CAPC approves pay increase for interim director

Thursday, March 5, 2020

By Scott Loftis

Gina Rambo, newly appointed interim director of the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission, will be paid an additional $10 an hour for her additional duties.

The commission voted unanimously at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26, to approve the additional pay for Rambo.

At a special called meeting two days earlier, the commission voted 4-3 to appoint Rambo to the interim position. The move comes after former executive director Lacey Ekberg was placed on a 90-day agreement as an independent contractor. Ekberg was officially laid off as a full-time city employee. The commission will pay Ekberg $7,500 a month under the new agreement, with a review after the initial 90-day term.

Also at the Feb. 26 meeting, finance director Rick Bright distributed information on January collections from the 3 percent sales tax that funds the commission. The collections are based on the previous monthís activity for businesses that collect the tax.

Altogether, collections increased 28.3 percent from the previous year ó from $67,305 in January 2019 to $86,340.75 in January 2020.

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  • Rumor is, in case you havenít heard or figured it out, contrary to what they've said several times, there are some commissioners on the CAPC who are NOT planning to let the discredited director go at the end of her evaluation period. They never planned to and hereís the secret. There will be some manufactured reports of achievement that will pop up (even though she did little in Eureka and even less now sitting at home in Florida), but they will come from the familiar cast of shady characters and places and be easily recognized. How come? Well, again rumor is they want no spilled beans from her on the suspicious hiring process and job directions that might happen if let go and that would not be good for some? Still need to entice a 4th commissioner to join the dark side tho. Wonder who? Should be interesting.

    -- Posted by ESInsider on Fri, Mar 6, 2020, at 11:44 AM
  • Unfortunately, I doubt anyone is surprised.

    -- Posted by outofthebox on Sun, Mar 8, 2020, at 7:03 PM
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