Government Mode

When a member in your political party has successfully become the mayor of a city, you will see the new Government mode icon at the bottom of the screen, as shown in the below screenshot.

Click on it and the game will switch to the Government mode, allowing you to give orders on behalf of the city government.

A member of your party becomes mayor
To switch back to the Business mode to give orders on behalf of your corporation, simply click on the Business mode icon which is located next to the Government mode icon.

You will notice the following changes to the interfaces when the Government mode is active.

Cash and Surplus
At the bottom of the screen, the game will display the cash and surplus of the current city government, instead of the cash and profit of your corporation.

The Mayor Approval Rating 
The city’s mayor approval rating is shown on the bottom of the screen.

Mayor Approval Rating and Cash Surplus

Land-use Planning Tool
The mayor will be able to use the new Land-use Planning Tool.
Land-use Planning Tool
Click on the tool icon to bring up the Land-use Planning menu, which allows you to restrict different areas of your city to specific uses.
Land-use Planning menu
The tools available from the menu include:

Mixed Residential-Commercial Zoning Tool  
Use this tool to set selected land plots to mixed residential-commercial zones.

Residential Zoning Tool  
Use this tool to set selected land plots to residential zones.

Commercial Zoning Tool  
Use this tool to set selected land plots to commercial zones.

Industrial Zoning Tool  
Use this tool to set selected land plots to industrial zones.

Agricultural Zoning Tool  
Use this tool to set selected land plots to agricultural zones. The land cost in agricultural zones are significantly lower than other zones.

Zoning Tool – Not For Sale
Land plots marked by this tool will not be for sale.

Applying to the Entire City 
At the bottom of the menu, you will see a circular icon which allows you to:
Toggle the menu for applying a specific land purpose for the entire city. Then select a land purpose and apply it to the entire city.


Build Menu 
Under the government mode, you will see a different list of buildings on the build menu, which are limited to the types of buildings that the government is allowed to build and operate using the city fund.  
Buildings that government can build using city fund
You may view the different zone colors of the city without activating the land-use planning menu. The zone colors are displayed on the mini-map as well when it is set to the business relation mode, as shown in the below screenshot.
Mini Map Zone Colors when in business relation mode