Pueblo’s City Council plans to vote on same-sex benefits for city employees on October 9th. KRCC’s Katherine-Claire O’Connor reports.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The announcement comes two weeks after voting 5-1 to table the decision. Council President Chris Kaufman says the delay was simply so members could study the proposal. Kaufman estimates the change would affect 1% of the city’s employees.

 

The administrative costs of taking those 6 people, assuming all 6 of those people decide they want to act on these benefits, the costs of taking that is projected to be at 54 55 thousand dollars more per year to the city.

 

Kaufman also apologized to anyone taken aback by the postponement. He adds if the proposal is passed it would have to move quickly since benefit enrollment is offered every October.

 

 

Comments are closed.

News

March 2, 2015 | NPR · Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.
 

AP
March 2, 2015 | NPR · A long-term deal like that, Obama said in an interview with Reuters, would be the best way to assure that Iran does not attain a nuclear weapon.
 

Courtesy of Claudette Colvin
March 2, 2015 | NPR · Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.
 

Arts & Life

NPR
March 2, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It’s a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.
 

March 2, 2015 | NPR · Offutt’s late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. The writer tells Fresh Air his dad believed he would be “extremely famous” for it.
 

Warner Bros.
March 2, 2015 | NPR · Will Smith plays a con man in Focus, but unfortunately, the woman playing opposite him has depressingly little to do.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
March 2, 2015 | WXPN · Hear the alt-country band play songs off their new album and talk about their transition to pop.
 

Emily Berl for NPR
March 2, 2015 | NPR · “I made a promise to myself,” says the Detroit rapper. “I would never ever not follow my heart again. That way if I rise or fall, sink or swim, it’s by my own choice and my own decisions.”
 

WXPN
March 2, 2015 | WXPN · The musicians who made the score for the Netflix series discuss their recording process.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab