September 24, 2021
Hello Morgan Hill!
Welcome Back!
The City is delighted to let the public know that the Civic Center, including City Hall, is scheduled to fully re-open to the public on Monday, Oct. 4.

City Hall hours will be Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

To provide the best service and health standards for employees and the community, the City's leadership will monitor health directives and make adjustments as needed.

Please note that City Council and Commission meetings will remain virtual for the time being.

It has been a busy time with many City projects and programs continuing, including:


The City provides a list of long-term projects and initiatives to help residents keep track of what is happening around town. Please check back often as the webpage is updated frequently.
City Engagement
Saturday, September 25, 2021
FREE COVID-19 and Flu Shot Vaccine Clinic
A partnership program from the City of Morgan Hill and Safeway

Saturday, September 25, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road
Appointments are encouraged; however, walk-ups are welcome.

Flu shots and first, second, and third COVID-19 doses are available.

Third doses are available for:
  • Severely immunocompromised people
  • Individuals 65 years of age and older;
  • Residents of long-term care facilities;
  • Individuals 50 through 64 years of age with underlying medical conditions;
  • Individuals 18 through 49 years of age with underlying medical conditions based on individual benefit and risk.
  • Underlying medical conditions may include, but are not limited to:
  • Cancer, cerebrovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, COPD, diabetes, heart conditions, obesity (BMI>30), smoking

To make an appointment:



Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meetings are live-streamed on Channel 17 and the City’s website.
 
Members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the virtual meeting link, https://bit.ly/PlanningCommissionMtg, or call 669-900-9128, then enter the meeting identification: 835 3245 9219.

Public comment for Planning Commission meetings is accepted via email to pcpubliccomment@morganhill.ca.gov. Members of the public participating in the virtual meeting wishing to speak may do so during public comment. 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Info Session for Qualifying Renters, Landlords Impacted by COVID-19
Wednesday, September 29, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Appointments Required: sccrenthelp@hhs.sccgov.org or call 408-808-7770

The City of Morgan Hill will be hosting this in-person pop-up event in partnership with Santa Clara County and multiple service providers. The event is to help those who may be or are eligible for 100 percent of rent and utilities owed.
 
Location: Council Chambers, 17555 Peak Ave., Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Face coverings are required indoors. If you cannot attend in person, please visit SCCRentHelp.org. Event flyer in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese.
Multiple Public Meetings Continuing September 30, 2021
Downtown Monterey Road Lane Reduction and Beautification Project

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 outreach. All materials will be provided in both English and Spanish. Spanish interpretation will be provided at all meetings/events.

  • September 30, 5:30 p.m., Downtown Residents Meeting, in-person, pizza provided at Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. To get an accurate guest count for pizza, please pre-register.


  • October 9, 9:00 a.m., Cafecito con Edith in English and Spanish, La Soledad Bakery 17865 Monterey Road. The program ends at 10 a.m. Series flyer in English and Spanish.

  • October 9, 9:00 a.m. to noon, Sidewalk Saturday's Booth, in front of the parking garage on Third Street.

  • October 22, Pop-Up Park Open House, corner of 2nd Street and Monterey Road. At this event, renderings will be displayed. Any comments and feedback will be due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27.
Redistricting - Updating City Council Districts in Morgan Hill

Redistricting is happening now. Completion of the 2020 Census is prompting the City of Morgan Hill to redraw its boundary lines that determine which voters are represented by each electoral district.
 
There are multiple meetings coming up, both in-person and virtual, for residents to learn about the process and get directly involved. The City’s primary goal is to work with residents to draw lines that follow the law, respect communities of interest, neighborhoods, history, and geographical elements.

  • In-Person: Friday, October 8, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Downtown Amphitheatre, 17000 Monterey Road, the City is hosting an informational booth during the Friday Night Music Series.
  • In-Person: Sunday, October 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – St. Catherine’s Church, 17400 Peak Avenue, Informational booth available following the English and Spanish masses.

  • Virtual: Wednesday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. – Community Workshop, Join Via Zoom: https://bit.ly/Communitytownhall or call 699-900-9128; Webinar ID: 828 0731 925.

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

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

  • Virtual: Monday, November 8, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Redistricting Workshop, Join Via Zoom: https://bit.ly/Communitytownhall or call 699-900-9128; Webinar ID: 828 0731 925.

  • In-person: Wednesday, November 10, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Senior Center, 171 W Edmundson Avenue.
 
To find out which district you live in, visit morgan-hill.ca.gov/1682/City-Council-Districts.     

