- Former Ward 2 Alderman John Wiley is said to be testing the waters for a possible run for mayor. Wiley chose not to run for a second term at the completion of his one term in office.
- Speaking of Mayoral aspirations . . . Mayor David Bower, who was rumored to have decided not to run when his term expired, has now told confidents that he will not run if a qualified candidate does not surface. Sounds like Wiley is not the only one testing the water!
- Driving by the Walmart Store located at the old Blue Ridge Mall site I noticed that a uniformed Kansas City police officer was on security duty outside of the store. It may be a sign of the times. Will Raytown's new Walmart have need of on-site security during the upcoming Christmas shopping season?
- A number of potential challengers are said to be queing up for a possible run at the Ward 1 seat held by Joe Creamer. One such candidate in waiting (who has asked for anonymity)sent us the following poem as it relates to Creamer.
Raytown Hires Economic Development Adminstrator
The City of Raytown has hired Mr. Thomas Cole of Liberty, Missouri to the position of Economic Development Administrator. Mr. Cole will officially begin his administrative duties for Raytown on November 23, 2009.