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Overcast
Saturday 20%
High 20° / Low 8°
Overcast
Flurries or snow showers possible early. Overcast. High around 20F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 0%
High 30° / Low 19°
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High near 30F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Overcast
Monday 10%
High 43° / Low 36°
Overcast
Overcast. High 43F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.
Snow
Tuesday 50%
High 45° / Low 21°
Snow
Rain showers early mixing with snow showers later in the day. Morning high of 45F with temps falling to near 35. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Clear
Wednesday 0%
High 37° / Low 27°
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 37F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Overcast
Thursday 10%
High 34° / Low 15°
Overcast
Cloudy. High 34F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 20%
High 20° / Low 9°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High near 20F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

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Charlotte Melson, Charter Commission Candidate

1. What is your reason for running for Charter Commission?

  I wanted to run for Charter Commissioner because I have a vast amount of experience on the charter process that can be beneficial to the writing of a simple document. My goal would be to assist in creating a simple document that follows protocol, is well documented and in the end is presented to voters in a clear, understandable format that has been agreed upon by the majority of the commissioners.

 2. What is your political experience? (positions you have held or ran for, from delegate to president)

  I have served on the Board of Aldermen for Ward 3 for the past 15 years.  During that time I have been chair of the Finance, Municipal and Legislative Committees, served on the Council On Aging, Chair of the EMS/Fire Merger Committee, Pension Review Committee, Transit Study Committee, Creating Quality Places Committee, Park Board Liaison, Citizen Sales Tax Review Committee and Fireworks Committee.  I currently serve on the board of the Shepherd’s Center of Raytown, co-chair of the First Suburbs Coalition, member of KC Communities for All Ages and the Raytown Chamber of Commerce.

 3. Do you favor charter that simply implements:

a. Our present status quo.

b. Status quo with recall, referendum, and initiative added.

c. More extensive changes to our form of government.

 I have no preconceived agenda with regard to the charter but am willing to complete, if elected, a document that is in the best interest for all the residents of Raytown.

 3a. If your answer to question 3 was (c), what changes do you feel would be of benefit to our city?

 n/a

 4. What budgetary restraints and guideline should the Charter Commission implement to control the Commissions expenditures?

 I believe that the Charter Commission should follow all requirements that are outlined by the process including detailed minutes and itemized financial reports, which should be available to the public. With the financial restrictions that are authorized, all expenditures need to fall within the amounts given and documented clearly.

 5. What benefits do you see a charter would  bring to Raytown?

  I will wait for comment on the benefits, as I would like to make sure the process is followed and all commissioners elected to have a voice to be heard.  Ultimately, the document needs the majority of the commissioners in agreement to go forward to the voters.   I would be honored to serve as a charter commissioner and would appreciate your vote on April 8th.

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