I do like this idea and the fictional city we created is a decent one. This is a game with a degree of potential.
So. Why doesn't this ever get far off the ground? My guess is that it's the elections element; everything else works fine, but as soon as that has loomed, things have always drifted and died.
So the logical solution is to greatly reduce that. Which I will do as I go over the rules and change them. I'll also go over the background and maybe add some things, maybe smooth some others into the setup better. I will also create a lot more NPCs in detail; many based on real people.
Anyway. Participation is always welcome.