April 16, 2021
Hello Morgan Hill!
Celebrating 51 years on April 22, Earth Day promotes awareness for the health and future of our environment. Since its inception, many people are adapting to more environmentally friendly ways of living.

Unfortunately, due to COVID, the City of Morgan Hill and Recology have cancelled the annual spring compost giveaway, which may be rescheduled to this fall. For information on services offered and ways to help recycle, reduce, and reuse, visit the City's Environmental Services page in the meantime.
An Exciting Announcement from Morgan Hill Freedom Fest

While nothing is definitive right now, it appears that planning in-person July 4th celebrations in Morgan Hill may move forward. Follow Morgan Hill Freedom Fest on Facebook or its new website for confirmations when available and an application to participate in the car cruise & show or the parade.
COVID-19 Resources and Info
The City has partnered with Safeway/Albertsons to provide a local vaccine clinic at the Community & Cultural Center. Pfizer vaccines will be administered at no cost. Second dose appointments will be scheduled when the first dose is administered.

When: Tuesday, April 20 (newly added date), and Saturday, April 24 through Tuesday, April 27
10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

To book your appointment visit, https://mhealthsystem.com/SWYMorganHillCovid.
Although many appointments are already booked, you can use the link above to periodically check for availability as appointments open up due to cancellations.

Important Information:
  • Vaccinations are by appointment only, while supplies last.
  • Be sure to complete, print, and bring the consent form to your appointment.
  • Bring BOTH medical and prescription insurance cards.
  • Please bring a photo ID to the appointment.
  • Wear short sleeve shirt if possible. 
  • Do NOT attend the clinic if you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID symptoms.
Santa Clara County Public Health Department

Vaccination Eligibility Expanded to 16 and Older
All individuals age 16 and older who live or work in Santa Clara County are currently eligible for a vaccine. To schedule an appointment, visit sccFreeVax.org or call 2-1-1.  
Vaccinations for Homebound Residents

Santa Clara County continues to expand its COVID-19 vaccination outreach efforts for those who may have difficulty getting to a vaccination site. Residents can email CovidVaxHome@phd.sccgov.org or call 408-970-2818 for more information or to register.
Free Food Distribution & Resources

Many organizations in Morgan Hill offer free food services for our community. For information regarding these programs, please view the flyers below.

 
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). Register online at www.gavilan.edu/foodpantry
COVID-19 Rent Relief
The Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency announced that it is now accepting applications for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program.

Tenants or landlords can visit the Housing is Key website or call toll-free 833-430-2122. 
City Engagement
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting
 
The Parks and Recreation Commission meeting will be live-streamed on Channel 17 and the City’s website.
 
Those members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the electronic meeting at https://bit.ly/ParksandRecreationCommission or call 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 chris.ghione@morganhill.ca.govMembers of the public participating in the electronic meeting wishing to speak may do so during public comment.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Special-Regular City Council Meeting
5:30 p.m. Closed Session, 6:00 p.m. Commission Interviews,
7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
 
The City Council Meeting will be live-streamed on Channel 17 and the City’s website.
 
Those members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the electronic meeting at https://bit.ly/MHCityCouncilMeeting 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, April 21, 2021
Youth Action Council (YAC): Spring Food Drive Ends April 21

A bin for dropping off non-perishable and hygiene items is located at the Centennial Recreation Center, 171 West Edmundson Ave. View the flyer for more details.
Sat and Sun: 6:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. / Mon- Wed: 5 a.m. – 9:15 p.m.
YAC's Avoiding Peer Pressure Teen Event
6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Check-in at 5:50 p.m., Registration Required

This event is sponsored by YAC's subcommittee, Warriors Against Vaping and E-Cigarettes. There will be a $50 gift card from a local restaurant for first place completing the virtual scavenger hunt. See the flyer attached for more details.

To register, visit bit.ly/3tbNwY9. The Zoom link will be provided after registering.
View the flyer for more details.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Virtual Town Hall: A More Resilient You
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Let's strive to thrive in the changing world. How can you become more resilient and cope with the stress of change? The City of Morgan Hill has partnered with CONCERN to bring you a resiliency-building workshop. In this workshop, you’ll learn several strategies to strengthen your resilience, learn to become more productive and effective while experiencing less stress.

