By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Pinal Central
CASA GRANDE – Casa Grande City Council put its final stamp of approval on its plans for the CARES Act funds it received from the state during Monday night’s meeting.
The city received more than $6.7 million from the state as part of its share of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These funds can only be used to cover salaries, equipment and other costs for the city’s public safety departments. Gov. Doug Ducey has authorized cities to swap CARES Act funds for the money that cities have budgeted for public safety expenses. He then gave cities the flexibility to use the money that the cities budgeted for public safety on other programs to help their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.