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Monday, May 14, 2012 4:54 p.m.

Resident relocation fund, rat sanctuary included in spoof budget proposal

Ward 3 Councilwoman Mary Cheh released a set of joke budget items in a memo Monday. Hatchet File Photo

Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh has a few ideas for the city’s budget before it sees a vote Tuesday.

Among Cheh’s proposals, released in a spoof memo Monday, is a $12 million rat sanctuary, named after herself, that would allow rodents to “live together in peace and without fear of being exterminated.”

She also called for a tracking system that would force individuals to wear “District-loyalty” ankle bracelets and a resident relocation fund that would subsidize disgruntled residents’ moves outside the city.

The council member floated ideas like adding Starbucks to government buildings in a similar spoof memo in 2010.

  • Pyro311

    Good to see the Council is working hard.

    The “Resident Relocation Fund” is almost an actuality, that’s why they keep building up SE D.C. and pushing the lower class, poverty stricken population out of D.C. and into PG County (minimal subsidization is available though).

    The rat sanctuary sounds like D.C. in a nutshell.