Town halls and city halls are the administrative centers of local government. They coordinate services for citizens, resolve minor complaints, and manage local infrastructure and development projects. A town hall or city hall also usually has the offices and administrative staffs of local government agencies, boards, committees, commissions, departments and elected officials. They may also provide historical or cultural information about the area, as well as host cultural or educational events for citizens.
Traditionally, a city hall also provides a venue for regularly-scheduled open meetings at which citizens may ask questions, present grievances and receive current information from their local elected officials.