Friday, February 17, 2006

Dixon Leaders Paint 2006 as a Banner Year for the City

Dixon Leaders Paint 2006 as a Banner Year for the City
By Ian Thompson

DIXON - A confident City Hall leadership painted Dixon as a town on the way up with a host of incoming public and business projects bolstered by lower crime and successful open-space preservation efforts.

"We are thriving on all fronts," Dixon City Manager Warren Salmons told a Thursday morning gathering of Chamber of Commerce members. "Our residential growth management plan is working and we have a strong municipal budget."

Salmons lauded the city's strong property tax base and its equally robust sales tax base - which brings in $7,000 per resident, more than three times what neighboring Davis attracts.

Plans to build a truck stop on Pedrick Road are moving forward, Community Development Director Dave Dowsell said, with the project's environmental impact report expected out in early March.

Home Depot has also made it known that the national home improvement chain is considering coming to Dixon and is now in negotiations with a local property owner for land.

Dixon has three new housing developments in the works, all fitting within the city's growth limitations, Salmons said.

City Hall is also gearing up to start public hearings early this spring on the proposed Dixon Downs race track and entertainment center planned for the city's north side.

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