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

Is Dixon For Sale to Highest Bidders?

Campaign Finance Reports Filed Developers Spend $52,000 + to Push Measure N Sales Tax Hike; Two Council Candidates Get & Spend Big $$$ According to official campaign finance reports filed with the City Clerk last week, the 2018 local elections … Continue reading

Dixon City Council – Candidates Ernest & Pederson Refuse to Answer Question

Editor’s Note: As the IV does in every local election, every candidate was sent the same questionnaire on issues of concern to Dixon voters. Their answers are published exactly as we receive them. In District 1, Mike Ceremello and James … 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

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

Despite Protests City Council Does Important Business

Minnema Carries Gay Rights Flag for Group Harassing Dixon Businesses Despite spending almost two hours hearing protests against Vice Mayor Ted Hickman – and a packed council chambers with an overflow crowd outside – the City Council last Tuesday night … Continue reading

First Candidates Take Out Forms to Run for City Council

Ted Hickman Running for Re-Election to Council Incumbent City Councilman and current Vice-Mayor Ted Hickman was the first to take out the paperwork to run for City Council this past Monday, the first day possible to do so. Hickman is … Continue reading