|Son of the Veterinarian|
I read it in the 80's, though I could have been an older issue. The story was told in the form of official memos or emails. A couple of guys are discussing how to deal with abandoned neighborhoods in a "future" city (think modern Detroit) and one of the guys brings up the idea of using a nuke to clear the abandoned areas. He means it as a joke, but is horrified to find that the idea is taken seriously.
The bulk of the story is working out the logistics of nuking the abandoned areas while the ideas originator tries to get across that he was joking and that nuking an American city is a horrible idea, all told in the form of official memos.
Any help given would be appreciated as I'm working on a presentation for my Oral Communication class and would like to use the story as a reference.