June 18, 2021
Hello Morgan Hill!
Rotary Galvan Park Restoration Project

Recently the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill hosted Rotarians from the Area 6 Clubs, El Toro Boys and Girls Club staff, and other community members to clean up Galvan Park. The work consisted of picking up trash, distributing mulch for weed control, and painting benches and trash cans. The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill has adopted the park and will continue maintaining it once a month. Thank you, Rotary! Read more about the project.
Updated Irrigation Schedule

At the June 16 City Council Meeting, the City of Morgan Hill declared a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage effective immediately. The declaration comes on the heels of the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board’s announcing a water shortage emergency impacting the entire county.

Typical lawn and garden bed sprinkler irrigation is now limited to: 
  • Mondays and Thursdays for ODD numbered addresses and properties with no address
  • Tuesdays and Fridays for EVEN numbered addresses
  • Irrigation shall only be scheduled before 9 a.m. or after 7 p.m.
  • Prevent runoff in any watering cycle
  • Each valve or zone shall run for a maximum of 15 minutes in any one day

For businesses, limits now exist on automatically serving water at restaurants, hotels offering guests the option to decline daily linen service, and construction sites using non-potable water for most site activities.

The City of Morgan Hill has a long history of leadership in ensuring that water is used efficiently. To see the current water use rules and regulations, go to our Rules and Regulations page or read the complete Water Waste Ordinance No. 2236 (PDF). To report any water waste that you may observe, use this form.
City Engagement
Sunday, June 20, 2021
The Road to Recovery

 
The Chamber of Commerce recognizes that business recovery is complex, challenging, and deeply personal to all of our business partners. The Chamber of Commerce and City of Morgan Hill would like to better understand the challenges, concerns, and potential opportunities your business anticipates on the road to recovery and beyond.
 
Please take a moment to complete this short survey by Sunday, June 20, so that we may prioritize our efforts over the next several months to better support your business in the reopening/recovery phase.
Tuesday, June 22, 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, June 23, 2021
City Council Meeting

Topics include:
  • Housing and Long-term Sustainability
  • Public Hearing: Appeal of Trammell Crow Redwood Tech@101 project 

On June 23, 2021, the City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the appeal of the May 25, 2021, Planning Commission decision approving the Trammell Crow 'Redwood Tech@101' project. The application includes Design Review and a Vesting Tentative Parcel Map for a project that has approximately 501,314 square feet of flexible industrial/commercial space spread across five (5) separate buildings, ranging from 73,668 square feet to 138,698 square feet) on four (4) separate lots.
 
Information regarding the Redwood Tech@101 project, including a description of the project and plans, are available on the project webpage.

Project Location
The site, which is approximately 29-acres, is located between DePaul Road and Hwy 101, south of Cochrane Road and north of Half Road (APN: 728-30-006 and -009).

The City Council meeting will be live-streamed on Channel 17 and the City's website, and the City's Facebook page. 
 
Members of the public wishing to participate remotely may do so via the virtual meeting at https://bit.ly/MHCityCouncilMeeting or calling 669-900-9128, then enter the meeting id: 873 3200 8380#.
 
Public comment for City Council meetings will be accepted via email to ccpubliccomment@morganhill.ca.gov. Members of the public participating in the virtual meeting wishing to speak may do so during public comment.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Virtual Town Hall - Water Conservation
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

As we know, California is experiencing a drought, and imported water deliveries to Santa Clara County have been reduced. As a result, our region’s water supplier, Valley Water, has asked the City to reduce water use. In response, the Morgan Hill City Council declared a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage on June 16, 2021.
 
We invite you to join us for a Virtual Town Hall meeting to learn more about:
 
  • Exactly where Morgan Hill's water comes from?
  • What a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage means?
  • How growth in Morgan Hill relates to water usage?
  • What rebates and other assistance are available to support residents and businesses in reducing their water use?
 
You can participate in the virtual Town Hall Meeting at https://bit.ly/Communitytownhall or by calling 669-900-9128 and entering the webinar id: 828 0731 9295#.
 
We hope you will join us for this important conversation. 
Friday, June 25, 2021
Morgan Hill Library, Culture, and Arts Commission Virtual Art Exhibition

The Morgan Hill Library Culture and Arts Commission (LCAC) is currently accepting submissions for their first virtual art exhibition premiering this July 2021. The exhibition is part of the commission's new quarterly program to encourage creativity within the community and to help promote local artists. Artworks will be displayed on the new LCAC Virtual Exhibition site and at the Morgan Hill Library for socially distanced in-person viewing. 
 
The deadline to submit for the July exhibition is Friday, June 25 at 11:59 p.m. Submissions will only be accepted through the Google Form on the City of Morgan Hill LCAC page. The submissions that are chosen will be notified at the end of the month via email, with the exhibition premiering the following week.
 
