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City Beat Happy Holidays from the City of Morgan Hill. It’s been a busy, but amazing year! has been a year of great accomplishment and change in Morgan Hill, as well as the completion of several significant plans that will guide the future of the city for many years to come. The Morgan Hill community has been involved at many different levels from individual feedback to participation in stakeholder groups, commissions and advisory committees. The following is a summary of all that’s been happening: Agricultural Preservation • Steps were taken to advance further agricultural preservation with the approval of the Agricultural Mitigation Program. Infrastructure • The City of Morgan Hill began a conversation with our community regarding infrastructure needs and possibilities for financing them. • Significant progress on the Water Bond Projects was accomplished, offering enhanced fire-fighting capabilities, enhanced water system reliability and providing water redundancy in the Holiday Lakes, Jackson Oaks and Jackson Meadows neighborhoods. • Waste Water Bond Projects were started. Downtown Economic Development, Investment, and Improvements • The City completed $25M in public investment projects in downtown and celebrated with the grand opening of the parking garage, 3rd Street Plaza and Retail Space. • $50 million in private investment is now underway in downtown development with renovation of the Granada Theater set to open in December. Three additional private develo