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Walters Files for Ward 1 Alderman

Greg Walters has filed for Alderman of Ward 1 in the City of Raytown’s upcoming election scheduled for April 5, 2010.

Walters told the local news media that actions by the Raytown City Council in the last couple of years have raised cause for alarm.

 Mr. Walters stated he is especially concerned with the proliferation of “tax incentives” for corporate businesses. “The unfettered use of so-called “tax incentives” for developers is hurting our community,” said Walters.

 “The collateral damage to our economic infrastructure is witnessed in the failure of small businesses that cannot compete with the large stores that are given an unfair advantage in the marketplace,” he continued.

 “The cost of those unpaid taxes has been shifted to the homeowners. You see this in increased property taxes, you see it when you pay an extra “sales tax” when you shop at a store that has been granted a “tax break”.”

 “I hope to bring a new direction and better cooperation on the Board of Aldermen in providing for the needs of the people of Raytown,” said Walters.

 Mr. Walters closed by saying that he will put the needs of the local homeowner ahead of all others in Raytown. He called on the other candidates running for the Board to make the same pledge.

 Walters is Vice President of Service Printing and Graphics, Inc. He is a lifelong resident of Raytown. He and his wife, Marelise, have raised two children. They are members of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and have been married 33 years.

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