Tropical Storm Hilary Aftermath
Over the weekend, in response to Tropical Storm Hilary, the City activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to oversee public safety measures. The EOC, made up of City department heads, various City staff, and the Sheriff’s Department, directed the City’s storm response. Thankfully, Vista faced the storm without significant incidents. City crews are now focused on storm cleanup across Vista. Should you come across any infrastructure issues, like fallen trees or malfunctioning traffic lights, please report them to us.
City Council Meets on August 22
The City Council will hold its last regular meeting of the month on August 22. The meeting is open to the public, and your participation in person or via Zoom is welcome. Directions to participate on Zoom are on the first page of the agenda (see below).
There are two public hearings scheduled and two discussion items:
- Resolution supporting California Assembly Bill 46 (Ramos);
- Tobacco Product Waste Reduction. The Council will discuss this topic and provide direction to staff.
City Council Meeting – Vista Civic Center Council Chambers , 200 Civic Center Drive – 5:30 pm
Vista Firefighters’ Fundraiser
The Vista Fire Fighters Association will hold a fundraiser benefiting Hawaii Fire Fighters Local 1463 on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 5 pm-8 pm, at Belching Beaver in downtown Vista, 302 E. Broadway. The Vista Fire Fighters will be selling beer in support of the firefighters in Hawaii.
The Moonlight’s “42nd Street” Earns Rave Reviews
“With a cast of 40, a brass-rich live orchestra, and a seemingly endless wardrobe of lavish costumes, Moonlight Stage Productions’ “42nd Street” is not only an affectionate homage to the early days of the Great White Way, but also a reminder of the epic-scale, tap-dancing musicals that have been missing from local stages since the pandemic hit in 2020.
Director-choreographer DJ Gray turns out one dazzling and flawless tap dance scene after another. Even after the final bows, the dancers deliver an encore that leaves them breathless but smiling. And music director/conductor Randi Rudolph leads a high-energy orchestra in the pit who number 14 but sound [sic] much bigger.” -San Diego Union-Tribune
Moonlight’s third show of its 42nd summer season continues through September 2. GET MORE DETAILS
Movie Mania at the AVO Playhouse
In partnership with the Vista Historical Society, the Moonlight Cultural Foundation will bring back movies to the AVO Playhouse for one weekend. From August 25 through August 27, a full slate of sing-a-long movies will be shown, including “High School Musical,” “Sing,” Disney’s “Encanto,” and “Hairspray.” Tickets are $10 per person per movie. Proceeds support the Foundation’s youth education programs through Moonlight Youth Theatre. GET MORE DETAILS
Residents Can Be the Eyes and Ears of Vista through the AccessVista App
Since the City of Vista unveiled the “Access Vista” mobile app, nearly 15,000 issues have been addressed thanks to residents being the eyes and ears of their city. The app enables the community to report numerous types of issues they encounter within the city.
Graffiti, potholes, malfunctioning traffic signals, fire hazards, abandoned shopping carts, homeless encampments, sewer problems, stormwater issues, and more can now be easily reported with just a few taps on a mobile device. By addressing these concerns swiftly, the initiative aims to maintain the City’s safety, aesthetics, and overall quality of life.
Residents are encouraged to download the “Access Vista” app and utilize its user-friendly interface to assist the City in its ongoing efforts to maintain and improve public spaces and services. Immediate reporting can lead to faster resolution, ensuring that Vista remains a great place for its residents.
The app is available for download on both iOS and Android platforms. Just search “Access Vista” in your preferred app store. GET MORE DETAILS
Fall Jr. Deputy Program Enrollment -In conjunction with the Vista Sheriff’s Station, the City’s Jr. Deputy program returns this fall, and enrollment is underway. GET MORE DETAILS
Leadership Program Enrolling Now -Vistans are invited to learn more about Vista’s municipal government by enrolling in the free fall Leadership Academy program. This weeknight program lasts eight weeks, from September 6 through October 25. Sessions meet Wednesday evenings, 5 pm-7 pm. GET MORE DETAILS
“Save Your Scraps” Workshop, August 26 -Learn to reduce food waste and help divert organic waste from our local landfills! Join I Love A Clean San Diego for their free “Save Your Scraps” workshop at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens on Saturday, August 26, at 10 am. REGISTER ONLINE
- Access Vista App
- Code Enforcement
- Household Hazardous Waste Facility
- Recreation & Community Services
- Report a Problem
- Recycling & Trash
- Senior Services
- Stormwater & Water Quality Protection
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