At the beginning of the game it says return the cards to the Pack. Does the term Pack include all of the cards not dealt or only the cards dealt. I find in a regular game if you use all of the cards available you will never get to the 5Vp at the bottom of the stack and the game just turns into getting as many endgame scoring cards as possible. Just not sure on the way setup is worded as to which way is intended due to the use of the work pack having no real meaning.
Also, getting mayoral rewards is a result of specific actions, which everyone has a roughly equal opportunity to perform. Different tiles have different values of rewards, which is a very obviously intentional part of the design.