TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX SPIKE RAGE SET TO TAKE CENTER STAGE!!!
Jackson County is in the midst of TAXPAYER REVOLT that some mainstream media outlets want to downplay.
However . . .
JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS TELL US THAT HOMEOWNERS ARE ALREADY ORGANIZING A ROAD TRIP TO THE METH TOWN COURTHOUSE IN ORDER TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE PROPERTY TAX SPIKE!!!
Jackson County Insiders reveal that most of the complaints are centered in Hyde Park and Midtown where assessments were completely out of whack . . .
Here's the notice that's mostly been kept a dirty, Jackson County secret . . .
"We will be having a representative of the Assessment Department address the Legislature on Monday, May 13th 2013 at 2:30pm at the JACO Independence Courthouse Annex located at 308 W. Kansas Independence, MO 64050 and welcome the public to attend."
Thinking . . .
SHAME ON JACKSON COUNTY POLITICOS FOR PUTTING THIS FORUM OUT IN METH TOWN RATHER THAN BRINGING IT CLOSER TO THE HEART OF LOCAL COMPLAINTS IN HYDE PARK AND OTHER PLACES IN MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY!!!
There's no doubt the meeting location choice is a calculated move so that seniors and the working poor won't have a voice in this strangely timed Midday discussion.
Nevertheless . . . The problem of crazy Missouri property tax assessments dates back for quite some time according to a 2007 blog post that's still relevant. Here's the money quote:
"The problem is not with the use of property taxes to fund local governments. The problem lies in the seemingly arbitrary way in which assessments are set, which leads to a lack of public faith in the property tax system’s fairness in Missouri’s larger and faster-growing counties."
Even worse . . . Property taxes pushed back after media fallout reveals that there is no objective standard for the way Jackson County does business.
More TKC EXCLUSIVE background . . .
- Politicos are desperately trying to pin this one on the County Assessor and the political hot potato has been effectively passed.
- Taking a page from City Hall . . . The blame is being laid with a faulty software program so that no human is on the hook for the major screw-up that has enraged locals.
- While the Missouri General Assembly Session is pretty much kaput . . . This issue has caught the eye of more than a few State Reps. and some change to Assessments in Missouri counties could result from this hot mess.
Changes to Property Assessment System Would Improve Fairness
Homes, Taxes and Choices: A Review of Real Estate Assessment and Property Taxation in Missouri