Apart from the works yard to drop your junk, how much interaction does the average homeowner even need to have with "City Hall" (civic buildings)?
I've lived in CoV for over 25 years now, both as a property owner (14 years) and renter, and I have NEVER had to go to City Hall on personal business. I've never been into any of the public works compounds, and I've not been inside the Crystal Pool for at least 30 years.
I guess I have been to RAP 60 times in the last 3 years, the arena probably the same. And BHP a few times.