June 17, 2022
Hello Morgan Hill!

Lots to do this weekend! Summer is here and a community highlight is the Chamber of Commerce's Friday Night Music Series. It kicks off Friday, June 17, and continues through September 2. Join your friends and neighbors at the Downtown Amphitheater, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Community & Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road
And don't forget, Sunday is Father's Day! Happy Father's Day to all of Morgan Hill's dads. Another reason to celebrate is Juneteenth, also on Sunday. Relax and enjoy!
City Engagement
California Water Board
Effective Immediately - NEW Water Conservation Emergency Regulation

The State Water Board has adopted a new water conservation emergency regulation to ensure more aggressive conservation across the state.

The regulation requires that owners and managers of commercial, industrial, and institutional properties, as well as homeowners’ associations (HOAs) immediately cease using potable water for irrigating non-functional turf. For a summary, including instances where the regulation does not apply, view the City of Morgan Hill's water conservation webpage. 

COVID Testing: Morgan Hill Council Chamber Building
Tuesday, June 21, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 17555 Peak Avenue

Schedule an appointment ~ Appointments are open for scheduling 7 days before the testing date. Once all appointments are filled, this location will no longer appear as an option.
Parks & Recreation Commission Regular Meeting
Tuesday, June 21, 7:00 p.m., Virtual Meeting Information

Parks and Recreation Commission meetings are virtual and live-streamed on Facebook, Channel 17, and the City’s website.

Members of the community who would like to participate may do so virtually: https://bit.ly/ParksandRecreationCommission or call 669-900-9128, then enter the webinar ID: 845 7667 3771.

Public comment may be provided in the following ways:
  • Join the virtual Parks & Recreation meeting via the link above, when public comment is opened, raise your virtual hand and be called upon to speak for up to 3 minutes;
  • Join the virtual meeting by calling the number above, dial *9 to raise your hand, and be called upon to speak for up to 3 minutes;
  • Send public comments in writing to chris.ghione@morganhill.ca.gov

Please note that comments made on Facebook are not considered public comment. 
Parks & Recreation Presents Trail Construction Project Update:
West Little Llagas Creek Trail Extension to Silveira Lake
Wednesday, June 22, 5:00 p.m.

At this in-person meeting, City staff will share project updates with residents. Join us at the Centennial Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room, 171 West Edmundson Avenue.

Visit the project page for background information, including trail maps, previous meeting materials, and a link to Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Upper Llagas Creek Flood Control Project.
Valley Water Public Meeting: Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project
Wednesday, June 22, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The seismic retrofit project is designed to strengthen the structure to ensure public safety, protect the regional water supply, and provide environmental benefits.

Join Valley Water:

A question-and-answer session will take place during the meeting and you can also submit questions ahead of time to Valley Water's Tony Mercado, tmercado@valleywater.org
City Council Meeting - Canceled
Wednesday, June 22

Please note that there are no scheduled City Council meetings in July. Join us at the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting on August 3, 2022.
Virtual Town Hall: Morgan Hill's Housing Element
Thursday, June 23, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The City is in the process of updating the Housing Element of the General Plan for the
2023-2031 period as required by State law. The Housing Element establishes policies and programs to address Morgan Hill's existing and projected housing needs for all economic segments of the community.

The City recently released a draft of the 2023-2031 Housing Element Update for public review and comment. Visit the City's Housing Element Update webpage to access the Draft Housing Element document.

Comments will be accepted through July 5 and may be directed to Adam Paszkowski,
Principal Planner, adam.paszkowski@morganhill.ca.gov or 408-310-4635.

You may also view a fact sheet about the topic.

June 23 virtual meeting link: https://bit.ly/Communtytownhall or call 669-900-9128, then enter the meeting ID when prompted: 828 0731 9295.

This virtual town hall meeting will also be streamed live on Facebook.

Additional information: Unlike other mandatory General Plan elements, the Housing Element must be updated every eight years and is subject to review and approval by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
Library, Culture, and Arts Presents
Morgan Hill Open Studios
Artist Registration Deadline: June 30

Calling all artists! Register online for November 5-6 event that brings together local artists and art lovers!

