SO. MELROSE / MATAGUAL PROJECT REVISED FOR RECENT MEETING
Original layout for True Life project Revised project layout
True Life Companies invited Matagual-area residents to a meeting on November 26 to discuss a revised layout for the Matagual-Melrose project.
The original project proposed 38 single-family houses in condominium zoning, 14 guest parking spaces. The new layout has 34 houses, 30 guest parking spaces, simplified layout. Wider streets will allow parking on both sides. A dog park and tot lot, more open space are included. The entrance to the project has been moved east, farther away from Melrose.
At the end of the meeting, attendees were given ballots to vote on the project; there were 45 yes votes, 1 no, and 4 blank ballots.
The project will now be submitted to the City for the regular review by the Planning Commission and City Council. SVC appreciates True Life Companies’ listening to resident concerns.
NOTE: This project will be back for discussion at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 6 p.m.
VISTA REDISTRICTING BEGINS AT DEC. 14 COUNCIL MEETING
In June 2017, the Vista City Council voted to change the way City Council members are elected, creating four districts within the City and adopting a district boundary map. The district maps are required to be reviewed every 10 years based on the latest federal census data to reflect how local populations have changed and to ensure that all districts have about the same number of residents of voting age.
The City of Vista is beginning the redistricting process using the 2020 federal census data. Several public hearings will be held from mid-December through early 2022. The final map will incorporate the public’s input and will define the four City district boundaries. Those district boundary lines will impact how residents elect their council members
for the next 10 years.
First Redistricting Public Hearing Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM
SOUTH VISTA TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS
The City of Vista, through its partner, Urban Corps of San Diego, has been awarded a $21,000 grant by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to plant trees and construct irrigation along the Buena Vista Park Trail in South Vista. The Urban Corps will plant 60 trees along the entrance to the trail, creating a tree-like canopy. This area is one of the few
established trail systems in the City and the addition of the trees, as they grow and mature, will provide shade to trail users.
The grant will also fund installing lateral pipes and other equipment to tap into the park’s existing irrigation system. Once planted, the trees will be maintained by the City of Vista Public Works Department through its annual tree maintenance schedule.
Other trees were planted and weeds and invasive plants removed, approximately three miles away, with a SDG&E Environmental Champions grant in 2020. Over the past year, Vista’s hiking trails have been enhanced with trail improvements and upgrades, such as better trail surfaces, more informational signage, and a new City online parks
trail webpage. In addition, the recent opening of the two-mile La Mirada Canyon Trial create an additional amenity/attraction available to residents, visitors and the nearby Vista Business Park employees.
PLAZA BRIDGE REPAIRED
SVC wishes to thank the Shadowridge Plaza property manager for the recent rebuilding and repair of the bridge from Shadowridge Drive into the Plaza. Constant graffiti removals and deterioration had badly affected the bridge. Many thanks!