Dec 10, 2012 11:01 PM by David Ortiviz

Azad will earn $150,000 as Pueblo City Manager

The City of Pueblo officially has a new city manager. Tonight Pueblo City Council approved a contract to hire Sam Azad, the city's current finance director.

As part of the agreement Azad will earn $150,000 a year. He'll also get to use a city car or receive $6,000 annually for car expenses.

Azad starts on January 1, 2013.



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