Saturday, July 06, 2019

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDER: JACKSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE FRANK WHITE HAS 'POISONED THE WELL' FOR SLATE OF UPCOMING TAX INCREASE VOTES!!!



Overwhelming and disproportionate Jackson County property tax assessment increases not only impact homeowners but also threaten the agenda of ambitious politicos hoping to advance their policy initiatives.

To date . . . 

Thousands of local homeowners in some of the poorest neighborhoods worry over property tax spikes of up to 300% whilst outrageous assessments totaling up to 2,184 percent have inspired headlines and voter dismay.

Even public officials involved in this debacle has described the process as "broken" while the workload threatens to crush local government employees in massive wave of appeals.

Meanwhile, Exec Frank White has been steadfast in his resolve to continue down this path and supports his appointees who have met with growing criticism in the midst of a historic tax hike.

HOWEVER . . .

Even more important than sentiments from voters are the implications for colleagues and other political factions who have devised their own plan to garner access to public funds.

To wit . . .

THE JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX CRISIS EVOKES RESENTMENT FROM POLITICOS & CREATES A "TOXIC" ENVIRONMENT FOR ANY FUTURE LEVY!!!

This isn't a theoretical debate . . .

Already we know about a host of other tax increase initiatives on deck . . .

- KCPS will soon ask voters to raise property taxes on their behalf for the first time in more than 40 years.

- There is work underway for a local "transit tax" that would improve both access and resources for the growing number of riders who rely on the bus.

- Funds for development extending outside of the downtown loop, going east and beyond the Crossroads have been touted as a way to include more of KCMO in the so-called Renaissance of Downtown.

And so, an AWESOME TOP ECHELON INSIDER offers perspective and info about why these efforts will confront increased challenges because of the property tax hot mess.

Here's the word:

"The tax burden for KC is already too high. Everybody knows this will just kill any "ask" we're going to make to the public. Forget money for KCPS or any tax increase that isn't past clandestinely like streetcar TDDs. Sly's pre-K defeat will look like a walk in the park compared to voter frustration with new taxes in the next few years. It's a shame. There was a really good conversation about "momentum" and extending KC's economic progress to more people. But now, this historic tax spike is just going to eliminate any voter support to continue taxpayer subsidy of other worthwhile goals like improving schools or public transit access."

Accordingly . . .



BEFORE HE HAS EVEN STARTED, MAYOR-ELECT QUINTON LUCAS CONFRONTS TAXPAYER RESISTANCE TO ANY OF HIS AMBITIOUS SOCIAL JUSTICE GOALS!!!

Even worse . . .

VOTER DISTRUST INSPIRED BY THE JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX HOT MESS HAS GREATLY ERODED FAITH IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT OVERALL!!!

In conclusion . . .



What we're witnessing is a game changing shift in the local dynamic betwixt voters and KCMO elected officials. In a matter of days, leaders who once enjoyed confidence from the public are now met with distrust. As a celebrated local sports hero threatens to raise taxes so dramatically that many residents will be forced out of their homes, the electorate beholds callous indifference from the political establishment amid the revelation of a grim reality that betrays social justice rhetoric and shows us politicos in the midst of a brazen money grab targeting their constituents to fuel their own schemes.

Developing . . .

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

some people say the county has always been a mess but I don't remember a tax increase this high. It's not just corruption, it's outright incompetence to demand residents pick up the slack for a process that didn't even bother to use the correct software or accurately check their own data.

Dex said...

Can we bring Skippy back after he gets out of the Federal pen? At least he kept taxes lower.

Anonymous said...

#FireFrank

Anonymous said...

This is weaponized displacement and gentrification. The City and the County knew damn well what they were doing. The glaring errors and fraudulent numbers were the only thing that brought to light this charade of incompetence and greed. It's grand theft.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Start can write another editorial about how Johnson County should be making contributions for things like the sports stadiums.
I feel certain that fiascos like this tax farce make elected folks in Johnson County really wish that they could ask their voters to send their money over to Jackson County and its well-run operations.
Hahahahaha!!

Anonymous said...

