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Mar 6, 2013 1:22 AM by Eric Ross

2013 City Council debate attracts dozens of residents

Several new faces are hoping to land a seat on the Colorado Springs City Council come April.Candidates from the six districts came together Tuesday evening to gain your vote.

There were some familiar faces on stage including council members Tim Leigh, Angela Dougan, Bernie Herpin and Brandy Williams.

There were also several new faces in the race too, attracting curious residents like Alexander Archuleta.

"I'm here supporting Tom Gallagher because I think he has some real solutions to some of the problems facing our community," he said.

Among the problems addressed were issues revolving around storm water management and oil fracking.

"Oil and gas are the biggest issues for me right now," resident Walter Lawson said.

Also discussed on the table were questions on how to better attract new businesses to the area, ways to strengthen our economy and keeping the City's infrastructure stable.

"I think our infrastructure is falling apart," resident Karen Boatz said. "Every time you turn around there's a water main break somewhere."

Many of these issues were brought up two years ago and since then, some feel current council members have only come up with temporary solutions or no solution at all.

"The main thing that needs to change is that we don't have anybody on council who seems to get along with each other," Archuleta said.

Those who registered to vote should receive your ballots in the mail later on this week.

They must be turned in by April 2 for your vote to count.

Stay with News 5 and for continuing election coverage.



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