Homer City Council

City Planning To Switch Management Of Permanent Fund

Jan 12, 2016
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The Homer City Council is considering an ordinance that will end its contract with a company hired to invest money saved in the city’s Permanent Fund.

The Permanent Fund was created in 2006 to hold settlement money awarded for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. In 2010 the city was awarded $1.1 million for the spill. According to Homer Finance Director John Li the fund is now worth close to $2 million.

Homer Mayor Beth Wythe says that money must be used in a very specific way.

City Council Outlook For 2016

Jan 8, 2016
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The City of Homer had a budget deficit of close to $1 million for the 2016 budget. Proposition 1 allowed the city to divert money from the HART fund to make up for most of the shortfall. But what’s next? On the Coffee Table Homer Mayor, Beth Wythe and City Manager, Katie Koester discuss Long-term revenue solutions for the city and what is on the horizon for 2016. 

City Lobbyist Defends Contract

Dec 16, 2015
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The City of Homer’s contracted lobbyist attended last week’s city council meeting to defend her job. Several city council members opposed renewing the city’s year-long contract with the Anderson Group.  It was argued the lobbyist’s $40,000 fee should be spent in other places.


Homer City Council Adopts Budget For 2016

Dec 8, 2015
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The Homer City Council adopted the budget for 2016 and added five additional budget items during its regular meeting Monday night.

The additional projects include: a submersible pump requested by the Department of Public Works, safety improvements for a portion of Soundview Avenue bordering West Homer Elementary, Calhoun Trail work, a sidewalk extension project for Soundview Avenue, and an expansion of the Hickerson Memorial Cemetery.

Homer City Council Prepares to Pass Budget

Dec 3, 2015

Proposition I passed in Homer's special election, Tuesday – that's according to unofficial results released by the city. City Manager, Katie Koester, is now focused on what’s next.

Homer City Council asked the voters if, for three years, they could suspend three quarters of a percent of city sales tax that usually goes into to the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails fund, also known as H.A.R.T. And the voters said, Yes. Homer City Manager, Katie Koester says it shows the community was willing to sacrifice to keep the city going.

Coffeetable: Homer City Council Candidates

Sep 16, 2015
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Candidates Donna Aderhold, Beau Burgess, and Joni Wise joined Host Quinton Chandler to discuss the issues  facing the City of Homer, and their positions on them, in the first of two programs featuring candidates for 2 open seats on the Homer City Council in the Municipal Election that occurs on Tuesday October 6th. 

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