I am currently looking to expand into one of the largest cities on my map and had recently purchased a fair expanse of land within the local authority area to do this. This has really affected my standing with the local authority, currently recorded as "appalling".
I have read through the wiki article on the local authority ratings and started to plant lots of trees (probably at 100 now) before finally giving in and spending £1,000,000+ to bribe the local authority. Despite all this, my standing still is recorded as "appalling". Do these actions take a certain time to improve rating? I didn't get the "caught by regional inspector" response so I assume my bribe should have gone through successfully.
- What does appalling actually mean as a rating? Is it the same as atrocious (-1000 to -400) mentioned in the linked article?
- Should my rating have improved immediately with the actions I took?
- What are my options to raise rating if this town is bugged?