The first thing you need to do to become Mayor is head over to the City Hall where you'll find two clerks waiting behind the desk. Walk up to one of these clerks and a menu will pop up allowing you to do several things
Go ahead and select "I'd like to run for mayor." You'll get a confirmation that looks like this
NOTE: You won't be able to run for mayor if you currently have a weapon on you so you'll have to put it away. After you've got your confirmation it won't matter whether or not you have a weapon so feel free to continue doing whatever you'd usually do. The only exception to this is that once you run for Mayor you'll no longer be able to join any jobs so be mindful of this if you planned on joining a job in the next 15 minutes.
Once you've successfully put your name forward there are a few ways the election will start, firstly the election will start if there are enough candidates running 4-5 (depending on the number of players connected), Secondly, the election can start with just 2 candidates after 15 minutes have passed. The City Hall will make a broadcast alerting you about the different stages of the election.
The third and final way an election can start is if there is only one candidate for 30 minutes. This will cause the ballot to only have your name on it as well as an option for people to vote "None of the above" Now you know how to put your name forward and how elections are started let's move on to campaigning!
Becoming a mayor relies on a great campaign! The easiest way to spread the message to vote for you is via Mayoral Campaign this can be done by doing /campaign.
Another great way is by getting out there and talking to people, the best places to do that are Bazaar and City Hall as these places usually have people around them that will be heavily affected by your policies.
However you choose to campaign make sure to do so safely and professionally, it's not allowed for you to have a shouting match or to slander others.
Now you have the complicated task of running the city, everything you need to do can be done from the NPC you used to sign up with or in your chair in your office via F3!
Let's take a look at how to run the city...
Select 'I need to adjust some taxes and job salaries'
This menu is the overview for the cities current economy.
|Expenses||The city expenses are the city's outgoings. Everything that the city is spending to keep things running.|
|Budget||The city budget is how the city is funded, from the amount in the bank vault to the paychecks of the employees, all the money comes out of the budget.|
|Income||The city income is the amount of money generated through taxes which goes into the budget.|
It's important to keep income higher than expenses or the city's budget will decrease!
City Fund & Policies
This menu let's control Taxes & Policies!
|Sales||HIGH||This will increase the cost of items by whatever % you have set it to. This affects both NPC transactions & items sold by players.|
|Income||HIGH||This will reduce the salary of all employees by the % you have set it to.|
|Vehicle||MEDIUM||This will increase the cost of purchasing a new car by whatever % you have set it to.|
|Fuel||LOW||This will increase the cost of fuel by whatever % you have set it to.|
Remember, the taxes will go into the city budget. However, make them too high and the city will not be happy.
On the right hand side are the possible policies, these all have a different impact on the city. To apply them, simply click.
Manage City Employees
This menu let's you control the City Employees!
|Salary||This changes the amount the role will earn. Remember that any income tax you have set will be taken off this.|
|Maximum Employees||This will change the amount of the role that can be recruited.|
|Vehicles||This changes the maximum amount of vehicles that the role can have.|
Remember, people may not want to work if they are not given the correct pay &/or tools to do their job.
On the right hand side are the City Employees you can click on them to call them. You can also demote Secret Service!
Making broadcasts: You can use /broadcast as mayor, this is completely free and can be used to announce tax changes and different events you might be hosting!
As the Mayor, you do not need to rely on Secret Service to drive you round. You can retrieve your own vehicle!
The role of the Secret Service is to protect you at all costs. They have access to different tools to support you and should make your life easier. Activate the Mayoral Security policy to recruit secret service.
Read more here
Law 4.4 General Misconduct in a Public Office
Any elected official or government employee who acts dishonestly and or not in accordance with the best interests of the city commits the offence of misconduct in a public office.
This is the law the police might use to remove you from office should you not be acting in good faith. for example, setting the taxes to 25% sparking a crime wave or allowing the city to go bankrupt.
Rule 4.1 Follow the Law
Government employees must at all times follow the entirety of the law.
This means you shouldn't even be breaking minor laws and should be acting professionally at all times while using /broadcast. You also shouldn't encourage illegal behaviour and you must report all crimes which take place in your presence to the police.
Rule 4.5 The Mayor
The Mayor may not add-to, remove-from, and/or modify the Paralake Penal Code. In addition to this, the Mayor may not stay in the Police Department or Casino for an extended period of time.
As the Mayor you are only a temporary caretaker, you can adjust the taxes and how funding is allocated but you must not make any changes to the Paralake Penal Code, should you have any ideas for how the law could be changed please make a post here: https://perpheads.com/forums/law-reform.42/
Rule 3.12 Mayoral Assassination
The mayor may only be assassinated if it sufficiently benefits the players involved or if the mayor has negatively affected the players in a severe personal way. Where possible, players should attempt to directly convince the Mayor to improve city management or change their tax policies before attempting an assassination.
Please note that any assassination of the mayor is very likely to be looked-into in depth and treated more strictly, meaning that players must have good reason for such actions.
Examples of reasons to justifiably assassinate the mayor include, but are not limited to: * Failing to adhere to promises regarding city management & tax policy * Discriminatory conduct towards diverse groups of people * Any instance in which it would be justifiable to kill another player according to rule 2.5 * General mismanagement of city affairs such as draining city funds or failing to fund emergency vehicles
This is a useful rule to know as it can help you know what policies might require a greater security risk. Whilst there isn't a requirement for you to not give people a reason to assassinate you, you should always try your best to stay alive and not purposefully bring the city into chaos as this may hurt your reelection chances.
A few other things to note is that while the Mayor can own property and can base with other people, they shouldn't be doing anything illegal while you're there as you would have to report this to the police! You are also more than welcome to use your broadcast to enhance PassiveRP and maybe to host small scale RP events like running a cafe or judging a car competition at the farm! Make sure everything you do is within the law and you will be fine! Also, note that you are able to fish while mayor but you aren't able to craft.
From here it is completely up to you what to do, I hope you have found this guide useful and it has given you the knowledge you need to successfully serve as Mayor!