City Manager/Police Chief
A Message from Your City Manager
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
OF PROPOSITION "S"
Since becoming a City, St. John has always provided quality municipal services to it’s residents. We take great pride in the streets of our community being Safe, Clean, and Secure. Our families have come to expect our roads being plowed and salted during winter months. We have all grown accustomed to seeing our Police Officers patrol our neighborhoods each and every day and night. We feel safe knowing our Police can respond to an emergency in less than two (2) minutes, anywhere in our City. Parents know their children can walk to school and play in our City Parks, knowing they are being protected by our Police.
The demand and expectations of services from municipal government hasn’t changed since St. John became a City in 1974. We all want and expect quality, affordable, professional services. The level and quality of services often-times determines the future of a community.
Quality municipal services cost tax dollars. Unfortunately, revenue dollars have not kept pace with the rising costs for municipal services. Furthermore, revenue sources are constantly being challenged in Jefferson City by being altered, transferred, or eliminated. Anytime there is a change in revenue patterns municipal services can be impacted.
Demand and costs for Police Services and Street Maintenance continues to increase. Equipment to support their services is costly and must be periodically replaced. Valued employees are long-term, well-trained, and professionally certified.
Law Enforcement, Street Maintenance and Snow Removal are ESSENTIAL services provided to our residents. Without an increase in our General Fund budget, major cuts in municipal services would be considered.
PROPOSITION “S” is a ¼ cent sales tax increase to help maintain and continue critical municipal services to the citizens of St. John. PROPOSITION “S” will generate an additional $200,000 in new revenue in our General Fund. These funds will be used exclusively to support Law Enforcement and the maintenance of streets.
Supporting PROPOSITION “S” will protect the quality and level of services provided by YOUR St. John Police Department and YOUR St. John Street Department.
ELECTION DAY IS APRIL 7, 2015.
The future of our community is dependent upon support from our community.