The Bold and The Determined
The “Arrangement” has been kept fairly intact between the Families and the Capitol City City Council since the 1950’s. New members of the City Council are either brought in or find they have trouble getting re-elected. The mobsters keep the public believing that any drug problem is a street gang and occasionally feed a gang that has displeased them to local law enforcement. This keeps the public feeling like the police are doing their job and keeps the street gangs in line. The “Arrangement” has also let the Families avoid the federal problems that plague their brethren in cities like New York or Chicago by appearing to the FBI to be an area with minimal mob activity with rare flare-ups of activity.
Since the Cape-KRAKEN War, the Arrangement has been at its weakest. The Bartalucci’s have done much to repair the trust and confidence the City Council once had by maintaining a low profile and quietly consolidating control in its territory. This has lead to a state where criminal activity in the city is not under the control of the Malones (either direct or indirect), something that has not happened in over 80 years. The City Council favors the Bartalucci Family as keepers of the Arrangement, but is willing to see what opportunities might arise from the current situation.
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