By Richard Bammer
When Dixon Unified leaders meet tonight, they likely will approve a bid to repair the district office building on First Street, approve a $15,000 contract with a Sacramento lobbying firm, and hear a report on the 45-day budget revision for 2015-16.
John Calise, the district’s manager for maintenance and operations, is expected to reveal the lowest bid received to repair the damaged roof trusses at the district offices. At press time, he had not opened and reviewed all the bids. Calise will review the bid history in detail at the meeting.
Trustees also are expected to approve a 10-month contract with Blattner & Associates to lobby on legislative issues related to the district’s interests. A former journalist, Bob Blattner, formerly vice president of School Services of California, an advocacy service for school districts, is a registered lobbyist. The contract will pay for advice and assistance for legislative advocacy on behalf of Dixon Unified.