Homer City Council

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The filing period for two Homer City Council seats closed Tuesday. Eight candidates are in the running for current council members’ David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds positions on the council.

Three candidates entered the race Monday. Stephen Mueller is among the new group of candidates. Mueller currently works as a pharmacist in Homer. In his candidate statement, he says he brings over 25 years of corporate management experience to the table. He has also served as an officer at the Homer Elks Lodge.

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Two seats on the Homer City Council are up for grabs in October. So far, five candidates have officially filed to run.

Rachel Lord was among two candidates to file on Friday. Lord is a small business owner and is the current commissioner on the City’s Economic Development Commission. She also sits on the Harbor Safety Committee and is an executive secretary for Alaska’s Harbormasters Association.

KBBI

What are the responsibilities of a Homer City Council member?  What is the difference between a resolution and a memorandum?  Encouraging citizen participation in municipal government is the goal of this week's Coffee Table. Guests: Former Homer City Council Member Barbara Howard, City Manager Katie Koester and Mayor Bryan Zac lead the discussion on the structure of the City of Homer and its various departments and commissions.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

The Alaska Public Offices Commission – or APOC – has issued three violations against Heartbeat of Homer, the political action committee that pushed for the recent recall effort of three Homer City Council members.

Heartbeat Chairman Michael Fell was among those who collected petition signatures to initiate a recall election, targeting council members Donna Aderhold, Catriona Reynolds and David Lewis. Petitioners took issue with two resolutions the council members crafted and sponsored, namely a resolution regarding inclusivity.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska and the City of Homer have struck a deal following a recent court battle over a recall effort. The ACLU represented Homer City Council members Donna Aderhold, Catriona Reynolds and David Lewis, all subjects of the recall, in a lawsuit to halt the election.

As part of the deal, the city will not seek repayment of legal fees spent defending itself, and the ACLU did not appeal the case to a higher court in exchange.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

Homer residents are deciding the fate of three city council members today. Absentee voting was high and there were long lines at the polls this morning. Supporters on both sides of the fence also gathered along Pioneer Avenue, waving signs and soliciting honks from passing traffic.

Homer residents are voting on whether to recall city council members Donna Aderhold, Catriona Reynolds and David Lewis.

City of Homer

The Homer City Council held what could be three of its members’ last meeting Monday. Donna Aderhold, Catriona Reynolds and David Lewis are all subject of a recall election, closing Tuesday.

Nothing very contentious was on the agenda, but the council chambers were full, some wearing pro-recall shirts.

Mayor Brian Zak read a statement several times throughout the meeting, reiterating the council would not comment on the recent court case or the recall election.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

Contentious small town politics took on a festive vibe over the weekend. Political action committees on both sides of the Homer City Council recall issue held rallies with live music and likeminded people. Both groups aimed to energize voters before they head to the ballot box Tuesday, deciding the fate of the three liberal members of Homer’s local government.

The Coffee Table - Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Jun 7, 2017

Homer City Council members Donna Aderhold and David Lewis were live in the studio on this week's Coffee Table. Aderhold, Lewis, and council member Catriona Reynolds, who pretaped an interview, are subject to a recall election to be held on Tuesday, June 13th.  KBBI's Aaron Bolton was the host, moderated the discussion, and took questions from the listeners.

Homer City Council recall organizers
Heartbeat of Homer were the guests on this week's Coffee Table. Political action committee spokesperson Sarah Vance and recall supporter Ralph Crane spent the hour live in the studio taking questions from the listeners.

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