In the 1990s, the Vista City Council approved the formation of three assessment districts: a citywide landscaping and street lighting district, a citywide street maintenance district, and the South Melrose landscaping district. Assessments for these services are collected through annual property tax bills to ensure a flow of funds for the construction, operations, and servicing of street maintenance, landscaping and lighting improvements citywide, including:
- Street lighting system
- Traffic signals
- Street landscaping, including medians and public rights-of-way
State law requires an Engineers Report with descriptions of the improvements, estimated budget for costs, and the proposed assessments to be levied on each lot or parcel. The full Engineers Reports for all three of the existing districts can be viewed in the data center.