Input Sought on Street Lighting
The City of Vista is undertaking a street lighting assessment as part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing public safety. The assessment encompasses an in-depth review of the City’s current inventory of approximately 4,200 streetlights scattered throughout the city.
Around 200 locations in Vista have been identified for installing new streetlights or upgrading existing fixtures on current poles. These enhancements aim to address areas where better lighting might deter criminal activity, reduce accidents, and generally improve nighttime visibility for residents.
Previous input from residents, City Council, and City staff regarding improved street lighting has produced an initial assessment addressing improvements in four areas of Vista (maps are below). However, the City welcomes input on street lighting from all city areas to be considered for Phase 4 of the project.
By emailing us, residents are encouraged to provide feedback and highlight areas they believe would benefit from better street lighting. Input is due September 30, 2023.
City Council to Meet September 26
The City Council is set to meet on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 5:30 p.m. This meeting is accessible to all, and we invite you to join us and participate in person or virtually. If you can’t make the meeting in person but would like to offer public comment, you can participate via Zoom. Instructions for accessing the meeting through Zoom are on the first page of the agenda below.
The meeting will also be broadcast live on the City’s YouTube channel.
Discussion items include
Interfaith Community Services Agreement for Shelter Beds.
Master Lease and Request for Proposals for Buena Creek Navigation Shelter
Traffic Signal at S. Melrose and Dawson Drives
Creation of an Environmental Commission
City Council Meeting – Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m., City Council Chambers at the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive
Upcoming City Special Events
Mark your calendars for these upcoming special events:
- Vista Block Party – Saturday, Oct. 14, noon-8 p.m. Celebrate the City’s 60th Anniversary of incorporation at this FREE event in downtown Vista. This event features live music, kid zone games and entertainment, local breweries and wineries, local shops and vendors, local restaurants, a skateboard exhibition, and more.
- Fright Night on Main Street – Friday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. The City of Vista is partnering with Discover Vista to offer this Halloween event on Main Street in downtown Vista with a haunted house, trick-or-treating, and more.
Public Input Sought on Avenida de Benito Juarez “Pocket Park” and Luz Duran Park Improvements
The City will hold a public meeting on Friday, Oct. 20, to discuss and get input on the future “pocket park” located on Avenida de Benito Juarez and future improvements to Luz Duran Park. Residents will hear from City staff about both projects, see and comment on preliminary design ideas, and contribute their observations. Spanish translation will be provided.
The City and its consultants are conducting a survey for Vista residents which can be accessed at the link below.
Community Engagement Meeting – Friday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Linda Rhoades Recreation Center Gymnasium, 600 N. Santa Fe Avenue Email us for more information
Fall Youth Recreation
The Recreation division is offering the following programs for young people:
- Youth Basketball Registration is underway: Vista residents click here, and all others click here.
- Flag Football
- Girls Volleyball
- Jazz Hip Hop Combo
- Modern Ballet Combo
- Kenpo Karate
- Kids in the Kitchen
- Zumba for Kids
Craft Fair Sip & Shop on October 1
Vista’s Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum hosts its new Backyard Market on October 1, where you can grab a drink and check out the booths featuring local artisans, craftspeople, galleries, and more.
Sunday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
Make Sure You’re Prepared for Emergency Information from AlertSanDiego
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The Curtain Comes Down on Moonlight’s Summer Season on Saturday
It’s the final week to don those boogie shoes for Moonlight Stage Productions’ last show of its 42nd summer season: the regional premiere of “Saturday Night Fever.” Performances are this week, Tuesday through Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. This new Broadway musical is based on the hit 70s movie and features all of the hit songs from the film in addition to new material.
Saturday Night Fever
Tuesday through Saturday Night (closing on Sept. 30)- 7:30 p.m. Moonlight Amphitheatre
Fall Events at The Moonlight
The fun at the Moonlight Amphitheatre continues through October:
One Night in Memphis
The rocking concert tribute to Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley
Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. Presented by the Moonlight Cultural Foundation
Seussical The Musical
The family-friendly Dr. Seuss musical Oct. 13-21 at 7 p.m., Performed by Moonlight Youth Theatre
City of Vista 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084 760.726.1340