Environmental Group Duped Into Award to Dixon Waste Water Plant, Mislead by City & Stantec

The City of Dixon is touting an award it received from Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) for the controversial wastewater plant – but ISI was not aware of the controversy at the time. The award was based on an application … Continue reading

State Assembly Passes Bill – 71 to 1 to Penalize Local Officials Who Resist Public Records Act

Last week the Assembly overwhelmingly approved a measure that would impose fines on agencies that knowingly violate the California Public Records Act. AB 1479 by Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) would give courts the power to charge a government agency up … Continue reading

Councilman Devon Minnema Presents 20/20 Plan to Bolster Dixon Economy

While most every political candidate offers a platform with ideas and promises if they get elected – which are often forgotten and unfulfilled once in office – Dixon City Councilman Devon Minnema has taken a unique tack this week. On … Continue reading

Bill to Strengthen Public Records Act and Impose Penalties for Violations Unanimously Approved 

(Note: This article derived from information provided by the California News Publishers Association – CNPA) Despite opposition from the state’s secrecy lobby, legislation that would establish a penalty for agencies that violate the California Public Records Act, flew out of … Continue reading

Volunteer Police Chaplain Robert Duvall and His K-9 Companion Kepi Bring Comfort to Officers & Victims

by Dave Scholl, Publisher – Dixon’s Independent Voice First responders – police and firefighters – help rescue people in difficult, and often very disturbing, situations. They know their job is to protect and comfort individuals in distress – they do … Continue reading

Judge Throws Out Election on Sewer Rate Roll-Back Initiative – Says if Voters Don’t Like it They Can Throw out the Council

A ruling came out late Wednesday afternoon from Superior Court Judge Paul Beeman which declared invalid both initiatives requiring a vote by the public on the sewer rate increase designed to finance improvements to Dixon’s sewer treatment plant. These improvements … Continue reading

City Attorney Attacks, Slanders & Insults Thousands of Dixon Residents Over Sewer Rate Petition

The Dixon City Attorneys in their filings last week against the new Sewer Fee Roll Back initiative attacked the proponents of that initiative and the people who signed them as “A small band of renegade band of Dixon (which) refuses … Continue reading

Analysis of City Attorney’s Anti-Voters Pleadings

The Independent Voice Analyzes City Attorney’s Anti-Voters Pleadings – and the Reporting by Courthouse News Agency The Courthouse News article repeatedly states “the city says” – and that the city is calling the taxpayers group “a small band of renegade … Continue reading