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

City Council Sits Through Third Water Rates Workshop

The look of displeasure was obvious on the faces of two councilmen up for re-election (Ted Hickman and Scott Pederson) and was echoed in their expressed sentiments from the dais. All but Steve Bird questioned the assumptions and graphical representations … 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

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

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

Dixon City Council Paves Way for Three Pot Shops

The Dixon City Council at its meeting this past Tuesday, October 24, took major steps towards permitting legal sales and processing of cannabis (marijuana). The discussions on six separate motions were contentious and lengthy. The council split 3 to 2 … Continue reading