Homer City Council

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An Anchorage Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday against three Homer City Council members seeking to halt a recall election next month. Council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds are subjects of a recall election sparked over two resolutions they crafted and sponsored.

Oral arugments in recall case set for Monday

May 19, 2017
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A decision in the Homer City Council recall case could come as soon as Monday, just a month before voters are scheduled to decide whether to oust council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

The group leading a recall effort to oust three Homer City Council members held a rally Saturday in downtown homer. Heartbeat of Homer, the newly formed political action party, has also been granted standing in a lawsuit against the city.

Challenges for Homer businesses, what are they?

May 10, 2017
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What are the challenges businesses face in Homer? That’s what the Homer Economic Development Advisory Commission hopes to answer by surveying business owners in the city.

Commissioner Rachel Lord presented a plan to the Homer City Council Monday that would survey businesses within city limits.

The commission hopes the data collected will help the city better understand ways it can help businesses.

“Our job growth and our economic development really is going to likely come most from the success and retention of the businesses we currently have,” Lord said.

City of Homer

The city of Homer is moving forward with a lawsuit. The city council held a special meeting Tuesday, May 2, to discuss its options.

 

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska is backing the suit on behalf of the three council members facing recall: David Lewis, Donna Aderhold, and Catriona Reynolds.

 

 

Listen to a recording of Monday night's Homer City Council meeting.

Commentary: City Council Recall

Apr 5, 2017
City of Homer, Alaska

A recall petition naming Homer City Council members, Aderhold, Lewis and Reynolds
is under review by the city of Homer. Homer resident, Brenda Dolma has this commentary.

The views expressed in this commentary are the speaker's own
and do not reflect the views of KBBI, its staff, board or volunteers.

KBBI welcomes submissions of commentary on this or any subject of local interest.
To submit a commentary, email kathleen@kbbi.org.

Proposed Naval Training Causes Concern

Jan 13, 2017
U.S. Navy

Homer City Council passed a resolution on Aug. 8, formally requesting changes to US Navy training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska. The proposed training area is 24 nautical miles from the Kenai Peninsula shoreline, just south of Prince William Sound and east of Kodiak Island. It covers over 59,000 square miles, an area slightly larger than the state of Georgia.

LEDs Will Light Up Homer Harbor Next Year

Oct 14, 2016
Photo courtesy of G. Franklin de Matos

Homer will soon join the list of U.S. cities making the switch to LED lights.

On Oct. 10, the Homer City Council passed an ordinance authorizing the installation of new LED lights on seven high mast poles around the Homer Harbor.


Zak Discusses Hopes for Term as Mayor

Oct 13, 2016
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Bryan Zak was elected Mayor of Homer during the regular municipal election on Oct. 4 and sworn into office at the Oct. 10 City Council meeting. He will serve a two-year term. KBBI News Director, Daysha Eaton talks with Zak about his hopes for his term as mayor.


Erickson Discusses Hopes for City Council Term

Oct 12, 2016
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Shelly Erickson was elected to Homer City Council during the regular municipal election on Oct. 4, and sworn into office at Monday’s City Council meeting. She will serve for a three-year term. KBBI News Director, Daysha Eaton talks with Erickson about her hopes for her term on the council.

Stroozas Discusses Hopes for City Council Term

Oct 11, 2016
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Tom Stroozas was elected to Homer City Council during the regular municipal election on October 4, and sworn into office at Monday’s City Council meeting. He will serve for a three-year term. KBBI News Director Daysha Eaton talks with Stroozas about his hopes for his term on the council.

New Homer City Council Members Stroozas and Shelly Erickson along with new Homer Mayor Bryan Zak will participate in the next regular Homer City Council meeting on Monday, October 24.


City Council Candidate Profile: Tom Stroozas

Sep 23, 2016
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Tom Stroozas moved to Homer in 2006 after falling in love with the town during a vacation. Stroozas ran for Homer City Council last year, but was not elected. He currently serves on the Panning and Zoning Commission for the city of Homer. He’s one of three candidates running for two seats on the Homer City Council. Incumbent Gus VanDyke and Bryan Zak are not running again, though Zak is running for mayor. 


City Council Candidate Profile: Shelly Erickson

Sep 23, 2016
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Shelly Erickson has lived in Homer most her life and owns businesses here. She and her husband started Home Run Oil, which includes the Home Run ShortStop Tesoro. She also owns Homer Tours, including Baycrest RV Park. Erickson has served on the Homer Economic Development and the Planning commissions. In addition, she served on the city’s Lease Committee. She’s one of three candidates running for two seats on the Homer City Council. Incumbent Gus VanDyke and Bryan Zak are not running again, though Zak is running for mayor. 

Erickson is proud of her local roots. She was born and raised in Homer. Erickson went to college at Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music. She then married, moved to Wrangell, Dutch Harbor and then back to Homer, where she settled and had children.


City Council Candidate Profile: Kimberly Ketter

Sep 23, 2016
Photo Courtesy of Kimberly Ketter

Kimberly Ketter is new to Homer. She moved here in 2015 from her hometown of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, about 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh. She’s one of three candidates running for two seats on the Homer City Council. Incumbent Gus VanDyke and Bryan Zak are not running again, though Zak is running for mayor. 

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