Municipal Elections

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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.

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Homer Mayor Beth Wythe, and Council Member David Lewis joined KBBI's Quinton Chandler to discuss the December 1st Special Election in the City of Homer to suspend funding the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails (HART) fund and directing those dollars into the City's General Fund. The discussion also covered the City's current financial situation and touched on other matter the City is dealing with.

Runoff Election In Homer

Nov 3, 2015
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Today it is Election Day again. The City of Homer is holding a special run-off election to fill one last city council seat for a three year term. The two contenders are incumbent Beau Burgess and his challenger Heath Smith.

Smith won more votes than Burgess during October’s Regular Election. He took 37% of the vote compared to Burgess’ 35%. But, that wasn’t enough.

Grocery Tax Takes Another Blow

Oct 20, 2015
Photo Courtesy of National Public Radio

Alaska Statute only allows general law cities to tax the same items taxed by their borough unless the borough makes an exception. Kenai Peninsula Borough voters repealed an ordinance this year that gave general law cities the power to tax non-prepared foods year round. The voter decision means the cities of Soldotna and Seldovia will see a decrease in tax revenue.

Aderhold Wins City Council

Oct 19, 2015
Photo Courtesy of the City of Homer

Donna Aderhold is one of six people who ran for two Homer City Council seats this year and so far she is the only confirmed winner. Aderhold spoke with KBBI’s Quinton Chandler about her race and her plans as Homer’s newest city council member.

Unofficial Results For 2015 Municpal Election

Oct 9, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

Election Day is over. The preliminary results for candidate races and multiple ballot propositions were released by the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the City of Homer Tuesday evening. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more. 

Unofficial Results For Ballot Measures

Oct 7, 2015
Image Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

Three of the four propositions on the Kenai Peninsula Borough ballot passed on Tuesday.   Proposition number one, called for a repeal of a controversial ordinance. It was perhaps the most contentious ballot proposition and the only that required a borough-wide vote.

Dawson Slaughter Candidate Profile

Sep 30, 2015
Image 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 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.

Image Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

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.

Joni Wise Candidate Profile

Sep 26, 2015
Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

Homer’s 2015 Regular Election is coming up on October 6th. The City has two open city council seats and six candidates competing for them. Over the past month KBBI has conducted interviews with each of the official candidates. Click the icon above to hear an interview with KBBI’s Quinton Chandler and City Council Candidate Joni Wise.

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