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May 25, 2024

Council explores options to reopen remote public comment

Morgan Hill City Council members want to resume remote public comment via Zoom at their meetings, but they hope they can do it in a way that discourages people who might seek to use the forum to spew hateful or offensive views.  On Oct. 4,...

Housing wins as Rivas shuffles Legislature leadership deck

Who’s up and who’s down? When the news broke late Nov. 21 that new Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas picked new committee chairpersons and canned others, the Sacramento political sphere was immediately abuzz with talk of winners and losers. The winners include Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, the Davis...

Newsom signs 56 housing bills, aiming to tackle affordable housing shortage

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 11 signed multiple housing bills aimed at tackling the state’s lack of affordable housing and making it easier for tenants to rent a home in the first place.   Newsom signed a whopping 56 bills into law which he said...

Rosen proposes ballot initiative to address gun violence in California

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Aug. 3 that he is sponsoring an “unprecedented” statewide ballot initiative that seeks to “transcend the bitter politics of gun control and save the lives of crime victims, the suicidal and children.” If approved by voters, the...

County and its largest union reach tentative agreement three-year contract

Santa Clara County government’s largest union, Service Employees International Union Local 521, representing more than 12,000 workers, announced July 28 it had reached a tentative agreement on a labor contract providing an effective 13% in wage increases over three years. The announcement came more than...

Council approves 269-home Crosswinds project

The Morgan Hill City Council recently certified an environmental study and approved permits for a 269-home development at the southwest corner of Mission View and Half roads. The city’s planning commission had recommended the project’s approval at a previous meeting.  Known as Crosswinds, the project...

269 homes proposed in northeast Morgan Hill project

The Morgan Hill City Council at an upcoming meeting will consider approving permits for a proposed new 269-home project on the northeast side of the city.  The project, known as Crosswinds, is proposed by Dividend Homes, which has developed numerous residential communities in Morgan Hill...

Local Scene: Art A La Carte, FFA auction, Health & Wellness Fair

Recycle your mattress for free The Rosso Furniture Warehouse has joined the Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress collection network of drop-off locations. The Morgan Hill store, located at 212 Tennant Ave., accepts unwanted mattresses and box springs from the public, on Wednesdays and Fridays...

Bill would help undocumented disaster victims

Three California assembly members on Tuesday introduced a newly minted bill which, if it becomes law, would bring financial assistance to storm and flood victims who are ineligible for state and federal assistance. Assembly Bill 513, also known as the California Individual Assistance Act, was...

Council aims to reduce credit card processing costs

The City of Morgan Hill spends more than $200,000 per year in fees for processing credit card payments for various city services—including utilities, business licenses and recreation.  These costs came up during a discussion of new and updated fees for city services at the April...

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