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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Jackson County Executive opposes assessment proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 17, 2019

 

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County Executive opposes assessment proposal


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. and his administration staunchly oppose a proposal to be considered tomorrow by the Board of Equalization (BOE) that would set arbitrary caps on valuation increases, regardless of the property’s true value.

“The proposal before the BOE is full of legal issues and undermines the Board’s state-mandated duty to ensure properties are assessed at their true market value,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “The proposal would only create greater unfairness and inequity and property owners need to know that.”

If this proposal passes:

  • It will unfairly increase some people’s taxes;
  • It will undo significant improvements to establish equity in sales ratios within the County from 2018 to 2019;
  • It will limit appropriate valuation increases for all previously undervalued parcels;
  • It will place an unfair burden on property owners whose parcels were not previously undervalued

Please see the attached memo provided to the BOE that further outlines the legal issues associated with the proposal. Click here.

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