August 20, 2021
Hello Morgan Hill!
Summer Isn't Over!
With local schools back in session, it may feel like summer is drawing to a close. No, not yet! There are a number of summer fun activities still in the works for the last few weeks before fall. Catch them before it's too late:

  • Outdoor Movies at the Morgan Hill Downtown Amphitheater, ending Sept. 1
  • Part-time jobs, including swim instructors, swim coaches, and life guards, still available with the City's recreation team, and other part- and full-time jobs throughout various departments
  • Training class available in the second weekend in Sept. for all swim-related positions
  • Putt-putt mini golf course in Downtown Morgan Hill through September
  • Bicycling around town on local paths and trails, take the Safety Pledge before you go
For the latest information on High-Speed Rail, there are a number of resources:

City Engagement
Monday, August 23, 2021
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Special Joint Meeting with the Cities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy
Teleconference Zoom Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the virtual meeting link: https://valleywater.zoom.us/j/81055269001, Meeting ID: 810 5526 9001. You may also join by calling 1-669-900-9128, then entering the meeting identification: 81055269001#.

For background, the meeting agenda, and contact information, please view the meeting packet.

Members of the public wishing to address the Board during a video conferenced meeting on an item not listed on the agenda, or any item listed on the agenda, should use the “Raise Hand” tool located in Zoom meeting link listed on the agenda. Speakers will be acknowledged by the Board Chair in the order requests are received and granted speaking access to address the Board.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Planning Commission Meeting
 
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, August 25, 2021
FREE Outdoor Movies, Wednesday Nights at Sundown
Morgan Hill Outdoor Amphitheater
17000 Monterey Road

Bring the whole family, blankets, and/or chairs for a free movie!
Next up: 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.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
City Council Meeting - Canceled
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Virtual Town Hall - Canceled
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Cafecito Con Edith
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Join Virtual (Zoom)

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.  
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.
Environmental Services
Save the Date for Several More Activities

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

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

Compost Workshop, Sat., October 23, 9 a.m. - noon, More Info
5th Annual Women's Week
August 23 - August 26, 2021
Calling all women, girls, boys, and men! Join the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Week Committee, and partner organizations for the 5th Annual South County Women's Week Celebration in honor of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing American Women the right to vote.
 
Save the Date
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.
August 26, thru September 30, 2021
Chill Out - FREE Life Skills Sessions
For Ages 11-18; Registration Required

Every Thursday, 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Community Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Rd. Poppy Jasper Room

Aug. 26 - Mindfulness
Sept. 2 - Forgiveness is a choice
Sept. 9 - Inherent Worth
Sept. 16 - Kindness, Respect, Generosity, Love
Sept. 23 - Forgiveness does not mean there is always reconciliation
Sept. 30 - Challenge to forgive

Contact: Dori Prado, Program Director, 408-390-9012, livingabovetheinfluence07@gmail.com
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.

City Maintenance Projects
Community Connections
Morgan Hill Open Studios
November 6-7 FREE Event
Registration Deadline September 18, 2021

The Morgan Hill Open Studios (MHOS) is excited to announce its first open studio event, November 6-7, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The event is a free opportunity for the public to meet local artists, participate in live art demonstrations, and view and purchase artists' works. If you are an artist interested in showcasing your work in our open studio event, visit the MHOS website to learn how to register.

The MHOS is a collaboration with the City of Morgan Hill's Library Culture and Arts Commission and operates as a non-profit under the Morgan Hill Community Foundation

Rebekah Children's Services (RCS)

Please join RCS and one of its many programs for children and families. Links include details and registration instructions:
Vaccinations

For locations or to make an appointment to get vaccinated: sccfreevax.org.
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 www.gavilan.edu/foodpantry.
Rental Assistance and Housing Support Programs

Santa Clara County Housing Help
Santa Clara County organizations 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
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: