Yes, that’s my grand vision
Being the mayor of your Animal Crossing: New Leaf town has it perks. You get your own Town Hall office, shopkeepers are always polite to you, everyone always comes to you with their gossip, it’s easy to allocate funds toward sending secret armies to fight covert drug wars in other countries, etc.
Another thing you can do is pass ordinances to fit your play style, like making it so all the stores are open late, which works great if you rarely have time to play New Leaf earlier than 10PM, when most of the shops are already closed. You can also pass laws to make the town more beautiful (less garbage and weeds) and wealthy!
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