Tuesday, October 08, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDER: COSTLY UPCOMING JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX BILLS WILL INCITE VOTER OUTRAGE & TRANSFORM KANSAS CITY POLITICS!!!
In just a few short weeks Jackson County homeowners confront the single-largest tax increase Kansas City residents have ever witnessed in modern history.
It's too late to stop it.
For some, appeals might be able the limit the damage but what we've seen so far is a dysfunctional process THAT DID NOT FOLLOW THE RULES, increased assessments without mandated physical inspections and a process carried out covertly by incompetent, political crony bureaucrats.
The hope of payback from the County won't be enough to keep low income residents in their homes.
A fire sale of distressed property from people who can no longer afford to occupy their residences now awaits the KCMO area in the very near future.
And so one of the TOP ECHELON INSIDER TKC READER offers a dire and two-fold prediction:
THE JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX INCREASES WILL ENRAGE VOTERS MORE THAN ANY OTHER LOCAL ISSUE CONFRONTING KANSAS CITY!!!
"People are soon to learn they'll have to move in the next year or so. These are older people on fixed incomes and lower income residents who don't have any other options. You're talking about massive displacement. Even people who aren't immediately effected will witness the drastic effect that County government can have on their lives. When the bills finally start to hit, we're looking at voter push back so severe that we'll never be able to pass a tax increase in KC for the next 10 years."
The bigger picture:
THE JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX SPIKES PAVES THE WAY FOR WORSENING KANSAS CITY GENTRIFICATION!!!
In the end, expediency is all that matters:
"There's a tragic bright side here . . . Poor people getting kicked out of their homes will add a boost to the lackluster housing market given that sales this year disappointed. There will be more bargains, more opportunities for flippers and another chance for people with higher incomes to find "affordable" housing in KCMO at the expense of low income residents pushed out."
Accordingly . . .
Winter is coming in Kansas City. This cruel displacement by way of politically charged economic warfare betrays the "affordable" housing hopes of so many voters who were optimistic about new faces at 12th and Oak and will now, likely, become enraged amid broken, empty promises and budget busting bills.
Check the links:
Examiner: County legislators underline assessment concerns
KMBZ: Assessor defends Jackson County's valuation process
Developing . . .