Jackson County Short-Staffed For Appeals As Property Taxes Set

The basics of this story . . .


Sadly, this has been the situation at the Courthouse for nearly a decade as complaints about the Exec have remained consistent regarding his inability to compromise. 

Here are the basics on this round as property tax bills threaten to ruin Christmas for most local plebs . . .

"The County Executive's Office blamed legislators for failing to act on $110,000 in funding to finish the job. The office said it had to lay off BOE hearing officers as a result.

"On Monday, County Administrator Troy Schulte presented an updated plan of hiring 10 seasonal workers in the Assessment Office.

"We're going to try to replace what the workload of the Board of Equalization hearing officers was with more of an informal review, trying to get back to where we are touching 300 cases a day," Schulte said.

"The funding was tabled as legislators pressed county leaders for more information."

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20,000 Jackson County assessment appeals unresolved as workers laid off

The Jackson County Executive's Office blamed legislators for failing to act on $110,000 in funding. The county said it had to lay off workers.

Jackson County taxing jurisdictions set tax rates for 2023

All the taxing jurisdictions in Jackson County, Missouri, lowered their tax rates compared to 2022 except for Kansas City Public Schools, Raytown C-2 Schools, and the city of Oak Grove.

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