The City Hall is the chief administrative building of neighborhoods in The Sims 3. It's also a main landmark in the towns and was featured in many promotional videos and snapshots for The Sims 3.
At the city hall, Sims can get a job in the political career, take a charisma class, change their own and their children's names (both first and last), register to be self-employed in a skill career[TS3:A] and tour city hall. Sims can WooHoo here but they might get caught by the security and be asked to leave.
City halls generate the following red map tag in-game:
Protests can often occur outside of City Hall, and the player can direct their Sims to participate, though the player cannot start a protest without the help of mods. Protests have about a 15% of starting, and are more common at the beginning of the game when a Sim or family moves into a new neighborhood. The topic of the protest is displayed on signs held by the protesters; the image shown on the sign is random. Joining a protest gives Sims with the Rebellious trait the 'Fight The Power' moodlet.
Sims can start a protest with the "me too" megaphone if University Life is installed, and they do not need to be at city hall. Starting and participating in protests boosts a sim's Rebel Social group Rank. With a high Rebel social group rank a sim can start a hunger strike or a rowdy protest. During a hunger strike all protesters will get a -5 moodlet and will occasionally sneak a taste of a snack. Meanwhile during a rowdy protest sims may get into fights with each other.
While most protest topics don't lead to any outcome other than a positive moodlet and a boost in Rebel Social Group Rank when successful, there are exceptions. Protesting about low lifetime happiness will, if successful will give all sims a +10 moodlet for 2 days which will double the lifetime happiness gained from wishes.Protesting about low skills, if successful will give all sims a +10 moodlet for 2 days and increase the rate at which they learn skills. Protesting about low wages will, if successful give all sims in the controlled household a raise if they are employed. Protesting about few world resources will, if successful increase the amount of collectibles which come from spawners.
- ↑ Household/lot name and description cannot be changed in City Hall. They must be changed in Edit Town mode.