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City Council who? It wasn't long ago that Colorado Springs City Council members were praised, reviled or at odds with the law often enough to be household names. These days, it seems many people can't name a single member.
click to enlarge Dustin Flesher -  - West side -  -  Graduate student -  - Name every City Council member you can. I - can't name any. -  - Why are so many people in that boat? Most - people are like me  they pay a little attention to - national politics, but almost none to local. -  - What do you know about the water issues facing - Colorado Springs? -  - I know there are issues, but I'm not sure what they are. -  - If you ran for Council, what would your foremost - priority be? I'd like to see the city take a stand on - impeachment of the president and the war on Iraq. -  - City Council members are paid approximately - $6,000 a year. Should it be more? I'm not sure what - they do, so I can't really say.
  • Dustin Flesher

    West side

    Graduate student

    Name every City Council member you can. I can't name any.

    Why are so many people in that boat? Most people are like me they pay a little attention to national politics, but almost none to local.

    What do you know about the water issues facing Colorado Springs?

    I know there are issues, but I'm not sure what they are.

    If you ran for Council, what would your foremost priority be? I'd like to see the city take a stand on impeachment of the president and the war on Iraq.

    City Council members are paid approximately $6,000 a year. Should it be more? I'm not sure what they do, so I can't really say.

click to enlarge Susan Fairbanks -  - Fountain -  - Pharmacy technician - Name a City Council member.  I can't. -  - What do you know about local water issues? - There's restrictions on use when we don't get - enough precipitation. -  - What would be your main priority if you ran for - Council? Education issues, especially the current - cost of full-day kindergarten. -  - Should Council members get paid more? It - depends on what they have to do besides their other - jobs.
  • Susan Fairbanks

    Fountain

    Pharmacy technician

    Name a City Council member. I can't.

    What do you know about local water issues? There's restrictions on use when we don't get enough precipitation.

    What would be your main priority if you ran for Council? Education issues, especially the current cost of full-day kindergarten.

    Should Council members get paid more? It depends on what they have to do besides their other jobs.

click to enlarge Zach Street -  - Broadmoor Bluffs -  - Sales and marketing -  - Name a City Council member.  I can't. -  - What do you know about water issues affecting - Colorado Springs? We need more conservation. We - need better controls over development and appropriate - water rights before we build. -  - If you ran for City Council, what issue would be - paramount for you? Making sure the city grows - smart, that we don't build out Banning-Lewis Ranch just - because we can. -  - Should Council members get a pay raise? The - city needs to decide whether it wants a full-time or part- - time Council. If full-time, they need a living wage. If - part-time, $6,000 a year is fine.
  • Zach Street

    Broadmoor Bluffs

    Sales and marketing

    Name a City Council member. I can't.

    What do you know about water issues affecting Colorado Springs? We need more conservation. We need better controls over development and appropriate water rights before we build.

    If you ran for City Council, what issue would be paramount for you? Making sure the city grows smart, that we don't build out Banning-Lewis Ranch just because we can.

    Should Council members get a pay raise? The city needs to decide whether it wants a full-time or part- time Council. If full-time, they need a living wage. If part-time, $6,000 a year is fine.

click to enlarge Spencer Johnston -  - West side -  -  Retired financial administrator -  - Name the members of City Council. There's - the mayor, Lionel Rivera. I think Tom Gallagher is one. - Richard Skorman used to be one. -  - What do you know about local water issues? I - know a little about the Southern Delivery System, but - what really bothers me is the sewage smell of Monument - Creek. I run and bicycle along it, and the smell gets - disgusting. -  - What would be your main issue if you ran for City - Council? Controls on growth; limiting sprawl. -  - Should Council get a pay raise? A city this size - needs a full-time mayor, who gets paid accordingly. The - other members should get, say, $25 an hour.
  • Spencer Johnston

    West side

    Retired financial administrator

    Name the members of City Council. There's the mayor, Lionel Rivera. I think Tom Gallagher is one. Richard Skorman used to be one.

    What do you know about local water issues? I know a little about the Southern Delivery System, but what really bothers me is the sewage smell of Monument Creek. I run and bicycle along it, and the smell gets disgusting.

    What would be your main issue if you ran for City Council? Controls on growth; limiting sprawl.

    Should Council get a pay raise? A city this size needs a full-time mayor, who gets paid accordingly. The other members should get, say, $25 an hour.

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