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A policy is a rule set within a district to enforce specific actions within that region. Once a district is applied, a policy can be set to enforce certain laws. Each policy can have a positive or a negative effect on the citizens. Each district can have different policies.[1]

PoliciesEdit

ServicesEdit

Policy Description Unlock
Milestone-power usage
Power usage
Energy conservation is important, and the best way to do it is by installing energy meters in buildings.
  • Moderately reduced electricity consumption
  • Upkeep: ₡0.05 / building
Worthy Village
Milestone-water usage
Water usage
Cut those shower times in half and guide citizens to more sustainable water usage by installing water meters in buildings.
  • Moderately reduced water consumption
  • Upkeep: ₡0.05 / building
Worthy Village
Milestone-smoke detector distribution
Smoke detector distribution
Make citizens' lives safer and the fire department's job easier by installing smoke detectors in buildings. No more will poor cooking skills lead to house fires. At least not as often.
  • Significantly reduced risk of fire
  • Upkeep: ₡0.05 / building
Worthy Village
Milestone-pet ban
Pet ban
Tired of watching your step to avoid animal droppings? Banning pets is a sure way to get rid of that problem. Then again, you might be killing a fly with a sledgehammer here.
  • Slightly reduced garbage accumulation
  • Slightly reduced happiness
Tiny Town
Milestone-recycling
Recycling
Recycling is a big part of environmental sustainability. It also helps keep the neighborhoods looking tidy. With a small investment in recycling technologies and waste containers, you can make your city neat!
  • Slightly reduced garbage accumulation
  • Slightly reduced tax income
Boom Town
Milestone-smoking ban
Smoking ban
Make a choice between a healthier lifestyle and civil liberty. It will make your citizens healthier, but some people will certainly be high-strung.
  • Slightly increased health
  • Slightly decreased happiness
Tiny Town
Milestone-decoration
Parks and recreation
Make your parks and plazas the envy of the country!
  • Moderately increased land value around parks and plazas
  • Increases decoration budget by 20%
Tiny Town
Milestone-education
Education boost
Boost the education budget and make young adults automatically choose education over working.
  • Prioritize education over working for young adults
  • Increases education budget by 25%
Big Town
Milestone-recreational use
Recreational use
Allowing recreational use of controlled substances attracts more tourists, but also requires more police presence in the area.
  • Slightly increased tax income
  • Moderately increased tourism
  • Slightly reduced crime rate
  • Increases police budget by 15%
Boom Town
Milestone-free public transport
Free public transport
Free public transport for all citizens!
  • Increased use of public transportation
  • No ticket income
Busy Town
Milestone-schools out
Schools out
The citizens will prefer working over education and only a small portion of the eligible citizens will go to study in the university. Tiny Town
Milestone-harsh prison sentences
Harsh prison sentences
The prison sentences are twice as long as usual and the harsh verdicts keep the worst felons off the streets for longer.
  • Double the usual prison sentences
  • Reduces the crime rate
Big Town

TaxationEdit

Policy Description Unlock
Milestone-tax raise for low density residential
Tax raise for low density residential
Set the tax rate higher for low density residential housing.
  • Increases the tax rate by 2%
Big Town
Milestone-tax raise for high density residential
Tax raise for high density residential
Set the tax rate higher for high density residential housing.
  • Increases the tax rate by 2%
Big Town
Milestone-tax raise for low density commercial
Tax raise for low density commercial
Set the tax rate higher for low density commercial buildings.
  • Increases the tax rate by 2%
Big Town
Milestone-tax raise for high density commercial
Tax raise for high density commercial
Set the tax rate higher for high density commercial buildings.
  • Increases the tax rate by 2%
Big Town
Milestone-tax raise for offices
Tax raise for offices
Set the tax rate higher for office buildings.
  • Increases the tax rate by 2%
Big Town
Milestone-tax relief for low density residential
Tax relief for low density residential
Set the tax rate lower for low density residential housing.
  • Lowers the tax rate by 2%
Big Town
Milestone-tax relief for high density residential
Tax relief for high density residential
Set the tax rate lower for high density residential housing.
  • Lowers the tax rate by 2%
Big Town
Milestone-tax relief for low density commercial
Tax relief for low density commercial
Set the tax rate lower for low density commercial buildings.
  • Lowers the tax rate by 2%
Big Town
Milestone-tax relief for high density commercial
Tax relief for high density commercial
Set the tax rate lower for high density commercial buildings.
  • Lowers the tax rate by 2%
Big Town
Milestone-tax relief for offices
Tax relief for offices
Set the tax rate lower for office buildings.
  • Lowers the tax rate by 2%
Big Town
Milestone-let go of leisure
Let go of leisure
Leisure specialized areas stop generating tax income, but get a hefty boost in their entertainment and attractiveness values. Big Town

City PlanningEdit

Policy Description Unlock
Milestone-small business enthusiast
Small business enthusiast
Perks for small businesses.
  • Low density commercial buildings double their sales
  • Upkeep: ₡0.02 / low density commercial building
Small City
Milestone-big business benefactor
Big business benefactor
Perks for large businesses.
  • High density commercial buildings double their sales
  • Upkeep: ₡0.04 / high density commercial building
Small City
Milestone-industrial space planning
Industrial space planning
Allow industry to work even more effectively by overlooking a few work safety laws
  • Doubles the amount of goods produced by industry buildings
  • Upkeep: ₡0.06 / industrial building
Small City
Milestone-high tech housing
High tech housing
Turns homes into much cooler smart-homes to raise the land value around them
  • Slightly increased land value
  • Upkeep: ₡0.04 / residential building
Small City
Milestone-highrise ban
Highrise ban
Ban highrise buildings. Restricts buildings from being upgraded to the highest levels.
  • Prohibits construction of tall buildings
  • Restricts the buildings from reaching their highest level
Small City
Milestone-heavy traffic ban
Heavy traffic ban
Ban heavy traffic on an area. Make sure there are optional routes available, because businesses in the city need to send and receive deliveries.
  • No heavy transport vehicles allowed
  • Does not affect highways
Busy Town
Milestone-encourage biking
Encourage biking
When this policy is active, most citizens will prefer bicycles over motor vehicles. Tiny Town
Milestone-bike ban on sidewalks
Bike ban on sidewalks
This policy bans cycling on sidewalks. Bikes can only use dedicated bike lanes and bike pathways. Busy Town
Milestone-NIMBY
NIMBY*
No loud noise in the night! Leisure specialized areas will close for the night. Reduces noise pollution caused by leisure. Tiny Town
Milestone-old town
Old town
Only residents and businesses can use the area for motor vehicles, ban other motor vehicles. Tiny Town

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Cities: Skylines User Manual". Paradox Interactive.

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