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Heat Advisory

Issued:
4:16 AM CDT on July 19, 2018
Expires:
8:00 PM CDT on July 19, 2018
Thunderstorm
Thursday 80%
High 94° / Low 73°
Thunderstorm
Isolated thunderstorms this morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. A few storms may be severe. High 94F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Clear
Friday 10%
High 92° / Low 70°
Clear
Sunny. High 92F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Saturday 10%
High 91° / Low 68°
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 91F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 10%
High 92° / Low 70°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 92F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10%
High 91° / Low 72°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 91F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 10%
High 91° / Low 71°
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 91F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10%
High 90° / Low 70°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 90F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

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Editorial: Should city employees be required to live in Raytown?

Beth Linn has done a remarkable job over the last two years as Raytown’s Director of Community Development, bringing new economic development opportunities to Raytown. The 2nd video in the Board of Aldermen post for 5/3/2011 will give you an idea of how much has been done and is scheduled to be completed. She has recently tendered her resignation to take the position of City Administrator of Edgerton, Kansas.

Beth is an excellent example of why a residency requirement for Raytown city employees is a flawed idea. Beth lives in Shawnee and it would have been very difficult for her to move, since her husband is a fireman in Shawnee. Raytown and most cities require 1st responders to live close enough to respond quickly, and that rule makes sense. Fire, crime, and injury require a fast response time; however, no one is going to die if it takes the Budget Director 30 minutes to get to work.

Times have changed…in many households, the husband and wife both work; people don’t stay in the same job for 20 or 30 years; children get attached to their schools; and, in the current housing market, relocation can create a real financial hardship.  Limiting our city’s talent pool to only those individuals who are willing and able to move to Raytown would reduce our choices and may result in a higher percentage of  applicants without roots or adequate experience. The quality of someone’s job performance is much more dependent on skills, experience, and character than on residency.

Thanks to Beth for her efforts on behalf of Raytown, and we wish her luck in her new position!

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