ARE YOU PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES?
Hugh Chistensen from CERT gave us a clear recipe for preparing ourselves and our households for the wildfires and other emergencies that may occur in our area. Please see the attachment for Hugh’s preparation schedule and p. 4 for the San Diego Union-Tribune’s preparation list.
ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARD
SVC was very pleased to present an “Above and Beyond Award” to John Conley to recognize his long-term service as director of the Community
Development Dept. Mr. Conley has provided information to South Vista, its neighborhoods, and its residents whenever asked, as well as very valuable advice in working toward solutions for issues as they occur. Rich and Lisa Dimler were also recognized for their service to SVC and to the Rancho Buena Vista Girls Varsity Softball team.
THAT INTERMINABLE PROJECT
Recognize this project on South Melrose between Cannon and Sunset that has been under construction for eons? According to Oceanside Engineering Dept., required curbs and sidewalks have been installed and now grading can begin. Two commercial buildings will be constructed on the site.
PALOMAR AIRPORT UPDATE
Vickey Syage, a member of the board of Citizens for a Friendly Airport, provided an update on the group’s lawsuits against San Diego County for SVC’s Community Meeting. C4FA has two outstanding lawsuits:
— CEQA lawsuit against the County’s 20-year Palomar Master Plan Update
— Lawsuit against the City of Carlsbad’s CEQA Lawsuit Settlement Agreement with the County. City of Carlsbad previously passed a resolution
against the County’s D-III option with an 800-foot runway expansion. It also passed a resolution supporting Palomar Airport’s remaining a B-II airport
with no runway extension. C4FA is asking the Court to stop the County’s
— Asking the Court to force the County to start the process over, to be transparent, truthful, and data-driven
— Asking the Court to declare the Carlsbad/ County settlement agreement invalid and unlawful. According to Ms. Syage, C4FA’s lawsuits are the only option left to defend the rights of residents and voice objections to the whole process.
SUCCESSFUL TREE PLANTING On October 19, 160 volunteers helped “green” Vista, planting 236 trees at Brengle Terrace Park and around the city. Thank you to all who helped!
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF SOUTH VISTA COMMUNITIES?
Want to preserve the quality of life in South Vista? Want to help make a difference? SVC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit grassroots organization which initiates actions to improve our community and responds to proposals from others that will impact our quality of life. We operate with a very modest budget, thanks to our volunteers. Membership is $25 per year (though
more is always welcome). You can mail a check to SVC at 770 Sycamore Avenue, Suite 122, #208, Vista 92083 — or make your donation through PayPal at https://southvistacommunities.org/ .
Join us in making a difference!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Peter Sprague and Rebecca Jade performing Planet Cole Porter – concert benefitting C4FA Saturday, Nov 23rd @ 3pm Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad City Library 1700 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92011
Tickets on Sale now @ www.c4fa.org Tickets $35
SHOWCASE “YOUR” SOUTH VISTA
When you think of South Vista, what images or places come to mind?
Francis Dumler submitted these photos, striking examples of the great variety of landscape topography that we enjoy here.