Friday, January 31, 2020

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! JACKSON COUNTY SUBMITS RFP FOR COMPREHENSIVE PROPERTY TAX REASSESSMENT AFTER EPIC FAIL AND LEGAL PUSH BACK!!!



First on TKC and impacting every homeowner in the County . . .

KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS SEND US THE FIRST LOOK AT THE MASSIVE JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX REASSESSMENT UNDERWAY IN AN EFFORT TO FIX THE BUSTED PROCESS THAT FAILED TO FOLLOW MISSOURI RULES!!!

Here's the RFP just filed today.



However, it's worth considering that even this search for bids is problematic . . .

Inside word:

"The County can’t even begin to issue a bid correctly.

"Now they are asking for a firm to “undertake and successfully complete the 2021 reassessment of Jackson County.” They'll start by looking at 300,000 parcels again. Everything. And then work to form subgroups.

“The successful respondent …shall complete the reassessment of all real property within Jackson County.”

"They want a “personal inspection of each parcel in Jackson County.”

TKC: Let's not forget that the lack of physical inspections and data-driven satellite assessments were not only a constant complaint from voters but the focus of recent lawsuits filed against Jackson County.

KCTV5: New lawsuit argues Jackson County skipped physical inspections in assessments, asks judge to provide a remedy


Cont'd . . . 

"They want it all done in 12 months, but the contract goes until end of 2021. Far beyond the scope or reason to put this into a bid, it is ridiculous and unprecedented locally . . . Also, they stripped out any requirement that the firm would report directly to the Assessor and she would direct it all."

As always, we fact checked this and reached out to people who know the situation better than anyone.

Here's A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE AND FACT CHECK about what's really going on and what this move means . . . 

Preston Smith, who represents the Blue Springs School District on the Board of Equalization notes: “If a third-party, and possibly out-of-state firm, is going to conduct the entire assessment, one has to wonder what the current County Assessor will be doing, as well as the current paid, full-time County staff.”

And so, what we're seeing is a tacit admission that the County got things WRONG in their current assessment and their new effort also deserves serious scrutiny.



County Administrator Troy Schultte is scheduled to give an update on the assessment plans.

Developing . . .

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

About damn time. They must be nervous about losing. Frank said they followed the law but obviously that's not the case.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100

Bar said...

Here's the reality for you T,

Jackson County has only one job to do, collect property taxes. And now they admit they can't even do that.

Anonymous said...

Once American becomes a Socialist heaven the Government will pay our property taxes !

Anonymous said...

We really need that legislation that caps property tax at like 5 percent Max a year. Anyone working on that?

Ren said...

^^^ Damn good idea.

This year at least they could have stayed at 15% like the BOE wanted. I remember that Cierpoint was working on an idea to make the assessor an elected position. That's a good start. It's just one more responsibility that needs to be taken out of Frank White's hands.

Anonymous said...

How can Frank even show his face these days ?

Anonymous said...

^^^I don't know. How can you?

Anonymous said...

So what about the people that are paying over the 15% maximum now? Do they get screwed for another year before they fix it? Frankie boi and his hoe need to be put in prison over this mess.

Oberon said...

You know what they say, " If you can't get it right the first time. Spend several hundred thousand dollars getting it wrong again!"

Anonymous said...

^^^

I haven't heard anybody say that bit it seems to be an unwritten rule in KC

Anonymous said...

KCMO and Jackson County have the best government money can buy!

Anonymous said...

#FireFrank

Anonymous said...

Here we go again

Anonymous said...

Frank and Troy should be out there doing those physical inspections. Troy can earn his 200K salary.

Hyperblogal said...

County keeps hiring people to do the jobs present employees can't.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Chimpenstein/12:01, you don't know much of anything. But, you sure know how to show your monkey feces face. Wait! Eeww! That's your gaping monkey butt spewing that crap all over the place.

Anonymous said...


They should have done this in this first damn place! Think about how much this is going to cost. @12:01 It's people like you who are just amazing to me that we have this kind of shallow minds running around. Put up an intelligent comment or debate.

Anonymous said...

^^Ha!! Moron. You think there's intelligent comments or debate here? Ha!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't a consultant responsible for the 2019 revaluation? Why would they think another consultant with no vested interest in the community would do any better?

Anonymous said...

Prepared to be screwed again

Anonymous said...

Still waiting seven months later for the mythical postcard. Suppose I could be in another batch of unread emails they haven't discovered yet.