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Policies

This article is considered accurate for the current version of the game.

You can select policies that affect the city and its districts from a predetermined list. Policies have both positive and negative effects. For example, a smoking ban will make citizens healthier, but it can make them unhappy. Policies can be set for the entire city, or for different districts in the city to make them look, play, and feel different.

Set policies for a district by clicking it when the policies panel is open.

CategoriesEdit

Policies in the "Services", "Taxation" or "City Planning" categories can be found in the policies panel on their respective tab.

Policies in the "Campus" category do not appear in the policies panel. They appear in the panel that appears when clicking on a Campus Area.

Policies in the "Festival" category do not appear in the policies panel. They appear in the panel that appears when clicking on the Festival Area constructed from the Unique Buildings "Concert" tab.

Policies in the "Industry" category do not appear in the policies panel. They appear in the panel that appears when clicking on an Industry Area.

Policies in the "Parks" category do not appear in the policies panel. They appear in the panel that appears when clicking on a Park Area.

Policies in the "Stadium" category do not appear in the policies panel. They appear in the panel that appears when clicking on one of the stadiums constructed from the Unique Buildings "Football" tab or the stadiums from the "Varsity Sports" tab in the "Education and Campus Areas" menu. Does not apply to the level 6 Unique Building "Stadium".

Policies in the "Varsity" category do not appear in the policies panel. They appear in the panel that appears when clicking on a Campus Area.

