I'd like to discuss this a bit more, this came up in another topic. I think Pandora has done an excellent job as Governor. She did put up buffs before when she's raised money with her events, but just can't keep that up every week if folks do not donate. Sorry we cannot run things every single week to raise the money, but its not our responsibility to do so. I personally have not had buffs in Minoc every week... just no way for me to do that. When I do run certain events, I raise money and I put up the Miner's Guild trade because its befitting to the city's economic goals. I have tried to ask my citizens which buffs are the best, but have gotten NO reply from them on that. I post all my information and Pandy's keeps a list "stickied" at the top of this forum for folks to contact us about this and we encourage folks to reach out. The expectation originally was that citizens would be taxed to raise money for such buffs; not that Governors would have to shell that out of their own pockets. BUT everyone bi***ed, whined, and complained so much that they removed it by the second term. Maybe we should all come together to ask for a tax system to be reinstated or for the buffing system to be changed??? Here's my idea: I'd like to see the Governor raise the $2 million to SET a buff and only pay when they are asked to CHANGE it, then allow the citizens to pay a nominal fee (say $30,000 gold) to use the buff for 24 hours. The money paid for the buff goes into the treasury to fund more trade deals. Would anyone really be opposed to that??? Thoughts? ~ Sue.