Lee's Summit Mayor Explains Lawsuit Against Jackson County: This Is Not For Show

When municipal officials start fighting in court . . . The situation is reaching a tipping point.

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“This is not for looks. This not for show. This is for real,” said Lee’s Summit Mayor Bill Baird.

The lawsuit, filed at 8:33 p.m. on Friday, alleges the county is failing to follow state law.

“For too long the county and its officials have offered one excuse after another for their failure to correctly assess real property,” Baird said. “People are over or underpaying. The county still won’t get it right and Lee’s Summit just can’t wait any longer.”

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