Homer City Council 2019

City of Homer

The City of Homer issued an official statement on Thursday, announcing that the lawsuit brought by former Homer City Councilmember Thomas Stroozas against the City of Homer and Homer City Council was dismissed by Anchorage Superior Court on Wednesday, December 18.

City of Homer

Homer City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday. The meeting began with a closed session to discuss former councilmember Tom Stroozas’ suit against the city and the council. 

At the public portion of the meeting, the council accepted public comment on the proposed repeal of the ban on personal watercraft in Kachemak Bay State Park and adopted a resolution asking the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to extend the public comment period to 90 days instead of 30, and to provide more information about the repeal. 
 

KBBI

On Monday December 9, Anchorage Superior Court denied former Homer City Councilmember Thomas Stroozas’ request that the court issue an injunction ordering the council to remove Storm Hansen-Cavasos from the Homer City Council pending resolution of his lawsuit.

Stroozas, represented by attorneys Thomas Amodio and Keri-Ann Baker, is suing the city and the city council asserting that Hansen-Cavasos was ineligible to run as a candidate because she did not meet Homer City Code's one-year residence requirement.

City of Homer

The Homer City Council passed the city’s 2020/2021 budget last night at their regular meeting. This is the first two-year budget for the city. 

Homer City Council recap: November 25, 2019

Nov 27, 2019
City of Homer

The City of Homer held its first public hearing on the 2020 and 2021 budget Monday night and proposed a long list of changes, substitutions and corrections. The budgets, which totaled nearly $22 million for 2020 and 2021 prior to the council’s proposed amendments are the first attempt at approving a two-year budget process.

Homer City Council recap: October 14, 2019

Oct 15, 2019
City of Homer

In a marathon meeting Monday night that packed the council chambers, the Homer City Council unanimously certified the October municipal election results and seated Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen on the council.  Council members also officially called for an investigation into the eligibility of Hansen-Cavasos after numerous people came forward questioning her claim of residency in the City of Homer.

City of Homer

On this two-part Coffee Table, first, you'll hear from incumbent candidates for Homer City Council, Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas. In the second half, guests are candidates Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos. The election is Tuesday, October 1.   Correction: In the on-air version of the show with guests Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas, host Kathleen Gustafson incorrectly stated that Councilmember Shelly Erickson signed the 2017 petition to recall three Homer City Council members.

Homer City Council recap: September 23, 2019

Sep 26, 2019
City of Homer

Just weeks after finally agreeing to move forward with plans to demolish the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex, or HERC building, the Homer City Council heard a proposal to turn the old education building into an innovation center. 

Joshua and Jeremiah Riley of the nonprofit Grow Economy pitched the idea to the council Monday night, saying other similar facilities have been built in various rural communities in the Lower 48 using federal and state funding sources. 
 

Homer Chamber of Commerce

The candidates for Homer City Council met in the Homer Public Library Wednesday, September 25, 2019 for a candidate forum sponsored by the library and the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member Kelly Cooper was the moderator.
Questions were sourced from the audience and from the community at-large. The event was broadcast live on KBBI. Click on the links below to hear a recording of the forum.