I used to work for a local council but office politics and poor planning drove me insane and I left to save what little sanity I had left. Here is one example of poor planning.
We where based in a small depot hidden within a housing estate the car park was very small and was reserved for managers only. There were plenty of empty streets around the building which all the workers used for parking. Now the council decided to change all the roads around the depot to resident only parking. So now the staff have no where to park. I really cant see the logic in removing the spaces your own staff use but somehow they must.