Joplin city council to hear city hall first floor reorganization plan tonight

The first floor of Joplin’s city hall could get a makeover soon. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

Joplin city hall

As a result of Joplin’s citywide listening tour in 2020, city staff will present the city council with a proposal that would radically reshuffle how the first floor of city hall would be organized.

Strategy Two of Joplin’s Action Plan, Neighborhood Improvement Zones, works to Address Declining Neighborhoods which residents said was a high priority during the listening tour championed by city manager Nick Edwards.

As part of the reorganization, the Neighborhood Improvement Division would hire additional staff and relocate from the 4th floor to the 1st of city hall, joining the Police Community Engagement Team. The reorganization is estimated to cost approximately $300,000.

The formal position of the Joplin city council gets underway tonight at 6.

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