July 2, 2021
Hello Morgan Hill!
Many of us are excited to get out and enjoy the summer weather and the 4th of July festivities. Please celebrate this wonderful holiday safely and responsibly with your friends, family, and neighbors. For those of you that love fireworks, we encourage you to attend the FreedomFest Fireworks show at the Outdoor Sports Center rather than using your own. Just a reminder that outside of permitted fireworks shows like the FreedomFest event, all fireworks are illegal in Morgan Hill.

The local number to report fireworks violations is 408-779-2101.

Please note that the City of Morgan Hill will be observing the July 4th holiday on Monday, July 5, 2021. All public safety services will continue as usual. Calls to City Hall and the virtual call center will not be answered immediately, but all messages will be returned on Tuesday, July 6.
City Engagement
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Support Local Businesses: Shop at Morgan Hill's Sidewalk Saturdays

July 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the last remaining Sidewalk Saturday. Join your friends and neighbors on Third Street across from our year-round farmers market.
July 3 & 4, 2021
Celebrating Our Heroes

Check out all of the fantastic events that FreedomFest has put together to celebrate the 4th of July Holiday on their new website.

Events include the Family Music Fest Downtown on Saturday Night, The Freedom Run on Sunday morning, the Car Cruise, Fireworks show, and more!
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Taking Steps to Re-Open City Facilities
Residents can still interact virtually or over the phone for any help needed.

The City of Morgan Hill is taking steps to reopen and make sure all offices are safe for customers and employees. We are planning a soft opening on Tuesday, July 6th, with limited hours. City Hall will be open from noon to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, until we are fully open. As soon as we have a date to open fully, we will let you know!

Applications for all permits are required to be submitted via email. The limited soft-opening hours will provide opportunities for staff to answer questions or provide assistance with the application process.

Although City offices have not been open to the public for several months, employees have been working behind the scenes to keep City services up and running. Visit the City's website to find information on how to access services you may need. For a list of the most frequently accessed services and contacts, visit https://conta.cc/3qtzJfb.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Library, Culture, and Arts Commission Meeting
 
The Library, Culture, and Arts Commission meeting will be live-streamed on Channel 17 and the City’s website. Members of the community who would like to participate may join the virtual meeting at https://bit.ly/LCACMeeting or call 669-900-9128, then enter the meeting ID when prompted: 830 4187 3791#
  
Public comment for Library, Culture, and Arts Commission meetings will be accepted via email to Chris Ghione. Members of the public may speak during public comment.  
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
City Council Meeting
Canceled - Please note, there will be no City Council meetings in July.
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Virtual Town Hall
Canceled - Please note, there will be no Town Hall meetings in July.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Planning Commission Meeting
Canceled - Please note, there will be no Planning Commission meetings in July.
Recreation & Community Services
Pop-Up Putt-Putt Mini-Golf Course is Now Open!

We’re celebrating summer with a fun, new putt-putt mini-golf course in downtown Morgan Hill! This small course is fun for the whole family. Tickets are now on sale online at www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/1979/Mini-Golf!
Preschool Fall 2021 Registration Is Open! 

The Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool Program is open for Fall 2021 registration! Our teachers will help your child develop the social and academic skills to be ready for kindergarten.

Learn more today:
Recreation Swim at the Aquatics Center

The Morgan Hill Aquatics Center is open and tickets are now on sale! Admission grants access to the water slides, spray feature, recreation pool and play feature, and instructional pool. More information is available online.
Environmental Services
Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance: Countdown to June 2022
 
Let the countdown begin! You may recall from a recent 411 that a new sewer lateral ordinance has been adopted and will take effect on June 1st, 2022. It stipulates that privately-owned sewer lines will need to be inspected and repaired if damaged before a property can be sold. Fixing breaks in sewer pipelines to prevent rainwater from causing sewer overflows takes a team effort! Haven't heard about it or want to learn more, check out our website.

