By Jason Stone | Surprise Independent
Initial tax numbers for March are showing the city of Surprise’s budget didn’t take as much of a hit that month as expected, but officials are still bracing for an unknown April and May.
Surprise Finance Director Andrea Davis told the City Council May 18 that thanks to a good year before the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as savings in personnel and other areas, the city is looking to fill a gap of $300,000 for March.
Restaurants and bars suffered the biggest hit. It’s down 4% or $241,509 under budget projections through March.