The redistricting process is managed over the course of several months in 2021-2022. Visit MorganHillRedistricting2021.com for the latest on redistricting, how the process is moving forward, a schedule of meetings, and what you can do to be heard in the upcoming elections.

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
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 info, contact Poonam Chabra, libraryculturearts_commission@morganhill.ca.gov, or call/text 408-310-3515.
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 to register or you can register online. Must be 18 or older to attend.
Save the Date
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Seniors’ Agenda Network Summit
Food Insecurity of Older Adults

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

The event flyer includes a QR code to find out how to 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 leadershipmorganhill.org or follow on Facebook. For more information, please email recruiting@leadershipmorganhill.org.
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 addresses 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: info@leadershipmorganhill.org.
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.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Youth Mariachi Competition
& Family Picnic

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Villa Mira Monte - 17860 Monterey Road

Free admission and free children's arts & crafts!

Bring your own picnic or purchase food on site.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
October is National Bullying Awareness Month

WHERE: Morgan Hill Downtown Amphitheatre
17000 Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill
WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHY ATTEND: Join the community to learn from educators, a professional athlete, and a 17-year-old local author sharing their perspectives on bullying, discussing solutions, and listening to powerful, inspirational stories.
 
Safety is a priority, and COVID protocols will be in place.
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 two paintings each, depicting scenes of Morgan Hill. Watch them paint throughout the day, then celebrate what they have created at the evening reception. The event is free and open to the public.
 
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
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Living Above the Influence
15th Annual Community Event
Saturday, October 9, Noon - 4:30 p.m.

Join us at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. You'll enjoy entertainment, music, free BBQ, kid zone, several resource booths, a welcome message from Mayor Rich Constantine, and other special guest speakers. Full details available.

Are you an agency representative interested in booth space?
Free booth registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6DLMJXB
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Friends of the Morgan Hill Library
Fall Book Sale
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.- Event Flyer

660 W. Main Ave., Morgan Hill
The sale takes place outside in the front of the Library.

All books are $1 or less, and children’s books are 10¢ each.
Deeper discounts in the last hour of the event!
Saturday & Sunday, October 9 & 10, 2021
Beautiful Day Weekend Event 2021

Volunteers are needed in Morgan Hill and Gilroy as people come together to clean up and upgrade Galvan Park in Morgan Hill at 17666 Crest Avenue and the fenceline on Murray Avenue in Gilroy.


View the flyers (English/Spanish) for more information and email scytf@cityofgilroy.org with any questions.
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Vaccinations Available at Cecelia's Closet & Food Pantry
35 Peebles Avenue, Morgan Hill

No Appointment Needed and FREE with no insurance requirements!
Date & Time: Sunday, October 10, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

No proof of immigration status required. Those who get vaccinated get a FREE gift card while supplies last.
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.
Grant Application Deadline: Sunday, October 10, 2021
Santa Clara County
Climate Roadmap 2030

Calling all community organizations, non-profits, and faith organizations in Santa Clara County! Are you interested in conducting climate change outreach?

Apply for a mini-grant of $2,000-$5,000.

Applications are due October 10.

Learn more and apply at sccgov.org/climateroadmap.
City Maintenance Projects
Community Connections
Santa Clara County Library District will be launching new library card designs in the near future! Stay tuned for designs and availability! 
Dementia-Friendly South County
A Dementia Awareness & Response Event

October 28th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Event Flyer
Guest Speakers and Q&A Discussion

Join us to connect with leaders from research, healthcare, and government 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
PG&E Automatically Enrolling Qualified Customers
Who Are 60 Days Behind on Energy Bills in Payment Plans

As part of its ongoing efforts to provide help and assistance for customers to manage their bills, PG&E will auto-enroll eligible customers in new extended payment arrangements by the end of September 2021.

The new program coincides with the ending of the service-disconnection moratorium, which is part of the COVID-19 emergency customer protections in place since March 2020. Residential and small business customers with a PG&E bill at least 60 days past due will automatically be enrolled starting with their September bill.

The monthly payment plan amount for residential customers will be their outstanding balance equally divided over 24 months. For example, if a residential customer owes $1,200 the payment arrangement would be $50 a month. Payment installations for small business customers will be calculated based on no more than 10% of their average bill, 5% for customers in disadvantaged communities, over the past 24 months.

However, customers don't have to wait. PG&E encourages customers to contact the company by calling 1-800-PGE-5000 to arrange payment plans. Read the full press release for additional details.
Vaccinations

For locations or to make an appointment to get vaccinated: sccfreevax.org.

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

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

The Civic Center area will open fully to the public on Monday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. - 5 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: