.

This webinar is perfect for South County homeowners exploring:
  • Energy efficiency improvements
  • Home electrification – switching from gas to electric appliances
  • Residential solar and battery storage
  • Rebates and financing options

If you cannot attend this webinar, call a Home Energy Advisor at 866-878-6008 or visit to learn more about BayREN Home+ and get started on your home improvement journey.
Thursday, October 16, 2021
Library, Culture & Arts Commission Presents: Under One Sky,
We are One Morgan Hill Family

October 16, 2021, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center 

The Morgan Hill Library, Culture and Arts Commission would like to invite you all to its celebration of cultural diversity in Morgan Hill with an evening filled 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. For more information, contact Poonam Chabra, or call/text 408-310-3515.
Save the Date
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
Presents: Know Your Rights

Are you facing eviction, having trouble paying rent, unsure of your rights as a renter? Join the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley:
  • San Ysidro Park, 7700 Murray Avenue, Gilroy
  • 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Hotline: 408-280-2424
Event flyer in English and Spanish with additional information.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
San Jose Job Corps Center
Virtual Female Recruitment Fair
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration Required

Free career training in growing industries:
  • Culinary arts
  • Facilities management
  • Medical and office administration
  • And more!
Email Aruna Iyer for questions or view the program flyer for additional information.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
3rd Annual Showing Up for Racial Justice
Youth Conference, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Workshop Topics Include Youth activism, exploring identity, standing up for Black lives, Indigenous rights, unpacking white privilege, understanding microaggressions, youth justice system reform, breaking cycles, the intersection of queerness and race, and more.

Series Starting Monday, September 27, 2021
Presents Multiple Classes for Parents of Babies, 0-3 years old.

The community is welcome to join any or all of the three workshops in Spanish that are part of our Safe, Secure, and Loved series. All classes are virtual and free!

Additional information is available about dates, times, and registration. Visit Resilient Families Gilroy's website for ongoing programs and services.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Seniors’ Agenda Network Summit
Food Insecurity of Older Adults

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

Event flyer that includes a QR code to scan to find out more information, register, and zoom link information.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
South County Restorative Justice Youth Diversion Plan
Community Information Night
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Registration Recommended

Come learn more, share feedback, and ask questions about this program to redirect youth away from formal involvement in the juvenile justice system and back into the community.

Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Rd.

Dinner will be provided. Gift cards and a tablet will be raffled. COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be strictly enforced.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Leadership Morgan Hill Two Events

Information Night 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Diana Murphy Room Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center

Leadership Morgan Hill is a nine month program that provides insight, tools, and training to enable and inspire current and future leaders to give back to the Morgan Hill community through service. Visit or follow on Facebook. For more information, please email
Helping the Unhoused 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Required

The most frequently asked question from Leadership's previous housing-related webinar is, “How can I help?” This follow-on session answers that question. The event features speakers from local organizations that support the unhoused in South County. The discussion is designed to address how attendees can get involved and help accomplish missions and visions that positively impact Morgan Hill.

For more information view the event flyer or email:
Friday, October 1, 2021
Rotary Club of Morgan Hill
Golf Classic at Coyote Creek Golf Club

Grant Application Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021
COVID-19 Small Business Relief Micro Grant Program

The Morgan Hill Community Foundation, in partnership with the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce, is announcing a Small Business Relief Micro Grant Program to aid small businesses in the greater Morgan Hill area continuing to face an existential threat due to the COVID-19 pandemic and job losses to their employees. 

Please review the Grant Eligibility Requirements on the Morgan Hill Community Foundation website to determine if your business qualifies for the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Micro-Grant Program.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Youth Mariachi Competition and Family Picnic
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Event Flyer

Where: Villa Mira Monte - 17860 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

Free admission and free children's arts & crafts! Bring your own picnic or purchase food on site.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Calling All Art Lovers: Morgan Hill Plein Air

Paintings will be created, exhibited, and judged in ONE day!

Approximately 15 award-winning artists from across the Bay Area will convene in Morgan Hill to create 2 paintings each, depicting scenes of Morgan Hill. You will be able to interact with the artists and watch them paint throughout the day, then celebrate what they have created at the evening reception.
Event Timeline:
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Artists will be painting at Clos LaChance Vineyard
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Artists will be painting around Downtown Morgan Hill
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Reception at Colibri Gallery

The event is free and open to the public.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Sunday, October 10, 2021
Scholarship Available

Deadline to Apply:
October 10, 2021

Gemma Abels Scholarship for High School Students

In memory of Gemma Abels, a local educator, activist, labor organizer, and champion of social justice, the Edward Boss Prado Foundation, in partnership with Showing Up For Racial Justice South County, is proud to present two $2,500 scholarships toward further education for high school students graduating in either 2021 or 2022. Additional info in English and Spanish.
City Maintenance Projects
Community Connections
Rotary Club of Morgan Hill Grants
Accepting Applications Through Oct. 31

The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill is now accepting grant applications through Oct. 31. The grant application form 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.
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
Free Application Assistance
for Health Care Coverage
for Families in Santa Clara County

Presented by Healthier Kids Foundation

Call 1-877-557-0093 for assistance

For locations or to make an appointment to get vaccinated:

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
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

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: