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As the second year of existence begins for the small town of Hausville things looked bright, the population continued to rise steadily, new jobs and new farms continued to pop up.
As with any growing town though, as the city became larger problems began to emerge. The most notable was the problem of water pollution, created by fertilizer from the towns farms.
In the past 12 months the amount of pollutant in the towns water supply has gone up nearly 100 parts per million, effecting the health and life expectancy of it's citizens by aprox. 2 years.
Worried about there own health and the health of there children the townspeople have asked Mayor George C. Haus to look into a way to lower pollution in the towns water supply.
(A/N: I'm aware that in SC4 there is no current water supply but for some reason water pollution is still present and still effects the citizens of the town without "access to water" I've assumed that this was explained by well water and I'm using that assumption in this CJ)
After looking into solutions, Mayor Haus issued a vote to implement a 15% tax hike in-order to pay for new water treatment facilities in town.
Despite a $52 budget surplus (Plus the $17 from last year bringing the total to $69 for those of you keeping track at home) it would cost aprox. $350 more a year to run an efficient water treatment plant.
With 320 voting residents in the town the vote for the tax increase failed in a landslide with aprox. 95% of voters voting no to the tax hike and asking Mayor Haus to return to the drawing board to fix the problems.