WHO IS TEAM JONESBORO?
Team Jonesboro is a movement, comprising a wide-ranging group of citizens from diverse backgrounds, all with a common conviction that a great family community is priceless.
The team is a grassroots, ground-up group made up of down-to-earth people with faces and roles everybody knows and sees—from uniformed first responders entrusted with keeping us safe to working families raising children to small business folks and professionals earning livings.
The faces behind Team Jonesboro paint a broad, inclusive mosaic: everyone is welcome, but not everybody—in fact, not many—seeks any sort of spotlight. But each one is committed to securing a better Jonesboro.
WHAT WILL THE INITIATIVE FUND?
The proposed one-cent sales tax devotes proceeds from the first half-cent to public safety—specifically city fire and police departments—and the second half-cent to quality of life infrastructure improvements and development.
Dissecting the Cent: how it funds safety, strength and community in Jonesboro.
For the Fire Department, proceeds will be used for projects such as new fire stations, modern and more advanced firefighting equipment for those stations, additional firefighting staff and training, and new fire and rescue trucks to replace an aging fleet.
The JPD’s project list for the use of sales tax proceeds includes a new justice complex, an updated police communication system, body and dash cams, more School Resource Officers, new equipment, enhanced training programs and bulletproof vests.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Ordinance categories that make a great community even better and more competitive include an aquatics center, enhanced mosquito control, a volleyball complex, beautification and recreation, transportation, trail systems, museums, parks, arts, library resources and sidewalks.