July 15 “Call to Action” town hall meeting set to discuss increasing property tax assessments

By Tyler Schneider

On Saturday, July 15, at 2 p.m. Stacey Johnson-Cosby and others within the South Kansas City real estate community will host a “Call to Action!” town hall meeting at Colonial Presbyterian Church (9500 Wornall Rd) to discuss recent property tax increases with state representative Jeff Coleman (District 32), Jackson County Legislators Manny Abarca IV (District 1) and Sean Smith (District 6). 

The event, which will also be aired live on Zoom, will also feature “a brief overview of the appeals process by an attorney,” where taxpayers can “learn the steps to take to pay your taxes under protest as well as have some resources available for homeowners,” according to an email from Johnson-Cosby. 

Coleman, a Republican from Grain Valley, gathered bi-partisan support in Jefferson City for his plan to cap tax increases at 2% and freeze taxes for seniors. Abarca has sponsored county legislation to cap increases at 15% and also to throw out the entire current assessment process. Smith co-authored an ordinance to implement SB190, which governor Parson recently signed in order to protect seniors on a fixed income.

Johnson-Cosby wrote that the meeting was organized in part due to the input at three workshops she had hosted. She said that 2,700 homeowners attended across all three dates. 

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