By Alison Steinbach | The Republic
While some Phoenix-area cities significantly cut their budgets during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gilbert’s proposal largely mirrors the current budget.
Depending on how the economy bounces back, the town could hire as many as the equivalent of 82 full-time employees — a mix of mostly full-time and some part-time positions — in the budget year that begins July 1. But the budget also sets up triggers that would shrink spending if revenue expectations fall short.
Mayor Jenn Daniels, at a recent budget discussion, said she’s confident in those triggers and the town’s ability to pivot if needed.