Policy Category Unlocked DLC Effect Upkeep/Drawback
  Ad Campaign (Concerts)
Festival Tiny Town   Advertise the Festival to attract more visitors. Increases all band popularity by +1 per month. ₡9,000/week
  Advanced Automation
Industry Tiny Town   Increase production output by 10% Increase buildings upkeep by 10%
Parks Tiny Town   Draws 20% more visitors. ₡200/week
Varsity Big Town   Draws 20% more visitors to arenas on campus. ₡200/week/arena located on campus
  Animal Ethics
Parks Tiny Town   Boosts the entertainment effect of the Zoo buildings by 20%. ₡10/Zoo Building
  Anti-Slip Studs
City Planning Busy Town   Increases the health of elderly citizens by making them less likely to slip on icy streets. ₡4/senior citizen
  Automated Toll
City Planning Big Town - Vehicles do not need to stop at toll booths, only slow down. Increases vehicle flow. Reduces Toll Booth income by 30%
  Automated Sorting
Services Big Town   Increases mail capacity by 10% ₡300/city post service building
  Big Business Benefactor
City Planning Small City - High density commercial buildings double their sales. ₡4/week/high density commercial building
  Bike Ban On Sidewalks
City Planning Busy Town   This policy bans cycling on sidewalks. Bikes can only use dedicated bike lanes and bike pathways.
  Book Fair
Services Busy Town   Increased happiness and entertainment within the Public Libraries radius. Public Libraries upkeep increased by 100%.
  Boost Connections
City Planning Busy Town   Outside connection traffic capacity is increased by 20%. Applies to boats, planes, trains and private cars. ₡10,000/week
  Celebrate
Parks Tiny Town   Fireworks daily after dark instead of every week.
  Combustion Engine Ban
City Planning Busy Town   Reduced traffic noise in policy area. Combustion Engine vehicles cannot travel through policy area. (They may travel there if it is their destination or point of origin.)
  Come One, Come All
Stadium Tiny Town   Public transport is free on match days.[1]
Increased amount of visitors raises the odds of winning matches.
No ticket revenue from public transport on match days.
  Education Boost
Services Big Town - Prioritize education over working for young adults. Education budget increased by 25%.
  Educational Blimps
Services Big Town   Switch advertisements on blimps to be educational posters to boost education slightly. No cost.
  Encourage Biking
City Planning Tiny Town   When this policy is active, most citizens will prefer bicycles over motor vehicles.
  Electric Cars
City Planning Busy Town   Reduced traffic noise in policy area.
Everyone living in the policy area must switch to an electric car if they own any cars.
₡2/Vehicle/week
  Even More Fun
Parks Tiny Town   Boosts the entertainment effect of the Amusement Park buildings by 20%. ₡10/Amusement Park building
  Extra Insulation
Services Boom Town   Buildings require less energy for heating thanks to the extra insulation layer in their walls and roof. Reduction in tax income due to higher construction/maintenance costs.
  Fan Club Support
Varsity Big Town   Increases odds of winning home and away games by 7%. ₡180/week/arena located on campus
  Fast Recovery
City Planning Busy Town   Emergency Response Unit does not search for survivors; only makes lot ready for re-building. City recovers faster. Increased loss of citizens from disaster.
  Filter Industrial Waste
City Planning Busy Town   Industrial buildings filter their waste, reducing the ground pollution they create. ₡2/Industrial Building/week
  Fine For Fireworks
Parks Tiny Town   The Park Area will not organize fireworks while this policy is active. No fireworks.
  For-Profit Education
Services Big Town   All education building upkeep reduced by 50%. Reduces citizen happiness.
  Free Lunch
Campus Big Town   Increased student happiness. Campus upkeep cost increased by ₡1/student
  Free Public Transport
Services Busy Town - Increased use of public transportation. No income from buses, trams, metro vehicles, local trains, or monorail vehicles.
  Free WiFi
Services Boom Town   Reduce mail accumulation by 15% ₡2/building
  Harsh Prison Sentences
Services Big Town   The prison sentences are twice as long as usual and the harsh verdicts keep the worst felons off the streets for longer, causing a reduction in crime rate. Double the usual prison sentences; uses prison space longer.
  Heavy Traffic Ban
City Planning Busy Town - Cargo Trucks cannot travel through a designated district; highways are not affected. This can be placed on an entire city, but has no effect on traffic. Can block deliveries.
  Helicopter Priority
Services Busy Town   Emergency services will use helicopters instead of ground vehicles. No cost.
  High Tech Housing
City Planning Small City - Slightly increased land value. ₡4/week/residential building
  High Ticket Prices
Services Boom Town   Raises public transport ticket prices by 25% to get more profit. This may result in fewer passengers.
  Highrise Ban
City Planning Small City - Prohibits construction of tall buildings. Restricts the buildings from reaching their highest level.
  Improved Logistics
Industry Tiny Town   Increases the storage capacity of Extractors and Processing buildings by 20% Increase upkeep cost of industrial buildings by 10%
  Improved Work Safety Supervision
Industry Tiny Town   Increase worker's health ₡1/affected worker
  Industrial Space Planning
City Planning Small City - Doubles goods from industrial buildings. ₡6/week/industrial building
  Industry 4.0
City Planning Big Town - All industrial workplaces are for well educated and highly educated citizens.
Increased production output by 50%.
No industrial workplaces for uneducated or educated citizens.
Reduces workplaces by 30% / zoned industry.
  Let Go of Leisure
Taxation Big Town   Leisure specialized areas get a hefty boost in their entertainment and attractiveness values. No tax income from leisure specialized buildings in affected area.
  Lightning Rods
City Planning Big Town   Tallest buildings install lightning rods to lower the likelihood of them catching fire during a thunderstorm. ₡1.60/week/building
  Main Park
Parks Tiny Town   Mark the park as the main attraction in the city to make it more attractive to tourists. If you have several parks with this policy active, they are equally attractive to visitors.
  Match Security