To help the community, the City is offering a pilot financial assistance program to assist homeowners with this new requirement and encourage faster repairs. There are two different grants that homeowners can apply for:
  1. Repair Grant for smaller point repairs along the line; or
  2. Replacement Grant in the extreme case that the entire line needs to be replaced with a new one.
Both grants will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the budget allocation is exhausted. For more information or to get on the grant waiting list, email Shannon Keener at shannon.keener@morganhill.ca.gov.

Together we can keep sewer water from overflowing into our streets and creeks!
Save the Date
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Free Bike Repair Clinic
July 10, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Appointment Required
Bay Area Community Health Clinic
1066 S. White Road, San Jose 

Bring your broke-down, flat-tired, squeaky braked, rusty chained bikes to the BIKE DOCTORZ, and they will fix it up for you for free! This event is by appointment only. Please sign up here. Space is limited to 100 bikes.

For more information, view the flyers in English and Spanish.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
PG&E - Wildfire Safety Webinar
Santa Clara & Santa Cruz Counties
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Weekly regional wildfire safety webinars will be taking place every Thursday in July, providing PG&E customers with an opportunity to better understand the wildfire prevention plans and progress made in 2021 and share their feedback. The Santa Clara and Santa Cruz regions are scheduled for July 15.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company hosts these webinars as part of our commitment to the safety of customers and the communities we serve, as the company works year-round to make its system safer and more resilient and improve Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events.

During the events, the PG&E team will discuss:
• PG&E’s wildfire prevention efforts
• Resources to help customers and communities before, during, and after PSPS events
• Improvements to PG&E’s safety technology and tools

For information on how to participate, the full webinar events schedule, recordings, and presentation materials from past events, and to learn more about PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program, visit pge.com/wildfiresafety.
July 28 & 29, 2021
CSAC/Cal-SOAP
College Application Summer Camp 2021

Rising seniors, sign-up for this two-day workshop, held in
English and Spanish, to help you get started on your college application process.
Register today! Any questions? Call the Cal-SOAP hotline at 408-780-8486.
Starting August 6, 2021
Chamber of Commerce
Friday Night Music Series

Morgan Hill Downtown Amphitheatre
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
August 6 through October 8, 2021

The opening band will perform from
6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. The headlining band will "light up the stage" from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Beer, wine, and food will be available for on-site purchase, and business vendor booths will offer information, discounts, and fun activities for the kiddos. 

Visit the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce for more info on the full schedule of performances for the 10-week series and many other programs it offers.
State, County, and Local COVID-19 Information
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's Vax to Win

Win 2 FREE concert tickets to these options and many others: 
  • Harry Styles, August 20, 2021, or
  • Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin, November 14, 2021, or
  • Bad Bunny, March 3, 2022 

Scroll to the bottom of the County's Raffle information page for a full list of available shows and raffle drawing dates that run through July. Enter by getting vaccinated at: 
  • Overfelt High School 
  • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds 
  • Emmanuel Baptist Church 
  • Gilroy High School Valley Specialty Center 
  • Mountain View Community Center 
  • Levi’s Stadium 
Already vaccinated? Bring proof of vaccination and an unvaccinated friend to any of the above County vaccination sites.  
City Maintenance Projects
Community Connections
July Calendar of Events
View the July Calendar of Events and join the summer fun. Highlights include henna body art for teens, yoga for adults, Lego club for kids.

Library Bookdash Service
The Library District is launching a new program: delivering books directly to patrons who cannot come to the library for any reason. Flyers in English and Spanish.

Bookmobile Visits this Summer
Order books, movies, and more to pick up at the Bookmobile. View the flyer for summer dates and local schools' pick-up locations.

Summer Reading Programs
The Library District is offering free virtual reading and summer programs. For dates and times, view the flyers in English and Spanish. Teen reading events are also available.
Lunch at the Library
Grab & Go Summer Meals

Morgan Hill Library (parking lot)
660 West Main Avenue
Monday, Wed, Friday, 4 – 5 p.m.
 
For kids 0-18 years old and accompanying adults. For more information and locations, view the flyer in English and Spanish.
Your Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours

Starting July 6 City Hall is 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.
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: