Pursuant to the CITIES Act of 2017 and other like statutes.
When at least 6 Silofaisan citizens live in the same area not greater in size than 5,000 square kilometers, they may file a petition with the Chief Secretary in order to incorporate a city. If the petition is confirmed to be bona fide and to have been filed in good faith, then a public proclamation is issued and the city is founded in full force and effect. The city will be dissolved summarily if its population ever becomes fewer than 6 citizens.
Each city has a city council of three councilors who are elected altogether, at large, and annually using the single transferable vote method. At the start of each term, and for the remainder of the same term, the three councilors choose among themselves a chief executive who is called the ‘mayor’.
The statutory purpose of cities is not to create or maintain any particular, traditionally municipal service, but to organize Silofaisans locally in order to…
- Foster personal friendships and camaraderie, a shared sense of connection and allegiance to the Republic, and a recognizable, active and admirable culture of both Silofais and the given locality;
- Give well an intrinsic motivation for active, thoughtful and willful participation in the governance of Silofais and the social or civic activities of the given locality; and
- Provide a clear and easy path to Silofaisan naturalization for any foreign person having a good-faith reason to become a citizen.