That sounds like a wonderful idea. The concept is very well thought out.
Its a very good idea the police officer, perhaps i could try and elbaorate on it? They could have the ability to fine people, settle disputes and maybe even do some basic law enforcment (Eg, kick if griefer). They would only get governmnent money, not commission because that would cause corruption. If possible, they would be able to transport players to a jail, where they would be kept for a time depending on their crime. Such crime could include:
1: Running a shop without permit (5-30 RSD) *Note that these can be from 5-? RSD depending on severity
2: Building without permission (5-25 RSD)
3: Taking people's property (10-50 RSD) *Note that 1RSD= 10 mins in jail. RSD is bail.
4: Damaging peoples property (5-25 RSD)
5: Bribing or corrupting people/officers (unlikely, but possible. 20-75 RSD)
All other disputes will be solved by police officers or server admin, depending on which is on at the time. These can all be subject to change.
Another suggestion: A roleplay economy! It works pretty easy, the government (mayor) gets am amount of money. Now the question is how is he going to get that money? Here are a few examples: Taxes (house owners, shop owners and even farm owners all need to pay some redstone to the government.) Fine's! >:biggrin.gif: ( The server only got's Out Of Character rules at the moment, I want to change that! I want Out Of Character rules, and In Character laws. An example of a law is "Only mine in public mines if you're not a miner, by now listening to this rule you can get a fine withing 15-60 redstone depends in how many ores you illegally mined, also all stolen ores will be removed and will be giving back to the government. Another example: Do not create illegal mines, an illegal mine is a mine that has been build without the mayor's premmision, if you do this the government can confiscate the mine and mine all the ore out of it, when all the ore is gone they will close the mine and you will get a fine! When refusing to pay the fine you will end up in jail (In character Admin Jail) and the stuff still will be removed. There should be some kind of police, only for real trusted players.) The money the government receives goes to new buildings train tracks all kind of things to improve the city.
I know what you're talking about(true roleplay), but working on a no budget server with a 1 man staff isn't going to make the cut. I'll keep this in mind though, and i'll try and add more and more things as we go on. I am currently looking for people with server experience, because i'm going to need more help to run the server, didn't realize it was going to get this big.