Missouri Legislation To Elect Jackson County Assessor Moves Forward

Another bill in the aftermath of property tax push back is FINALLY picking up steam.

The effort earned an impressive majority through the House and we'll see if the Senate moves it forward.

For now . . . Here's a quick refresher on public frustration . . .

"Supporters of electing the assessor say the position should be directly accountable to voters. Some even question whether the county, which now has more than 716,000 residents, is still legally allowed to have an appointed assessor. Most officials and legal experts . . . Said that idea would likely not hold up in court."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Should Jackson County elect its assessor? Amid outrage, Missouri lawmakers want a change

"I think the time has come for the citizens of Jackson County to be able to have their say on their assessor just like every other county in Missouri," said House Majority Leader Jonathan Patterson, a Lee's Summit Republican.