Mayor (New Leaf)
The Mayor is the role that the player assumes in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Upon moving to the new town, as the player is leaving the train station they are met with the citizens of the town who mistakenly identify him as the mayor. The actual mayor of the town remains a mystery however they were supposed to be on the same train as the player. They send a letter a day later stating that they are happy for the player to continue as mayor of the town. The player's assistant, Isabelle can be found in the Town Hall and helps the mayor with Ordinances and Public Work Projects, as well as getting the initial development permit and holding celebrations once Public Works have been completed.
Only the first player created will become mayor, all other subsequent players created will be citizens of the town.
 Approval Rating
One the first day of becoming mayor, the player will need to complete actions in the town in order to raise the their approval rating from other villagers. Once the approval rating reaches 100% (or points) and the player owns their own house in the town, the development permit will be available allowing Ordinaces to be enacted in the town and for the player to start Public Work Projects.
In order to raise the town approval rating, the player can perform the following actions:
|Upgrade from Tent to House (once)||20 Points|
|Donate an object to the Museum (once)||7 Points|
|Change the town tune (once)||3 Points|
|Change the town flag (once)||3 Points|
|Sell items at Re-Tail (once)||3 Points|
|Post a message on the Bulletin Board (once)||3 Points|
|Interact with villagers||3 Points|
|Water Flowers||3 Points|
|Pull Weeds||1 Point|
|Dispose of trash at Re-Tail||1 Point|
This approval system becomes void once the development permit is obtained.
 Public Work Projects
As Mayor, the player can choose to enact an ordinance at any given time once they have 100% Approval Rating. Ordinances act as laws to all villagers and NPCs to abide by while in effect. They cost the player 20,000 bells to put into place and can be changed at any time. A mayor who wishes to change from one ordinance to another may do so by speaking to Isabelle at the Town Hall. When enacting or cancelling an ordinance, the decision will go into effect the next day at 6:00 AM. If a mayor has enacted an ordinance, villagers will commonly comment to the player about the ordinance's effect on their life and how it is working.
|Beautiful Town|| |
|Early Bird Town|| |
|Night Owl Town|| |
|Bell Boom Town|