it dont make any difference vote or no vote the city gecks will do what they want thats why the population is going down here which is agood idea this city charges more taxes then a town like little rock an other surrounding towns jonesboro dont have half the taxes as we do
current tax in Jonesboro is 8.5 %, before the jail tax, Newport was approx9%..population in Newport is approx 7832 , Jonesboro is approx 67263. If each person spent $100 in Newport the taxes made on their purchases would be $70,488. If all Jonesboro people made a $100 purchase , Jonesboro would make $571,735.50 in taxes . Although Newport tax is higher than Jonesboro, Jonesboro made $501,735.50 MORE than Newport. Reason= more population. Why are their taxes lower= more people spending money. In order for Newports tax revenue to be like Jonesboro 1) higher taxes.....wait they already have higher taxes.2) higher population....wait no one wants to live here. 3) more businesses ... Wait businesses don't want to come cause the population is too low. Guess we will have to go with number one till we can figure out how to make 2&3 to happen.