Agenda Topics Include:

  • The Need for Resilience
  • What is Resilience
  • Characteristics of Resilient People
  • Assess Your Resilience
  • Strategies to Build Resilience
  • Children and Resilience
  • Personal Action Plan

Those members of the community that would like to participate in this meeting may do so by joining the virtual meeting at https://bit.ly/Communitytownhall or call 669-900-9128, then enter the webinar id: 828 0731 9295 #
Monday, April 26, 2021
Environmental Services Proposed Ordinances Informational Session:
Private Sewer Lateral and Water Conservation at Resale

The City is developing two new ordinances to both conserve and protect our local water supplies. A community meeting to provide information on both proposed ordinances is scheduled for Monday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m.

Interested members of the public are invited to participate by joining the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89805848823 or call (669) 900-9128, then enter the webinar id: 898 0584 8823 #.

The Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance is being developed to prevent sewage overflows caused by stormwater entering privately-owned sewer pipelines through breaks and cracks in the system. The ordinance will require property owners to obtain an inspection of their private sewer lines and conduct any necessary repairs before selling their property. Owners of small private sewer collection systems that connect multiple buildings, like those found at apartments, condos, and some businesses, will be required to conduct inspections periodically.
The Water Conservation at Resale Ordinance, which is based on existing State law, will require that homes built before 1993 are inspected before resale to ensure that their plumbing fixtures have been updated with high-efficiency fixtures that consume less water with each use. The functionality of these plumbing fixtures remains the same while using less water to get the job done.

Following the community meeting, the ordinances are scheduled to be presented to the City Council for consideration at the May 5th Council meeting. 

For more information, visit the City's Utilities Web page.
Planning Commission Recruitment
Seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the Planning Commission, the City is recruiting to fill three (3) vacancies with the term ending June 1, 2025.
 
The Planning Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council on matters related to city growth, development, and other topics requested by the Council. The Commission is a seven-member body. Each Commissioner serves a four-year term and meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 p.m. 
 
Application forms and appointment information are available on the City's Commissions webpage or by calling telephone number 408-779-7271.
 
Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 14, 2021, 5:00 p.m. or until filled. Interviews before the City Council are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.
Centennial Recreation Center
Summer 2021 Digital Recreation Activity Guide

The City of Morgan Hill is excited to provide in-person recreational activities this summer! The digital-only Summer Recreation Activity Guide is your resource for activities and programs taking place through the months of June, July, and August. Our programming includes swim lessons, recreation preschool, sports programs, dance classes, our annual Youth Leadership Morgan Hill program, and more. Visit www.morganhill.ca.gov/recguide for more information.
Looking for a fun and exciting job?

The Recreation Team is seeking enthusiastic, responsible teammates interested in creating summer memories as Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, and Splash Swim Coaches at the Aquatic Center and YMCA Kids Club Program Leaders at the Centennial Recreation Center.


The first Lifeguard training class will be available at the beginning of May. Apply for the Lifeguard position online, and sign up for Lifeguard training today at www.mhreconline.com course #WSD001.

For more information on the YMCA Kids Club Program Leader positions, apply at www.ymcasv.org, select careers, then job #MM-2462. Join us today!
Save the Date
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Friends of the Morgan Hill Library
Outdoor Book Sale
660 West Main Avenue, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Masks and social distancing required, full details and contact information available.
Santa Clara County COVID-19 Community Ambassador Program (CAP)
Hindi Language Ambassador Training
Beginning at 11:10 a.m.

Santa Clara County COVID-19 CAP is hosting its first Hindi Language Ambassador Training on Saturday, April 17, 2021, beginning at 11:10 a.m. We welcome you to participate and become a CAP Ambassador. For newcomers, your help and leadership are greatly appreciated and needed as Santa Clara County continues to experience a high number of hospitalizations and COVID-19 cases. Register now or view full details and flyers in English and Hindi.
Saturday & Sunday, April 17 & 18, 2021
Young Women Leaders Speaker Series
Saturday & Sunday, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Registration: QR code or youngwomenleaders.org/

Free series of six online presentations made by and for young adults, 6th grade through college. Discussions cover propaganda, persuasion, nutrition, wildlife, and many more topics.

Young Women Leaders is affiliated with Morgan Hill's
Monday, April 19, 2021
Resilient Families Gilroy
Six free classes starting the week of April 26, orientation week of April 19

For more information and to register, contact program coordinator Ariana Cvitanic,
408-709-4401 or resilientfamiliesgilroy@gmail.com. Flyers in English and Spanish.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Resilient Families Gilroy
Tuesday, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

FREE online classes for mothers of teenage and young adult children. Registration required: email or call 408-709-4401. Website general information and event flyers in English and Spanish.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
PARTI Program is hosting a variety of activities this summer. The group's mission is to promote education around youth healthy lifestyles and healthy decision-making. Multiple upcoming dates:

 
Silicon Valley/Bay Area Career Connection Virtual Event
April 21, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., event information available.

