Daly City is accepting applications for its Sixth Annual Citizens Academy. Returning this fall, the nine-week course begins October 3 and continues through December 12. Classroom sessions will take place Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at City Hall. Optional field trips will take place on one or two Saturdays. City Manager Patricia E. Martel will kick-off the course with an introduction to local government history and practices followed by a general overview of Daly City’s municipal services. Department heads and division managers will present more detailed information about specific City operations in the following weeks (tentative schedule below).
Citizens Academy students will participate in both classroom presentations and discussions along with hands-on activities. Students will have the opportunity to examine firefighting equipment up close, exercise split-second judgment when battling bad guys in a “shoot or be shot” police training simulator, and ponder the unimaginable at the sewage treatment plant. If you are looking for a way to become civically engaged, or you are just curious how things in your city work, the Citizens Academy may be for you. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory to complete the course. Space is limited, and Daly City residents will be given first priority.
Applications for the Citizens Academy are available online at www.dalycity.org/academy6
. To request an application by mail, please call (650) 746-8367. Completed applications are due no later than Friday,
September 20, 2013
. APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5:00 p.m., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26.
The tentative class schedule for the Citizens Academy is
Session 1: October 3 - Introduction to Local Government
Session 2: October 10 - Finance and Human Resources
Session 3: October 17 - Economic and Community Development and City Attorney
Session 4: October 24 - Public Works and Water/Wastewater Resources
Session 5: October 31 - Police
Session 6: November 7 – Library and Recreation Services
Session 7: November 14 - Daly City History and Boards/Commissions/Committees
Session 8: November 21 – North County Fire Authority/Emergency Preparedness