For more details about the accepted forms of art and submission requirements, please review the guidelines document on the City of Morgan Hill LCAC page
July 3 & 4, 2021
Celebrating Our Heroes

Find out the full schedule for the Morgan Hill Freedom Fest activities on the event's new website.
July 6, 2021
Passport Services Available Soon

The City of Morgan Hill will re-open passport services on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, by appointment only.

Visit our website to find out all details to prepare for your appointment or visit the U.S. Department of State website for general information.

There are no other changes to in-person City services at this time.
Sidewalk Saturdays

Please support local small businesses by heading Downtown for Sidewalk Saturdays now through July 3, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., located on Third Street across from our year-round farmers market.
Summer Recreation
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.
Summer Access Pass

Experience the benefits of membership without the commitment and all the fun with our Summer Access Pass to the Aquatics Center and Centennial Recreation Center. The three-month membership spans June 1 - Sept 6, starting at $315 for one adult and all children in the household!

For full details, please see the Summer Access Pass Flyer (PDF) or visit www.morganhill.ca.gov/membership.
Save the Date
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Villa Mira Monte Open Saturdays
Morgan Hill Historical Society

Starting June 19, Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Gates to the grounds open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Docent tours available, safety protocols in place.

Learn local history, membership information, and how to support the Historical Society.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Community Solutions & Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services

C.R.I.A IV - Creating, Resilience, Intelligence & Friendships
A Group for Spanish-Speaking Parents, Tuesday, June 22, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/CRIA-IV. Zoom link invite will be provided by email after registration. For more information, view the flyers in English and Spanish.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
South County Cal-SOAP
6th Annual Alumnight Virtual Fundraiser
Thursday, June 24, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join South County Cal-SOAP for the ultimate virtual fundraising experience. Guests will enjoy an evening of live-streamed music, fun prizes, recognition of scholarship receipt award winners, personal testimonials, presentation of the Edwin Diaz Cal-SOAP Educator of the Year Award FAFSA/CADAA Submission Trophy, and so much more!

Event and sponsorship information are available at www.mightycause.com/calsoap.
For additional details call 408-780-8486 or email southcountycalsoap@gmail.com.
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
California Reopens: What You Need to Know

On Tuesday, June 15, the State of California lifted its statewide health order and transitioned to the Beyond the Blueprint plan, effectively reopening the state economy. 
Santa Clara County and State of California Offering Prizes
for COVID-19 Vaccinations

California and Santa Clara County are continuing incentives to help close the vaccination gap state and county-wide. As part of California’s Vax for the Win initiative, Governor Newsom announced a ticket giveaway to Six Flags theme parks for residents who get their first vaccine dose from participating providers. 

Read a full description of both items above, including the latest public health order, CA's face covering requirements, how to win tickets to Six Flags theme parks, and info about raffles for prizes to Golden State Warrior games, summer concerts, and more!
Vax to Win

Vax to 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.

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 
If you've been vaccinated, you can still enter by bringing proof of vaccination and an unvaccinated friend to any of the above County vaccination sites.  
Emergency COVID-19 Rent Relief

The Catholic Charities Program is rental assistance for tenants who have past due rent from April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021. Pop-Up sites to register are now available at various food distribution locations.

How do I apply? You may call Catholic Charities, 408-273-7478 or apply directly at the CA Rent Relief Program detailed on the Housing is Key website. 
Food Resources
Many organizations in Morgan Hill offer free food services for our community:


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.
City Maintenance Projects
Community Connections
Residential Customers Transitioning to Time-of-Use Rate Plan 
This a reminder that eligible residential electric customers in Santa Clara County will begin transitioning to the Time-of-Use (Peak Pricing 4-9 p.m. Every Day) rate plan, which features lower prices for electricity for 19 hours a day and higher prices from 4-9 p.m., seven days a week. Learn more about the transition to Time-of-Use at pge.com/toutransition.

Customers Can Choose Another Rate Plan at Any Time
Customers can choose to try out a Time-of-Use or choose another rate plan, including their current Tiered rate plan, at any time. Customers who automatically transition to this Time-of-Use rate plan will automatically receive risk-free Bill Protection for the first 12 months. To view a customized rate plan comparison, visit pge.com/TOUchoice.

When Eligible Customers Will Transition
The transition to this Time-of-Use rate plan will occur by geographical region between April 2021 and March 2022. Eligible customers will receive a series of notifications by mail and email starting four months before the automatic transition in their county.
June 2021 Calendar of Event
Check out the calendar of events for the month of June that lists programs - almost daily! - for kids, teens, and adults. Book clubs, shows, virtual tours, and more!

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

City offices are temporarily closed.

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: