The Homer City Council has an opening on it. It was created when Councilmember Joey Evensen resigned in frustration last week.
In an email dated Thursday afternoon, Evensen wrote, quote, “Due to the Council’s consistent lack of productivity and strongly unpleasant work environment I can no longer justify spending my time on the Homer City Council. Therefore I am stepping down from my seat,” unquote.
He closed with best wishes and a “hope for a change in course soon.”
Evensen followed up the email with a handwritten note on Friday reasserting his resignation and stating that it is effective immediately.
The city council has 30 days to appoint a temporary council member to Evensen’s seat. That person will serve until the October municipal election when the seat will be up for grabs in a special election for the last year of Evensen’s term.