In order to understand what resilient revenue is we must first look at resiliency. Resiliency is the ability for a city and community to bounce back after adversity. Resilient revenue is effort to build a revenue stream that ensures funding is available for City to continue critical services, such as emergency services, in any event.
Joplin has faced many challenges, but has always persevered. By pursuing this type of funding the city and community can be prepared for any event whether it's an economic crisis or natural disaster. This will help lessen the negative impacts provided to citizens and the local business community.
Those that responded to the Listening Tour survey pointed out the need to address an overall lack of vision, apathy, resistance to change, and division that will plague the future of our community. These responses suggest that the community would like to see bold changes to address the problems that exist now and to better position the community for the future. Maintaining the status quo results in decline as the community doesn’t respond to the constant environmental change.
Through our efforts with arts and cultural activities, not only do we amplify beautification opportunities, but the revenue generated from this district can also be used for vital city resources. Did you know that nationally, according to the Americans for the Arts organization, that the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity during 2015? This activity also supported 4.6 million jobs and $27.5 billion in revenue to local, state, and federal governments. Supporting arts and cultural activities must be one of the many strategies for Joplin to continue to pursue in the future.
How can be it be addressed?
Please click on any of the links below to learn more about each strategy developed by staff in order to improve the community appearance of Joplin.
To see the full set of 2021 Action Plans please clickhere.
We encourage our citizens to learn more about these initiatives that have been identified as potential uses for funding provided through the use tax that will be on the ballot on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. To learn more about the use tax as a potential source of funding please see the Proposition Action FAQ page.
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