Dixon City Council to consider process to name Town Center Square – The Vacaville Reporter

The new square in downtown Dixon was officially opened on May 4, bringing a stage show, picnic tables, lawn and an all-encompassing community gathering place to what was a gravel lot for several decades. .

What this new plaza doesn’t have is an official name, and the city will begin the process of choosing a name and selecting artwork at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

While the plaza was called Pardi Market Plaza during the planning stages, in honor of the grocery store that occupied the site of South First and East A Streets for more than 40 years, the city appears to be looking at other options for nouns. According to a report from City Attorney Doug White’s staff, the council will accept suggestions from the public, which will be submitted to the city’s public information officer, Madeline Henry, at [email protected] The deadline for submission is July 31.

After the deadline, the council will hold a community meeting to receive public input and consider possible names for the plaza. After the meeting, the council will choose an official name for the place at its own discretion.

The board will also review artwork for the wall behind the stage, which will consist of artwork of famous Dixon landmarks chosen by the Dixon Historical Society and ultimately approved by the board.

“Artwork chosen by the Dixon Historical Society should reflect the city and the history of the city over the years,” White wrote.

The resolution before the board would also override a resolution previously approved by the board to name the stage after Jon Pardi, a descendant of the original owners of Pardi Market and a graduate of Dixon High School in 2003 who found success in Nashville as a country singer. . In December, the council voted narrowly to name the scene after Pardi, with Mayor Steve Bird and Councilman Don Hendershot voting against. In particular, Bird felt that naming the scene after a member of the Pardi family was redundant since the plaza was already to be named after the Pardis and wanted to emphasize other aspects of Dixon’s story.

In other business, council will consider a resolution approving the engineer’s report for the Dixon Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance District on a preliminary basis.

The board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 600 EA St. The meeting can also be viewed online at Cityofdixon.us/MeetingAgendasMinutesVideos.

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