Fair
69°FFairFull Forecast

Pleased that issue will be put on ballot

Published: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

As a member of the governmental task force, I want to thank the mayor and commissioners for agreeing, with our recommendation, to place the issue about Dixon's form of government on the November 2014 ballot.

I believe this was a good vote for the citizens of Dixon, as it means they will have an opportunity to be involved in a meaningful decision about the future of our community. 

Dixon will decide whether to continue with the commission form of government or to change to a council/manager form. Whatever the outcome of the vote, it will be a wonderful exercise in democracy.

November 2014 seems a long way away, but I imagine that by next summer, there will be campaigns underway to educate and persuade the voters one way or the other.  I look forward to the debate.

More News

National video



Reader Poll

How worried are you about the current volatility in the stock market?
Very worried
Somewhat worried
Not very worried
Not worried at all