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.
Here are upcoming public meetings and events that Diane is planning to attend. She'd love to see you there!
Monday, June 15 - Town Hall
6:30 pm - 8 pm at the OASIS Senior Center
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
Sept. 8 and 22
Oct. 13 and 27
Nov. 10 and 24
Two Newport Beach City Council members are calling for an audit of the city’s $140 million Civic Center project.
Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon and Councilman Kevin Muldoon announced Thursday they would ask for the support of fellow council members at the May 12 council meeting to hire an independent auditor to look at the project...read more
Two Newport Beach City Council members are calling for an audit of the city's hotly debated Civic Center project.
The request from Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon and Councilman Kevin Muldoon comes on the heels of a city inquiry into whether Assistant City Manager Steve Badum failed to report gifts and meals from companies doing business with the city...read more
Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon and Councilman Kevin Muldoon today called for a third-party performance and process audit of the Newport Beach Civic Center project. The audit would evaluate the project’s planning and execution and the quality of the city’s oversight of the work...read more
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
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