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City's lack of transparency continues

I am writing regarding your recent article concerning the recovery of the loan from former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell to Dixon Fire Chief Tim Shipman. 

First, I want to make it clear I have no ax to grind against Chief Shipman. What I do question is how the “loan” is in any way protected by the Privacy Act of 1974 or the Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978? I simply do not understand the fear to disclose the terms of the loan.

Honestly, by not disclosing the amount, terms and recovery amount, it leads to speculation and the perception of a lack of transparency.

I believe the citizens of Dixon have the right to know the amount of money lent and, more important, the specific amount recovered, including the interest paid on the loan.

After all, it's money that came from our pockets.

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