Science City's Politics
Science City employs a “strong mayor” system along with a thirty four member unicameral (one legislative body) city council, each one representing a different geographical district, said districts varying in size based on population density (An census is taken every ten years to determine district sizes). In the wake of The Event a change in the political structure had to be tweaked slightly; every new region is represented by a city councilperson regardless of the size of their area, regardless of where said region falls in regards to another councilperson’s zone. This has caused some friction between different factions, but it was felt that due to the completely unique natures of these zones that only someone from said zone possessed the insight necessary to represent them. The system is up for review in another five years.
Science City’s current mayor is Theodore Nostle. Other political figures of note are Police Commissioner Kelly Rayford, Wayne County Chief Prosecutor Dee Davis, Chief Clerk Diane Thurnig, Deputy Mayor Mario Fernandez (essentially chief assistant to the mayor, a non elected position and outside the city’s political structure), and City Council Chief Representative Paul Stanley Laudner (who presides over all City Council sessions). In the event that the mayor is in any way, shape or form unable to perform their duties then the City Council’s Chief Representative is next in line, with the Chief Clerk being second.