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Flood Warning

Issued:
9:25 AM CDT on October 19, 2018
Expires:
1:00 PM CDT on October 21, 2018
Partly Cloudy
Friday 0%
High 66° / Low 45°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 66F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Saturday 0%
High 62° / Low 36°
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 62F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Sunday 0%
High 62° / Low 46°
Clear
Sunny skies. High 62F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 0%
High 68° / Low 45°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 68F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 10%
High 63° / Low 42°
Clear
A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 63F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 50%
High 57° / Low 45°
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High 57F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 20%
High 59° / Low 46°
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 59F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 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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