By Cecilia Chan | Gilbert Sun News
A planning commissioner is the second appointee in a three-week span to join Gilbert Town Council.
Council in a special meeting last Thursday voted 5-0 for Scott September to finish the remaining two years on Brigette Peterson’s term. Peterson resigned last Tuesday to run for mayor.
“I think we have some hard days ahead of us as a community,” Mayor Jenn Daniels said. “I’m grateful another individual is ready to pitch in.”
Daniels said the town will have some really big financial decisions to make, especially due to the coronavirus. The Council’s financial retreat is April 16.
Finances are quickly becoming a major issue for some of Gilbert’s neighbors. Mesa already is plotting layoffs of scores of non-essential employees, such as librarians and park attendants, in the face of plummeting sales tax revenue and soaring demands.