City not sustainable!!!, Help!

#1mjmueller69Posted 3/27/2013 10:16:44 AM
Hello,

I need some big help. I have created a city that has about 140,000 citizens now. It's an electronics city.

I have always been in the red on my city's taxes, loosing about $10,000 an hr. now. I have just completed the Electronics quest & now I'm able to build a tv factory. The problem is I am in the red, & I can't import anything because it takes too much money & I'm full up on bonds.

My real question is what people are doing to bring their city back into the green. what can I do as a temp. fix to make some money? Can I just delete some things to help?

Regards,

mj
#2I Like ToastPosted 3/27/2013 10:32:08 AM
From: mjmueller69 | Posted: 3/27/2013 1:16:44 PM | #001
My real question is what people are doing to bring their city back into the green.

not taking out all their bonds to rush to set up electronics before they can sustain it.
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#3whitelytningPosted 3/27/2013 10:47:49 AM(edited)
Ahhh. You have the same problem the U.S. Gov has. Borrowed money to keep going instead of fixing basic spending problems.

Raise taxes to 10% and look to cut things.
Look at your budget. What are you spending the most on? Are there things you can cut? (Education probably) Cut them.
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#4I Like ToastPosted 3/27/2013 10:47:23 AM
From: whitelytning | Posted: 3/27/2013 1:46:31 PM | #003
Are there things you can cut? (Education probably) Cut them.

education really is one of the last things you can cut since more educated sims = less fires, crimes, and sick. So you can cut those services instead.
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#5whitelytningPosted 3/27/2013 10:48:37 AM
Good point.

I was thinking about the university. Do you really need it after you already have the electronics stuff going?
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#6I Like ToastPosted 3/27/2013 10:52:17 AM
From: whitelytning | Posted: 3/27/2013 1:48:37 PM | #005
I was thinking about the university. Do you really need it after you already have the electronics stuff going?

i don't think you need it at all for a tech city, the resources come from importing/mining anyway. You could also use the vu tower to upgrade the tech level of industry.

i think most of the requirements with the uni require it to be there, i don't know what happens if you would turn it off or bulldoze it. I know I turned my town hall off once and I couldn't use it's unlocks until I powered it back on.
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#7mjmueller69(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2013 11:15:15 AM
I love all the douchebag comments.

If you say fix basic spending problems, please help in that area.

I feel when the city gets to a certain size it's impossible to sustain with just citizens. My largest expense is my trading/specialization. I know once I get my tv factory this will all be mute, but is there anything I can do in the mean time. If I raise taxes too much then people will just leave.

mj
#8ShannonKasullPosted 3/27/2013 11:23:55 AM
Before jumping into TV/Computers, start by selling processors and getting that as your main income from exporting processors.
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#9whitelytningPosted 3/27/2013 11:43:21 AM
Implies i made a "douchebag" comment and then ask for more help.
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#10mjmueller69(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2013 12:02:47 PM
whitelytning, I did not mean you.

Anyways, I have shipped all my processers, I am done with all those quests, maybe I should just shut down all my trade stuff and build money back up & buy the tv. I wish I would have gone with the smelting then I would not have had to import all that alloy.

mj