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The City of Kelsey is experiencing a budget crisis. A federal grant for the police department was recently cut. The mayor of the City of Kelsey must decide the appropriateness of allocating funds to public safety or to plans for the Stanley Park Project. The mayor and the city council drafted a list of critical questions to assist in decision making.

- How do ethics affect the evaluation of the Stanley Park Project when competing with the school district for funds?

- What conflicts might occur for the City of Kelsey between ethics and analytical results in evaluating the value of the Stanley Park Project?

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Ethics can affect the valuation of the Stanley Park project when competing with the school district for funds, due to the fact that the mayor and other city administrators must make a decision as to whether or not it is right and just to allocate funding for a Park project, when education is by far more important for the citizens of that city. In addition, the mayor and city administrators must also ethically and justly weigh the advantages versus the disadvantages of appropriating funds for a Park project in lieu of the school district, which is also in need of funding. Due ...