By Tom Scanlon | West Valley View
Despite a pandemic that has put a significant hit on revenues, Goodyear is moving forward with a budget that represents a 15% increase over the current city budget.
City representatives say residential and commercial growth is more than making up for a loss in sales-tax revenue caused by COVID-19.
At a May 4 study session on the proposed budget, Goodyear Finance Manager Lauri Wingenroth said cancellation of Spring Training resulted in the city losing $900,000 in direct revenues from ticket sales.
The COVID-19 revenue hit to Goodyear did not stop there.