City Council Goals Survey
Every two years, the City Council sets goals and objectives to steer the course of the City. Later this spring, the Council will be setting its goals for 2024-2026. Now is your chance to weigh in!
For the past two years, the Council’s goals have included homelessness and housing, public safety, fiscal responsibility, a cleaner Vista, climate and environmental responsibility, parks and recreation, economic development, and traffic improvement.
To ensure that these goals reflect the needs and desires of our community, we invite you to participate in the City Council Goals Survey. This survey allows you to provide input on the following items:
- Keeping the goals the same
- Prioritizing the goals
- Recommending new goals
Survey Deadline: March 8, 2024 TAKE THE SURVEY
Get Ready to Flip the Switch: Clean Energy Alliance Launches April 1
The Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) launches in Vista on April 1, 2024. CEA is Vista’s new default energy provider for purchasing power, offering the community local control and renewable energy options at competitive rates. On April 1, all City of Vista customers will be enrolled at the Clean Impact Plus level, receiving 50% renewable and 75% carbon-free energy. Vista residents and businesses received a mailer earlier this month with more information about the energy transition. If you missed the postcard, click below for more information. READ MORE HERE LEA MAS AQUI
Register Now for Leadership Academy
The Vista Leadership Academy is a free eight-week program held twice a year. The group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, except for one daytime citywide bus tour. The academy gives residents an up-close look at how the city functions. Enrollment is limited to 20 Vista residents or business owners aged 18 years or older on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Spring 2024 session will run from March 13 through May 8 (no session on April 3). A graduation ceremony will take place on May 14. REGISTER HERE
Presidents’ Day Schedule
In observance of Presidents’ Day, City of Vista offices, recreation centers, and the McClellan Senior Center will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19. There will be no delay in trash collection.
City Council Meets February 13
The Vista City Council will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 pm, at the Vista Civic Center. Council meetings are accessible to all, and we invite you to join us and participate in person or virtually.
Staff reports are available at https://bit.ly/3Z63dBp.
1). Plymouth Drive Sidewalks
2). State and Federal Community Project Funding
The meeting will be broadcast live on YouTube and Zoom. Zoom allows residents to offer comments live during the meeting. Visit the links in our bio to access meeting viewing links.
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 Time: 5:30 pm Location: Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive
Emerald Drive Community Meeting -Join us and provide your input at a community meeting on the Emerald Drive Complete Streets Project! Your input is vital in enhancing safety and connectivity for all users of this important corridor.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 22 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Bella Mente Montessori Academy, 155 N. Emerald Drive, Vista
The Emerald Drive Complete Streets Project aims to improve safety and connectivity for pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and motorists through infrastructure enhancements and calming measures. Your feedback will directly inform priorities and actions to enhance traffic safety while balancing the needs of all users. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your voice heard and play a crucial role in shaping the future of our community. COMMUNITY MEETINGS INFO
New Class Alert: Musical Theater for Kids Registration for Musical Theater is now open to young people between 3 and 10. This new class meets Tuesdays between 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm for ages 3 to 5 and 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm for ages 6 to 10 at the Jim Porter Recreation Center. Students will learn about musical theater, singing, movement, rhythm dancing, and theater games. Students will learn songs from musical theater and Disney movies. MORE INFORMATION
More Youth Classes
Looking for fun and enriching activities for your children? Look no further! The City of Vista is thrilled to announce diverse youth classes designed to inspire, educate, and entertain young minds.
- Gym Kids: Get active and build strength while having a blast!
- Jazz Hip-Hop Combo: Groove to the latest beats while learning cool dance moves.
- Junior Deputy Program: Learn teamwork, leadership, and safety skills with our law enforcement professionals.
- Kenpo Karate: Master self-defense techniques and discipline in a supportive environment.
- Kids in the Kitchen: Explore the culinary world and unleash your creativity in the kitchen.
- Modern Ballet Combo: Learn grace, coordination, and expression through the art of ballet.
- Shorin-Ryu Karate: Develop focus, discipline, and respect through traditional martial arts training.
- Tennis: Serve, volley, and rally to tennis proficiency with our expert instructors.
- Yoga Kids: Find balance, mindfulness, and inner peace through fun yoga poses and activities.
- Zumba for Kids: Shake, shimmy, and dance to fitness with energetic Zumba routines.
Don’t miss these fantastic opportunities to enrich your child’s life and foster their passions.
Get Active & Have Fun with Adult Sports Looking to stay fit, have fun, and meet new friends? Look no further! The City of Vista’s Recreation & Community Services Department offers these Adult Sports Programs to keep you active.
Adult Basketball: Lace up your sneakers and hit the court for friendly competition and fast-paced action.
Adult Softball: Swing for the fences and round the bases in our recreational softball leagues.
Come join the fun!
San Diego Food Bank’s Monthly Senior Distribution Event The McClellan Senior Center welcomes the San Diego Food Bank for its monthly food distribution event on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 11 am to noon. Seniors can visit the Center’s upper parking lot for this service. For more information on the program and eligibility, click below or call 866.350.3663. MORE INFORMATION
Weekday Lunch Program Menu Seniors aged 60 and above can enjoy a nutritious lunch at the McClellan Senior Center on weekdays at noon. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Roundtrip transportation is also available. For more information, or to make reservations, call the Center at 760.643.5288. GET THE MENU HERE
The Wave is Hiring for the 2024 Season The City’s Wave Waterpark has begun hiring for the 2024 season. Applicants are required to be at least age 16. Available positions include lifeguards, swim instructors, concessions, guest services, and EMTs. The Wave’s season runs from the end of May until mid-September. READ MORE HERE
Vista Hall of Fame Nominations Now Open Nominations are now open for 2024 Vista Hall of Fame selections, sponsored by the Vista Historical Society. The Hall of Fame celebrates Vista’s history by highlighting individual accomplishments supporting Vista. At least two members will be elected to the Hall of Fame annually. READ MORE HERE
Reminder: Vista Garden Club Offers Scholarship The Vista Garden Club offers a $2,000 scholarship to a transfer student from Mira Costa or Palomar Colleges or to high school seniors attending a Vista public, charter, or private high school. Applicants must be majoring in one or more of the majors found here. The application deadline is April 30, 2024. MORE INFO AND APPLICATION
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