Diane Dixon for City Council Diane Dixon for City Council Diane Dixon for City Council Diane Dixon for City Council Diane Dixon for City Council

Dear Friends,

I begin my term as councilmember with a feeling of excitement at the possibilities and opportunities ahead, tempered with a sense of responsibility and the knowledge that I cannot do the job alone.

Of course, nothing gets done without at least four votes on the City Council, so I am looking forward to working with my fellow councilmembers - to share my thoughts and ideas and listen to theirs with respect and an open mind. I will take each issue on its own merits, deal with the facts as they are, and act in the best interests of our community. I believe the other six councilmembers will do the same, and together we can make this great city even greater.

But more than that, I also need your help. My campaign was all about listening to thousands of residents so that your voices are heard. I’m still listening. I need to hear everyone’s point of view - their comments, suggestions, criticisms and proposals - to make the best informed decisions I possibly can. With your help we can ensure the continuing strength and vitality of our extraordinary city and the quality of life it provides.

Please share your thoughts and ideas with me via this website, my city email, or at the town halls and other public meetings that will be held in the coming weeks and months.

We are all Newporters moving forward together.




Diane's Calendar

Here are upcoming public meetings and events that Diane is planning to attend. She'd love to see you there!

Monday, May 4 - The District 1 Town Hall about the boardwalk

City Council meeting schedule for remainder of 2015:
All dates are Tuesdays. Regular meetings begin at 7 p.m., preceded by 4 p.m. study sessions, in the Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Drive. More info here.
April 14 and 28
May 12 and 26
June 9 and 23
July 14 and 28
Aug. 11
Sept. 8 and 22
Oct. 13 and 27
Nov. 10 and 24
Dec. 8

Latest News

Town Hall to Discuss the Boardwalk and Public Safety

Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon invites residents of her Council District 1 to an upcoming public meeting where they can hear presentations and voice their opinions on the beachfront boardwalk and public safety on the Peninsula....read more


District 1 Update with Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon

Revitalization is the theme that is drawing residents and business owners to town hall meetings on Balboa Peninsula held by Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon, where they can participate in the discussions of improvements to District 1, which includes the Balboa Peninsula and Lido Isle.

Projects such as Sunset Ridge Park, Balboa Blvd. landscaping and major maintenance to  harbor and ocean piers are just a few of the completed projects that make up the many layers involved to bring economic vitality to the area...read more

Curtain might come down on theater on Balboa Peninsula

The long crusade to restore an 88-year-old theater in the Balboa Village could be at the end of its run.

The City Council will discuss Tuesday whether to sell the theater at 707 E. Balboa Boulevard, city spokeswoman Tara Finnigan said. The city bought the theater for about $450,000 in 1998 and was renting it to the Balboa Performing Arts Theater Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed to raise funds for the theater’s renovation, for $1 per year...read more

Town Hall Tackles Parking

Parking, specifically the lack of parking, was the main topic of discussion at District 1’s town hall meeting on March 16.

The coastal commission did not approve the parking lot plan on the hill above Sunset Ridge Park, so the park was built without one. Residents are now concerned the only parking available is a small lot located across the road at Superior Avenue and PCH, a busy and potentially dangerous intersection...read more


Commentary: Joint effort is leading to Balboa Peninsula solutions

This week, for the first time in a long time, Newport Beach moved to address some of the problems associated with the concentration of alcohol-serving establishments on the Balboa Peninsula.

And for perhaps the first time ever, the city did it without ordinances or regulations or permit requirements or some other imposition of government authority...read more


Councilwoman Diane Dixon has scheduled two town hall meetings for residents and business owners in her 1st Council District to offer their comments, suggestions and expertise to her and other city officials who will be in attendance.

Dixon, who ran on a platform of government transparency and listening respectfully to all in the community, will host the first town hall on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Old City Hall at 3300 Newport Blvd. Topics for that meeting will be beach fire rings, followed by a discussion of traffic and public safety issues on the Peninsula with Police Chief Jay Johnson...read more


Q&A with Newport Beach City Council Member Diane Dixon

A few questions with newly elected Newport Beach City Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon of District 1.

Q: Now that you’re on the Newport Beach City Council, what are your priorities?

A: My priorities are those I outlined in my campaign: fiscal discipline, government transparency, and listening with respect and an open mind to all the city’s residents. I don’t expect these priorities to change as a result of incumbency or the passage of time...read more


The 2014 DP 103: Newsmakers and notables

Welcome to the annual Daily Pilot 103, a list of those who made news and lent influence in 2014...

6.) Diane Dixon: This new Newport Beach councilwoman ran as part of Team Newport but has shown an independent streak that could translate into a swing vote.

Read more

New Newport Councilwoman Dixon listens to residents' needs

The Daily Pilot
December 20, 2014

For newly elected Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon, an interest in politics is a family affair.

With two journalists for parents, a sister who just finished a stint on the Costa Mesa City Council and an upbringing that centered on local government in her hometown, Dixon says her foray into politics was inevitable.

Of course, it didn't happen like she anticipated...read more

Newport Council needs Diane Dixon

Diane Dixon is running unopposed in Newport Beach City Council District 1. Ms. Dixon has campaigned on a much-needed platform of fiscal restraint and transparency for the city. While Newport undoubtedly is a wealthy city, Ms. Dixon doesn’t believe that gives city leaders the obligation to spend willy-nilly...read more


Dozens take ice bucket challenge to support Newport Beach man with ALS

Diane was one of about three dozen people who turned out for an Ice Bucket Challenge to support Ralph Rodheim and increase awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Ralph - businessman, civic leader, 2011 Citizen of the Year, and an early supporter of Diane - was recently diagnosed with ALS...read more

Rep. Rohrabacher Endorses Dixon for Newport Beach City Council

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Newport Beach) has endorsed Diane Dixon for the Newport Beach City Council’s 1st District seat.

“Diane is a smart, savvy and accomplished businesswoman,” said the 12-term congressman. “She’s a perfect fit for Newport Beach, with her belief in small government and in protecting citizens’ personal and property rights.”...read more



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