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Learn City Government Inside Out at 'Kirkland Civics Academy'

The five-part program will teach you all you need to know about how your city government works.

 

Ever wonder what makes your city government tick? Learn all about it, and how to participate in the process, at a five-part “Kirkland Civics Academy” beginning May 2.

Designed to encourage citizen involvement in Kirkland civic affairs and issues, the academy will show you how the municipal government works, who the key players are, how budgets and service levels are established and why certain things such as parks are priorities.

will lead the first session, “How the City Works” on May 2. Others are Demystifying the Mysteries of City Finances and Budgets, May 16; Public Safety Services are a Top Priority, May 23; Introduction to Land Use, Zoning and Capital Project Planning, May 30; and Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Environment: Experience It, June 6.

All sessions are at City Hall, in either the Council Chambers of the Peter Kirk Room, and all are from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Class size is limited, so to be part of the first graduating class, sign up at www.kirklandwa.gov/cmo or call 425-587-3021.

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From a City of Kirkland press release.

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