DECEMBER 10, 2015
Morgan Hill City Council Chambers
17555 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
Despite our requests that the SEQ be reviewed and discussed as part of the General Plan update, City Council insists that it “follow a separate process”. In their March 8, 2013 editorial, The Morgan Hill Times also called for the SEQ plans to be included in the General Plan update.
Despite this, the Council insists the SEQ should be included in all growth alternatives. This will result in piecemeal planning. It runs counter to the purpose of the General Plan update process which is to look at the comprehensive needs of the community over a 20 year span and where that growth should occur.
Morgan Hill 2035
The City of Morgan Hill is currently undertaking an update of our General Plan to help guide future development, land use, growth, and economic development in the City over the next 20 years. This update is called Morgan Hill 2035.
The most important aspects of Morgan Hill 2035 is your participation. It will ensure that the Morgan Hill 2035 project represents a true community-based vision for Morgan Hill. We strongly encourage all community members to have a voice in the future of Morgan Hill.
Opportunities to have your voice heard:
Community Workshops: Five community workshops on items such as the community vision and growth alternatives will encourage hands-on involvement to set a course for the future of Morgan Hill. The first workshop is scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2013 in the Hiram Morgan Hill Room at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road.
City Council/Planning Commission Study Sessions: Joint study sessions open to the public will be held throughout the process.
In addition to participating at these meetings, there are many ways to follow the progress of Morgan Hill 2035, and provide input. If you’d like to get involved, visit the Morgan Hill 2035 website where you can sign up to be notified of project meetings and participate in an Open Town Hall discussion.
What is the General Plan update?
Each city and county in California must prepare a comprehensive, long term general plan to guide its future. A general plan is our local government’s long-term blueprint for development, serving as our city's constitution on which we base our land use decision. A general plan should:
Identify our community’s land use, circulation, environmental, economic, and social goals and policies as they relate to land use and development.
Provide a basis for our local government decision-making, including decisions on development approvals and exactions.
Provide Morgan Hill residents with opportunities to participate in the planning and decision-making processes of our community.
Inform our city's residents, developers, decision-makers, and other cities and counties of the ground rules that guide development within our community.
The Morgan Hill 2035 project will include updates not just to the General Plan, but the Zoning Code, Growth Management System, and Infrastructure Master Plans (water, sewer, storm drainage, and telecommunications), as well as a Climate Action Plan. For more information about the different components of the project, visit www.morganhill2035.org.
A General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) has already been appointed and will meet approximately 16 times over the course of the 2 to 3 year General Plan Update process. All GPAC meetings will be open to the public (public input is welcome), and will cover issues related to the Morgan Hill 2035 project in detail.
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