Monday, June 10, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! HERE'S HOW TO FIGHT YOUR OUTRAGEOUS JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX INCREASE!!!
Over the past few days the most important story to hit Kansas City has been the threat of UNFAIR AND EXORBITANT property taxes targeting homeowners throughout Midtown, Downtown, Hyde Park and basically any halfway decent neighborhood in Jackson County.
Word of the complaints started earlier this year but hit the news on Friday evening. Already we notice some local outlets sharing Courthouse political spin about millennial home-buyers and their impact. However, this situation is far more serious than blaming hipsters for their love of avocado toast.
Make no mistake, people are going to lose their homes because of this property tax spike and the disproportionate impact targets the working poor and threatens to ruin the fabric of this community.
Worst of all and what needs to be pointed out . . .
BLAME THE PROPERTY TAX SPIKE ON YEARS OF THE LOCAL POLITICAL ELITE HANDING OUT FREEBIES, TAX BREAKS AND SUBSIDY TO DEVELOPERS!!! NOW BROKE-ASS JACKSON COUNTY HOME OWNERS WILL BE FORCED TO PICK UP THE TAB!!!
As always, our blog is focused on providing an alternative perspective whilst advocating for the working poor, joe six-pack and all of the other scumbags and weirdos who make this town the very best place in the Midwest. Losing the REAL people of Kansas City to condo dwelling d-bags and tiny house interlopers would ruin KCMO in a way that's much worse and far more insidious than the constant efforts to mimic Denver or Portland. More than anything, this fight against higher property taxes is a struggle for the heart & soul of Kansas City.
To wit . . .
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! HERE'S HOW TO START THE FIGHT AGAINST JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX INCREASES!!!
We welcome help in this struggle and believe this is the best way to proceed.
Homeowners Must Appeal The Assessment
Start at the Assessment department . . . HOMEOWNERS ONLY HAVE TWO WEEKS once they get your formal assessment. But again, already everyone is panicking over the online appraisal estimates. For now, this Courthouse graphic we've featured directs locals to the Jackson County Assessment Department 2019 Informal Review Request Form . Work the system and homeowners will probably get a few hundred bucks off their bill.
But that's not really gonna make a big difference . . . Here's a better tactic:
Let Jackson County Legislators Know That Blame For EPIC Bills STARTS With Them
Don't worry, there's more than enough blame to go around. Mayor Sly also deserves a great deal of responsibility along with just about every creep who calls themselves a developer in KCMO. But the current batch of legislators are on shaky ground amid this crisis. Be careful, all of these politicos are looking to trade favors and they'll make big promises to take off political pressure. But Frank White, Crystal Williams and a few others really need to take responsibility for their horrific management that started this crisis.
FIRST ON TKC: YES VOTE SUPPORTERS ON KANSAS CITY QUESTION 1 ARGUE FOR LOWER PROPERTY TAXES
Call this a bit of good fortune but don't forget that our TKC BLOG COMMUNITY reported it FIRST . . .
KANSAS CITY QUESTION 1 PROPONENTS CLAIM THAT LIMITING DEVELOPER SUBSIDIES HELPS THE LOCAL FIGHT AGAINST UNFAIR PROPERTY TAX INCREASES BY FORCING DEVELOPERS TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE!!!
TKC does not make election endorsements BUT it's fair to say that in the big picture the TIF-Watch activists pushing Question 1 have a point.
And so . . .
The development end game has finally been revealed as this property spike and so many more to follow have targeted working poor residents and threaten to replace them by attrition and in favor of higher income denizens of the urban core who have been lured by developers who won't be paying any taxes at all.
You decide . . .