May 7, 2021
Hello Morgan Hill!
Wildfire Preparedness Week has arrived! Morgan Hill's Fire Chief and Santa Clara Unit Chief, Jake Hess, spoke during a live-streamed press conference (Please note: video kicks off with Chief Hess at the 10:50 minute mark), along with Cal Office of Emergency Service, California Highway Patrol, and the U.S. Forest Service, to discuss what was learned from last year's fire season management and preparations for this year's fire season.

They provided tips on fire safety and what you can do to assist in fire efforts and prevention. For more fire safety information, please visit https://www.readyforwildfire.org/
"Do 1 Thing" Emergency Preparedness Campaign
May's Topic: Work, School, and Community
 
Do 1 Thing” is a 12-month program that makes it easy to prepare yourself, your family, and our community for emergencies and disasters because preparedness tasks are broken down into small, manageable steps. Each month Morgan Hill's Office of Emergency Services will release a new educational YouTube video (May's) to help you complete the program. 

This month focuses on ensuring everyone in your household can receive, understand, and act on information received in an emergency.
COVID-19 Resources



Vaccine Appointments

Bay Area Community Health has partnered with VTA to host a community vaccination site at the Santa Teresa VTA Station. 

  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Santa Teresa VTA Station, 6360 Santa Teresa Blvd., San Jose
  • Register online: BACH.HEALTH/VACCINE
  • Register by phone: 408-729-9700
Youth Night at Levi's Stadium
May 11 - 13
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Green Lot 1


For those getting vaccinated:
  • Tour of an NFL locker room
  • 49ers swag while supplies last
  • The First 100 youth each night will receive a gift card to either Chipotle or Starbucks

Parents need to provide students with permission, which could be a consent form, parent or guardian is with you, or a call to your parent or guardian from the site.
Emergency COVID-19 Rent Relief

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County is launching a Rent Relief Program and phone lines are open.

The Catholic Charities Program is rental assistance for tenants who have past due rent from April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021. 

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, which contains resources for renters and landlords. 
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: www.gavilan.edu/foodpantry
City Engagement
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Planning Commission Meeting
 
This week's meeting includes staff presenting an overview of Density Bonus Law, including updates from 2020-2021. 

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 are 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. 
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Virtual Town Hall - Cancelled
Friday, May 14, 2021
Planning Commission Recruitment Application Deadline

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. Each Commissioner serves a four-year term, and the group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Application forms and appointment information are available on the Commissions webpage or call 408-779-7271. Interviews before the City Council are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. (please note the interview time has been changed from 6:00 tp to 5:00 pm)
Housing Division
The City of Morgan Hill is launching a series of Housing Workshops!

The City's workshops are intended to provide a roadmap of housing in Morgan Hill, how we got here, and the future of housing for current and future residents. We will share the what, why, and how housing will change per State law and hear your thoughts on creating the best version of Morgan Hill for the future. 

Visit the City of Morgan Hill's webpage, 2021 Housing Conversation, to find a list of dates and details about the program. Some of the sessions are in partnership with SV@Home.
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 June, July, and August. Our programming includes swim lessons, recreation preschool, sports programs, dance classes, our annual Youth Leadership Morgan Hill program, and many more opportunities.

Visit www.morganhill.ca.gov/recguide for registration info and full descriptions of all classes.
City of Morgan Hill Presents:
American Red Cross Lifeguard Program
Course Series Starts May 29

Course certifies students in lifeguarding, CPR, and AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Title 22. The flyer details schedule and registration.

Register online, or call 408-310-4251 or email Anna Bielecki for questions.
Save the Date
Series Beginning Monday, May 10, 2021
Rebekah Children's Services Events

Virtual Parent Cafe Series
Orientation Monday, May 10th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Parent Cafes are an opportunity to share information and ideas to help us take care of ourselves, raise strong children, and build resilience within our families. Cafes will be held via Zoom in English on Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. View all dates and topics in English and Spanish.

To register, call or email: 408-846-2140, nanguiano@rcskids.org.

24/7 Dad's Workshop (Spanish)
Beginning Tuesday, May 11th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This series is offered in Spanish only and runs from May 11th - June 29th. More information is available here.
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 are 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. 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.
Tuesday, May 18 & Friday, May 28
City of Morgan Hill's SV@Home Affordable Housing Events

Morgan Hill Collaborates with Gilroy and Santa Clara County:
Affordable Housing 101
Tuesday, May 18, 5 p.m. Registration Required

This Spanish language event, with English language translation, introduces attendees to affordable housing and how to access opportunities—Email Diana Castillo, of Santa Clara County, with any questions.

Morgan Hill Hosts:
Coffee Time Conversation: A Model for Agricultural Workforce Housing in South County
Friday, May 28, 10:00 a.m. Registration Required

Join the City of Morgan Hill and SV@Home panelists to talk about both the need and the value in creating space for an agricultural workforce. South County farms and ag workers feed Santa Clara County, and housing is a critical part of making it all work. Email Rebecca Garcia, City of Morgan Hill's Housing Manager, with any questions.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Leadership Morgan Hill Recruiting Fair
Tuesday, May 18, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Bubbles & Brew, 17105 Monterey Road

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! Visit Leadership's Recruiting Fair webpage for information.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
South County Water
A Webinar from Leadership Morgan Hill
in partnership with the City of Morgan Hill
5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Registration Required
 
Where does our water come from and what’s the outlook for the near future? There’s been water flowing into the ponds along 101. Where does it go? What’s happening with Llagas Creek and Lake Silveira? And what is the latest with Anderson Dam & Reservoir?
Find out the answers to these questions and learn about South County’s water supply and current drought conditions.
 
Event Details and Guest Speakers: Executives & Management of Valley Water.
 
For more information please email: info@leadershipmorganhill.org.
Friday, May 21, 2021
Bike to Wherever Day
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bike to Wherever Day is on Friday, May 21, 2021, and the City of Morgan Hill will be hosting an Energizer Station to support participating riders in the community! The Energizer Station will be located near the Centennial Recreation Center on the West Little Llagas Creek Trail from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Plan your route and stop by for some fun giveaways.

To get on the list for this year’s complimentary Bike to Wherever bike bags, register your pledge to ride at https://bikesiliconvalley.org/btwd/. We hope to see you there!
Saturday, May 22, 2021
South County Citizenship Day 2021
Rebekah Children's Services 10:00 a.m.

Drive-thru event - Participants interested in obtaining FREE orientation, legal consultation, application assistance, and study materials can call 408-510-4358 in English or Spanish to register for the event.
Monday, June 14, 2021
Boys & Girls Club Summer Enrichment
Kids ages 6-18, June 14 - July 30
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Boys and Girls Club in Morgan Hill is ready for an exciting summer filled with fun, friends, and adventure. The club's website details program information, fees, and registration info.
City Maintenance Projects
Community Connections
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 the final date of the series on May 22.
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

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: