By Raquel Hendrickson | InMaricopa.com
The shutdown caused by COVID-19 has “forced” municipal governments and residents to get more tech savvy. It has also sparked innovations.
In a virtual meeting of Pinal Partnership Friday morning, Pinal County’s city managers described how they have approached the pandemic and their plans for the future. Around 225 people “attended” the meeting via Zoom.
Larry Rains, city manager of Casa Grande, and Brent Billingsley of Florence said the necessity of staying ahead of misinformation made both of their staffs become more social-media savvy. Jennifer Brown assistant city manager for the City of Maricopa, said they have also become adept at Zoom and other virtual-meeting platforms.