Shirley Brown-VanArsdale, Gardner
Lynn Mitchelson, Mission Woods
Ex-bank executive and JCCC leader Lynn Mitchelson was quoted in April by The Kansas City Star, saying:
“Everybody on this board and administration has been sensitive to the taxpayers this year.”
That turns out to be just one more example to add to the many times Mitchelson has willfully misled the public over the last 6 months.
JCCC Trustee Benjamin Hodge writes at RedCounty about his Sunday night comments on KCMO 710 AM, made to the listeners of the Kris Kobach show.
Mitchelson regularly attempts to convince the public that JCCC is responsible with taxpayer dollars, but since he joined the board, the real [amount of tax money] paid by Johnson County households has increased at TWICE the rate of inflation.
JCCC leaders refuse to reform the out-of-control spending at the college. They spend hundreds of thousands of tax dollars a year on unnecessary expenses, such as taxpayer-funded lobbying and the select support of their favorite area non-profits, including one that Lynn Mitchelson used to run. All the while, they are burdening Johnson County homeowners with high property taxes, and they are increasing the in-state tuition fees faster than they are increasing tuition charged to out-of-state students.