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Town Council/Mayoral Candidate Forum Questions Submitted by the Public

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Subject: Wages

You are currently the finance director. Under your directorship, wages have been stagnant for town employees and positions have gone unfilled likely due to low wages. How will you raise wages and why haven’t you done so as finance director?

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Do you support a $15 minimum wage?

The per capita income in Taos is very, very low compared to other states. What, specifically, will you do to raise it by 20% in the next 5 years?

There is a difference between living wage and sustainable wage. Can you explain this and would you address this difference given Taos employers notoriously pay low wages?

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