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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 05:24 AM

Jackson County has paid John Q. Ebert $2 million over the last five years to fix its assessment

Jackson County has paid John Q. Ebert $2 million over the last five years to fix its assessment problems. What exactly has he been doing?


The Jackson County reassessment debacle of 2013—the one that sent more than 15,000 angry property owners scrambling to file appeals—was supposed to be the tax bill failure to end all failures.

Turns out, it was just a tune up. This year’s reassessment notices have already generated nearly 35,000 appeals, a class action lawsuit, calls for state investigations, and a growing wrath among citizens.

“It’s just a disaster,” says Curtis Koons. “An absolute disaster.”

He would know. As Jackson County’s assessor in 2013, Koons took the fall for that year’s problems and resigned. Since he left, two more assessors have come and gone, along with most trained appraisers.

Through five years of upheaval, the one constant in the county’s assessment department has been the presence of John Q. Ebert, consultant.

Read more: https://www.thepitchkc.com/jackson-county-has-paid-john-q-ebert-2-million-over-the-last-five-years-to-fix-its-assessment-problems-what-exactly-has-he-been-doing/

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mercuryblues Sep 2019 #1

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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 06:53 AM

1. This is what happens when you

privatize government functions. No and corrupt oversite.

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