City is seeking applicants for the inaugural
class of the Daly City Citizens Academy. The
seven-week course kicks off Thursday, October
16 at City Hall with an introduction to the
workings of local government. The class will
meet from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. each Thursday evening
through December 4 (except for Thanksgiving).
Different City representatives, including the
City Manager, will serve as faculty for the
curriculum for the Citizens Academy offers participants
a unique opportunity to learn more about the
operations and processes of each City department.
The sessions will provide insight into the City’s
revenue sources, State and Federal regulatory
restrictions and the budgetary limitations involved
with delivering City-provided services.
Academy participants won’t be restricted to
classroom presentations and discussions. Most
sessions will involve a hands-on tour of one
or more of the City facilities covered during
the course. Students will explore the sewage
treatment plant, tour the police department,
examine firefighting equipment, and visit the
City’s corporation yard.
you ever wondered how water reaches your home?
Do you know how police dogs are trained and
deployed? Are you prepared to survive a major
earthquake? Who are John Marchbank, John Daly,
John Madden, John Robinson, and what do they
have in common? The answers to these and many
more questions will be provided during the Citizens
Academy. 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.
tentative class schedule for the Citizens Academy
1 ~ October 16 ~ Introduction to Local Government
2 ~ October 23 ~ Police Department
3 ~ October 30 ~ Economic and Community Development
Session 4 ~ November 6 ~ Public Works and Water/Wastewater
5 ~ November 13 ~ Parks and Recreation and Libraries
6 ~ November 20 ~ North County Fire Authority/Emergency
7 ~ December 4 ~ Finance, Human Resources, Commissions/Boards
8 ~ December 18 ~ Graduation!
for the Citizens Academy are available at the
City Clerk’s Office and online.
To request an application by mail, please call
(650) 991-8127. Completed applications are due
Friday, September 19, 2008.