On Monday, Nov. 12, schools, banks and government offices were closed—except employees of the Santa Clara County Clerk’s elections office. Like their counterparts across California—and in many other states—they were busy validating and counting bagsful of ballots...
Morgan Hill’s voters expressed their resounding preference for a hotel tax increase, a cannabis business tax program and an appointive city clerk in the Nov. 6 election. The three local measures won by a...
Rich Constantine led early in the race for Morgan Hill mayor on Tuesday, and the council member held on to a 407-vote margin in the election for Morgan Hill mayor, according to final, unofficial returns from the...
In the first election of City Council members from districts, in Morgan Hill, with no incumbents running, two fresh faces will be seated on the city council. Yvonne Martínez-Béltran from District B and Julie Makrai Hutcheson from...
The future is bright for Gavilan College with the passing of a $248 million bond measure Nov. 6 as well as the election of three new members to its governing body. A combined 57...
Morgan Hill Unified School District’s governing body will welcome five new faces to its dais after the conclusion of the Nov. 6 election. First-time candidates Vanessa Sutter, Wendy Sullivan, John Horner and Carol Gittens...
Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith won a sixth consecutive term in office after defeating challenger John Hirokawa in the Nov. 6 election. With 100 percent of the votes counted, Smith obtained 147,319 ballots,...
At an Oct. 24 meeting, the Morgan Hill City Council passed a gun ordinance that has been in the works since March of 2018. The three-part ordinance made additions to the existing local weapons ordinance that was...
With only a few weeks until Election Day Nov. 6, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ Office is facing a critical shortage of volunteers to serve at the 849 polling places throughout the county, according to...
With nearly 438,000 children living in Santa Clara County, it is important elected officials and voters understand how funding and policy decisions impact children’s lives, according to an Oct. 11 announcement from the County Office of Education.

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Gun control ordinance to come before council

After months of meeting and soliciting community input, the Morgan Hill City Council is set to vote on the adoption of an...