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The county will be losing city funding used for tourism efforts, and it recently sparked debate over investing in a grant that would go toward a countywide marketing campaign.
The city's $100,000 donation will go toward a $1.5 million renovation project at the Dixon Historic Theatre.
City officials plan to work with the city attorney and outside counsel specializing in constitutional issues to see what can be done for the city to regulate, control or prevent the owners from going forward.
The federal Safe Routes to School program reimburses projects that aim to make areas more walk- or bike-friendly for students going to and from school.
The company is the developer of the 3,800-acre solar project that would be built just south of Dixon.
The city had 14 water main breaks in that area, including two in the last month or so.
Most of the residents who would benefit from the project are low- to middle-income families.
Emergency response efforts are being strained by growing call volume and other factors, and they’re not able to meet fire response standards because of the shortage of staff, Dixon Fire Chief Ryan Buskohl said.
The campaign would include digital ads, social media ads targeting people outside the area and TV ads. The hope is that half would be covered by a state grant.
Glen Hughes and Dennis Considine will be looking to fill the seat of Mayor Li Arellano Jr., who isn’t seeking re-election.
The funding would likely come from the city’s $100,000 arts and culture fund.
Rural areas have been under stress for some time to retain their populations, and housing is part of that equation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency previously completed about $4 million of emergency cleanup at the scrapyard at 78 Monroe Ave. after contaminants were found in the soil and in the Rock River
The murals would be of Ronald Reagan and city founder John Dixon.
The home would be demolished for future green space and a possible expansion for artifacts or a museum.