June 25, 2021
Hello Morgan Hill!
Enjoy the July 4th Festivities, and ...
the Morgan Hill Police Department (MHPD) Reminds the Community of the City's Zero Tolerance for Fireworks Violations
MHPD reminds everyone to celebrate safely and enjoy the holiday, but refrain from using illegal fireworks. Fireworks have resulted in brush fires, damaged homes, missing pets, and unnecessary injuries. In addition, our surrounding hills are extremely dry, and all fireworks pose a significant threat to the safety of our community and can result in significant fines
The local number to report fireworks violations is 408-779-2101.

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact Sgt. Bill Norman directly at 669-253-4982 or bill.norman@morganhill.ca.gov.
Santa Clara County is also urging residents to refrain from fireworks. Read the joint statement from all local agencies to remind residents that fireworks are dangerous and illegal.

Additional regional contact information is available on the joint statement.
We can't wait to see you in person starting on July 6th!
But in the meantime, we are here to help you virtually and over the phone.

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

Although our offices are not open to the public just yet, we have been working behind the scenes and are here to serve you! In addition to having teammates working remotely and having calls directed to teammates, our website has a ton of information about how to access services.

For a list of services and contacts, visit https://conta.cc/3qtzJfb

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!
Visit Morgan Hill!

Check www.visitmorganhill.org for updates on everything that Morgan Hill has to offer!

The City of Morgan Hill and Visit Morgan Hill teamed up to create an all-new, original video showcasing our town as a visitor destination! Created by Morgan Hill-based visual story-telling agency, Elevative Media, the new video captures Morgan Hill’s dynamic tourism offerings such as top-notch event venues and sports facilities, a vibrant downtown & culinary scene, wineries, orchards, farms, hiking, cycling, and local festivals. The video also captures Morgan Hill’s unique sense of place and history through aerial city views, flipping pages of our history book, and public art sculptures.
Reminder: NEW Bike-Friendly Business Program is Now Accepting Applications

The City of Morgan Hill has created a Bike-Friendly Business Program to help connect local businesses with our Morgan Hill bicycling community and visitors.

If you are a local business owner or operator, we encourage you to join the Bike-Friendly Business Program to help us encourage residents and visitors to explore more of our community and enjoy all that the City has to offer.

City Engagement
Effective Saturday, June 26, 2021
Drought Conditions Force Water Restrictions

The City of Morgan Hill recently declared a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage. 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

A full description of all rules and regulations is available on the City's website.
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Support Local Businesses: Shop at Morgan Hill's Sidewalk Saturdays

Head Downtown for Sidewalk Saturdays! Only two dates remain June 26 and July 3, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join your friends and neighbors on Third Street across from our year-round farmers market.
Thursday, July 1, 2021
White Flag Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, July 1st, to honor and acknowledge those members of our community who have lost their lives due to COVID-19. We will be placing a white flag for each life lost at the Civic Center Green.

Thursday, July 1st at 9:30 a.m.
Civic Center Green
17575 Peak Avenue
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.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Passport Services Available!

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.
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.
Library Culture & Arts Commission
Virtual Art Exhibition in July

The Morgan Hill Library Culture and Arts Commission (LCAC) is preparing for its first virtual art exhibition premiering in 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.

While this first exhibit's deadline to submit for the July exhibition is closing today, Friday, June 25, at 11:59 p.m., stay tuned for future calls for submissions. 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.
Recreation & Community Services
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.
Save the Date
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Dr. Bruce Perry: Healing & Building Resilience After a Mass Shooting
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration Required

In the early hours of May 26, 2021, nine lives were lost, and hundreds of VTA workers were impacted at the hands of an active shooter. Since then, thousands of people have been mourning, including family, friends, first responders, and other individuals who are connected by love and care for the lives lost and our community. Dr. Perry will share concepts to support healing and resilience through learning, engagement, and discussion.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Bay Area Community Health
Voices of Youth Vaccine Confidence Part 2
June 30, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Registration Required.

Not sure about getting the COVID vaccine? Need more information? Join the Bay Area Community Health Experts as they answer all your questions. Scan registration code on the event flyer and the event Zoom link is given after registration. For more information about Bay Area Community Health and its programs, visit its website.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
The County of Santa Clara's Office of Supportive Housing requests your assistance with recruiting interested youth for a Youth Action Board (YAB) that will play a critical role in this year's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project application process. The Office is hosting an information session for youth interested in getting involved in the YAB. All attendees need to register using the link below.

Wednesday, June 30 from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Full details about the group, program, and meeting are available here.
July 28 & 29, 2021
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!
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? Bringing proof of vaccination and an unvaccinated friend to any of the above County vaccination sites.  
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.
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: