Hello! I’m PiBoy314, the presumptive next governor of Katoa. Following in the footsteps of Tex and Prdgi, I plan to be transparent in my governing by posting regular updates on the state of Katoa here and soliciting feedback here and in-game.
One of the biggest decisions I will have to make is what to do with the Population Infrastructure. We currently have 5 safety stations, 4 infirmaries, 1 wellness center, and 1 wildlife park. We also have a substantial excess of pioneers and settlers which has been shrinking under Tex’s no POPI strategy. I believe continuing to cull the pioneers and settlers is a vital part of Katoa’s future, so I will be holding safety low to maximize that loss.
With Ignition on the horizon, I want to make Katoa once again home to higher tier populations. With the changes made by the developers in the recent population update, I believe it’s possible with a targeted approach. For the first week I will be turning on 2 INF and 1 PAR to boost the health and comfort of the population. Hopefully this boost will speed up the slow growth of technicians we saw last week. With an estimated tax income of 260,000 CIS per week as gleaned from Tex’s previous reports, the COGC and POPI come in just over budget, with me making up the difference through donations. This means that for the first week, taxes will not change. More detailed financial information will follow during my term.
In future, depending on the effect this change has to the population, building another PAR, opening more INF or SST, or possible building a PHB are possible either using the reserve budget, raising taxes, or soliciting donations. Comfort is capped by safety, so a high enough comfort level provided by the PAR would require SST’s to boost safety and uncap the comfort. I look forward to discussing this more on the forums, in-game, and on the discord.
To conclude with some logistics, before the end of the election, I will transfer into Tex’s governance corp (KGI) which will allow residual taxes to be collected.