Colorado Springs Utilities’ Forte earns high performance marks, getting $60,000

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Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte didn’t get a $171,000 salary increase last month, but he is on track to receive $60,000 in performance incentives for “exceeding expectations” in his annual job review.

The Colorado Springs City Council, sitting as the Utilities board of directors, on Wednesday unanimously gave Forte high marks for his job performance in 2013. On a scale of 1 to 5, Forte earned a 4.02, similar to the grade he has earned in years past.

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