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South Vista Communities October Newsletter

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COUNCIL DEFERS PROJECT PROPOSED FOR SO. MELROSE / MATAGUAL

True Life Companies submitted a proposal for a residential development at the SE corner of South Melrose and Matagual Drive to the City Council on October 12. The project proposed 38 single-family houses in condominium zoning; a church and parking lot currently occupy the property.

Matagual neighbors expressed great concern about the density of the project and the traffic that would make the intersection of Matagual with Melrose even more difficult. Project density and the lack of parking were also serious concerns for SVC.

For discussion only, no vote was taken. Council members reiterated concerns expressed, asked True Life Companies to meet with neighbors to develop a project that enhances the neighborhood.

NORTH COUNTY REINS IN SINGLE‐USE PLASTICS
— from Janis Jones, Surfrider

Another North County success!!
Following action by Vista City Council in June, Carlsbad City Council declared a “climate emergency” at its September 21 meeting, approving a first reading ban on single-use plastics and intentional release of balloons.

San Marcos City Council voted unanimously to approve the first reading of the draft single-use plastic ordinance presented by staff on October 12. It will come back for a second reading but council members did not direct staff to make any changes so it seems to be just a formality.

Meanwhile, in Oceanside… the Skip the Stuff ordinance discussion was pulled from the October 20th agenda because Governor Newsom recently signed State legislation that is similar in scope.

Surfrider still plans to push for phasing out of styrofoam in Oceanside and have inquired about doing a presentation for the City Council. Be on the look-out for updates

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!

VISTA COMPLETES TRAIL PROGRAM
Experience various nature trails in Vista which are great for casual exercise, enjoying nature, or just relaxing and getting some fresh air. With Vista’s mild climate, trail users can walk or hike the trails year-long.
Please follow these rules while using the trails.

  • Trails are open from 7AM to sunset.
  • Dogs are allowed on leash. Please do not leave dog waste on trail.
  • Please note that restrooms, water fountains or trash containers are not available on trails.
  • Bicycles are allowed; however ATVs and motorized vehicles are prohibited.
  • Please stay on trails to protect the natural habitat.

Enjoy Buena Vista Park Trail, Conservancy Trail, Buena Vista Creek Trail, SANDAG Inland Rail Trail, and La Mirada Canyon Trail.

Trails are owned and maintained by the City of Vista with the exception of the Conservancy Trail and SANDAG Inland Rail Trail.

Thanks to Vista’s Public Works Department for making these trails available to us!

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