Mammalian Daily Exclusive
The 2014 Archons plan to tackle the growing inequality among Park Animals by streamlining the 2015 budget, a source close to the Park Finance Office has told The Mammalian Daily.
In a private meeting, the source, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the newspaper’s editorial board that the issue of growing economic and social disparity in The Park has “touched a nerve” with the Archons. As a result, they want to make some “concrete changes” to the way funds are allocated.
Buckminster Moose, in particular, is upset by what he sees as a dangerous economic trend.
“The Chief Archon has been concerned for some time about the direction The Park has been going in and he would like to see that direction change,” the source told The Mammalian Daily.
According to the source, changes in the budget include eliminating the 3% of funds that were allocated to tourism and tourism promotion, returning arts and sports funding to the levels set in the 2012 budget (more than twice the 2014 levels), and shaving a bit off special events to pay for better weather, healthcare and refugee services.
While all these changes are being weighed and debated, “nothing is set in stone yet,” the source cautioned.
The Park Finance Office will present its financial projections for 2o15 in August.