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February 23, 2024

City Council inches toward new districts

The Morgan Hill City Council has narrowed down its potential new district boundaries to a choice of five draft maps, but officials disagree on whether all of them would stand up to state laws regulating the electoral redistricting process. In recent months, the council and...

Initiative targets California housing statutes

A series of housing laws signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in recent memory has prompted an organized group of city officials from throughout the state to gather signatures for an initiative they say will help bring land-use decisions back to local jurisdictions. The “Our Neighborhood...

City Council hosts redistricting workshop Feb. 16

The deadline to submit a City Council redistricting map for consideration by the elected council is 5pm Jan. 31, according to city staff. All draft maps are available for public review on the city’s redistricting webpage at http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/2182/Draft-Maps. A City Council workshop will be held at...

Downtown traffic mitigation on Jan. 19 council agenda

UPDATE: The City Council on Jan. 19 voted 3-2 (with councilmembers Yvonne Martinez Beltran and Rene Spring in dissent) to approve the following city staff recommendation: Approve the proposed Traffic Mitigation Plan Implementation Schedule to supportthe Monterey Road Lane Reduction Program; Approve the re-design of...

Politicos attack Santa Clara County redistricting map

As Santa Clara County lawmakers prepare to approve new political boundaries, some local politicians are raising complaints about the process. The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 earlier this month to advance a proposal for redistricting the county's five political boundaries, choosing the so-called Yellow Map...

Candidates file early paperwork for Morgan Hill mayor, city council election

The 2022 election season for City of Morgan Hill offices is already underway, as two local residents have already declared their candidacy for seats on the city council. Among the races scheduled for the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot are Morgan Hill Mayor, City Council District...

Local voters begin effort to recall Morgan Hill council member

Morgan Hill City Council District D member John McKay’s seat is up for election in November 2022, but he may face a recall that could cost the city $100,000 or more just six months before his current term is set to expire. On Aug. 11,...

Constantine announces run for county supervisor

Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine this week formally declared his candidacy for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat. Constantine, a retired firefighter who has served on the Morgan Hill City Council since 2010, highlighted his experience and supporters in a press...

South County political veterans crowd 2022 supervisor race

The election for Santa Clara County District 1 Supervisor is well over a year away, but the field of candidates is already packed with veteran local politicians. Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine, former San Jose City Councilmember Johnny Khamis, County Board of Education Trustee Claudia...

Sig Sanchez, longtime South County politician, dies Jan. 30

Sig Sanchez—former mayor of Gilroy and loyal advocate for South County throughout his 55-year public service career—died peacefully Jan. 30, according to family members.

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