Democrat and Election08 candidate for Molonglo Greg Tannahill manned up and fronted a mob of RiotACT readers in All Bar Nun last night.
We were all extremely impressed. With hard work and concentration he built a thriving city without recourse to borrowing.
He advanced six years in with a population nudging 15,000. His bus network actually ran at a profit and his roads were pothole free.
Citizens were happy about everything except the environment, but even that was improving.
We were all very impressed with his ability and willingness to explain, at length, what he was doing and why, while calmly getting about the business of making his citizens happier and wealthier.
A mixed-use urban development strategy saw commercial precincts scattered through the residential areas.
Industry was kept out of residential areas and agriculture flourished to the north of the city.
Greg resisted calls for mass transit systems (monorail!) in his fledgling city, and also turned down suggestions for large schools.
His sims gave him 8 bars of approval and he fixed the town up quickly after disasters.
All in all it was something of a master class and extremely impressive.
Slideshow of Greg’s city below, and apologies for video and audio quality, we learnt some lessons we’ll apply in future.