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Rain
Wednesday 100%
High 54° / Low 42°
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Periods of rain. High 54F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Clear
Thursday 10%
High 71° / Low 43°
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Mostly sunny skies. High 71F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Friday 0%
High 73° / Low 48°
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A mainly sunny sky. High 73F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Saturday 0%
High 74° / Low 48°
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Mainly sunny. High 74F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Sunday 0%
High 78° / Low 60°
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Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 78F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10%
High 79° / Low 65°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy and windy. High 79F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 80%
High 77° / Low 64°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Windy with thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 77F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

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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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