Pat and I were heartbroken to hear about the death of Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson today. It is a sad and poignant reminder of the dangers all of our first responders face in the line of duty to the citizens. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Carlson family tonight. Know that Ben died a hero, saving the life of another, and we are all forever in his debt.
I am running for City Council because I support openness and transparency at city hall, rigorous financial controls, enhanced public safety and protection of our bay, beaches and harbor. People want to be listened to. I'm listening. Let's work together to keep Newport Beach extraordinary.
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