Friday, August 02, 2019

Grandview Mayor Begs For Mercy Amid Jackson County Property Tax Crisis

An important document leaked to local news on the topic of A BROKEN GOVERNMENT PROCESS THAT THREATENS RESIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE METRO . . . Take a look:

Grandview mayor devastated by botched property tax assessment

GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) -- Mayor Leonard D. Jones outlines the errors and consequences in a blistering letter to Jackson County Executive Frank White and members of the legislature. Jones points out his community has been collecting and turning over information to the county documenting new growth, and the county just dropped things from there.


Joseph said...

I have a suggestion to the incorporated cities in Jackson County that object to this tax situation:
“secede” from Jackson County, and become “independent cities”.

St. Louis (city of) separated from St. Louis County in the 1860’s and became “independent”; for mostly taxation issues between the two.
So the precedent is there in Missouri.

Most every incorporated city in the Commonwealth of Virginia is politically “independent” from the County that surrounds it.

What if Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Grandview, et al
Started petitioning to separate themselves from Jackson County? Because of the high taxes and other things we read about?

“We are not part of Jackson County anymore; so we are not paying their high taxes.”

Anonymous said...

“Counties” exist to provide a “local government” for people who live “out in the country” and to provide basic services like Sheriff’s, Fire/EMS, road maintenance, ordinances and (sometimes) a PWSD.

If you live in KC, LS or Blue Springs for example, and you call 911, you are
Going to get the local city police or fire; not the Sheriff or the “rural fire protection district” like you would outside of town.
For those who live inside city limits, there is very little if anything that the “county” will typically provide in these areas.
However, you still pay for them, on top of taxes for the same kinds of services from the municipality. And you are subject to the laws and ordinances of both city and county: a “double layer” of government so to speak.

But, without the larger cities in Jackson County paying county taxes, Jackson County would probably flounder financially.
So, cities threatening to “secede” and become “independent” may force some actual reform at the county level.

Just something to think about.

Anonymous said...

10.31 and 10.42

You both have compelling arguments. The county's true purpose is to provide services outside of incorporated areas

Retro ROCKER said...

In Jackson County YOU are also paying for the LAKES IN EASTERN Jackson County and the Sports Complex.

Retro ROCKER said...

You are just going to cut out the Twelve Packs Of BEER AND THE CARTONS OF Cigarettes. And you single Bachelors You are going to have to give up BUFFY,THE HIGH MATENENCE DRAMA QUEEN.