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Weather Forecast

Chance of Rain
Wednesday 40%
High 55° / Low 40°
Chance of Rain
Showers late. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 50%
High 43° / Low 32°
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 43F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 10%
High 47° / Low 28°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 47F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Saturday 0%
High 52° / Low 32°
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 52F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 0%
High 52° / Low 29°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 52F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Monday 10%
High 49° / Low 30°
Clear
Sunny skies. High 49F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 10%
High 51° / Low 38°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 51F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

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Mayor not running for re-election

A Letter From Mayor David Bower

 

Ibower_2011 find myself during this holiday season feeling blessed. I have a wonderful family, a good job and an amazing opportunity to be Mayor of the city I love, where I’ve lived for most of my life. After much reflection on all of this I have decided I will not run for Mayor in the upcoming election.

This has been a difficult decision for me because I highly value the opportunity to work on behalf of Raytown and its residents and businesses. Working alongside citizens for the betterment of Raytown and the region has truly been one of the greatest privileges of my life. I believe we have accomplished what you asked us to do almost eight (8) years ago and the community is on solid footing and ready for the future. What we have been able to accomplish in terms of progress has been notable. We have responded effectively and efficiently to the needs and priorities of our city.

The Board of Aldermen and I have worked hard in conjunction with city staff to re-build and keep our city in financial order while moving us forward through some perilous times – new legislation, declining revenues and recession. We are proud that we’ve been able to achieve an A+ S&P Bond Rating.  In area after area, our collective impact has made a difference:

  • Received $8 million dollars in grants which has given us new sidewalks, streetlights, and a housing rehabilitation program.
  • Successfully transformed a financially imperiled Police Pension Plan that threatened the city’s financial stability to a solvent plan, benefiting the current Officers and providing a tool to attract new Officers.
  • Economic Development achievements including Google Fiber, Heartland Manufacturing, Sutherland’s, IHOP, Aldi’s/Gregory Square Development, Extreme Karting and 80 other new businesses that have chosen to do business in Raytown. This includes an Economic Development Incentive Policy to help retain and attract businesses to our city.
  • Cooperation across the region working on regional transportation, regional cooperation in building business, communities for all ages initiative, and more recently the new KC Rising.
  • Transparency and openness across the city’s communication platforms. We’ve established a presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as Engage Raytown, our newest communication tool allowing you to chat with city staff and officials. A newsletter with current information as well as contact information delivered directly to your mailbox. And, a new website coming in January that will offer our residents even more accessibility 24/7.
  • The recent overwhelming approval of our Transportation and Capital Improvement Sales Tax renewal demonstrates the confidence and trust for the work, progress and accomplishments made during this decade: new ambulances, police cars, and improved snow removal.

Serving as your Mayor has afforded me the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.  I have found tremendous satisfaction in representing Raytown at the local and regional level, including serving in leadership roles on the Eastern Jackson County Betterment Council, Kansas City Metro Mayors Caucus, Mid-America Regional Council, Missouri Municipal League, and others.  Our city’s involvement in these collaborative partnerships, and the relationships that have been built with other local and regional leaders, has benefitted our city and our region, and me personally.  Your confidence in me to serve as your Mayor has provided me with these opportunities and I remain committed to regional planning and projects that will positively impact our community.

We have a great deal to be proud of, and I am deeply grateful for the honor and privilege of serving as Mayor of Raytown. In the coming months I look forward to thanking you personally for the support you have given me.

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