Wow, talk about a downer. Even though "Heart of the City" ususally isn't funny, it ususally isn't depressing either. It's a shame that the public officials can't be bothered by Kate and she has to ask Santa to get him back.
No wonder the economy is so bad, they were giving credit to ants. I'm no economist, but I'm pretty sure that ants don't get paid to invade your house and get in your sugar bowl.