Friday, July 26, 2019
THREE STRIKES AGAINST JACKSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE FRANK WHITE?!?
In order to share a glimpse of the future, let's consider the not so distant past.
Remember that a dispute over control of COMBAT anti-crime funds took more than a year to resolve and ultimately a judge was forced to strip control of the taxpayer funds away from Jackson County Executive Frank White.
Accordingly . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS PREDICT THE PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT HOT MESS IS HEADED TO ANOTHER COURT BATTLE AND ODDS ARE AGAINST EXEC FRANK WHITE!!!
Throughout the ordeal Exec Frank White maintains that plans to reduce property taxes are "illegal" and he will not comply with them . . . Sadly, there have been no ideas to lower the assessments from Exec White's office during this process.
Meanwhile the Missouri State Tax Commission has endorsed a plan to lower assessment which they believe complies with the law.
A Missouri state committee has been formed to address the problem and it's likely they'll dispute the Exec.
And so, here's the word from a Courthouse Insider:
"It's three strikes for Executive Frank White. The Legislature is against him, a Republican on the BOE is leading the charge to reverse the higher tax assessments and it's likely the newly formed Missouri committee will side with over 21,000 people who are appealing the dysfunctional process. When this eventually goes before a judge, you'll have three major legislative bodies all disagreeing with the Exec and that's likely to sway opinion . . . Just like when COMBAT was taken away from him. When the decision is eventually reversed, we'll need to start talking about Frank White out of a job because he would have committed an unforgivable error in what is the main crux of his job."
Developing . . .