Governor Rick Snyder delivered a special message on March 21, 2011 proposing the elimination of statutory revenue sharing and created a program called the Economic Vitality Incentive Program. EVIP has been renamed by the State of Michigan and is now called City, Village, and Township Revenue Sharing (CVTRS). The total funding for CVTRS is approximately two-thirds of what a community received under the former statutory revenue sharing. Government Entities may receive funding as part of this new incentive system by providing transparency and information. Below are statistics regarding fiscal stability, public safety, economic strength and quality of life for the community of St. Johns that are forwarded to the Michigan Department of Treasury. The Citizen's Guide can be accessed at MICommunityFinancials.michigan.gov and browse for St Johns. Also, the Projected Budget Report that includes the City's debt service requirements.
For more information regarding the Dashboard program, please visit www.michigan.gov/midashboard.