- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Glenwood Springs city councilors are considering raising the pay for council members to encourage more people to run for the positions.

Councilman Stephen Bershenyi is suggesting doubling the monthly pay for council members from $500 to $1,000 and from $750 to $1,500 for the appointed mayor’s position to encourage more younger people with families to run.

The Glenwood Springs Post Independent (http://bit.ly/16JeSdM ) reported Monday that other council members suggest giving council members family passes to the city’s community center and allowing them to buy into the city’s health insurance plan.

In the April 2013 election, only one of the three seats up for election had a contested race. In 2009, the council election was canceled because there was only one candidate for each of the three open seats.

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Information from: Post Independent, http://www.postindependent.com/

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