Council Gives Hickman Slap On The Wrist

The Dixon City Council met on Tuesday night to consider action against Vice Mayor Ted Hickman in retaliation for Hickman using his city title in a column asking for a “Straight Pride American Month”. The contradictory logic of saying they … Continue reading

Dixon Council Unanimously Joins Legal Battle Against Sanctuary State Laws

With a unanimous vote this past Tuesday, the Dixon City Council joined scores of other local governments throughout California to oppose the state’s laws making this a “Sanctuary State.” With its vote, the council officially declared the city’s opposition to … Continue reading

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

California Attorney General Throws Out Challenge to Minnema Election

City Manager & Attorney Spent over $20K to Overturn Election AG Calls City Case “scant, ambiguous, circumstantial and largely unsworn evidence” The Office of the California Attorney General has issued an official decision throwing out the effort by the City … 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

Bids for Dixon City Legal Notices Expose Scanal

Before each fiscal year, which begins on July 1, cities with more than one Newspaper of General Circulation are required to seek bids for publishing that city’s legal notices. As is its habit, the City of Dixon was considerably late … Continue reading