Council Chooses Higher Cost, Minimal Coverage for Legal Notices to Retaliate Against Free Press

At its meeting Tuesday, the majority of the City Council chose to give the city’s Legal Notices Contract to the dramatically highest bidder with pathetically minimal circulation. Each fiscal year the city is required to seek bids for that contract … Continue reading

Dixon City Attorney Violated California Campaign Finance Laws; Failed to File Reports on Time and Accepted Contributions Beyond Legal Limits

An audit by the California Franchise Tax Board found Dixon City Attorney Doug White – serving as the Treasurer for a campaign for State Assemblyman Adam Gray – committed four violations of the California Government Code regarding political campaign finances. … Continue reading

Despite Million Dollars Cost, Council Gives City Attorney High Marks; Also Votes for “Handbill” Ordinance

The Dixon City Council this past Tuesday gave a near perfect evaluation rating for City Attorney Doug White – discounting the nearly $1 million in billings charged to the city, versus $400,000 which the previous city Attorney charged in his … Continue reading

Dixon City Council Chooses to Spend $140 Grand on Retaliation, Not Needed Improvements

During a closed meeting of the Dixon City Council last Tuesday, June 27, a majority chose to continue spending tens of thousands of dollars to defend the political retaliation against Dixon’s Independent Voice (IV), rather than seek a fair settlement … Continue reading

Independent Voice Takes Steps Towards Appeal

Dixon’s Independent Voice has filed a Notice of Intent to Appeal, and a Designation of the Record, for an Appellate Court review of his case against the City of Dixon and city officials for retaliating against exercise of First Amendment … Continue reading

Bombshell Blow to Quo Warranto Scheme – City’s Own Records Confirm Minnema’s Residency Assertions – Prove He Did & Does Live in Fourth District

By Dave Scholl, Publisher & Editor, Dixon’s Independent Voice Between a highly touted private investigator who has been paid over $10,000 for the investigation, plus a well paid City Manager, and a City Attorney whose firm is nearing a record … Continue reading

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