Dixon City Attorney Doug White Embroiled in Atwater Controversies Similar to Dixon

Bills Atwater $100K in first two months Tipped off by a call from the US Press Freedom Center (USPFC) – a national organization established to defend freedom of the press and transparency and accountability by all levels of government – … Continue reading

City Clerk & City Attorney Stonewalling Public Records – Flouting State Law

Deliberate resistance – languishing for as much as a year. Resistance to the Public Records Act (PRA) may not be official policy for the City of Dixon, but it is the policy by practice. It is logical to presume city … Continue reading

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