Jackson County Double Take: Legal Fight Against Assessments Cont'd

This one will be settled in court amid so many experts and denial from the Exec's administration . . . 

Here are the basics of the debate and more info . . .

Jackson County's Director of Assessments, Gail McCann Beatty, said at Monday's meeting, 33,000 appeals of this year's property assessments.

They went up an average of 30 %, though County Legislator Sean Smith says information he requested from that office shows at least 80,000 homeowners saw more than a 50% increase.

McCann Beatty urged county legislators not to take action on the resolution capping assessment increases at 15 %.

"What you are contemplating doing is going to create an enormous amount of inequity around the county," she said.

Her office also unveiled a "Jackson County Property Assessment Facts" website Monday, challenging what it calls "flat rate falsehoods."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .

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