While Vista incorporated in 1963 as a general law city, it became a charter city on June 13, 2007. The city operates under the Council/Manager form of government. The city maintains its own Fire Department, while law enforcement is furnished by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Phone: (760) 726-1340
The City of Vista is a municipal corporation following the council-manager form of government. The City Council, the city’s legislative body, defines the policy direction of the city. The city manager oversees the day to day operations of the city.
The City Council consists of an elected mayor and four elected council members. Each serves a four-year term. The city is in the process of transitioning to a system where City Council members are elected by district instead of at large or citywide.
Council Meetings City Council Chambers at City Hall, 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, California.
Regular Consolidated Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. are broadcast on the Friday after each meeting at 5 p.m. on Cox Communications Channel 19, Time Warner Cable Channel 24, and AT&T U-verse Channel 99. Online video broadcasts of Regular Meetings are posted by noon the day following the meeting. Meetings are held in the Civic Center Council Chambers located on the second floor of the Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084.
City Council Workshop Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
Archived videos are arranged by date, with the most recent at the top of the list. Click Video to watch the meeting with documents, or Agenda / Minutes to see just the documents. You can also search the archives by typing keywords into the Search box.
* PLEASE NOTE: Only regular City Council meetings are available online. Work sessions and special meetings are not videotaped.
The minimum system requirements for watching the Archived video are available here.. https://www.cityofvista.com/city-government/agenda-minutes/meeting-video-broadcasts
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Since its incorporation in 1963, the town has more than tripled its population, to 90,000 and become known as a good place to raise a family. In fact, in 1992, the city was named as one of the 50 best places in the nation to raise children as rated in “50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family.”
Originally the Vista area was part of several historic Spanish land grants, and it is home to two historic adobes. While agriculture is still a mainstay of the area, increasingly homes and condos are replacing open fields as families move into the area attracted by its proximity to the best of the San Diego lifestyle and its small town ambiance. Beaches and recreation areas are close, and good jobs are available in a growing base of businesses.
Attractions in the area include the Vista Historical Museum, the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, La Casa de Rancho Guajome and the Rancho Vista Adobe. Vista’s Moonlight Amphitheatre offers performances of all types during the summer season, and The Wave Waterpark is a popular hot weather entertainment.