Cue deep rumbling machinery sound FX as a city block size craft slowly moves threateningly over the city.
The battlestar bureaucracy is completely self supporting. Meeting support systems keep the occupants busy without any need for outside influence at all. Consuming all before it with the dreaded tax tractor beam and licensing and compliance fee ray. By some alien technology , breaking all the rules of physics, all that energy goes in but nothing comes out at all. The windows are all mirror on the inside so the occupants are never bothered by the outside while appearing to be consulting with the public. Unlike the blasters from similar craft on the movies that inexplicably only ever work from a hundred feet away, the battlestar bureaucracy can wreak havoc from as far away as Wellington.