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Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 20%
High 83° / Low 66°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 60%
High 71° / Low 64°
Chance of Rain
Steady light rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 71F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Overcast
Friday 20%
High 76° / Low 63°
Overcast
Overcast. High 76F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 50%
High 84° / Low 69°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mostly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 84F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Clear
Sunday 20%
High 89° / Low 72°
Clear
Sunshine and some clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 50%
High 88° / Low 75°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then cloudy skies late. High 88F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 20%
High 89° / Low 75°
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

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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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