Morgan Hill

City Council Staff Report

Approve Response to Grand Jury Report - Affordable Housing


Department:DS (General)Sponsors:
Category:General Plan



On June 21, 2018, the City of Morgan Hill received a report from the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury entitled “Affordable Housing Crisis Density is our Destiny” containing findings and recommendations made after investigating certain aspects of affordable housing production countywide. The subjects of the report were all the cities in the county, and the County of Santa Clara.


In accordance with Penal Code Section 933(c) which requires that a governing body of a public agency or department which has been the subject to a Grand Jury final report shall respond within 90 days to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court on the finding and recommendations pertaining to matters under the control of the governing body. The City of Morgan Hill’s proposed response is attached for review and consideration.


As required by California Penal Code § 933.05 (a) the City of Morgan Hill has responded to each finding by indicating one of the following:

(1)              The respondent agrees with the finding.

(2)              The respondent disagrees wholly or partially with the finding, in which case the response shall specify the portion of the finding that is disputed and shall include an explanation of the reasons therefor.


As required by California Penal Code § 933.05 (b) the City of Morgan Hill has responded to each recommendation with one of the following actions:

(1)              The recommendation has been implemented, with a summary regarding the implemented action.

(2)              The recommendation has not yet been implemented, but will be implemented in the future, with a timeframe for implementation.

(3)              The recommendation requires further analysis, with an explanation and the scope and parameters of an analysis or study, and a timeframe for the matter to be prepared for discussion by the officer or head of the agency or department being investigated or reviewed, including the governing body of the public agency when applicable. This timeframe shall not exceed six months from the date of publication of the grand jury report.

(4)              The recommendation will not be implemented because it is not warranted or is not reasonable, with an explanation therefor.



This report is intended to inform the community.



The City of Morgan Hill is required to respond to the Grand Jury report by September 20, 2018. There are no aternative actions.



There is no direct fiscal impact associated with this action.


CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act):  Not a project

Organizational or administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment are not considered a project by CEQA.

Meeting History

Aug 22, 2018 6:00 PM Video City Council Special - Regular Meeting
draft Draft

Assistant City Manager for Community Development Leslie Little presented the report.

Mayor Tate opened public comment at 10:02 p.m.

Hearing no requests to speak, the public comment was closed.


Approving the recommended action.

MOVER:Larry Carr, Council Member
SECONDER:Caitlin Jachimowicz, Council Member
AYES:Steve Tate, Rich Constantine, Larry Carr, Caitlin Jachimowicz, Rene Spring