Leslie explains that she is coming to Washington, D.C. to ask for federal funding the clean up the Pawnee River, which is a bit of a “fixer-upper”
The townhall meeting includes complaints about various externalities associated with parks including frisbees and dog feces. The Baraguá delegation describes the command and control approach used by his country when citizens impose externalities on others.
Andy and April are using Ben’s things without his permission and it’s starting to bug him. The two negotiate for ways to remedy the externality.
The citizens of Pawnee drink from a water fountain by placing their whole mouth on the nozzle. Ann correctly points out the externality in the situation that by kissing one water fountain drinker, you’re kissing them all.
Leslie and Ben are holding a town forum for Indiana’s Smallest Park, but a town citizen brings up that she’s concerned about whether basketball will be played at this park because it brings undesirables to the park. Leslie then demonstrates all the possible problems that could come from this park, including grilling and fireworks.
A soccer field is double-booked and Leslie has to work out a solution for who gets the field.
Ron believes that the government should be operated by private enterprise (like Chuck E. Cheese) that uses a token system to participate, like taking a walk, going down a slide, or seeing a duck.