Dixon Public Works Director Tim Ridder has resigned.
He was hired in October to consolidate the city’s various public works departments. These included water, sewer, cemetery, and public properties.
Bringing these groups under one roof was part of Dixon’s transition to a city manager form of government. This transition was designed to avoid individuals isolating themselves within a single department. These precise conditions allowed former City Comptroller Rita Crundwell to embezzle $53 million from 1983 to 2012.