We are hoping the high lords of assessment will reduce my Grandma's $80K homes 2019 assessment to $550K. She will then be able to continue to have a view of nearby Beacon Hill from her sitting porch.

Unknown said...

What's this repeated nonsense about if we only had higher taxes we'd have nice things? As if high taxes create prosperity. Let free people work, save, and invest, and the rest will follow. Not the other way around.

Jonsie said...

So I guess Frank accomplished something in office after all. Looks like shot everybody else in the foot.

Anonymous said...

He can't run his own finances. Did you really think he would be a good steward of the county?

Anonymous said...

All those people who didn't give two shits when Frank White was fucking up the jail because they had an attitude of screw the people locked up in there probably now wish they had done something to get this has-been asshole thrown out of office before his corruption and stupidity came back to bite them this time

Bob said...

First start with how much did Frank White's assessment change? Second how much did each person on the JAXCO legislature assessment change? Let's have some transparency.
Then take on the City Council, the current one that has raised the pay of the mayor and the new council. Rescind that legislation. Then kill the new legislation on the toy train project. Stop all of the increases in the past 60 - 90 days and do it right now. Add new regulations that a council, mayor or City Manager can not spend money, except emergencies and budgeted funds within 90 days of election of new mayor or council taking office.
Get a handle on this and stop the implementation of the new assessments.
Don't blame Johnson County folk for this mess, they have gone through this fiasco every year for 20 years. You have to fight it until it gets under control. Do not stop fighting this mess.

Anonymous said...

Sitting here contemplating filing an appeal before the deadline Monday. The numbers in this neighborhood are so ridiculous, faulty, and incoherent it's ludicrous. Sales nearby happened at peak bubblelicious prices about three or four years back, and now home sales sputter into the summer selling season with very little momentum. If for no other reason file just to secure some kind of basic protection and defense from these idiots when the next cycle of fraud hits in two years and the next round of bad news get delivered to our mailboxes.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps playing baseball isn't the best job to prepare one for being county executive. This is what happens when things are ran by winners of a popularity contest and not the winners of a problem solving contest.

Anonymous said...

Faith in local government?
In KCMO and Jackson County?
Hahahahahaha!!

Anonymous said...

SLie was probably meeting with Frank, behind closed doors, and plotting this mess as a payback to voters for rejecting SLie's pre-K tax scam.

Anonymous said...

what's messed up is that he could stop all of this easily and just set a rule that no increase should go beyond 20%. That's steep but it's a lot better than 300%

Jones J. said...

If Frank was willing to sell out his own people and raise their taxes sky high, he's certainly not going to listen to other politicians.

Miss Allen said...

The schools have asked for almost nothing for years. It's time that we support them, I see a lot of greedy people on this blog

Anonymous said...

^^^^ opposing tax increases of more than 100% is NOT greedy. This kind of incompetence is illegal in other counties.

Anonymous said...

6:42 PM Where were you when Lyin' Sly and friends were selling off all our schools to developers?

Anonymous said...

“I don’t know enough about a lot of things to be in charge. Sometimes I need to be the cheerleader.”

Sly James

Anonymous said...

12:25 for the win.
What is the latest status of White’s house?
What investigations are the investigators investigating?

If only Frank and Carwash Cleaver could open a business... what would it be?

Anonymous said...

^^^ LOL.

Good question. In this economy it would probably be a bank

Anonymous said...

6:42 and how much did your taxes go up or are you one of those who doesn't pay them but thinks everyone else should like that loser Byron?

Hyperblogal said...

KCPS used to have 70,000 students; now they have 15,000... and they need more money ???

You Who said...

Frank White has done more than anyone in history to build MY property value in Joco.

Frank White Flight!

Frank has also done more than Show Me Institute to build support for finally rejecting all future property tax increases! That is a modern day miracle.

Finally, Donald Trump thanks Frank White for taking the heat off of President Trump's immigration and Korean news stories. In fact, Trump is now considering replacing Mike Pence on the 2020 ticket.

Move over, Kamala Harris. There's more than one black gonna be on their back on a national ticket.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Sad but true!