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11:02 AM CDT on March 23, 2019
7:00 AM CDT on March 26, 2019
Chance of Rain
Saturday 50%
High 61° / Low 52°
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A few showers developing late. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
Sunday 20%
High 60° / Low 45°
Cloudy. High around 60F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10%
High 55° / Low 37°
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Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High near 55F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 0%
High 60° / Low 46°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High near 60F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Wednesday 0%
High 70° / Low 57°
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies. High around 70F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 50%
High 73° / Low 57°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Cloudy skies late. High 73F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Friday 40%
High 60° / Low 39°
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Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High around 60F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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Robbie Tubbs Files for Alderman in Ward 2

Robbie Tubbs announced her candidacy for the Ward 2 Alderman seat on the Raytown Board of Aldermen today.

Ms. Tubbs is a 12 year resident of Raytown. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and is the Office Manager of Mobile Hydraulic Equipment Company, located in North Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Tubbs is a member of St. Bernadette’s Church.

“Our property taxes keep going up, and our property values keep going down,” said Ms. Tubbs. “When my opponent in this race voted to raise our property taxes after the County had devalued our property . . . well, let’s just say it was then that I began to seriously consider running for Alderman of Ward 2,” continued Tubbs.

On August 28th of 2009 at a Special Friday Night Session of the Raytown Board of Aldermen the City Council voted to increase property taxes by 13%. The new rate set an unprecedented high water mark for Raytown Property Taxes.

“I was disappointed that my Alderman did not stand up for the people of Raytown,” said Tubbs.

When I talk with residents in Ward 2, the issues of taxes, code enforcement, a rising crime rate and the lack of city services are a common theme.

An article in the Kansas City Star placed Raytown’s sales tax as the second highest in the metropolitan area. Tubbs sees the increases in the sales tax as tied directly to tax incentives the city has handed out to large corporate concerns in Raytown.

“If you check your sales receipt at Walmart you will find Raytown’s sales tax leading the KC area at 9.1%,” said Tubbs.

Ms. Tubbs says she is happy to see new businesses coming to Raytown. But she believes it is not the local homeowner’s job to underwrite these new businesses with increased taxes.

When asked to sum up her candidacy Ms. Tubbs said, “I just want the people of Ward 2 to know that if they elect me as Alderman, I will not forget that my first responsibility is to them, not an out-of-town commercial developer.”

Ms. Tubbs is a long time observer of the politics of Raytown City Hall. This is her first attempt to run for public office.

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