The Colorado Springs City Council election in April is drawing a wide field of political newcomers and a handful of younger candidates to races for the six district seats. 

If elected, the candidates will have to take on tough city issues such as economic recovery from the coronavirus, funding for parks, carport rules and managing the city's rapid growth.

The city will see at least two new faces because city council members Don Knight and Jill Gaebler are term limited from running again. District 1, Knight's seat, has drawn four candidates and District 5, Gaebler's seat, has drawn five candidates, making it the most competitive.

The three seats that will not be contested in April are elected at-large by residents across town and are held by Councilmen Wayne Williams, Bill Murray and Tom Strand. 

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