Hi, I’m Leslie Knope, I’m pro-parks, pro-public safety, and I’m pro-clean water. I’m also pro-environmental regulation, and I’m very, very pro-local propositions 45, 86, and 102f. But most of all, I’m pro-Pawnee. Here are some other things I’m pro:

  • More dog parks
  • Senior citizens rights
  • Safe streets
  • Safe sidewalks
  • Better schools 
  • Lower taxes
  • Better parks
  • Better business climate
  • Better better business bureau
  • Cleaner streets
  • Improve greenways
  • More snow plows
  • Protecting pawneeans
  • Improving tourism
  • More trash cans
  • Energy-efficient street lights
  • Westide detoxificaion and revitalization project
  • Repaving grand avenue
  • More teachers
  • Fewer libraries
  • Improve intergovernmental agency communication
  • Clean-up barefoot lake
  • Passin pawnee jobs bill p-129.4
  • Playgrounds in every park
  • Playgrounds in every schoolyard
  • Playgrounds in every residential block 
  • Clean energy
  • One police officer for every 5 citizens
  • One park ranger for every 10,000 raccoons
  • Resodding hilltop cemetery
  • Start talking to cuba again
  • Emergency evacuation drills
  • PFOW for charity
  • Forming an ad hoc sub-committee oversight committee
  • Challenging the norm
  • Pawnee corn subsidies
  • Finally passing pr-61, formally recognizing south korea
  • Official peace treat with the wamapoke tribe
  • Four-way stops at every intersection
  • Unionizing ice cream trucks
  • Get Europe out of debt
  • Free trade with illinois
  • Enact RRP - raccoon relocation project
  • Pawnee communitty college tuition in exchange for 4 years of public service
  • Doubling Pawnee hospital’s emergency room nurse staff
  • Legalize korean
  • Lower the obesity level
  • Stop global terrorism
  • Re-open the toucan exhibit at pawnee zoo
  • Find Gabe the toucan
  • More community gardens
  • Ordinance 11f: to re-pave city sidewalks
  • Budget reform
  • Updated technologies for local schools
  • Better retirement benefits for city employees
  • Edward Phillips senior center remodeling
  • Speed bumps in front of elementary schools
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Re-instaling the main st. farmer market
  • No turtles as pets
  • New uniforms for youth sports programs
  • Free public wi-fi
  • Updated childcare facilities
  • Shutting down the child left behind program
  • Handicap parking placard for the obese
  • FREE PARKING EVERYWHERE
  • Cleaner drinking water
  • Regulate heights of trampolines
  • Memorial for those lost in the trampoline “incident”
  • Control the floods
  • Funding for public art commission
  • Fencing in correctional facilities
  • New police patrol cars
  • Funding overtime hours for police
  • Rebuilding the PTA
  • Prosecuting former PTA president Linda Trifle
  • Refitable government organizations
  • Shutting down underground shooting ranges
  • Making sure city contracts employ local workers
  • Providing more economic development grants and micro-loans to small businesses
  • Foster partnerships with sister cities
  • More buses to speed up morning commutes
  • More streets to accommodate additional buses
  • Require all city employees check to respond to email
  • Working sewers
  • More parades
  • Grants for scientists to discover new forms of energy
  • Leave a lasting impression on all visitors
  • Challenge the norm
  • Finish the statue of burt bacharach
  • No more conflict diamonds
  • Bulletproof glass everywhere
  • Free cookies at every street corner
  • One school for every student
  • Require flattering mirrors in public restrooms
  • Develop a municipal composting operation
  • Enforce evisting speeding and noise ordinances
  • Upgrade existing parks
  • Create an anti-graffiti youth outreach program
  • Free cake when it’s your birthday
  • Reevalute Nafta
  • Rickshaw wednesdays
  • Making it illegal to refuse a hug
  • Make downtown more people-friendly
  • Sell candy in government buildings to pay down the debt
  • Get Pawnee a licensed pharmacy
  • Better screening processes at local adoption agencies
  • Finding homes for the adopted children of day labor corp.
  • Prop 6a: to recognize all five good groups
  • Replacing all glass with plastic at pawnee psychiatric clinic
  • Curfew for minors at the pawnee mall
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re-creation of an old graphic

“I love this town. And when you love something, you don’t threatened it, you don’t punish it. You fight for it. You take care of it. You put it first. As your City Counselor, I will make sure that no one takes advantage of Pawnee. If I seem too passionate, it’s because I care. If I come on strong, it’s because I feel strongly. And if I push too hard, it’s because things aren’t moving fast enough. This is my home, you are my family, and I promise you, I’m not going anywhere.  

Portrait of two unidentified Pawnee chiefs probably taken at Mathew Brady’s studio in Washington, D.C., c. 1860. They were members of a large Native American delegation to visit the White House. By Mathew Brady.