Stadium Tiny Town   Hires security personnel to keep crime low around the stadium. ₡500/week/stadium
  Night Tours
Parks Tiny Town   Draws 30% more visitors during night-time. ₡50/week
  NIMBY
City Planning Tiny Town   No loud noise in the night! Leisure specialized areas will close for the night. Reduces noise pollution caused by leisure. Reduced income from leisure specialized buildings at night.
  No Electricity for Heat
Services Tiny Town   Buildings can only use heat produced by heating services. Reduces electricity consumption. Increases the demand on city heating services.
 No Re-Building
City Planning Busy Town   Forbid re-building on lots with destroyed buildings. Lots have to be manually bulldozed to allow re-building.
  Old Town
City Planning Tiny Town   Only residents and businesses can use the area for motor vehicles. Other motor vehicles banned.
  Only Electricity for Heat
Services Boom Town   Buildings are forbidden to use heating services; they can only use electricity. Raises electricity consumption significantly during cold spells.
  Parks and Recreation
Services Tiny Town - Moderately increased land value around parks and plazas. Increases the Parks and Plazas budget by 20%.
  Park Maintenance Boost
Services Tiny Town   Increases Park Maintenance vehicles' shift length by 50%. ₡80/Park Maintenance Building
  Pet Ban
Services Tiny Town - Slightly reduced garbage accumulation. Slightly decreased happiness.
  Power Usage
Services Worthy Village - Moderately reduced electricity consumption (Reduced by 11%). ₡5/week/building
  Prefer Ferries
Services Boom Town   Citizens prefer ferries for moving in the city. ₡2/ferry in use.
  Prefer Parks
Services Tiny Town   Parks, Plazas and Park Areas draw 10% more visitors. ₡100/Park, Plaza or Park Area in the policy area.
  Premium Studio
Festival Tiny Town   A Premium Studio will increase the chances of a successful concert. ₡3,000/week
  Recreational Use
Services Boom Town - Slightly increased tax income. Moderately increased tourism. Slightly reduced crime rate. +15% Police budget
  Recycle Garbage
Parks Tiny Town   Decrease garbage accumulation by 20% for the Nature Reserve buildings. ₡10/Nature Reserve Building
  Recycle Plastic
Services Boom Town   Recycling Centers work with +20% efficiency. ₡100/Recycling Center/week
  Recycling
Services Boom Town - Slightly reduced garbage accumulation. Slightly reduced tax income.
  School's Out
Services Tiny Town   The citizens will prefer working over education and only a small portion of the eligible citizens will go to study in the university. Results in fewer highly educated citizens.
  Small Business Enthusiast
City Planning Small City - Low density commercial buildings double their sales. ₡2/week/low density commercial building
  Smoke Detector Distribution
Services Worthy Village - Significantly reduced risk of fire. ₡5/week/building
  Smoking Ban
Services Tiny Town - Slightly increased health. Slightly decreased happiness.
  Sponsorship Deals
Varsity Big Town   Decreased upkeep cost of campus' varsity sports by 8%. Billboard change from varsity team's logo to sponsor's brand.
  Studded Tires
City Planning Busy Town   Cars are required to have studded tires during the winter. This makes cars resistant to small amounts of snow, keeping the traffic smoother even if there's some snow on the roads. Increases road maintenance cost by 25%.
  Student Healthcare
Campus Big Town   Increased student health. Campus upkeep cost increased by ₡5/student
  Subsidized Youth
Stadium Tiny Town   Spending money on training young players increases the odds of your team winning. ₡9,000/week/stadium
  Tax Raise for Low Density Residential
Taxation Big Town - Increases the tax rate by 2% for low density residential.
  Tax Raise for High Density Residential
Taxation Big Town - Increases the tax rate by 2% for high density residential.
  Tax Raise for Low Density Commercial
Taxation Big Town - Increases the tax rate by 2% for low density commercial.
  Tax Raise for High Density Commercial
Taxation Big Town - Increases the tax rate by 2% for high density commercial.
  Tax Raise for Offices
Taxation Big Town - Increases the tax rate by 2% for offices.
  Tax Relief for Low Density Residential
Taxation Big Town - Lowers the tax rate by 2% for low density residential. Decreased tax income from low density residential buildings in affected area.
  Tax Relief for High Density Residential
Taxation Big Town - Lowers the tax rate by 2% for high density residential. Decreased tax income from high density residential buildings in affected area.
  Tax Relief for Low Density Commercial
Taxation Big Town - Lowers the tax rate by 2% for low density commercial. Decreased tax income from low density commercial buildings in affected area.
  Tax Relief for High Density Commercial
Taxation Big Town - Lowers the tax rate by 2% for high density commercial. Decreased tax income from high density commercial buildings in affected area.
  Tax Relief for Offices
Taxation Big Town - Lowers the tax rate by 2% for offices. Decreased tax income from offices in affected area.
  Universal Education
Campus Capital City   Students don't pay any tuition fees.
Increases Campus attractiveness by 20%
Increases student happiness.
No income from Campus tuition fees.
  VIP
City Planning Big Town   All shelters in policy area are reserved only for citizens living in the policy area. Citizens not from the area cannot take refuge in these shelters.
  Visiting Scholars
Campus Big City   Affects all Faculties within the Campus Area.
Increases Faculty bonus by 25%
Affects all Faculties within the Campus Area.
Faculty upkeep cost increased by 25%
  Water Usage
Services Worthy Village - Moderately reduced water consumption (Reduced by 15%). ₡5/week/building
  Workers' Union
City Planning Busy Town   Slightly increase adult citizen's happiness Reduce residential tax income by 2%

*Only applies to bus, tram, metro, monorail, and local train fares. For district policies, only passengers leaving from that district will get a free ride. Intercity trains, cargo trains, ships, planes and taxis will still continue to provide revenue, regardless.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Forum: MatchDay Football Stadium Policy "Come One Come All" Runs roughly 19 weeks, CO Emmi (Colossal Order), 2019-07-03