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Weather Forecast

Clear
Wednesday 10%
High 85° / Low 71°
Clear
A few clouds. Lows overnight in the low 70s.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10%
High 91° / Low 71°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 91F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 20%
High 88° / Low 69°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Saturday 10%
High 90° / Low 72°
Clear
Generally sunny. High around 90F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 60%
High 85° / Low 70°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mostly cloudy in the morning with scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High near 85F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 40%
High 82° / Low 65°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 82F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Clear
Tuesday 10%
High 83° / Low 63°
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 83F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

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Stephen E. Guenther Submitted Information

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Stephen  E.  Guenther

             Steve and his wife Janette, along with their three sons Sean, Joel, & Kyle, have been Raytown residents since 1992.  Steve is a licensed architect and urban planner and co-owner of Guenther Mills Keating Architects and HGK Construction Management in Raytown.  He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has served as a Scoutmaster in Raytown for 14 years.  Steve spent 10 years as Vice Chairman of the Raytown Board of Zoning Adjustments, is a member of the Raytown Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Raytown Main Street Association.  He enjoys serving in his local church, being involved with MARC and the Truman Heartland Foundation, and being on the Board of the River of Refuge.  His spare time is spent with his family, fishing, and bicycling including on the MS 150 for the last 8 years, a charity ride for Multiple Sclerosis.

            Steve recalls 16 years ago when he first found out that Raytown was still a Fourth Class Missouri City and what that really meant in regards to self rule and governance, and how little a voice the citizens of the community had.  He watched several attempts at writing and adopting a Charter fail. This was a huge taxpayer expense caused by the then elected Charter Commissioners’ failure to focus and losing sight of their primary objective: that being to write a simple charter to adopt our current governing ordinances with little to no change of how we functioned as a city. 

            Steve feels to acquire self rule, not change, should be the objective of the Charter Commission. Additional questions with pro and con explanations would allow the citizens a chance to decide what changes they feel are necessary.  The reason the other charter attempts failed and were expensive was because there was too much change proposed and most communities historically will not vote for that much change.  The question must be asked: If that much change had been needed, then why has the Board of Alderman, Mayor, and city staff not brought to ordinance those changes? With only a few exceptions, that kind of change is not needed.

             Steve feels we need a charter because it empowers the citizens with a true voice into how to operate our city and because it will provide for self rule -apart from the State-at our local level.  He believes it is time for Raytown to move on from that FourthClassCity designation so that we can grow, prosper, and compete with our surrounding chartered communities.

            Steve would appreciate your vote of approval to form a Charter Commission and to appoint him as one of the thirteen Charter Commissioners on April 18th.  His name appears last on the list of 22 candidates, so start at the bottom.  His only agenda is to stay focused to the primary objective to draft a simple charter that the citizens of Raytown will approve.

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