How do we know that the tax revenues will go to Public Safety needs, such as more officers and firefighters, needed equipment and facilities?
The ballot language specifically says that the tax is levied for “municipal public safety purposes”. See below for the full ballot question.
Proposition Public Safety
Shall the City Council of the City of Joplin, Missouri, be authorized to levy and impose annually for municipal public safety purposes upon all subjects and objects of taxation within its corporate limits a tax which shall not exceed the maximum rate of one dollar on the one hundred dollars assessed valuation?