Mayor Judy Ritter Presents the State of the City
Mayor Judy Ritter delivered her 2018 State of the City Address on Monday, January 22, during the Vista Chamber of Commerce State of the Community program. The event was held at the Vista Civic Center.
Mayor Ritter’s State of the City Address highlighted some of the City's past year's significant accomplishments, including investing $6 million in road and infrastructure improvements and $10 million over the past two years in renovating, retrofitting, and upgrading the City's 13 parks. She also mentioned the City would be conducting two community meetings in March to seek input on the new Pala Vista community park planned on Civic Center Drive.
"When I first addressed you seven years ago as your new mayor, I pledged to improve our public safety, grow our economy, and lay the foundation for a better future. With the crime rate at a twenty-year low; quick, skillful emergency responses; increased city reserves; a renewed downtown renaissance; smoother and better paved roads; and a significant investment in our parks, we are fulfilling that commitment," said Mayor Ritter. "Today, please join me in celebrating how the state of our City is STRONG."
Wrapping up her address, the Mayor concluded, "I am confident the results of our work over the past year will serve as a stable foundation for building a strong and more prosperous future for Vista."
The Mayor's speech and a list of the significant City of Vista accomplishments for the year, 2017 are posted online.