“I know it’s going to hurt people in the holiday season,” she said. “If the community pays early enough…, and we are out of the woods sooner than later, we will make things right sooner rather than later, especially those who felt the furlough’s days, because it is the holiday season and every dollar counts,” Carstarphen said.
She and Chief Financial Officer Lisa Bracken took time during Monday’s meeting to ask taxpayers to pay taxes as soon as possible or to call their mortgage companies to ask that payments made on their behalf are expedited.
Carstarphen even took to her official blog to ask taxpayers to send payments early.
APS also froze hiring and spending, among other penny-pinching maneuvers.