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Closed by order of the Council.

We sit on the council because these poor sods trust us… not because God gave us a chair.
― Bill McDonagh[src]

The Rapture Central Council, or Council for short, was the main legislative body in Rapture before Andrew Ryan took direct control of the city during the Civil War.

Despite Ryan's strong anti-government policies, the Council nonetheless had emergency powers to control individual citizens' assets, to appropriate itself of private companies, and to issue arrest warrants. Although there were several members of the Council, it is debatable whether they had much real power, as most of the later directives came from Andrew Ryan. (Read More...)

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