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Community Academy

September 15 - November 5

"The Community Academy offers a great opportunity for our citizens to learn the fundamentals and some of the 'inside' information about how our municipality works. We are proud of our strong tradition of public participation in all of our decision-making at City Hall, and we all agree with Thomas Jefferson's maxim that an informed citizenry is essential for a thriving democracy."
John Ashbaugh, Council Member

Would you like to know how your City government works?  Would you like to learn more about how the City's budget is developed, the relationship between the City Manager and the City Council, or the basic functions of the Community Development Department?

For answers to these types of questions and others, apply to the 2011 Community Academy, an educational program that provides the citizens of San Luis Obispo with the opportunity to gain additional knowledge about municipal government.

Classes will help participants understand the many facets of local government roles and how they interact to form a strong and effective body. Sessions range from City organization and funding to police and fire services, and will culminate in a mock City Council meeting that will apply everything learned.  

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Classes will be held on seven consecutive Thursday evenings (or as noted) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  A City tour, graduation ceremony and lunch will be held on the Saturday, November 5, 2011.  

There is no fee to attend the Academy, however, class size will be limited so early registration is encouraged.  Classes are open to all City residents of voting age.  Due to limited space, attendance at all sessions is expected.


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