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2 years down, and problems begin

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  1. 1. How would you have voted for the %13 tax hike to pay for a water treatment plant?

    • Yes I want the tax hike
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    • No I do not want the tax hike
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hm, if people don't want a tax hike to give them access to clean water then perhaps they shouldn't count on the city for water. (Though, as you say, SC seems to assume that whatever water they do have is being polluted even without a piping system.)

Alternates:

- everyone ups and moves away from the farming district
- the tax hike is forced through anyway by a dissident political party, violence optional
- no one is willing to take responsibility for the problem and so everyone suffers from lack of clean water and eventually they all die out (this last option not recommended, as realistic as it is...)

Oh, and the other option: deus ex machina, the city gets an outside grant to build and maintain a water treatment plant (aka, a money cheat. :P )

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