I’m grateful to the people of Vista for the confidence they’ve placed in me in electing me to serve on our City Council. As a Vista business owner and homeowner, I care deeply about the quality of life in our city. My wife and I chose Vista as our home for so many reasons, but most of all because of the sense of community we found here and the people we’re proud to call friends and neighbors.

As a member of the City Council, my top priorities are:

-Eliminating budget deficits and balancing our city’s budget.  A balanced budget is a moral obligation of government at all levels and just as with our family’s budget, priorities must be set and difficult choices must be made when funds are limited. 

My second major priority is Public Safety. Keeping our neighborhoods safe is the single largest responsibility of our City government. Accordingly, I will fight to re-appropriate existing resources to increase the number of officers patrolling our streets. Violent crimes, burglaries, and other crimes are at an unacceptable level in Vista. 

In addition to my top two priorities, I’m also focused on creating a positive business climate, attracting new employers and jobs to Vista, and improving our streets and roads.  Eliminating blight and revitalizing our city through redevelopment are also key priorities.

Finally, I pledge to always be personally available to you to hear your concerns.


Councilman John Franklin
(760) 689-2220