Dixon’s High Campaign Spending Loses One Contest, Wins Two

Money usually talks in politics – especially local – but not always, as Dixon’s contests this week showed. The “YES on Measure N” side spent almost $52,000 to push the sales tax hike; versus Zero by opponents. Yet the measure, … Continue reading

City Council Candidates File Finance Reports

Candidates for Dixon City Council filed last week show a wide disparity between them. To date, Ted Hickman, Mike Ceremelo and James Wood have not filed detailed forms because they have not raised nor spent over $2,000. At that level … Continue reading

Despite Sacramento Ranking Poorly for Management, Its Mayor Steinberg Gets Involved in Dixon Politics

According to “Wallet Hub”, a public research service, a lot can be learned about how well city officials manage and spend public funds by comparing the quality of services residents receive against the city’s total budget. Using that approach, WalletHub … Continue reading

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

So Far 5 Running for City Council & 5 Seek School Board Seats

Today, Friday, August 10 is the deadline for candidates to file nomination papers for both the Dixon City Council and the Dixon Unified School District Board of Trustees. As of our deadline, two people are seeking the First District Council … Continue reading

Scenes from Successful Dixon Night Out Against Crime

With over 10 neighborhoods participating, and hundreds of Dixon residents, the Dixon National Night Out Against Crime was an acclaimed success. All five members of the City Council – including Mayor Thom Bogue – attended the events. They split up … 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