VISTA ELECTIONS 2022 – Candidates for Mayor
It’s been my honor to serve you for 8 years. Here’s the work I’d like to continue as Mayor:
I called for the creation of Vista’s Homelessness Strategic Plan. We secured shelter, fielded social workers, and 289 homeless Vistans have been offered help in more than 1,915 interactions. I cast the deciding vote to bring mental health crisis services to Vista, and I led the way again on a plan to end Veteran homelessness in Vista for good.
www.franklinformayor.com/homelessness to learn more.
-A Safer, Cleaner Vista
Crime is at a 40-year low, but not low enough. I kept my promise to hire more Sheriff’s deputies
and firefighters. I built a partnership with CalTrans to bring encampment clean-up to our freeway
ramps. Doubling Vista’s litter removal team was my initiative, as was the Downtown Ambassador Program. Our new Community Improvement Team is focused on shopping cart and debris removal, another initiative of mine.
-Cost of Living and Smart Growth
We must provide affordable housing opportunities for our own children to afford to live in Vista. We
should reject ultra-high-density developments, however, which burden our schools and create
traffic congestion. Our families chose Vista because of its suburban character. I’ll fight to protect it.
Mayor Judy Ritter and the San Diego County Deputy Sheriff’s Association endorsed me because they
know I stand for a safer Vista. www.franklinformayor.com/endorsements
I would be grateful to earn your vote again.
John Franklin, Deputy Mayor
Cell: (760) 689-2220 – John@JohnFranklin.org
Cipriano Vargas , President, Vista Unified School District
I’m running for Mayor of Vista because it’s time for a change at City Hall. Crime is up. Homelessness is
out of control. The cost of gas, food and housing is through the roof. People are hurting, and the City has no real plan to help.
I will fight for the working and middle-income people of Vista. I’ll build affordable housing, seek relief for renters, put more Sheriffs on patrol, and attract good-paying jobs so people aren’t forced to move away.
Affordable Housing/ Rent Relief: Growing up in
Affordable Housing/ Rent Relief: Growing up in Vista, I can remember when working families could afford to live here, but today sky-high prices are squeezing families out of Vista. I’ll provide relief for renters and build housing veterans, nurses, and other hard-working people of Vista can afford.
Homelessness: I’ll build a Homeless Veterans/ Children’s Shelter. Homelessness in Vista is up by
49%. It’s especially distressing to see so many homeless veterans. I’ll ensure every homeless person has safe places to sleep, especially children and veterans.
Public Safety: To combat rising crime, I’ll put more sheriffs on patrol. As Vista School Board President, I increased funding for Sheriffs deputies to patrol schools and keep students, teachers, and parents safe.
I’m fortunate to have Public Health Nurses, Congressman Mike Levin, and the Sierra Club supporting me for Mayor of Vista. Together, we can stand up for the working and middle-income people of Vista.
Cipriano Vargas for Mayor of Vista. He’s Always on Our Side.