Something Has To Go

Leslie asks a councilor to not cut the Parks budget 8% and to find the money somewhere else. The counselor decides to propose shutting down the local animal shelter in exchange. Because funding is scarce in the local government, the city councilors have to cut funding in one area to save another department.

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Shutting Down Pawnee

Leslie and Ron propose a list of budget cuts that they believe will help keep the Parks Department operation, but Chris breaks the news that the city’s budget is worse than imagined and the government will need to shut down

Fairness of Splitting a Check

Ann announces that she is not a fan of group dinners where everyone splits the check. This is most likely because she believes she’ll spend under the average bill and would have to pay more than her share if split equally.