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COVID complicates budget as Flag looks towards 2021

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By Adrian Skabelund | Arizona Daily Sun

The COVID-19 crisis and resulting economic downturn dominated the city’s most recent budget retreat with Flagstaff City Council and staff members struggling with how the city should face the ongoing turmoil.

On paper, the city’s proposed budget remains strikingly similar to how it appeared before the pandemic, though councilmembers and staff alike are expecting substantial losses in revenue as a result of the economic downturn.

Management Services Director Rick Tadder said in part, that’s because doing any kind of accurate forecasting of the city’s economic situation is almost impossible given all the unknowns.


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