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Voters in Colorado Springs will have the opportunity to decide whether their city councilors deserve an actual salary. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, city council decided today to put the question on April’s ballot.
When Tony Gioia looks at City Council, he sees nine individuals who can afford to spend 40 hours a week in a job that now pays a stipend of just over $6,000. The thirty-six year old University of Phoenix employee says that means young professionals like himself often can’t consider running for a seat.
“We are working full time trying to support our families and make our way in the world. And to be able to represent our constituencies on Council, we need to continue paying our bills.”
He was part of a group pressing for a ballot measure that would raise the pay to $48,000 to increase the pool of potential candidates. Council decided five to four to put the question on the ballot. Opponents say it should be part of broader changes. The measure would go into effect in 2015. Council also approved the list of candidates running for election. Four incumbents and twenty challengers are running for six seats. For KRCC news, I’m Liz Ruskin.
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KRCC presents JOHN PRINE
Saturday, May 4th – Pikes Peak Center
Reserved seating on sale now at all Ticketswest locations, or on line at www.ticketswest.com
2013 MEADOWGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL – featuring Blitzen Trapper, Kristen Hersh, Anais Mitchell, Chauncy Crandall & the Rocket Flies, Sera Cahoone, and many many many many more!
Three days and nights of music at beautiful La Foret in Black Forest – Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th, 25th, and 26th.
Full festival details through www.meadowgrassmusicfestival.org
KRCC Member discount tickets available only at the KRCC Studios – 912 N. Weber Street, Colorado Springs, or by calling 719-473-4801 or 1-800-748-2727.
7th Annual Blues Under The Bridge – July 20th, 2013
WATERMELON SLIM & THE WORKERS, JOHN HAMMOND, BLUES CARAVAN W/ JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR, THE SLIDE BROTHERS, D.B. REILLY, and THE JUST US LEAGUE
www.BluesUnderTheBridge.com for festival information
KRCC Member tickets on sale for $25. General Public tickets on sale for $35. VIP tickets $91.50. Day of show tickets $40 at the west gate. Tickets available through www.TicketFly.com or at KRCC.
Pre-festival Party Friday July 19th from 5-8pm at the Wyndham Grand Mining Exchange with Watermelon Slim, and Big Jim Adams!
Pikes Peak Center, Saturday October 12th, 2013 8pm
KRCC member pre-show meet and greet opportunity 6:30-7:30pm – pre-show meet and greet tickets available for $40 to members ONLY at the station.
Advance KRCC member tickets on sale now through August 2nd through www.TicketsWest.com. Enter member promo code and click find.
General Public tickets on sale August 2nd, 2013