South County Safe Summer Kickoff: May 29 in Gilroy, May 30 in Morgan Hill, locations TBD.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Chill Out Life Skills
Community Park Gazebo Area
171 W. Edmundson
5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Dinner Provided

This program runs every Thursday through November. It offers fundamental life skills, such as communication, cultural competence, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, the ability to cope, overcoming obstacles, decision making, identity, substance abuse awareness, building community, giving back, leadership, mindfulness, restorative circles, self-care and much more. (evidence-based curriculum).

To register, scan the QR code on the event FLYER or contact: Dori Prado 408-390-9012 for any additional information needed.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Food Drive & Give Away
Please donate non-perishable, canned, or dry goods before April 24.

To donate text or call Cecelia Ponzini, CEO, 1-408-670-0266, Edward Boss Prado Foundation
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
American Association of University Women
Firestorm Talk, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Registration Required

AAUW is hosting a virtual talk on Wildfire behavior, home protection, and evacuation that benefits residents residing near fire-sensitive areas.
Our guest speakers are nationally and internationally known for their research on fire behavior, how people behave during a wildfire evacuation and how to protect homes before and during an evacuation. The City's new Fire Marshall, Marcus Hernandez, will speak, as well.
Friday, April 30, 2021
15th Annual Teen Poetry Contest
Submit Up To Three Original Poems by April 30

One winner from each library will be chosen in the following categories: Grades 6-8 (Middle School) and Grades 9-12 (High School). Winners will receive a $50 gift card and a hardcover of the Teen Poetry Contest book. Learn more and submit your works today.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Presented by Netscout
Saturday, May 8, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. PDT
Register by April 19: www.starhacks.org/

For middle and high school students, prior coding experience is not needed.

Requires a laptop, good internet connection. Workshops cover cybersecurity, and websites, certificates, and prizes are available.

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Morgan Hill Historical Society
Villa Mira Monte Opening
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Docents will be on hand for tours of the Hiram Morgan Hill House and grounds. COVID safety protocols will be in place. Hours are expected to expand in June. Learn more about local history, membership, and how to support.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
American Association of University Women
College Scholarships for Local Women
Applications Due May 15

The Morgan Hill branch of AAUW is offering three types of scholarships:

(1) Re-Entry/Deferred Scholarship: For women whose college studies were interrupted or are now just starting college after a break in their education after finishing high school.
 
(2) Lauren Jenkins Healthcare Profession Scholarships: For women in a healthcare program leading to a professional practice license.
 
(3) Fritts Family STEM Scholarship: For women currently in college working toward a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field.

More information available in English and Spanish.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Darren Dean Vocational Education Grant
Applications Due May 15

The Grant supports people who want experience and knowledge in skilled labor, such as the construction trades. Complete information available.
Monday, June 14, 2021
Boys & Girls Club Summer Enrichment Program
June 14 - July 30
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join the Boys and Girls Club for an exciting summer filled with fun, friends, and adventure, for kids ages 6 - 18.

For more information and to register, view flyers in English and Spanish.
City Maintenance Projects
Community Connections
Leadership Morgan Hill Recruiting Fair

Applications are now being accepted for the class of 2022. Apply now for the greatest opportunity and start making a difference in your community today!
MH Library Expands Building Access April 19

The Santa Clara County Library District is pleased to welcome visitors indoors with up to 50 percent occupancy starting April 19. Read the district's full announcement.

Library's Distinguished Author Series

The Author Series brings together great authors who spark new thoughts, ideas, and deep discussion. Join the Santa Clara County Library District for this series extending through May 22, 2021. Advanced registration is required. Upcoming dates are April 28, May 8, May 22.
The American Red Cross - Silicon Valley Chapter
Sound the Alarm: Virtual Education Sessions

In one 30-minute phone or video session, the program educates you and your household on home fire safety prevention, creating an escape plan and go-bag, and other actionable steps to prepare for an emergency. The Red Cross representative walks you through testing your smoke alarms, creating your plan, and starting the critical conversations with your household. 

Request an appointment, view the program fact sheet that shows other ways to register, or visit the Silicon Valley Chapter website for more information on all its programs and services.
PG&E Extends Its COVID-19 Support Programs

Pacific Gas and Electric Company has announced that it will extend the existing COVID 19 customer protections through June 30, 2021. 
Your Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours

City offices are temporarily closed.

If you have questions or concerns during this time, please call our virtual call center.

408-767-6404

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Messages will be returned within 24 hours.
Elected Officials


County Supervisor
District 1: Mike Wasserman

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U.S. Congressional District 19: 

City of Morgan Hill
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