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Issued:
2:16 AM CST on December 13, 2017
Expires:
5:45 PM CST on December 13, 2017
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 0%
High 57° / Low 31°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 57F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Overcast
Thursday 20%
High 41° / Low 29°
Overcast
Overcast. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 41F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Friday 10%
High 47° / Low 36°
Clear
Mostly sunny. High 47F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Saturday 0%
High 57° / Low 36°
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 57F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 10%
High 45° / Low 28°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High around 45F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Monday 0%
High 52° / Low 35°
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 52F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 0%
High 53° / Low 35°
Clear
Sunny skies. High 53F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 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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