Star Trek - Lost Souls [Cortex +]
Mina Government Structure
Communities in a territory elect their own territorial council. It’s usually based on population. Territorial Councils appoint a Territorial Arbiter and handle local matters of zoning, use of public funds, and civil services.
The Territorial Councils of a Province elect the members of the Provincial Government. The Provincial Government in turn elects the Provincial Governor from the Territorial Council Presidents. Provincial Governments deal with setting fair trade policy between Provinces, maintaining Provincial infrastructure projects and use of public funds on their level.
The Provincial Government elects members to sit on the Council of Citizens which form the voting body of the Central Authority. The Council of Citizens in turn elect the First Citizen from among the Territorial Arbiters. The primary duty of the First Citizen is to break tie votes in the Council of Citizens and serve as the Central Arbiter who is charged with settling disputes between Provinces.
The Mina and Vsika don’t have a complex courts system. when parties ave a conflict or dispute they go to an Arbiter. The Arbiter hears all arguments, witness testimony, sees all evidence, and then renders a decision. Whenever possible Arbiters try to strike a compromise that allows all parties in the dispute to benefit to the greatest degree. In the generally non-violent natures of the Mina and Vsika, Arbiters are even more laid back.
The Mina and Vsika have a fairly loose view of law enforcement. Socially they have few problems, but there are always rare occasions when laws must be enforced. For these tasks they have Regulators. Regulators are appointed by territorial arbiters and approved by the territorial council. They are armed peace keepers and are given fairly broad latitude regarding how they keep the peace. Usually traveling in pairs, a Regulator and Deputy Regulator, they answer calls and respond to reports from citizens.