Homer City Council

New council members sworn in; council calls for investigation into candidate’s eligibility

Two new members were sworn onto the Homer City Council during the body’s Monday meeting, and council members unanimously voted to certify the full results… Continue reading

 

From left to right: Candidates for Homer City Council Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen participate in a candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Stroozas contests winning candidate’s eligibility

A Homer City Council member and candidate who was defeated in his race for re-election has filed an affidavit claiming one of the winning candidates… Continue reading

 

Council passes utility, public assessments code rewrite

Members of the Homer City Council put a lid on a code rewrite that was months in the making at their Monday meeting at Homer… Continue reading

 

Council votes down new rules for extending water service outside the city

After numerous public hearings, hours of council discussion, consultation with the city attorney and several suggested substitutes, an ordinance to codify how the City of… Continue reading

Hansen-Cavasos files to run for Homer City Council

Another city resident has thrown her hat into the ring to run for one of two open Homer City Council seats in the October municipal… Continue reading

Ordinance to compel mayor to break ties fails at Homer council meeting

An ordinance that would have compelled the mayor to use his ability to vote in the case of a tie did not make it past… Continue reading

Three file to run for Homer City Council seat

Current Homer City Council members Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas have filed to run for two seats that are coming open this election cycle, along… Continue reading

Council calls on governor, legislature to reverse vetoes

As the Alaska Legislature continued meeting this week in Juneau at Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s direction to consider funding a capital budget and an Alaska Permanent… Continue reading

City talks vegetation removal, legal counsel

Among other things, the City of Homer is considering how to go about soliciting new legal services, something which was discussed at the most recent… Continue reading

Despite interest from local business, city will hold onto downtown lot

The City of Homer will hang on to a piece of land downtown that had previously been on the market for years in an attempt… Continue reading

Council tables discussion of future water extension process

The Homer City Council at its Monday meeting began to discuss, and then tabled, a future process for extending Homer water outside city limits. For… Continue reading

Ordinance extending Homer water to Kachemak City lot stands

The City of Homer will indeed allow a lot in Kachemak City to hook up to Homer water, something prohibited by city policy. An effort… Continue reading

Council won’t help fund addiction treatment project

The residential treatment center could still happen if organization raises funds on its own

Three things to watch for at the next Homer City Council meeting

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to delete incorrect information about a resolution of the city council to approve issuance of general obligation bonds… Continue reading

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                                The Homer Education and Recreation Complex at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue.

City seeks third-party manager for the HERC

The city of Homer could be looking at a third-party property manager to take over much of the responsibility for the main Homer Education and… Continue reading

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                                The Homer Education and Recreation Complex at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue.

Legality of city giving money to faith-based addiction treatment program questioned

After lengthy debate, the Homer City Council seems to have settled on an agreement for how to help fund construction of a residential treatment center… Continue reading

City mulls funding for faith-based program that could bring addiction treatment center to Homer

The city of Homer is taking a step back after initial steps to help fund a nonprofit that wants to set up a residential treatment… Continue reading

Homer Mayor Ken Castner, center, questions ENSTAR Natural Gas officials Lindsay Hobson, left, foreground, and David Bell at the Feb. 11, 2019 Homer City Council meeting in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Council grills ENSTAR on tariff proposal

Following recent revelations that ENSTAR Natural Gas had recalculated how long it would take to pay off its share of constructing a 22-mile natural gas… Continue reading

Homer Mayor Ken Castner, center, questions ENSTAR Natural Gas officials Lindsay Hobson, left, foreground, and David Bell at the Feb. 11, 2019 Homer City Council meeting in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer City Hall.

Homer council talks police station, voting

Members of the Homer City Council had plenty to discuss after a several-week break from business over the holidays. Starting out at a worksession before… Continue reading

Homer City Hall.
Homer City Hall.

Homer City Council passes 2019 budget

Homer has a budget to work from for the coming year. The Homer City Council unanimously passed the 2019 budget with no discussion and little… Continue reading

Homer City Hall.