You are the mayor of a small impoverished city. You have been given $500,000 to help your constituents. The city population is 20,000. 25% of the population lives below the poverty line. There is an unemployment rate of 34%.
A. What should the money be spent on? Some possibilities include creating sustainable economic development projects, job creation, expanding employment, job preparation, community development, social services, drug rehabilitation, extended school hours, child-care, community health services, human services.
B. What percentage of the money should be spent on each of the above?
C. Why did you choose the resource allocations you did? What are the benefits and consequences of those choices?