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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 12:41 AM

Jackson County official says 'chaos' will ensue, if 2019 assessment is reversed

A countywide cap on property assessments, promoted as a possible remedy for the huge increases faced by homeowners and businesses, would be a catastrophe, Jackson County’s top legal counsel told the Board of Equalization this week.

Even if a rollback was justified—and he argued that it wasn’t—county counselor Bryan Covinsky told the board Thursday that, with Thanksgiving only a week away, it’s too late to cancel property values set in the 2019 reassessment.

“You’d be looking at chaos,” Covinsky said, if a board majority approved any of several plans proposed by Legal Aid of Western Missouri, which represents several neighborhood associations in Kansas City, or Polsinelli, the big-name law firm for owners of the Country Club Plaza and other commercial clients on property tax matters.

Tax bills are already going out, Covinsky said, and some people have already paid without complaint. There is simply not enough time, he said, to set new property values and rebill taxpayers so that they could avoid late fees by paying ahead of the Dec. 31 deadline.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article237624989.html

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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 12:52 AM

1. "It's too late baby now, it's too late..."

"People have already paid without complaint."

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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:21 AM

2. Catastrophe?

It's already a freaking catastrophe. This isn't going to just go away after people have paid the taxes they don't owe. This will cause pain for years to come for a lot of low income home owners and renters.

What a heartless and idiotic human. So glad I moved out of Jackson Cty. This just makes me sick.

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