By Bob Burns | Fountain Hills Times
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a near shutdown, not just nationwide but worldwide, the economic stability to operate governments, right down to the local level, has been severely undermined. Many states and communities are scrambling to figure out how to keep going with the services they provide the public.
As the reigns are loosening on restrictions due to the health emergency the Town of Fountain Hills finds itself in a good position, at least with regards to last quarter of the current fiscal year.
Many communities rely heavily on revenue from sales taxes to operate their governments and Fountain Hills is no different. The Town Council made a decision last year to increase its local sales tax, which went into effect in November. While that decision is by no means a salvation for the town, it certainly didn’t hurt.