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April 20, 2024

“No Preference’ could mean ‘No Vote’

The nearly 300,000 Santa Clara County voters registered as having “No Party Preference” will soon receive a postcard in the mail outlining what steps they need to take if they want to cast a ballot for a presidential candidate in the March 3, 2020...

Candidates qualify for Morgan Hill mayor, council, school board

The final list of candidates is in for the Nov. 3 election for mayor, two city council seats, city treasurer and three trustees’ seats on the Morgan Hill Unified School District.

Downtown lane reduction measure goes to Nov. 8 ballot

Morgan Hill’s voters will get to decide in the Nov. 8 election if any future attempt to reduce the number of lanes of Monterey Road through the city’s downtown should be determined by a popular citywide vote. But it’s possible the city council will implement...

Morgan Hill sets first-ever campaign funding limits

For the first time in Morgan Hill’s history, candidates for local political office are subject to limits on how much money their individual contributors can give to their election campaigns. But city council members want to convene on the issue in the near future to consider imposing even tighter limits than those approved at a recent meeting.

New 2024 laws protect workers who use cannabis

Californians that partake in cannabis use in their off-work down time will have more employment protections beginning Jan. 1 thanks to new laws.   Assembly Bill 2188 is an amendment to the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act and prohibits employers from discriminating against a worker...

Challengers pull papers for Mayoral, Council election

Morgan Hill’s mayor and two city council members will be challenged for their seats in the Nov. 3 election, as a total of eight candidates so far have expressed interest in running for the three local offices.

Kremen drops out of assessor race

Gary Kremen last weekend withdrew from the race for Santa Clara County assessor, dropping his aggressive challenge to 27-year incumbent Larry Stone and promising to return thousands in campaign donations. Kremen’s surprise announcement to local media the afternoon of Feb. 26 came several hours after...

Carr concedes in Council District A election

Nearly six days after Election Day, longtime Morgan Hill City Councilmember Larry Carr made a statement accepting the results that show a widening gap separating him from challenger Gino Borgioli, who holds a lead in the race for City Council District A.

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,...

City Hall: ‘Human error’ resolved at Morgan Hill vote center

An election volunteer’s error at a Morgan Hill voting center over the weekend resulted in some voters receiving the wrong ballots, but authorities say the issue was quickly resolved.

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