Today new chapter in city leadership for the residents of Newport Beach and for your humble, optimistic new City Councilwoman.
I am honored and thrilled to serve as your representative for Council District 1 that includes the Peninsula, Lido and West Newport. I am grateful for your special support, as well as the votes I received from Newport Coast, Corona del Mar, Eastbluff, Dover Shores and Newport Heights.
I am eager to encourage a new, vigorous and constructive exchange of ideas and information between our citizens and your city government. We have four new members of the council who will bring new energy and perspectives to addressing the needs of our community. I pledge to do my best to work with my fellow councilmembers to keep our focus on what is best for our city and its residents and business owners.
I will be guided by the principles of fiscal discipline and transparency while preserving and improving municipal services that contribute so much to our extraordinary quality of life. I don't have another job or business conflicts, so I intend to eagerly show up, be visible and responsive, to seriously consider our community's disparate voices, and seek to forge alliances to find real, common sense solutions to problems that need solving.
Thank you for your early and generous support of my campaign. My solid and substantial fundraising strength deterred others, permitting me to get a running start on the work of serving the residents of Newport Beach. You made the difference in my race and I am grateful and ready to begin. I know I can count on you for advice, guidance and ideas. In fact, I welcome them.
Next week I travel to New York City to welcome my second grandchild into the world - a brother for big brother Brooks. I will return in a few weeks rested and ready to be sworn in on December 9 (please come!), and to listen, engage, act and respond to the needs of our residents and business owners.
My Thanksgiving will be particularly special. I hope yours will be as well.
Election Day is over, and now the honor of helping to govern our great city lies ahead.
As my fellow new council members and I prepare to be sworn in Tuesday, I want to thank the outgoing members — Michael Henn, Leslie Daigle, Nancy Gardner and Rush Hill — for their service and dedication to the city we all love. They accomplished much, and their efforts in many areas will benefit the residents of Newport Beach for years to come.
At the same time, I am excited by the possibilities and promise of the newest members on the council...read more
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
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
Nobody's yet singing "Happy Days Are Here Again," but after many years of seeing city economic development resources and efforts directed elsewhere, residents and business owners on the Balboa Peninsula now have reason to at least whistle an upbeat tune.
Starting with the renovation of the 32nd Street center, now anchored by Pavilions, and continuing through Via Lido Plaza upgrade with new anchor tenant West Marine, the Newport Marina mixed-use development, the new 10-acre Marina Park with a multiuse community center and marina, and the Balboa Boulevard beautification project, all now underway, the peninsula has witnessed a welcome surge in private and public investment...read more
In a campaign finance filing today, Diane Dixon for Newport Beach City Council 2014 reported raising $83,557 as of June 30. The report included cash and in-kind donations and loans received by the campaign through the end of June.
The vast majority of the impressive total came from 156 donations from individuals, averaging $442 each. Two-thirds of those contributions came from Newport Beach residents, demonstrating that Dixon has a broad base of active grassroots support in the city.
Dixon said she is very grateful for the community’s support and generosity...read more
The Lincoln Club of Orange County has endorsed Diane Dixon in her race for the Newport Beach City Council, and is hosting a meet-and-greet fundraiser on her behalf on July 10.
The Lincoln Club is Orange County’s oldest and most accomplished political organization. Founded in 1962, it is made up of business leaders and professionals who share a common belief in limited government, lower taxes, and personal and fiscal responsibility.
Dixon is the only Newport Beach council candidate endorsed by the club so far this year...read more
Voters will have several opportunities to meet District One City Council candidate Diane Dixon at community events and “meet and greet” receptions over the next few weeks.
“Being able to meet so many of the great citizens of Newport Beach and getting to know them has been a great joy for me in this campaign,” says Dixon. “I am committed, first and foremost, to listening to all voices in the community. Really, it’s only by getting as many different points of view as you can that you can decide what’s best for the city on any issue.”...read more
Ralph Rodheim, chairman of the Balboa Village Merchants Association, and Bernie Svalstad, chairman of the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District, have endorsed Diane Dixon for the Newport Beach City Council.
Said Rodheim, a longtime Newport Beach entrepreneur, civic leader and 2010 Citizen of the Year: “As a senior executive of a Fortune 300 company for 30 years, Diane has proved that she has initiative and energy, a great understanding of business, and excellent people skills. I am impressed with her commitment to encourage economic development and her support for small-business entrepreneurs.”...read more
Political season is in full swing, as are the endorsements.
Businesswoman Diane Dixon, a candidate for the Newport Beach's 1st City Council District, has secured the backing of Newport Beach Councilman Tony Petros and city Planning Commissioner Fred Ameri.
"Diane is independent, she listens and she's a problem-solver," Petros said, according to a news release. "Those are the qualities you like to see in a council member. I'm looking forward to working with her."...read more