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Thunderstorm
Tuesday 80%
High 81° / Low 70°
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms likely. High 81F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Locally heavy rainfall possible.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 30%
High 87° / Low 70°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 87F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10%
High 91° / Low 71°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 91F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 20%
High 89° / Low 71°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10%
High 89° / Low 71°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 89F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 20%
High 88° / Low 71°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 40%
High 85° / Low 66°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High around 85F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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Jason Greene, Charter Commission Candidate

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

As one of the original petitioners for a Charter, I believe that Raytown is in desperate need of a constitution or home rule. A Charter form of government can save the city economic resources and provide basic voter protections and rights to engage the city with. Raytown is currently one of the largest cities in Missouri without a Charter. If I am honored to be elected to serve on the Charter writing commission, I will take a diplomatic approach toward the process, involving the voices and concerns of our community members

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

            I was honored to be elected to serve as Alderman, representing Ward II in April of 2013.

3. Do you favor charter that simply implements:

I would like to see recall, referendum, and initiative added to a similar structure of government.  In addition I do believe the conversation of protecting property owners from the policies of eminent domain is one that needs to take place, as well as residency requirements for certain positions at City Hall.

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

I feel that these types of political protections should be coupled with economic ones in order to safeguard individual liberty and choice. 

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

I believe that one of the first bylaws the Charter Commission should support is one which all legal inquiries should reside through the chairman of the commission with the blessing of a majority of the board.  This would eliminate unnecessary legal challenges and prove to be a saving measure to a majority of the costs.

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

            Charter forms of government enable citizens of a community to have more of an influence over the structure of government and the policies its City Hall employs. In doing such, citizens would have more of a voice in promoting efficiency and what their community values at the local level. The alternative would be to allow the State Legislature to continue to make many of these decisions, allowing such would be surrendering local autonomy.

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