Art lovers will have the opportunity to meet local artists, learn about their artistic practice, get a glimpse inside their studio, and collect beautiful art. 
Youth Action Council Presents
Youth Leadership Morgan Hill (YLMH)
July 11 - 14, 2022

YLMH is an annual, four-day leadership program for teens ages 13-18 who are interested in developing critical skills for the working world, including public speaking, professionalism, teamwork, and collaboration. Participation in YLMH is required to apply and interview for YAC's 2022-2023 fiscal year. Flyers are available in English and Spanish.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Registration Open for Basic Training Course Series
Class Date Range: August 30 - September 24

CERT training is a 20-hour, all hazard training program offered by Morgan Hill's Office of Emergency Services. Classes are a combination of online training and a one-day, hands-on skills training sessions.

Registration is required before the first class session. Class is open to anyone over the age of 18. Community service hours are available to students who attend with a parent/guardian. Contact Emergency Services Coordinator Jennifer Ponce for questions.

Visit the City's YouTube Channel for more emergency preparedness information.
Centennial Recreation Center
Pickleball Courts Now Open, Free to the Public

The current basketball courts at Community Park have been restriped to share space with pickleball courts. Pickleball is available from sunrise to 2 p.m. daily, after which time basketball may occupy the courts from 2 p.m. to sunset. Visit the City's pickleball webpage for more information.
City of Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce's Podcast, Quick 5

The most recent episode featured Rebecca Garcia, Morgan Hill's Housing Director, who answered questions about the City's housing programs. Listen on Spotify.

Check out the Chamber's new podcast series and follow on Facebook to catch new episodes as they are released. 
Local Parks
Magical Bridge Playground Morgan Hill

We're looking for volunteers to help keep the playground magical! Sign up online today at www.morganhill.ca.gov/magicalbridge. You can volunteer for as few as five hours a month and we have flexible shifts.

Some volunteer roles may require a background check, finger printing or a TB test. Please allow two weeks for processing these requirements. 
Downtown Morgan Hill Pop-Up Park

On June 22, after seven years of fun, the Downtown Morgan Hill Pop-Up Park will be dismantled to make way for the construction of the Edes Art Gallery.

The Pop-Up Park, a temporary installation by the City, has provided a space for families to enjoy an interactive area filled with art and funded in partnership with local businesses and community organizations.

Dan McCranie, developer of the Edes Gallery, and owner of Ladera Grill, allowed the City to relocate the Pop-Up Park to the 2nd Street site from its original location on 3rd and Monterey in 2016. The City of Morgan Hill would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to property owner Dan McCranie for hosting the park on his site, and to the many artists, businesses, and community members who have contributed to the creation and maintenance of this community space that has provided a fun and safe environment for our families for the last seven years.

Since the creation of the temporary Pop-up Park, the City has invested in four permanent parks, including the Railroad Park on Depot Street, the Third Street Creek Park behind Ladera Grill, the Nob Hill Trail Park, and the Magical Bridge Playground. As the Pop-Up Park comes to an end, the amenities will be relocated to other spots within the City.

We invite the community to participate in a scavenger hunt to discover the home of your favorite Pop-Up Park features, including the Big Blue Chair.
Community Corner
Volunteer to Help Local Parks
Saturday, June 18, 9 - 11 a.m.
Meet on Corner of Barrett and Hill
Sidewalk Saturdays
June 18 and 25, 9:00 a.m.
Downtown Morgan Hill, Third Street
Youth Employment Event
June 18, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
CRC, 171 Edmundson Ave.
Youth Stay Active
June 20 & 27, 10 a.m.
Lunch Is Provided
Hearts & Crafts
June 21, 5:30 p.m.
CRC, 171 Edmundson Ave.
Collaboration Meeting
Prep for Oct. 8 Community Event
June 22, 6:00 pm
Community & Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road
Teen Event: Chill Out
Thursdays in June: 23 & 30
5:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Dinner Provided
Community & Cultural Center

Our City Forest Series
DIY Lawn Low Water Use Workshop
Virtual June 24, 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
In Person June 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30
Bay Area Legal Aid Presents
Name & Gender Marker Name Clinic
June 29, 2:00 p.m.
City Maintenance Projects
The Scoop

News you want to know about public projects and maintenance activities throughout Morgan Hill.

Click the image or here for the latest updates and what to expect in the coming week.
Your Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours

The Civic Center area is open to the public: Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

State and County Health Information

City of Morgan Hill
17575 Peak Ave., Morgan Hill 95037
Elected Officials

County Supervisor
District 1: Mike Wasserman

California State Assembly District 30: 

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U.S. Congressional District 19: 

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