We've got more on the way but for now, here's a quick overview of a horrific tax crisis still going strong . . .
KANSAS CITY EAST SIDE HOME OWNERS SUFFER UNDER EXECUTIVE FRANK WHITE!!!
The property assessment for a run-down house in east Kansas City jumped 1,700 percent in the latest property assessments.The house in the 2700 block of East Linwood Boulevard is almost 100 years old, but according to tax records, it has one of the largest increases showing up on the assessment rolls.Owner Damon Lounds said the county is setting the value of the empty house at $146,000."I don't think any three properties on this block are worth that much," Lounds said.Lounds said he did not know of the increase until KMBC told him about it.
Jackson County Crumbles
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- It's been five months since the Jackson County Courthouse flooded and then a pipe burst on the sixth floor closing down the building for three weeks. Back in February, KCTV5 News reported on the strain the courthouses' closure put on people.
Courthouse Help Wanted?!?!
Jackson County officials are searching for a way out of a lingering property reassessment fiasco, and the county's director of assessment says her office needs all the help it can get. "I could easily triple my staff based on the number of parcels that we have in our county," Gail McCann Beatty told KCUR's Up To Date on Monday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Jackson County legislator says she was shocked to discover an earlier plan to gradually increase property values was scrapped. Chairwoman Theresa Galvin said the legislature was as blindsighted as the public when property assessments skyrocketed this year.
Developing . . .