Politics, backwards processes, infighting, back-stabbing, low-pay, and unrealistic expectations. What else would you expect from a local government?
Look, it's an OK place to work if you're have low expectations and don't want to advance very far. They still offer a pension if you stay there for a long time but you have to be willing to take a bit lower pay then you could make in other places (maybe 20-30% lower depending on your skill set) for it.
If you plan on getting into management or coming into a managerial job, however, you'd better like Game of Thrones style politics and be willing to play them ruthlessly. If not, you probably won't last long.
I won't get into examples but, CYA will be your primary job function at all times.
Low pay, politics, back-stabbing, backwards processes.