Hey mythic scibers. I was just walking back past the shops after finishing work at a Mexican resturant. I noticed a street cleaning letting me pass as he stopped working momentarily. I asked if I should walk around and he said that’s an option, but it was just soap and that he was cleaning the chewing gum off the ground. This led to a few following thoughts, the final of which is - who and what gets priority requests from their local or larger council? (As I thought he might have been hired to clean the area as part of a council commission or something) thinking into it I thought about how my dad put in a request to the council to renovate his house, the delay for approval (pretty much a simple viewing of the planned improvements and then a yes / no answer) took over 1 year. and how are councils / administrative powers over the general public or power structures similar to this managed in some of the books you’ve read?