Willy Dunne

Willy Dunne

Willy Dunne, resident of Fritz Creek,
 in support of a Borough-wide, vote-by-mail option for elections on the Kenai Peninusla.
The views expressed in this commentary are Mr. Dunne’s alone and do not reflect those of KBBI’s staff board or volunteers.

To respond to this commentary or to submit a commentary on any topic of local interest, email kathleen@kbbi.org.

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Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted again Tuesday night to allow public roads and rights-of-way to be gated off into private streets and subdivisions. Two weeks ago the ordinance passed 5-to-4.
    After the assembly passed the ordinance two weeks ago, Homer Assembly member Willy Dunne asked for a reconsideration vote in one last attempt to sway more assembly members to his side. At the meeting he kept up his insistence that the ordinance was bad public policy due to the overwhelming public opposition to privatizing public property.

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At last week’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Meeting, a final vote was called on the ordinance that could turn existing borough roads and rights-of-way into private and gated subdivisions. It is different from planning a private subdivision from scratch, as has been done along the Kenai River in several spots, such as Kenai Keys.
    However, the 5-to-4 vote approving the ordinance did not stay final. Near the end of the meeting Homer Assembly member Willy Dunne moved for a reconsideration vote.

Gated subdivsion ordinance passes assembly

Apr 22, 2020
Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly had seemingly put to bed the long-running debate over private roads and gated subdivisions in the Kenai Peninsula. The ordinance passed Tuesday night on a 5-to-4 vote. But in an effort to give fellow assemblymembers the opportunity to change their minds, Assemblyman Willy Dunne later called for a reconsideration vote. That will take place on May 5.

The Coffee Table- October 17, 2018

Oct 18, 2018
Kenai Peninsula Borough

This week on the Coffee Table: what's next for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. Assembly members Willy Dunne and Kelly Cooper join KBBI’s Renee Gross to talk about changing the invocation policy, the borough budget and the Kachemak Selo school.  

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members may introduce an ordinance at their regular meeting Tuesday evening that calls for a borough-wide vote on whether to ban commercial marijuana within the borough.

Assembly members will hear public testimony on the ordinance and hold a vote to introduce it. The ordinance is sponsored by Assembly President, Blaine Gilman.

Borough Composting Service A Possibility

Mar 8, 2016
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The Kenai Peninsula Borough is considering teaming up with a Homer area composter to turn organic waste, usually transported to the borough's landfill, into fertilizer.

“The Borough Administration is very interested in setting up a pilot project collecting food waste from local restaurants [and] perhaps facilities like the hospital. We’re still working on the details, but basically collecting food waste and composting them instead of putting them into the borough landfill,” said South Peninsula Borough Assembly Member Willy Dunne.

Coffee Table: KPB 2016 Outlook

Mar 2, 2016
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The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is wading through another set of issues this year. Cannabis regulation, Healthcare reform, Local Option Zoning and the budget are just a few of the issues assembly members are tackling. This week on the Coffee Table we talked with your South Peninsula Borough Assembly members: Kelly Cooper and Willy Dunne. 


Dunne Wins District 9 Seat

Oct 14, 2015
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Results for the 2015 Regular Elections show Willy Dunne of Fritz Creek is the winner of the District 9 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Seat. Dunne defeated Dawson Slaughter of Anchor Point with roughly 58% of the vote. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler sat down with Dunne to discuss the race and his plans for his term on the Borough Assembly.

Dawson Slaughter Candidate Profile

Sep 30, 2015
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The Kenai Peninsula Borough 2015 Municipal Election is less than a month away and there are two candidates competing for the South Peninsula seat. Anchor Point resident Dawson Slaughter is facing off against Homer resident Willy Dunne. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke with Slaughter about his plans for a term on the assembly in this one on one interview.

Coffeetable: Borough Assembly Candidate Willy Dunne

Sep 30, 2015
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Willy Dunne, Candidate for the District 9 seat of the Kenai Peninsula Borough joined Host Quinton Chandler to discuss his positions and issues facing the Borough prior  the Municipal Election that occurs on Tuesday October 6th.

Dawson Slaughter, the other candidate in the race, never responded to our invitation to participate in the program.

Willy Dunne Candidate Profile

Sep 22, 2015
Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough 2015 Municipal Election is less than a month away and there are two candidates competing for the South Peninsula Assembly Seat. Click the icon above to hear a one on one interview between KBBI's Quinton Chandler and candidate Willy Dunne. Dunne discusses his plans for a term on the assembly.