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Chance of Rain
Monday 100%
High 53° / Low 36°
Chance of Rain
Showers with a possible thunderstorm this morning, then variable clouds during the afternoon with still a chance of showers. High 53F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 20%
High 49° / Low 33°
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 49F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 10%
High 57° / Low 41°
Plentiful sunshine. High 57F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10%
High 68° / Low 47°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 68F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 20%
High 67° / Low 58°
Cloudy skies. High 67F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday 20%
High 60° / Low 38°
Mostly Cloudy
Considerable cloudiness. High near 60F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 20%
High 57° / Low 41°
Cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 57F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

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Letter to the editor from former Alderman Joe Creamer

As many of you may know, it recently came out that 7 of our 10 Alderman have taken part in secret meetings with the Fire District. The content of these meetings is still a mystery as The Disgraceful 7 will not discuss it with staff or you, their constituents. That is precisely the reason they are being investigated by the Missouri Attorney General’s office. Congratulations to the three Alderman( Steve Mock, Bill VanBuskirk and Jim Aziere) for not being part of this group.

I addressed the board through public comment at the last  regularly scheduled meeting and let them know of what I thought and warned if they used their position to try to intimidate me I refuse to back down. So, with that I am going to tell you about my next story.

As many of you know I served 8 years on The Board of Alderman representing Ward 1 but am not currently in an elected capacity. I spent 8 years working with staff and other Alderman to try to make Raytown a better place. I found the staff at City Hall when I had questions in regards to any question I had with anything involving the community. I have set back as I am no longer an Alderman and observed the new board as they lead the community. This is where I want to take things a new direction.

I have had many conversations with people to the every day workings at City Hall and they have brought up to some disturbing revelations into the way the board is working with the professional staff at City hall. The ringleader of the disturbing treatment of staff would be the one and only Jason Greene; he believes that gotcha moments and the use of his henchmen is the way to work with staff. He uses Steve Meyers and Mark Moore to intimidate whomever is around that might disagree, whether it be staff or other Alderman. All of this while your Mayor Mike McDonough sits at City Hall for the entire day every day.

The treatment of staff is so bad that a friend confided in me that they were talking to an employee of City Hall and this person started crying because of the treatment they had seen staff members receive from the 3 listed above. I find that disgraceful! Now there are those that would argue the job of the Alderman is to ensure that staff perform to their highest level possible and that would be correct. However, if you condone the kind of activity at City Hall, put yourself in the position of the employees there. I know of nobody that wants to be in a position where they don’t know where the next attack is coming from.

These elected officials are supposed to be the leaders of our fine community but where is the leadership in idly standing by and watching the mistreatment of other human beings. I believe that Mike McDonough is a very good person but is being pulled by a faction of very selfish people who want to impose their will on the good people of Raytown. I call on our Mayor to stand up and show us the leadership we elected him for.

As a side note I have filed a complaint on all of the Disgraceful 7 with the Missouri Ethics Commission to let them determine if there is any wrong doing. There has been analysis from other news sources in regards to the matter but they are not the experts.

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